Choral Camp

June 15 – 19, 2014

FACULTY:  SWOSU Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Daniel Farris and 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 2014-2015 OMEA 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 sing selections from the Western Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma and All-OCDA Junior High Choir audition music.

ENROLLMENT:  The enrollment application with a $170.00 tuition deposit should be postmarked by June 9, 2014.  The deposit may be paid by check, credit card or cash.  For those who make an early deposit and need to cancel, the deposit is refundable by written request postmarked on or before June 9. The $170.00 tuition deposit will not be refunded after that date for any reason.  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 $160.00 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 $5.50.  All meals will be served in the Student Union Cafeteria. The first meal will be served on Sunday, June 15, 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 15, 2014.  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:

1.     $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.

2.     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 16.  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, Dr. Kristin Griffeath, or a graduate student.

ELECTIVE CLASSES: Choreography, Diction, Jazz Choir, Keyboarding, Music Theory, and Vocal Masterclass (bring a prepared solo to perform, for high school students only) are available. 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 2, is located in Fine Arts 103. The camp office telephone number will be (580) 774-3296 (will not be active until June 2).

CHECK-OUT:  The camp will end on Thursday, June 19, 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.

REFUNDS: 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. Please include social security number for refund.

INFORMATION:  For any additional information, please write or call the SWOSU Choir Camp, 100 Campus Dr., Weatherford, OK 73096; (580) 774-3708 or (580) 774-3296 after June 2 or email daniel.farris@swosu.edu.

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