Classes & Schedule
Students are expected to select only two classes. The remaining class period serves as a study period. Class changes after April 1 will incur a $25 fee. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be canceled. If this affects you, you will be contacted promptly.
General Musical Development: Rudiments, Sight Singing, Class Voice
Congregational Music: Leading Congregational Worship
Children’s Music Class: Children’s Musical Skills
Choral Conducting: Choral Gesture
Choir Participation: Mixed and segregated ensembles, a children’s choir
General Musical Development
Level 1: TBA, Level 2: Franklin Miller, Level 3: TBA, Level 4: Jeff Swanson
[Limited to 25 students per level] Rudiments is offered as a four-level series that begins with the very basics of music notation. All Rudiments levels use the same textbook. Students who enroll in Rudiments for the first time are required to take a placement test and will receive testing information with their acceptance letter. Test results will be used to help determine the appropriate level of study in discussion with the course coordinator at camp registration. Students who enroll in Rudiments and have taken a prior level will automatically be placed in the next higher level unless they indicate another preference in discussion with the course coordinator at camp registration. Prerequisites for each level include a basic understanding of the material from all previous levels. Rudiments 1: Notation assumes no prior musical knowledge. It is a study of the elements of basic notation, simple time signatures, note and rest values, and accidentals. Rudiments 2: Scales and Keys is a study of major scales, major key signatures, and compound time signatures. Rudiments 3: Intervals is a study of intervals and minor scales. Rudiments 4: Chords is a study of triads, triad inversions, and dominant seventh chords.
Level 1: Dwilyn Beiler, Level 2: Jeff Swanson, Level 3: Nolan Martin
[Limited to 16 students per level] Sight Singing teaches music reading skills through the demonstration and practice of methods and patterns necessary to read pitches and rhythms at sight. Students learn various tips to help in sight reading, and have opportunities to practice skills through class exercises. Sight Singing is offered as a three-level series that begins with sight reading at its fundamental stage (one-part singing in steps) and progresses to four-part reading with leaps. Students who enroll in Sight Singing for the first time must arrive on campus by 9:30 on Monday morning to take a short placement test. Former students will be placed one level higher unless they request to repeat a level.
DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
Rudiments I-IV, Elementary Ed 1
Class Voice, Choral Gesture, Children’s Musical Skills I-III
Sight Singing I-III, Leading Congregational Worship
OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 18, 2016
Monday, June 19, 2016
(Sight Singing students, arrive by 8:30)
Class Voice, Choral Rehearsal Techniques
(includes Children’s Choir)
Sight Singing I-III, Leading Congregational Worship, Children’s Musical Skills
CLOSING WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 24, 2016All events held at Central Christian School
Bring a sack lunch!
Open to the Public
Sunday, June 25, 2016All events held at Central Christian School
Arrive by 12:35 in concert attire
Arrive by 1:00 in concert attire
Arrive by 1:20 in concert attire
Arrive by 1:20 in concert attire
For Music Camp students & staff only
Nolan Martin and Franklin Miller
[Limited to 15 students per level] Class Voice will explore the concepts and practice of healthy tension-free singing. Specific areas of study will include developing controlled breathing, phonation that is neither pressed nor breathy, focused resonance, and crisp articulation. Students will sing for, analyze, and critique each other.
Leading Congregational Worship
[Limited to 15 students] This class examines the essential components of leading congregational singing: personal preparation, planning, clear communication of musical ideas, deportment, using the hymnal and other worship aids, and copyright issues. Participants conduct hymns and choruses in class for instructor and peer review. As this class specifically trains congregational leaders, it is open only to men.
Children’s Music Class
Children’s Musical Skills
Skills I - TBA; Skills II - Gwendolyn Good; Skills III - Dwilyn Beiler
Children’s Musical Skills covers a sequence of melodic and rhythmic elements that will equip students with skills for reading and singing unfamiliar music. This class may be taken separate from or in conjunction with the OH Children’s Choir and is intended for school-aged children. (See Camp Fees>Part-Time Students tab for rates.)
What audiences see and hear when they attend a choir program is a small spring arising from subterranean waters. Those subterranean waters are the choral rehearsal; it is in the rehearsal that the musical and spiritual aspects of the program are formed. Rehearsal Techniques will explore how to reach spiritual and musical goals. Students will work with both text study and conducting an effective music rehearsal, and will be given opportunity to hone their skills in class. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of basic conducting patterns. Students should be current or former choir directors.