June 18 – 22, 2017
FACULTY: SWOSU associate professor of music Dr. Daniel Farris, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw choir director Jason Sneed, and music educator/conductors from across Oklahoma.
ELIGIBILITY: Any student completing grades 6-12 may attend with the signature of their parents.
SENIOR HIGH: Senior High campers will learn the 2017-2018 OkMEA All-State Audition Music with the help of master teachers in full rehearsals and sectionals. Students will learn technical aspects of the songs as well as foreign language pronunciation and singing technique. Students also will participate in a mock audition and have choir and voice-related electives they may choose.
JUNIOR HIGH: Junior High campers will learn the 2017-2018 OCDA Mixed Honor Choir Audition Music from the All-OCDA Junior High Choir audition music. Students will learn technical aspects of the songs as well as foreign language pronunciation and singing technique. Students also will participate in a mock audition and have three hours of instruction during the camp in a choir- and/or voice-related elective they may choose.
ENROLLMENT: The enrollment application with a $170.00 tuition payment should be postmarked by June 13, 2017. The payment may be paid by check, credit card or cash. Applications for tuition scholarships are at www.swosucamps.com, and are determined by the vocal faculty based on need and the quality of the application.
ROOM AND MEALS: Dormitory students may pay $170.00 room and meals fee by mail (with the required $170.00 tuition deposit) or at registration on the first day of camp. Commuter students may purchase individual meals if desired for $8.00. All meals will be served in the Student Union Cafeteria. The first meal will be served on Sunday, June 18, at 5:00 PM.
DORMITORIES: Students will be housed in University dormitories. SWOSU students will serve as counselors and will be supervised by adult deans and assistant deans of men and women.
REGISTRATION: You should plan to arrive on campus between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017. If for any reason you plan to arrive later, please let us know. Upon arrival please go to the Fine Arts Building to register. At that time you will need the following:
- $160.00 room and board fee, which includes a $10.00 dorm key deposit, if not previously paid. The $10.00 dorm key deposit will be returned to you on Wednesday after your room is cleaned, checked, and your key is returned to the counselors.
- Your health form if not previously completed.
PRIVATE LESSONS: You may sign up for private lessons during camp registration or in the camp office any time by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19. The lessons will be 30 minutes in length at a cost of $15.00, which the student must pay to the teacher with cash prior to taking the lesson. Checks will not be accepted. Lessons will be offered by Dr. Daniel Farris, Dr. Robin Griffeath, and Dr. Kristin Griffeath.
ELECTIVE CLASSES: Choreography, Diction, Jazz Choir, Keyboarding, Music Theory, and Vocal Masterclass (bring a prepared solo to perform, for high school students only) are possible electives. Each student is required to sign up for one elective. (Due to staffing availability and enrollment, all electives might not be available at time of registration)
TALENT SHOW: There will be a camp talent show on Wednesday evening. If you want to perform, you will have the opportunity to sign up during registration. Performance is strictly voluntary. If you plan to perform on the talent show, please bring any props, tapes or music that you need for your act. There will be an accompanist provided, but they can audition with CDs also. Most performers choose something from the Pop or Broadway realm for the talent show. We also encourage pianists, dancers and other performers. Talent show participants need to meet at 3:00 on Sunday; they should come prepared to audition in the Fine Arts Auditorium right after checking in.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Sheets for single bed, pillow, and pillowcases, blanket, soap, towels, washcloth, etc.
- Portable fan (All of the rooms are air-conditioned but air-conditioning is unpredictable)
- Sport clothes (jeans, shorts, etc.), that conform to your school’s dress code, for daily wear; swim suit
- Singers need to wear their camp t-shirts for the final Thursday afternoon concert choral performance rather than a school uniform; they should plan to wear dark pants for the bottoms
- Spending money for snacks
CAMP OFFICE: The camp office, which opens June 6, is located in Fine Arts Center 103. The camp office telephone number will be (580) 774-3296 (will not be active until June 6).
CHECK-OUT: The camp will end on Thursday, June 22, after the final concert, which will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 3:00 p.m. Check-out of the dorms will occur before the final concert and is scheduled as follows: High School Dorm check-out from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Junior High Dorm check-out from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: Orders for recordings and DVDs will be available for the concerts. Photographs of each camp choir will also be available. Orders for recordings or photos will be taken in the lobby at the final concert.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND JUNIOR COUNSELORS: A total of nine scholarships (6 1/4 scholarships and 3 1/2 scholarships per level) are offered every summer to qualified students who complete and send in the scholarship application. If a graduated senior wishes to come to Southwestern’s Choral Camp and be one of the two junior counselors, they should complete and send in the junior counselor application. The deadline to complete an application is 15 May 2017.
REFUNDS: The tuition payment is refundable by written request postmarked on or before June 12, 2017. The $170.00 tuition deposit will not be refunded after that date for any reason.
Room and meal payments (only) are refundable due to medical reasons until 5:00 PM on the first day of the camp. After that time no refunds will be issued. The university will need name, address, phone number, and social security number of the person requesting the refund in order to process any refunds. 3% processing fee on credit card transactions may not be able to be refunded depending on card issuer.
INFORMATION: For any additional information regarding choral camp, please write or call the SWOSU Choir Camp Office, 100 Campus Dr., Weatherford, OK 73096; (580) 774-3708 or (580) 774-3296 after June 6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.