Orangehaus Music Business Camp

FAQs

What is Orangehaus Music Business Camp?
This is an extraordinary week-long music business experience designed especially for high school students. The unique program was developed by Anderson University music business faculty and is sponsored by Orangehaus Records and Anderson University.

Who can attend the Orangehaus Music Business Camp?
Any high school student interested in learning more about the music business should register for this camp.

What if I can’t afford to pay full price?
A few scholarships are available to those who qualify. Awards are based on financial need, talent and/or supporting evidence of your music business experience. Preference will be given to students who are attending the camp for the first time. Contact Dr. Rebecca Chappell at rachappell@anderson.edu to apply.

Do I need to have a background in music?
You don’t have to be a musician or to even have a background in music business in order to benefit from this unique program. Classes are available for non-musicians who want to focus on the business or technical side of the industry (recording, management, marketing, promotion).

Should I bring my instrument?
Absolutely! Several opportunities will be available for students to perform, record, play in a band, or just jam with the other students at the camp. Students may keep their instruments in their room or lockers can be assigned to store them during the camp.

What is the daily schedule?
Students arrive on Sunday for check-in, interviews, auditions, and introductions. Music business classes are scheduled Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Students who are assigned to a band rehearse each day from 3:30-5:00 p.m. to prepare for Orangefest on Friday evening. Students not assigned to a band meet to prepare a marketing plan promoting the event. Special concerts, open mic showcases, and a Texas BBQ (Thursday) are scheduled in the evenings.

Students meet all together in the morning classes to learn the fundamentals of music business and/or songwriting. Afternoon classes focus on the student’s selected track – Record Production or Artist Development.

There will be a Saturday morning “wrap-up” session with awards and student performances before the camp ends at noon.

Who will be teaching the music business classes?
Instructors are music business faculty at Anderson University, assisted by award-winning producers, engineers, songwriters, and other professionals currently working in the industry.

What does the registration fee include?
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

Will I need additional money during the camp?
Students may want to bring some additional money for extra snacks or bookstore items.

What type of lodging is provided?
Housing is on the beautiful Anderson University campus in Morrison Hall. Each dorm room accommodates two students and we will attempt to honor any roommate requests. Students will be issued a swipe card for entrance to Morrison Hall.

Are linens provided?
You may bring your own linens to camp or Anderson University linen service will provide the following for an additional fee:

  • 1 blanket
  • 2 single sheets
  • 1 pillowcase
  • 2 bath towels
  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 soap

How do you ensure student safety?
University police and security will be present on campus at all times. Dormitory doors are locked at all times. Students are provided with a swipe card for the dormitory building entrance and a key for individual rooms.

What is the camp’s policy on discipline?
All camp participants will be provided with rules of conduct and are expected to adhere to these rules. Any student who violates these policies will be sent home immediately.

Is there a dress code?
All of our buildings are air-conditioned, so students will want to dress appropriately. Also, clothing should not display any questionable writing or design that would be offensive to the guidelines of Anderson University.

Where will the music business camp be held?
Orangehaus Music Business Camp will take place in the Krannert Hall on the campus of Anderson University. (35 miles northeast of Indianapolis)

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Orangehaus Music Business Camp

Dr. Rebecca Chappell

Dr. Rebecca Chappell

Professor of Music; Director of Music Business Studies

Daniel Howell, an employee at Anderson University in Indiana

Daniel Howell

Record Production

Joshua Powell, an employee at Anderson University in Indiana

Joshua Powell

Songwriting / Concert Touring

Adam Shuntich, an employee at Anderson University in Indiana

Adam Shuntich

Music Marketing