The Sound of Miners

Coming in 2024

Did you know that MUSIC is an integral part of STEM? It’s true. Music students develop enhanced spatial-temporal skills, priming them for STEM careers requiring advanced problem-solving skills. The arts can also directly inspire scientific queries and allow STEM students to hone skills such as creativity, perseverance, and dexterity. The Sound of Miners Orchestra Camp gives musically-inclined students, who intend to major in a STEM field, the opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestra music on a university campus, while experiencing all that S&T has to offer!
This camp will participate in daily rehearsals with Kyle Wernke (Director of Orchestras at Missouri S&T and American Prize-winning composer) and more focused sectionals with incredible performers, campers will prepare a rich musical program for a community performance in S&T’s Leach Theatre. In addition to rehearsals, campers will have the opportunity to explore campus, interact with current students, and discover that, at S&T, they can have their STEM and music, too!”
choir and orchestra landscape
  • Registration Details
  • Camp activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Eligibility: Rising 9th - 12th graders, and graduating seniors (Requires application and acceptance.)

Capacity: Space is limited to 75 students.

Registration Fee: $650 which includes room and board, activities, and transportation during the week.

Do not send a registration fee with your application. Registration will only need to be paid if you are accepted into the camp.

  • In addition, we require the following:
    1. A letter of recommendation from a band/orchestra director or private teacher
      • You can attach your letter of recommendation to your camp application or email to

Acceptance Notification
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the email address provided in application after reviews are done. Be sure to use an address that is regularly checked. Accepted applicants must then submit registration and payment online to reserve spot, online payment link will be provided with your acceptance notification.

Your acceptance is considered complete only when registration fee is received. Spots that have not been confirmed with payment will be considered incomplete and offered to other wait-listed applicants.

Registration Cancellation Policy

All camps will have a $50 registration fee (non-refundable, but applied to camp fee). Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Camp activities

Explore Music

  • During the Sound of Miners Camp you’ll have the opportunity to perform extraordinary music by some of history’s best composers

Daily Schedule

  • Morning – Full Rehearsals
  • Afternoon – Sectionals and Campus Tours
  • Evening – Full Rehearsals and free time

Final Concert

  • Date TBD
  • Leach Theatre
  • Family and Community Members are Invited to Attend


Transportation Policy

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

Campus Cancellation Policy

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Kummer Center for STEM Education