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Summer Music Camp

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Considering Collegiate Music Study?

Come and experience this distinctively Christian music study for high school students entering grades 9-12. June 17-24, 2018

For Information about the Summer Sing click here

Young musicians will study with Wheaton College music faculty in private lesson, master class, and ensemble experiences. Bible study and chapel services will provide tools to guide young artists as they grow in their faith and understanding of what it means to be a Christian musician. One day will be devoted to exploring the arts in Chicago including a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Grant Park Symphony. Other activities include all campus sing, faculty recitals, and student performances.

Theory Classes

Taught by Misook Kim, D.M.A., Wheaton Lecturer in Composition and Music Theory, these classes will challenge the student to think more critically and creatively about the music they play and write.

Movement Classes

Taught by Jill Burlingame Tsekouras, M.M., Alexander Technique, these classes focus on helping the musicians to develop a consciousness of the physical movements involved in singing or playing their instrument. With these techniques, musicians will be enabled to move with greater strength and flexibility as well as protecting their health and future performance ability.

Lectures

  • Music History
  • World Music
  • How to Audition for College
  • Music Ministry Opportunities

 

Concentrations

Vocal Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Master classes, Opera scenes, Choral, and Chamber work

Instructing Professors

Carolyn Hart, D.M.A., Professor of Music, Voice, Chair of Voice Area

Sarah Holman, D.M.A., Professor of Music, Voice

Tom Hueber, D.M. A., Assistant Professor of Music

String Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Master classes, and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors

Lee Joiner, D.M.A, Associate Professor of Music, Violin, Chair of String Area

Leonardo Altino, M. Mus, Associate Lecturer of Music, Cello

Rose Armbrust Griffin, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Viola

Katie Ernst, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Jazz Bass, Jazz Ensemble Director

Andrew Anderson, M.M., Guest Lecturer, Bass

 

Piano Study Offerings

Private lessons and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors

Daniel Horn D.M.A, Professor of Music (Piano), Chair of Keyboard Area

Karin Edwards D.M., Professor of Music (Piano)

 

 

Woodwind Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Master classes, and Chamber music.

Instructing Professors

Jennie Brown, D.M.A., Guest Lecturer, Flute

Michael Wilder, Ph.D., Clarinet, Dean of the Conservatory of Music and Division of Arts and Communication

Jonathan Saylor, Ph.D., Professor of Music, Music History, Bassoon, Chair of Wind Area

TBD, Oboe

 

Brass Study Offerings

Private, Semi-private lessons, Master classes, and Chamber music.

Instrument Concentrations include

(Faculty to be determined)

Trumpet

Trombone

French Horn

Tuba

Faculty still to be determined for brass

 

Percussion Study Offerings
Private, Semi-private lessons and Percussion Ensemble (depending on enrollment)

Important Dates and Schedule

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 15 2018  Extended to Friday, June 1, 2018!

Fees Paid in Full: FridayJune 1, 2018

Camp Check-In:  Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 3 to 5pm 

Final Concert:  Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 1:30pm

Camp Ends:  Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3pm

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am Breakfast
   
8:30 Chapel/Devotions
   
9:30 Movement Class
   
11:00 Special Lectures
   
12:00pm Lunch
   
Afternoon  Lessons, Theory Classes, Chamber Music, Practice
   
5:00 Dinner
   
7:00 Evening Activities

 

 

Costs and Registration

Music Camp Registration 2018

Registration for Music Camp 2018 is now closed. 

The cost of the camp includes all classes, activities, meals, and housing for the week. Students stay in campus townhouses and eat their meals in our award-winning dining hall. Housing accommodations are managed by Wheaton student and alumni counselors. 

Cost: $1,300 
You may reserve your student’s spot by registering and making a $300 deposit.  Full program cost is due prior to arrival.

In addition to the registration form and cost, the following two forms must also be filled out, signed and sent to the Conservatory of Music.

Medical History/Medical Release Form
Parent Authorization, Waiver and Release of Liability

Forms may be submitted by mail at:

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
Attn: Mary Hopper, Music Camp
Armerding Center for Music and the Arts
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Please contact music.camp@wheaton.edu for any questions regarding registration or call 630.752.5097.

 

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This summer, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music invites you to sing Bach’s Magnificat with others from the community. This Summer Community Sing provides an opportunity for local singers to gather together for a unique learning opportunity. With professional instruction from Dr. Mary Hopper, director of the Wheaton College Women’s Chorale and Men’s Glee Club, and accompaniment by professional vocalists, you will be challenged to new levels of vocal expression and communal music making.

Join us on June 19th, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Edman Memorial Chapel. The admission is FREE, and you can bring your own music scores or get one here with no extra charge. No RSVP necessary.

What is Summer Sing?

Community singing allows singers to learn great music in a choral environment while removing the anxieties of performing at a concert. These types of events span the course of history but generally arefocused around Christian holidays. Most notably, Handel’s Messiah sing-alongs have been popular around Christmastime for bringing families and friends together.

Summer Sing 2018 is our inaugural summertime community sing, and anyone can join! Basic sight-reading proficiency is recommended. We invite local choirs, schools, and churches to come together without any charge. Our Voice faculty and Music Camp students will also join and share their talents. Although this event is primarily to make music, you are also welcome to watch and support.

The approximate time of Bach’s Magnificat is 35 minutes. Music scores will be provided for free, even though we recommend bringing your own. Dr. Mary Hopper will lead the rehearsal as the conductor. We will spend the first part of the evening to warm up and rehearse our chorus movements. After that, we will run through the entire work with soloists Dr. Carolyn Hart, Dr. Sarah Holman, Christopher Lorimer, and Patrick ZurSchmiede joining us to sing the arias.

Mary Hopper, conductor

Mary Hopper, Professor of Choral Music and Director of Performance Studies at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, conducts the Wheaton College Men’s Glee Club and the Women’s Chorale and is a frequent conductor for the Wheaton Opera production. Both of her choirs have appeared on ACDA conferences. The Women’s Chorale has been invited to sing at two National Conferences (Salt Lake City and New York City) and four Central Division Conferences. The Men’s Glee Club appeared on an Illinois ACDA State Fall Conference and Illinois Music Educator’s Conference under Dr. Hopper’s leadership. Read more.

Carolyn Hart, soprano

Carolyn Hart, soprano, is a frequent performer of recital, oratorio and orchestral repertoire. She performs regularly in the Chicago area and has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Further concerts have taken her to Hong Kong, Korea, New York and Paris. She especially enjoys the collaboration of chamber music and performs with a variety of instrumental ensembles including the “Chicago New Arts Trio” (soprano, flute and piano). Her CD Not Your Usual Lineup features newly commissioned Canadian works for soprano, clarinet and piano. The Bliss of Solitude is collaboration with pianist Daniel Paul Horn of Canadian Art Song. She has been frequently broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio and television, as well as WFMT (Chicago), KPAC (Texas Public Radio) and Korean National Radio. Read more.

Sarah Holman, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman’s recent performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Lake Forest Symphony, concert appearances in Cambridge, Birmingham, and Northampton England, a recital tour with pianist Karin Edwards to Rhodes College, Louisiana State University, and Trinity University, Chicago Musicians Club of Women Fourth Presbyterian Concert Series, and the University of Notre Dame. Read more.

Christopher Lorimer, tenor

Christopher Lorimer, tenor, has been teaching voice and singing professionally in the Chicago area for more than thirty years. A graduate of Northwestern University, where he received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance, he currently serves on the voice faculty at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and Concordia University. He taught private voice at the DePaul University School of Music for 12 years as well as classes in German Diction and Vocal Pedagogy. He was on the voice faculty of the Northwestern University High School Music Institute for 15 years, where, in addition to teaching private voice, he taught diction classes, led master classes, and conducted chamber music ensembles. He has also served on the voice faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago and the College of DuPage (where he also taught class voice and performance classes). Read more.

Patrick ZurSchmiede, bass

Patrick ZurSchmiede graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in 2016 with Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Throughout his collegiate years, he performed a wide range of repertoire, including classical, chamber music, opera, broadway, big band, vocal and instrumental solos, and sacred music.

Edman Memorial Chapel is at 401 E. Franklin on the campus of Wheaton College.
Free parking is available in the surface lot immediately behind (north of) the chapel.

From the South

  • If using I-55, take I-355 just beyond Bolingbrook, then continue according to directions “From the East.”
  • If using I-88, take exit 127 and turn north onto Freedom Dr.
  • The first major light is Warrenville Rd., less than 1/4 mile. Turn right (east) onto Warrenville Rd..
  • Proceed about 1/3 of a mile to Naperville Rd. (first traffic light). Turn left (north) onto Naperville
  • Stay on Naperville Rd. for about 3-1/2 miles. When you get to Roosevelt Rd. remain on Naperville Rd. through the traffic light to Illinois St.
  • At Illinois St turn right (east) and proceed 1 block to Washington St.
  • Turn left (north) onto Washington St and proceed north approximately 6 blocks over the railRd. tracks to the Wheaton College campus. Stay on Washington.
  • Edman Chapel is on your right at the northeast corner of Washington & Franklin St.

From the North

  • From North Ave (Rt. 64) and Schmale Rd. take Schmale Rd. south into Wheaton.
  • Schmale Rd. becomes Main St Wheaton at Geneva Rd. Continue past Geneva Rd. another 1 mile to Harrison St (traffic light)
  • Turn left (east) onto Harrison and proceed approximately 2 blocks to Washington St.
  • Proceed two blocks and you will see the back of Edman Chapel. Before you reach the building.

From the West

  • Take Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38) to Wheaton.
  • Turn left (north) onto Naperville Rd. (traffic light) and proceed 2 blocks to Illinois St.
  • At Illinois St turn right (east) and proceed 1 block to Washington St.
  • Turn left (north) on Washington St and proceed north approximately 6 blocks over the railRd. tracks to the Wheaton College campus. Stay on Washington.
  • Edman Chapel is on your right at the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin St.
  • Proceed another half block north to the parking lot just north of the chapel, on your right.

From the East

  • If using I-355, take exit 24 and turn west onto Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38), and stay on Roosevelt through Glen Ellyn.
  • Take Roosevelt Rd. (Rt. 38) to Wheaton.
  • When you get to Wheaton, continue past President St (traffic light) just under 1/2 mile and turn right (north) onto Washington St (no traffic light or stop sign).
  • Proceed north approximately 8 blocks over the railRd. tracks to the Wheaton College campus. Stay on Washington.
  • Edman Chapel is on your right at the northeast corner of Washington & Franklin St.
  • Proceed another half block north to the parking lot just north of the chapel, on your right.