Counselor Program

Job Description

A counselor is an individual who is well organized, a strong leader, an enthusiastic musician, and a hard worker.  The festival counselors are in charge of managing the festival participants and work alongside the SC Ambassadors.  Counselors ensure the safety of the participants. 

Duties
  • Move-in for festival a day early (June 8) for training
  • Stay an extra day (June 15) to assist with festival wrap-up
  • Manage festival participants
  • Manage communiting students
  • Decorate resident halls with SC Ambassadors
  • Work with students having trouble adjusting to the festival
  • Coordinate festival awards
  • Take attendance throughout the festival
  • Attend all-festival performances
  • Opportunity to participate in a recital and provide private lessons
  • Direct students and families during move-in and move-out
  • Help administrators/directors with miscellaneous duties
  • Assist with daily break time
  • Take action photos for end-of-camp video
  • Assit with electives and chamber coaching
  • Assist with any other tasks given by the festival administrators
Qualifications

A counselor must:

  1. Be a college rising junior or older
  2. Submit the Counselor Application
  3. Email a one page resume to Dr. Timothy Shook
  4. A note about references: Please provide contact information for your band/choir/orchestra director or private music instructor, your religious mentor or a teacher/faculty member with whom you have studied, and a personal reference.
  5. Possess knowledge of current computer technology (recording equipment, projector, etc.)
Benefits

Counselors will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive a $500 stipend
  • Receive full tuition scholarship for the festival
  • Develop leadership skills through games and activities with counselors and staff
  • Gain first-hand knowledge assisting directors during rehearsals
Timeline for Counselor Applicants
  1. Submit the Counselor Application and email resume by December 6, 2013.
  2. After the application materials have been received by the Dean of the Summer Music Festival, the materials will be reviewed and applicants will be notified.
  3. Counselors will be announced on March 1, 2014.
2014 Summer Music Festival