Choral Ensemble Camp

June 7 - June 13, 2020.  This camp has been cancelled.  Please click here for more information.

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Camp Features

Treble Choir Schedule  **NEW FOR 2020**
For female singers who are rising 8th, rising 9th, and rising 10th graders:
From 8am – 5pm, younger female vocalists will be provided the opportunity to study and sing in an environment designed to support their developing voices.  Campers will be challenged through musicianship classes, vocal technique classes, and sectional rehearsals.  They will rehearse and perform in a Treble Choir, and perform the opening number of the Friday evening concert.  See what a sample daily schedule looks like.

Mixed Choir Ensemble Schedule
For all male singers:  (rising 8th through rising 12th graders, and students who graduated 12th grade in spring 2020).
For female singers who are rising 11th and 12th graders, and students who graduated 12th grade in spring 2020.
From 8am – 5pm, female and male vocalists who are upperclassmen will study and sing in an environment designed to provide ensemble experience with personal attention. Singers work with FSU faculty in a large mixed choir, a women's or men's choir, and a variety of small ensembles.  They will take two daily elective classes focused on sight reading, theory, diction, and repertoire.   See what a sample daily schedule looks like.

Elective Classes
All singers will take two elective classes each day and may choose from options including sight-reading, choral theory, conducting, diction, and musicianship.

Performance Opportunities
Camp will conclude with two final performances with their ensembles.

Honors Solo Recital & Chamber Choirs
Upperclassmen in the Mixed Choir may choose to audition for the Honors Solo Recital.  Select singers will perform a solo piece at a special concert on Thursday evening. These students will also be assigned to the Class Voice elective as one of their two daily electives, where they will have the opportunity to work on their piece.

All interested campers may also audition for one of the two Chamber Choirs.

Evening Activities

Activities are planned for each evening. From music rehearsals to recreation activities to performances, the week is filled with fun and challenging music and social activities.  See the sample schedule for more details.

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Camp Details

Sun., June 7 - Sat., June 13, 2020
This camp has been cancelled for summer 2020.  Please click here for more information.
$496.00  (Overnight Campers)
$300.00  (Day Campers)

Eligibility

Campers must be rising 8th through rising 12th grade in summer 2020, or have graduated from 12th grade in spring 2020 (ie: all singers must have completed grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the '19-’20 school year).

For females, placement in the Treble Choir or the Mixed Choir Ensemble is completely based on grade level.  There will not be auditions to determine your basic schedule.  All rising 8-10 graders will be placed in the Treble Choir.  All rising 11 graders and up are placed in the Mixed Choir Ensemble.

All ability levels are welcome.  No audition is required to register.  There will be optional auditions at camp check-in for upperclassmen who wish to audition for the Honors Solo Recital and optional auditions for our two Chamber Choirs. Details about auditions will be provided in the camp handbook.

Florida State is committed to providing a quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Please contact our office to discuss any questions or accommodations that may need to be made for your camper at least three weeks prior to the start of camp.

Price Details

Overnight Campers: $496.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: $300.00
This includes tuition only.

  • A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  This deposit is applied towards the total cost. The balance is due no later than May 25. 2020.
  • Click here for the Payment and Refund Policy.

Discounts are available for this camp.

Campers will need to purchase their choir music at camp check-in. Cost of music is typically between $20-$30; exact price will be available in May.

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.

There is no option to purchase private lessons at this camp.

Registration

Registration will open on January 13, 2020 at 8:00am.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  The balance is due May 25, 2020.

No audition is required to register.

After you register you will receive:

  • an immediate confirmation email from the registrar's office from the following address:  usi@capd.fsu.edu and a copy of your registration invoice.  Please print out and keep this email as it contains your CUSTOMER NUMBER which you will need to make future payments.
  • within a week you will receive a welcome email from our office from musiccamps@fsu.edu. This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.

Wait Lists

There are no wait lists at this time. Once all spaces have been filled for a particular voice part we will start a wait list.

If there is a wait list for your voice part when you go to register, you will need to call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list instead. Wait lists are first-come, first-serve; no deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will call the first person on the wait list and offer the spot. They will have 48 hours to register before we move on to the next person on the wait list.

Check-In & Check-Out

Campers check-in on Sunday, June 7 between 12:00-3:00pm.

Campers check-out after the final performance on Saturday, June 13.  The performance is at 11:00am in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert is anticipated to end at approximately 12:00pm.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between can be found in the Camp Handbook.

Camp Links

  2020 Daily Schedule (coming January)

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

  Camp Handbook (coming soon)

Camp Forms (coming January)

MEET THE 2020 INSTRUCTORS

Kevin Fenton

Professor of Music Education and Director of Undergraduate Choral Studies
Florida State University

Michael Hanawalt

Associate Professor of Choral Conducting and Music Education
Florida State University

judy arthur

Visiting Professor of Music Education
Florida State University

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