In the first camp of its kind, NUS Symphony Orchestra, NUS Jazz Band and NUS Wind Symphony came together to present Trio Camp 2014, a 2D1N camp for freshmen musicians. The participants were able to enjoy playing music together with three performing arts groups from CFA, making the inaugural combined music camp a resounding success.
On the first day, camp participants got to know their orientation group mates and group leaders through fun icebreakers, and also learnt more about the three groups through short presentations by the groups. Masterclasses were held for strings, woodwinds, brasses, saxophones and percussion by tutors from the three groups to enrich the participants’ playing experience. NUS Jazz Band also organised a Big Band workshop in the afternoon, introducing participants to playing jazz music in a big band setting.
After a tiring day of practice, everyone had a great time playing night games, which was held around uTown. The orientation groups competed against each other in the various stations, which required them to work as a team and complete various tasks.
The second day kicked off with a rhythm workshop, followed by concurrent rehearsals organised by NUS Symphony Orchestra and NUS Wind Symphony. Musicians had the opportunity to play in a rehearsal with both groups, under the baton of their respective conductors. Mr Lim Soon Lee, resident conductor and music director of NUS Symphony Orchestra, conducted an enjoyable rehearsal session with our members and camp participants.
The camp ended with a bang, as the different groups put up hilarious short skits to show off their acting skills. After a barbecue celebration dinner, the participants bid farewell to Trio Camp 2014.
With the successful conclusion of the first ever Trio music orientation camp organised by three CFA groups, members look forward to camp participants joining NUS Symphony Orchestra, NUS Jazz Band and NUS Windsymphony and hosting freshmen musicians again in 2015.