Music Program 2018

Each of your six full days at camp is filled with music-making, time for relaxation, and evening concerts.

 

Typical Daily Schedule

7:30 BREAKFAST
8:15 Mini-concert
8:40 Session 1*
9:40 Session 2*
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Session 3*
12:05 Session 4*
(including large choir & choral orchestra)
1:00 LUNCH
1:45 Post-lunch mini-concert
2:00 Session 5* (Quiet Hour)
Drop-In: exercises & lectures
3:00 Session 6*
(including orchestra)
4:40 Session 7*
(including large string & wind ensembles, and children's games)
5:45 Pre-dinner mini-concert
6:00 DINNER
7:00 Session 8*
(including Orchestra 101)
8:30 Concert by faculty or students**
10:00 Snack and social



"Great atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement no matter what your level of accomplishment"

* Sessions: Participants choose their sessions from the classes scheduled during those times. Except for chamber music groups, there is no pre-registration for classes.

** Evening concerts are open to family, friends and the general public.

 

Music classes

A varied selection of classes, for vocalists and instrumentalists, beginners and advanced alike, will keep you making music all day.

VOCAL






Full choir with orchestra SATB chamber choir
Jazz choir Musical theatre
Celtic music Choral reading class
Voice performance class Vocal technique class
   

INSTRUMENTAL

Master class/ensemble for each instrument
Symphony orchestra Orchestra 101
Wind ensemble String ensembles
Recorder consorts Celtic music
Chamber music groups * Jazz class

GENERAL

Conducting Orff (for Adults)
Musicians' exercises Daily music lectures
Ukulele / Drop-in Singing

* Chamber Ensembles: These will be assigned before camp whenever possible. Please register early to help us schedule these coached groups. Registrants enrolled after June 1 are not guaranteed a chamber music group, although every effort will be made to accommodate them.

(Music class offerings may vary according to enrollment.)

 

Repertoire

Most of the repertoire for the larger classes is selected before camp. If you wish to learn/prepare the music ahead of time (it is not required to do so) you may find links to the printed music (for instrumentalist parts) or sing-a-long tracks for the large choral work.

Click here to view the 2018 camp repertoire.

 

Evenings


 

Monday evening is our popular mixer event, so get out your comfortable shoes and look forward to some group dancing or other activity to get you moving!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, our outstanding faculty present concerts, ending the day on a perfect note.

On Friday evening and Saturday, the spotlight is on the participants! This is your chance to perform in an amicable, supportive environment, and to hear what your fellow participants have been working on all week. Various concerts will feature chamber music, small choral groups, children and youth. On Saturday evening, the spotlight is on the large ensembles, with a wind-up party on campus afterwards (to which guests are welcome).

 

Sundays

Camp gets going even before your first class Monday morning.

Upon your arrival between 2:00 and 4:00pm on Sunday, July 22, head directly to registration, and then get settled in your room. Past campers can mingle with old friends and introduce themselves to first-time campers.

After supper, an orientation session will map out how the week will unfold, and the faculty and their courses will be introduced.

On the last day of camp (Sunday, July 29), the only scheduled activity is breakfast. Check-out time is 10:00am.

 



Big band performing at one of the daily "mini-concerts"