Choral Ensemble Camp
Sunday, June 9 - Saturday, June 15, 2013
You shouldn’t have to choose between a camp that will help you advance your solo performance versus a camp that develops your choral skills. At our Choral Ensemble Camp, campers have the ability to work on both. Campers study with FSU faculty in a large mixed choir, a women’s or men’s choir, and a variety of small ensembles designed to provide ensemble experience with personal attention. Campers will take two daily elective classes allowing them to explore something new such as diction, conducting, or choral theory. All students will also take part in a music-theatre style finale performance - a dancing and singing extravaganza that concludes the Friday evening concert! Private voice lessons and an elite Chamber Choir are also available to a limited number of campers by audition. (audition information will be posted at a later date).
Daily Classes focus on sight reading, theory, diction and repertoire. The subjects taught in these classes give students a great head start if they are planning to apply for a collegiate music program. A sample daily schedule has been provided below.
In addition, students will select two elective classes to broaden their experience. A full listing of elective class descriptions can be found by clicking here. Students will be sent information about selecting an elective class after they are registered. All elective classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve(d) basis.
Small Ensemble assignments are done by the instructors and are based on various criteria including voice parts, gender, age, number of years at camp, and others. Though all students will be in a small ensemble, there are four ensembles which they may elect to be considered for but that are very limited & very popular. These popular ensembles are the Show Choir, Mixed Madrigals, Treble Ensemble, and the Men's Ensemble. These popular ensembles are difficult to get into because of their size. For example, there is only one Show Choir and it is made up of 20 students - 5 altos, 5 sopranos, 5 tenors, and 5 basses - but there are over 100 students at camp. Campers will be sent a form after they are registered where they can indicate if they want to be considered for one of these four ensembles. Our instructors will make the assignments based on these requests.
In the evenings, students can participate in recreational activities such as bowling, swimming, movie nights, ice cream socials, and game nights. Official recreation schedules are handed out at camp check-in, but you can click here for a sample schedule.
This camp offers private lessons to a few select students based on an audition. Auditions for private lessons and the Chamber Choir take place on check-in day only. Students who are unable to arrive at camp during the designated check-in times will not be able to audition. Selected students will receive lessons during the course of the week and prepare a piece to perform at the Solo Recital on Thursday evening. There is no cost for the lessons if you are selected. Detailed information can be found here and will also be provided in the Parent & Camper Handbook.
|Registration Opens January 3, 2013|
Males: Male singers must have attended grades 8-12 in the '12-’13 school year.
Females: Female singers must have attended grades 10-12 in the ‘12-’13 school year.
Young Females: Females in grade 9 during the 2012-2013 school year may attend only if they were selected for 2013 All-State. Proof of selection will be required.
|Ability Level||All ability levels; campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent|
|Cost for Day Campers||
$250.00+ cost of Mixed Choir Music (approx. $30.00)|
Includes tuition only. No housing or meals. Mixed Choir music will be purchased at camp check-in.
|Cost for Overnight Campers||
$435.00 + cost of Mixed Choir Music (approx. $30.00)|
Cost includes tuition & housing with three meals per day. Mixed Choir music will be purchased at camp check-in.
Sunday, June 9, 2013|
12:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)
All campers must attend check-in. If you can not arrive during the designated times due to extenuating circumstances, arrangements must be made in advance with the camp office.
Saturday, June 15, 2013|
A final concert will be held on this day. Check-out will follow the performance.
|How to Register||You can register for camp online or by mail. Click here to go to the registration information & instructions page.|
|Available Discounts||Early Bird, Ability, Event & Matching Discounts apply to this camp. Visit our Discount page for further details|
*All concert times are subject to change.
All students will perform on Friday & Saturday.
|Important Things To Note||
|Ensemble Conductors Include||
Dr. Kevin Fenton
Dr. Judy Bowers
Sample Daily Schedule
|10:25-11:10||Women's Choir & Men's Finale|
|11:15-12:00||Men's Choir & Women's Finale|
|1:30-3:00pm||Mixed Choir & Sectionals|
|3:55-4:55||Small Ensembles, Madrigals, & Show Choir|
(click here for sample evening schedule)
Past Choral Ensemble Repertoire
I Can Feel the Spirit; Jeffery Ames- Premiere Performance, Commissioned by The FSU Summer Music Camps, dedicated to the 2011 Choral Ensemble Camp
Sing for Joy!; George F. Handel
Dance into the Day; Mark Patterson
Gloria from Missa Bervis; Jonathan Dove
Bethelehemu, Arr. Barrington Brooks
O Sing Joyfully, Andrian Batten
The Truth Sent from Above, R. Vaughan Williams
A Jubilant Song, Norman Dello Joio
In the Heart of the World, Bob Chilcott
Hope for Resolution, Caldwell/Ivory
Cantate Domino, David Brunner
Te Deum (for the Empress Marie Therese), Franz Joseph Haydn
In Flanders Fields, Bradley Nelson
Cantate Domino, Benedicamus Domino, David N. Childs
Gloria, Antonio Vivaldi
Let Everything That Hath Breath, Jeffery L. Ames
Sing Unto God, George Frideric Handel
Agnus Dei, Giovanni Battista
Bogoroditse Devo, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ye Followers of the Lamb, Edwin Earle Ferguson