Useful Information


The dates for MIRIC 2017 are July 9-15 (winds/brass/percussion and chorus), and July 18-23 (strings).

ID Cards

Permanently engraved ID Cards will be issued to each student on check-in day and must be worn at all times. If you lose your ID Card you will be required to purchase another one for $1.00. Other charges may be incurred.


Immediately after check-in, all students will audition for chair seating.

General Meeting

We will meet in room 198 of the Nazarian Center at 4:00 pm on the first day of the institute to provide information and answer questions. Parents are invited to stay for this meeting if they choose.

Classes (Winds/Brass/Percussion and Chorus week only)

All students will have their choice of a morning class in addition to the large and chamber ensembles. Please indicate your choices on the Required Information Form and return it right away. Classes will be filled in the order that forms are received.


All meals will be served in Donovan Dining Center, located north of New Hall across College Road. Students have their own electronic meal card for identification. Commuters not on a meal plan and parents may eat in the cafeteria by paying as they go through the serving line. Commuters may also purchase a meal plan which includes lunches and dinners for the week. Purchased meal plans come with specific dollar limits. Food purchased beyond these limits for any meal must be paid by the student.

Sunday Pizza Dinner

The Sunday evening meal will be a pizza/movie party for all students. The cost of this is included in tuition for all students.

Saturday Cookout/Lunch

All students, residents and commuters alike, will eat Saturday lunch at a cookout (cost is included in tuition for all students). Parents, family, and friends are invited to join us for this meal. Cost for guests is $15.00 per person.


Bring a padlock of your own. You may choose an instrument locker on Sunday. Keep locker locked at all times. Do not bring valuable items such as jewelry to the camp. All instruments and other items should be kept in the provided locker.


The Campus Police Office is located on the first floor of Browne Hall. It is staffed 24/7. The phone number for Campus Police is 401-456-8201.

Health Care

All students MUST fill out the enclosed Health Form. Students will not be allowed to check in toMIRIC without a valid Health Form. Parents will be contacted by the Resident Director if any health issues arise during the week. RIC Campus Police will also be called for anyone requiring emergency medical attention.


All belongings, especially instruments and bags, should be plainly marked with your name. Although Rhode Island College will use reasonable effort to protect student property, we are not in any way liable for the loss, theft or damage of any property belonging to students. Rhode Island College does not have insurance coverage on students' property. Students are encouraged to insure their property through a private insurance company.

Percussion Players

Percussionists need to bring their own sticks and/or mallets for all instruments (snare drum, timpani, keyboard mallets).

Flute Players

Flute players who would like to audition for piccolo should prepare the audition music on both flute and piccolo.


The Resident Director will plan and supervise social and recreation programs for the campers. Students should furnish their own equipment for individual sports such as tennis. Other recreational activities will include basketball, softball, volleyball, etc. If you have a softball glove, please bring it.

Air Conditioning

Our rehearsal facilities are air-conditioned quite well -- you may want to have a light sweatshirt if you tend to get cold.

Recordings, Videos, T-Shirts

MIRIC will arrange for recordings of the concert and a group picture. CDs and pictures may be ordered at the concert on Saturday. Cost is $15.00 for each.

Private Lesson Sign-Up

Private lessons are optional, and can be arranged with the individual teacher. Students may choose one to several half-hour lessons during week. Cost for a half-hour lesson is $20.00, and checks should be made out to the individual teacher.


MIRIC will conclude with a concert in Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Rhode Island College on the last day of each program. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Information for Commuters


Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each day. Dismissal each day will be at 9:00 pm. Commuters needing disciplining while waiting for parents may be sent home.

Commuter Meal Options

Commuters should have breakfast before arriving on campus each day. Commuters may purchase a meal plan which includes lunch and dinner for Monday through Friday. Otherwise, commuters may bring their meals from home or purchase meals on an individual basis as they go through the line at Donovan Dining Center.

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Information for Residents

Room Assignments

Students will receive a room assignment and room key upon check-in. You must check and return the key at check-out or pay a late charge.


If you have a roommate preference, you must call our office (401-456-8205) by June 2nd and let our secretary know. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Resident Staff

Each student residing in the residence halls will be assigned to a Resident Assistant. You should get to know your RA and call upon him/her when you need assistance. In addition, an adult Resident Director will be supervising all students and Resident Assistants and living in New Hall. You are expected to cooperate fully with the resident staff at all times.

Keep Your Room Locked at All Times

Do not bring valuable items such as jewelry to the camp. Care for furniture and other hall equipment as if they were your own. You will be required to pay for any damages that occur in your room, or any damage you cause to College property. Use no tacks or tape on walls or furniture. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in the residence hall. You must furnish your own detergent and fabric softener.

A typical daily schedule begins with breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30 am, and classes and rehearsals beginning at 8:30 (warmup session) and 9:00 am (rehearsal begins). Bring an alarm clock -- there are no wake-up calls! Room check is at 10:00 pm, with lights out at 10:30 pm.


Residence hall telephones will not be in service. Parents are encouraged to call their students via cell phone when necessary, but all cell phones are expected to be turned off when students are in rehearsal or class. In the event of an emergency, parents may call Dr. Franzblau at 401-456-9514 or Campus Police at 401-456-8201 and leave a message for your son/daughter.

Residence Hall Checkout

All students must go through formal residence hall checkout on the last day of the program. The Resident Assistant will help inspect each room for damage and help collect keys. Rooms should be left in a clean and orderly condition, or there will be a charge. You are responsible for returning your room key. Lost keys and/or damaged keys will also be charged to the student.

Packing List

  • Alarm clock
  • Padlock for instrument locker
  • Instrument and supplies (pencil, valve oil, reeds, mutes, etc.)
  • Pillow
  • Sheets and blankets for twin size bed
  • Towels and bathrobe, toiletries
  • Clothing for week. (Note: the rehearsal facilities are air-conditioned quite well -- you may want to have a light sweatshirt if you tend to get cold)
  • Camera
  • Spending money ( RIC Bookstore will be open during the week)
  • Concert dress - blue jeans or dark pants and MIRIC T-shirt (provided)
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Page last updated: Friday, January 27, 2017