Classes & Schedule

Chapel

A core component of Music Camp is daily chapel, which includes a time of corporate singing and a daily lecture. Lloyd Kauffman will be our guest speaker in 2017.  

All full-time students are required to attend chapels. Chapels are also open to part-time students and the general public. We ask that all attendees respect the expectations of camp both in attire and demeanor.

General Musical Development

Rudiments

Level 1: TBA, Level 2: TBA, Level 3: TBA, Level 4: Cameron Streicher

Rudiments is offered as a five-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.

Sight Singing

Level 1: TBA, Level 2: Cameron Streicher, Level 3: TBA, Level 4: TBA

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 four-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.

Class Voice

Rosemary Eberly Lebold

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.

Daily Class Schedule
8:30–9:30
Class Period 1

Sight Singing I-III, Class Voice
9:40–10:35
Chapel
10:45–11:55
Choir Rehearsal
12:00–1:00
Lunch
1:10–2:10
Class Period

Rudiments, Music Ed Labs I & II
2:30–3:40
Choir Rehearsal 2
3:30
Children’s Camp Dismissal
3:40–4:40
Class Period 3

Music Ed I & II, Class Voice, Philosophy of Congregational Worship
5:00–6:00
Supper
6:15–7:15
Class Period 4

Leading Congregational Worship
6:15–7:15
Women’s Choir

Wallenstein Bible Chapel
7:30–9:00
Mass Choir

Wallenstein Bible Chapel
Opening Weekend Schedule

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

7:30 pm
Hymn Sing

Wallenstein Bible Chapel

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

8:00
Registration Opens
9:00
General Camp Registration Closes
9:15
Children’s Camp Begins
9:30
Children’s Camp Registration Closes
9:40
General Camp Orientation
11:00–12:00
Class Period 1

Sight-Singing I-III, Class Voice
12:00–1:00
Lunch
1:10–2:10
Class Period 2

Rudiments, Music Ed Labs I & II
2:20–3:30
Choir Rehearsal 2
3:30
Children’s Camp Dismissal
3:40–4:40
Class Period 3

Music Ed I & II, Class Voice, Philosophy of Congregational Worship
5:00–6:00
Supper
6:15–7:15
Class Period 4

Leading Congregational Worship
6:15–7:15
Women’s Choir

Wallenstein Bible Chapel
7:30–9:00
Mass Choir

Wallenstein Bible Chapel
Closing Weekend Schedule

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

All events at Wallenstein Bible Chapel

9:40–10:35

10:45–11:55

12:00–1:00

1:30–2:30

2:30–3:30

3:45–5:15

5:15

5:15–6:45

7:00–9:00

Chapel

Choir Rehearsal 1

Lunch

Mixed Choirs

Women’s Choir

Mass Choir

Supper for adult students

Children’s CHoirs

Dress Rehearsal

Sunday, July 30, 2017

At Countryside Christian School
9:40

11:45

Worship Service

Lunch

 
At Wallenstein Bible Chapel

Choirs Meet and Rehearse

12:45

1:15

1:30

2:00

3:00

5:00

7:00

Mixed Choirs

Women’s Choir

Children’s Choirs

Mass Choir

Choral Sing

Supper

Choral Sing

Music Education

Elementary Music Education I

Regina Brubaker

This class presents a melodic and rhythmic sequence of learning based on the Kodaly method. Age-appropriate activities, folk songs, and games that make music engaging and enjoyable are modeled in a participatory, grade 1-3 classroom.

This class is delivered in two components: a daily lecture and a daily skills lab.

Elementary Music Education II

Gwendolyn Good

This class is a continuation of the Kodaly strategies presented in Elementary Music Education I, geared toward schools that have had minimal or no exposure to this approach before. The objective of this class is to equip teachers to 1) make music fun and create a singing culture, 2) teach basic vocal technique, building part-singing skills, and 3) teach theory and sight-singing (rhythm, solfa) through folk songs and hymns. Course students are involved in a participatory, grade 4-6 setting.

This class is delivered in two components: a daily lecture and a daily skills lab.

Congregational Music

Philosophy of Congregational Music

TBA

Why is singing such an indispensable part of Christian worship? Does the Bible direct us to a particular type of music? This course analyzes the music of great hymns and explores ways that we can worship in both spirit and truth (reality). Both men and women are welcome.

 

Leading Congregational Worship

TBA

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.