MusicMan Camp 2019 a HUGE Success!

MusicMan Camp Registration is now CLOSED.

9 days of incredible musical opportunities daily from 9am-3pm Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st, AND Monday, June 24th through Thursday, June 27th in Beverly Hills Middle School!

Special Guest Clinicians:

al chezAl Chez, well-known for playing over 25 years on Late Night and The Late Show with David Letterman, appearing on both NBC & CBS. Al Chez is the second longest network TV trumpet player second only to Doc Severenson with over 2800 shows. He toured with Tower of Power, Bon Jovi, Robert Cray, Young Rascals, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Maynard Ferguson, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds Band, Ben E King, Sam & Dave to name a few! The Schoener MusicMan Camp is so excited to welcome back “Mr. Al” in his 4th year of working with our campers!

Ryan Joseph

Ryan Joseph is an adjunct faculty member at the Belmont University School of Music, where he teaches commercial and classical violin. Currently Ryan tours with country music legend Alan Jackson, playing fiddle, mandolin, and singing harmony vocals. He has also performed, toured, or recorded with artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Buffett, Laura Bell Bundy, Jimmy Fortune, Craig Morgan, Jamie O’Neal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Bonnie Raitt, Lee Ann Womack, Zac Brown, Dierks Bentley, Chris Cagle, Kacey Musgraves, Kellie Pickler, and Marty Stuart. In addition, Ryan does a great deal of studio recording while working on his own solo projects with 4-time Grammy nominated producer and musician, Charlie Kelley. In addition to his teaching at Belmont University, Ryan is a national clinician for Eastman Music Company and a frequent guest clinician at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Schoener MusicMan Camp is extremely fortunate to add Ryan to our family this summer — string players get ready to fiddle and groove!

chuck hagler

Chuck Hagler, Instrument Repair Extraordinaire and Instructor of thousands of music educators across the country for over 40 years, is coming to MusicMan Camp this summer! Chuck Hagler received his formal music training at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Va., graduating in 1966. During his time in the military, Chuck was an Army Bandsman, served as a Supply Sergeant, and received a Medal of Commendation. He learned the craft of instrument repair at a professional training facility in Wisconsin. In addition to working as a repair technician in a full-line retail store, Chuck was one of the founders of what went on to become the premier association for professional instrument repair technicians. In his 27 year tenure as Executive Director of that organization, Chuck traveled extensively across the United States many times each year, leading workshops and training seminars. He developed a comprehensive curriculum, designed a system for transporting and setting up a functional repair shop on site and convinced colleges of the need for hands-on band instrument repair courses for the music educator. Since the early eighties, Chuck Hagler has been teaching band instrument repair courses at some of the top universities around the country.

The MusicMan Camp features daily lessons in small group/individual settings catering to each student’s experience level, large ensemble experiences, and exploration of music highlighted by workshops including:

Rhythmic Focus thru Movement & Drumming

Melodic Training with Interactive Technology

Harmonic Training on Ukulele & Guitar

Performances with Guest Clinicians

Improvisation & Composition

Leadership & Teamwork in an Ensemble

For Young Band & String Musicians Who Have Completed Grades 3-8


A limited number of scholarships are available for Upper Darby School District students. To apply for a scholarship to the Schoener MusicMan Camp, please check with your Upper Darby School District music teacher for their recommendation. *Students MUST have their music teacher’s recommendation in order to receive a scholarship.

Camp Registration Fee: $179.00

Out of District Fee: $199.00

(Attendees will be responsible for their own lunch each day.)

2019 MusicMan Camp Faculty TBA:

MusicMan Camp Director – Rachel Brown (UDSD)

Camp Administrator – Linda McCoy (Upper Darby)


Questions? Contact:

Upper Darby Department of Leisure Services


Thanks to a 2013 grant from Phillies Charities, Inc. — The Brad Schoener Music Fund teamed up with the Upper Darby Township Department of Leisure Services, the Upper Darby School District, and the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation to deliver a brand-new summer enrichment camp for young music students who reside in and around Upper Darby.

The 2013 Inaugural “Schoener MusicMan Camp” was geared toward students entering grades 4-8, with beginner and intermediate levels of experience on their musical instruments. The Schoener Fund and MusicMan Camp Director, Justin Heimbecker, assembled an all-star staff of professional music educators from within the district and from surrounding states and countries, supported by local music education majors and Upper Darby High School band students.

This program is a partnership of Upper Darby Township, Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor, the Brad Schoener Fund, and the Upper Darby School District. The Schoener MusicMan Camp is sponsored by Zeswitz Music, Inc.. and J.W. Pepper, Inc.  The camp is made possible by a grant from Phillies Charities, Inc.

3 thoughts on “MusicMan Camp”

  1. Can somebody in charge of the music man camp get back to me asap. I’ve been trying to reach someone for a week. I understand music man camp registration is closed. Please help. The funds were not available and I finally got the money up and my son begged to do this camp. Please help

    1. My son was a camper, and now he is a greenie. My daughter had her fourth year of camp this year. My children love their experiences. We are very fortunate to live in Upper Darby and have access to this program, with it’s wonderful staff and directors. Ms. Schoener is such a wonderful person and we love what she does for our community, in the memory of her husband, Brad Schoener.

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