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Saturday Morning Art Project

The Saturday Morning Art Project is an enrichment program in the visual arts for talented high school students. The project began in 1981 from a collaborative effort by the Junior League of Lubbock, the Texas Tech Art Department, the Texas Tech Museum and the Lubbock Independent School District; it continues today as a cooperative venture between the Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation and the School of Art.

Saturday Morning Art Project

The project identifies, recognizes, and fosters the talents of gifted students through classes and workshops that encourage them to pursue future studies in the visual arts. Participants are selected on the basis of portfolio review and recommendations from the student's public school art teacher. The selected students meet every other Saturday morning during the year at the Texas Tech University Art Building for two hours of drawing instruction.

IDEAL
Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners

CREATE THE FUTURE is a Spring Break Camp, open to all children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Experienced public school teachers lead classes that follow a different theme each day, including art, theatre, science, music, and fitness and wellness. Create the Future is administered by IDEAL.

Advanced Placement allows entering first-year students the opportunity to receive credit for work completed in high school. Examinations and/or portfolios provide evidence of achievement. Different departments maintain individualized provisions for the ways in which such credit can be applied.

The Advanced Placement Institute (offerings on Tech Campus) and the course for High School art teachers about Advanced Placement in Studio Art (at the Junction campus) are administered through IDEAL.

School of Music Summer Camps

The School of Music offers two summer camps for pre-college students: the Texas Tech Band/Orchestra Camp and the Texas Tech All-State Choir Camp.

Sponsored by the Choral Department, the Texas Tech All-State Choir Camp is open to all students entering the 9th grade and above, and is held on the Texas Tech University campus as either a residential program or a day program for local participants. Emphasis is placed on learning the All-State Music in preparation for auditions: many students who have attended the camp during the past 19 years have gone on to make one of the All-State Choirs!

The Texas Tech Band & Orchestra Camp, now in existence for over 70 years, invites the participation of band and orchestra students (harp included) who have completed at least one year of playing experience and who can read music. The camp has 14 concert bands and 4 orchestras. Students participate daily in two band or orchestra rehearsals, a sectional/techniques class, a camp assembly, and one or two elective classes. In addition, harpists participate in harp ensemble and learn pop and jazz styles.

The Marching Auxiliary Division: offers ALL-DAY classes for Flag, Twirling, and Drum Major students (band students can enroll in one of these classes as an elective), in addition to both individual and line competitions. Drum Majoring instruction covers conducting, marching, teaching techniques, leadership, and showmanship, in both corps and traditional styles. Students interested in becoming a drum major AND those who have been selected as one are encouraged to enroll. The latest Flag techniques are taught at all levels in classes divided according to ability levels and school lines. Classes cover routine design and dance & body movement. Offered at all levels, Twirling instruction focuses upon areas such as UIL fundamentals, tricks, dance, and marching routines. This division is great for individual students, while Flag & Twirling lines won’t want to miss this chance to prepare routines for marching season!

Visit the Summer Music Camps Page.