Classes & Schedule

Chapel

A core component of Music Camp is daily chapel, which includes a time of corporate singing and a daily lecture. Wendell Glick will be our chapel speaker in 2018.  

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: Randall Martin, Level 2: Dwilyn Beiler, Level 3: Rosemary Eberly Lebold, Level 4: Cameron Streicher

Textbook: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Surmani & Manus, ISBN-13:978-0882848976

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 Levels offered at SCMC Ontario 2018:

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: James Martin, Level 2: Dwilyn Beiler, Level 3: Cameron Streicher, Level 4: Wendell Glick

  • Textbook for Levels 1-2: Essential Musicianship Book 1, Crocker & Leavitt, ISBN-13: 978-0793543298
  • Textbook for Levels 3-4: Essential Musicianship Book 2, Crocker & Leavitt, ISBN-13: 978-0793543335

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 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

Textbook: Vocal Technique, Julie Davids/Stephen La Tour, ISBN-13: 978-1577667827

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
Countryside Christian School
8:20-9:20
Class Period 1

Rudiments I-IV
9:30-10:25
Chapel
10:35-11:50
Mixed Choir Rehearsal
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:10-2:10
Class Period 2

Sight-Singing I-IV, Class Voice
2:20-3:30
Mixed Choir Rehearsal
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
7:00-9:00
Mass Choir

Opening Weekend
Sunday, July 22
Countryside Christian School
7:00 pm
Opening Assembly/Orientation
7:45
Hymn Sing
9:15
Camper Reception
Closing Weekend

 

Saturday, July 28, 2017
Countryside Christian School
9:30
Mixed Choir Rehearsal
10:55
Chapel
12:00
Lunch

 

Calvary United Church
1:30
Mixed Choirs
2:40
Women’s Choir
3:50
Mass Choir
5:15
Supper for Adult Choirs
5:15
Children’s Choirs
7:00
Dress Rehearsal

 

Sunday, July 29, 2017
Countryside Christian School
9:30
Worship Service
11:30
Lunch

 

Calvary United Church
12:45
Mixed Choirs
1:15
Women’s Choir
1:30
Mass Choir
2:00
Children’s Choirs
3:00
Choral Sing
5:00
Supper
7:00
Choral Sing

Music Education

Elementary Music Education

Elem. Ed. I: Regina Brubaker, Elem. Ed. II: Gwendolyn Good

[Limited to 15 students per class]  Join us to find out why students think music class is so much fun!

Learn how to make music class enjoyable, teach students to read music, and teach basic vocal technique and part-singing. You will be introduced to the Kodaly method, a way of teaching music through age-appropriate activities, folk songs, and games that make music engaging. Students in the class will role-play as grade-school students, participate in class discussion, and receive tips for lesson planning.

The Ontario camp offers children’s music classes. Elementary Music Education students may visit these classes daily at 12:30 (Elem. Ed. I & II), 1:05 (Elem. Ed. I) and 1:40 (Elem. Ed. II). Consult your teacher at camp for attendance details and protocol.

Elem. Ed. I, Grades 1-3: Rhythmic Concepts: Beat vs. Rhythm, Quarter note/rest, Eighth note pairs, Tie and slur, Half note, Duple & triple meter, barlines, Conducting patterns of 2 & 3. Melodic Concepts: pentatonic scale, solfege, Curwen hand signs, aural and visual pitch identification, Progression: Mi/So, La, Do, Re, high Do’.

Elem. Ed. II, Grades 4-6: Rhythmic Concepts: Level 1 concepts, plus sixteenth notes, dotted half and whole note, eighth/quarter/eighth sequence, dotted quarter/eighth pairs, conducting pattern of 4, prep beat, simple & compound meter, fraction names of notes. Melodic Concepts: Level 1 concepts, plus low La, low So, Fa, Ti, major & minor scales, absolute pitches on treble clef.

Congregational Music

Philosophy of Congregational Worship

James Martin

Textbook: Discipling Music Ministry, Calvin M. Johansson, ISBN: 0-943575-52-4

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

James Martin

Textbook: You Can Lead Singing, Glenn Lehman, ISBN-13: 978-1561481170

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.