"This was one of the best weeks of my life!"
- Middle School Vocal Camp 2012 student
Modeled after the highly acclaimed High School Vocal Institute, the middle school program provides students with an opportunity to study and learn from some of the country's leading educators in the field of children’s music.
Middle School Vocal Camp, under the direction of Tom Shelton, is a week-long program designed as a complete blend of carefully supervised musical and social activities.
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Participants will learn the fundamentals of music through classes in basic theory and music reading. Daily voice classes help to expand their personal potential. Students personalize their program by choosing from elective classes in conducting, drumming and drama. Choir rehearsals are held several times throughout the day. Rochelle Ellis, vocal instructor at Westminster Choir College and Princeton University; Lucy Strauli, a singer who has sung with the New York City Opera; and Tom Shelton, faculty member in the Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir College, will direct the students in a final performance. Students audition at the beginning of the week and are cast into appropriate roles for the production.
When is this program offered?
Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27, 2013
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$995 (residential option, includes room and board)
$795 (commuter option, arriving at 8 a.m. and departing at 9 p.m.)
- Two or more programs - $100 discount off each program
- Family discount - Families sending more than one student receive a $100 discount per program
Enrollment is open to students entering 6th through 9th grades.
Note: Young men whose voices are changing, or have changed are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- Perform in large and small choral ensembles
- Learn the techniques necessary for healthy singing
- Learn the fundamentals of music reading and basic theory
- Participate in daily elective classes
- Participate in supervised outdoor events and evening social activities
- Perform in the final Middle School Vocal Camp concert
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