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All-State Music Camp

All State Music Camp
All State Music Camp

In keeping with Board of Regents policy, being mindful of CDC recommendations relating to social distancing and large gatherings, and in support of continuing campus and statewide efforts to reduce and slow the spread of COVID-19 and the related pandemic, the 52nd All State Music camp and its associated activities, including the All-State String Camp and All-State Music Camp for Young Band Members, have been postponed until June of 2021.

The All State Music Camp has been a fixture of summertime on the SDSU Campus for over half a century and the faculty of the School of Performing Arts look forward to these events each summer. We will miss making music, meeting new friends, and serving ice cream this year. Rest assured that ASMC will return in 2021 to once again serve as a musical and social hub for students from around the region. Take care, and we look forward to seeing you then.

52nd All-State Music Camp - POSTPONED

June 8–12, 2020 (Monday – Friday)

Spend a week of musical fun and learning at All-State Music Camp at SDSU. Music students who have completed the seventh grade or above are encouraged to register for this fun week of making music, making friends, and a wide variety of musical learning.

The All-State Music Camp is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and South Dakota State University.


All school musicians who have completed the seventh grade or above may apply for admission. All students must be recommended by their school music teachers.

Classes at ASMC

Audition/Contest Preparation, Beginning Band, Careers in Music, Chamber Music/Small Ensembles, Choirs, Computer Technology, Improvisation Class, Piano Classes, Private Lessons, Theory/Composition, Vocal Techniques.

Housing and Meals

Campers stay in SDSU residence halls under the supervision of competent, well-trained counselors. Excellent meals, prepared under the supervision of university dietitians, are served in university dining halls.

Evening Schedule and Performances

Monday – Rehearsal
Tuesday – Dance
Wednesday – Miller Wellness Center (swimming, rock wall climbing, basketball, etc.)
Thursday – Ensemble Night/Student Recital
Friday – Final Concert at 3 p.m., Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center featuring Band, Chorus and Jazz Ensembles


Inclusive Fee (registration, room and board, T-shirt): $395
Registration Fee Only (includes t-shirt, but no room and board): $250

Contact Information

Aaron Ragsdale, Camp Coordinator
Telephone: 605-688-5187
Email: Music Camp Director