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This week: UTSA Summer Music Institute and baseball, volleyball camps

Summer Music Institute

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(July 21, 2014) -- This week, there will be UTSA summer camps on baseball and volleyball, plus the Summer Music Institute. UTSA is San Antonio's camp destination with more than 8,500 young students and teens participating in 23 camps over the summer.

Camps and academies also include science, technology, engineering, architecture, law, writing, and language and culture. The campers expand their horizons through hands-on activities and open their minds to educational and career opportunities. For many, it is their first experience at a top institution of higher education.

Camp highlights for this week:

-- The Summer Music Institute is July 21-25.

In the weeklong intensive program, talented young string and piano musicians will experience chamber music coaching, master classes and classroom instruction from UTSA music faculty and guest instructors. The unique program offers students the opportunity for performance from intermediate to advanced levels.

Ranging from ages 13 to 18, students accepted into the institute will work with music carefully chosen to match their individual ability levels. The campers will experience life as a UTSA music major working with faculty one-on-one, in chamber groups and in the classroom. They also will be featured in a chamber music recital at the end of the week.

-- This week, UTSA Athletics will host Baseball Youth Summer Camp #3 and Volleyball Varsity Team Camp.

In the baseball camp, students will participate in lectures and drill work in half-day and all-day sessions. They will learn about throwing, hitting, fielding, fly balls, base running and bunting. Additionally, the young athletes will compete in the Roadrunner Olympics.

In the volleyball camp, UTSA coaches will guide the team of high school players through tactics, techniques and finer points of the game to put the players and their teams a step ahead of their opponents. Topics will include team offense, team defense and team serve receive strategies. Each team will be provided a camp coach.

The array of sports camps also includes basketball, soccer, softball, golf and football to help youth develop their skills through practice and friendly competition in a fun and challenging environment.


For details on availability, registration and more, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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