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November 1-4, 2018
Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church
Classes & Choirs offered
The following classes and choirs are offered at the Goshen Mobile Camp:
- Rudiments 1 & 2
- Sight Singing 1 & 2
- One Adult Choir
On Thursday and Friday evenings, there will be chapel and workshop sessions. These are free and open to the public; we welcome you to attend!
To view or download the daily schedule, click the link below.
What Rudiments Class should I take?
It’s important that you get in the right level of Rudiments, so you are neither bored nor overwhelmed. Below is an overview of what is taught at each level.
- Treble and bass clefs; note names and pitches
- Grand staff
- Ledger lines
- Note values (Sixteenth, eighth, quarter, dotted half, etc.)
- Musical markings: dynamics, tempo, repeats
- Flats, sharps, and naturals
- Time signatures, including 2/4, 3/4, 4/4
- Whole and half steps
- Major scales
- Key signatures
- Chromatic scale
- Compound time (3/8, 6/8 etc)
- DC, DS, coda, fine
If you sign up for Rudiments 2, you will receive a placement test to make sure you are in the right class.
What Sight Singing Class should I take?
Sight Singing aims to help you read music. Students learn various tips to help in sight reading, and have opportunities to practice skills through class exercises. It’s important that you get in the right level of Sight Singing, so you are neither bored nor overwhelmed. Below is an overview of what is taught at each level.
- Learn to understand and use musical symbols, key signatures, meter signatures, dynamic and road map markings.
- Build proficiency in identifying names of round notes, in both treble and bass clefs.
- Work on reading rhythms comprised of eighth, quarter, half, and whole notes/rests
- Learn the basic major scale, with a basic knowledge of hand signs, as well as understand the keys of C and G Major
- Read and sing in solfege in the keys of C and G Major on the treble or bass staff, using round notes.
- Count and clap rhythms with any combination of half, quarter, and eight notes.
- Learn to find any starting pitch when given the key or DO.
- Learn to correctly sing a new song that is at least eight measures long, has few leaps or accidentals, and has note values of an eighth note or longer.
Signing up for Sight-Singing 2 may require taking a placement test to ensure it’s the right fit for you.
What is the dress code?
How do I sign up for Goshen Mobile Camp?
To register, click here!
Meet your Instructors
Lyle Stutzman graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He teaches music at Elnora Bible Institute in Elnora, IN, and arranges and composes choral music. In addition to his musical interests, he enjoys reading, cooking, learning about kingdom living, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife. Lyle and Maria live in Elnora with their three children: Scott, Ivana, and Megan.
John D. Martin
John has been an active promoter of quality church music for more than 40 years. This has prompted him to compile a new hymnal for the church that carries on a tradition of excellence.John resides at Chambersburg, PA with his wife Patricia. His 4 children are Anne (married to Craig Martin, with 4 grandchildren: Carter, Edward, Charlotte, and Elizabeth), Heather (married to Brandon Byler, with 1 grandaughter: Kaitlyn), Candace (married to Heinrich Schander, with 1 grandson: Camden), and Spencer. His son Geoffrey (2006 SCMC student) died at age 18 in an automobile accident. John holds BS degrees in both elementary education and library science.