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Judson Summer Music Camps

April 30th, 2013

Received via email from an enthusiastic past-participant:

Fox Valley Music Camp{RE}Mix at Judson University

Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th

Overview

Established in 2006, The Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University offers an enriching, fun-filled week of music-making for students in grades Kindergarten through High School.

Young students (K-2nd grade) come for a half-day camp and focus on music basics, play fun games, make crafts and sing songs. They enjoy performing on the stage in a group recital at the end of the week.

Elementary aged students (3rd-5th grades) explore music fundamentals, learn to play simple instruments like chimes and recorders and have the option to take private lessons if they are already studying an instrument. Campers prepare for a recital at the end of the week.

Older students (6th-12th grades) have 2 private lessons on their instrument of choice (or voice), participate in small ensembles and explore music theory/composition and history. Students elect either a Classical or Contemporary Worship Track. An IMEA Audition Prep program is available for all instrumentalists (9th -12th grades) intending to audition in the fall of 2013. A recital caps the week.

Faculty mini-concerts conclude each day, to which camper families are invited.

Details

Entering kindergarten – 2nd grade half day camp

9:00am – Noon

Younger students will focus on having fun with music – from playing in a rhythm ensemble to making crafts, playing musical games and singing together in a choir that will perform for family and friends at the end of the week.
Cost: $125

Entering 3rd – 5th grade full day camp

9:00am – 4:00pm

This age group will have a time of experimentation and discovery as they explore various instruments at an instrument “petting zoo.” Students will sing in a choir, play in a chime ensemble and be introduced to the recorder. Optional private lessons are also available for students studying an instrument (additional $50 for two 30-minute private lessons). A recital will conclude the week.
Cost: $225 including lunch ($275 if private lessons elected)

Entering 6th – 12th grade full day camp

9:00am – 4:00pm

Older students will develop skill on their chosen instruments through two 30-minute private lessons and ensemble work – with time to make some friends along the way! Students will elect either the Classical Track or the Contemporary Worship Track.

  • Classical Track
    For students in grades 6-12 interested in pursuing a traditional band/orchestra instrument, piano, percussion and ensemble work. Also for IMEA Audition Prep* students. Music theory/composition and history will be studied.
    *IMEA Audition Prep
    Includes mock auditions and preparation of audition material through both ensemble rehearsals and instrument-specific assistance in sectionals. This program is open to 9th – 12th grade musicians (any instrument) who intend to audition for District and All-State Competitions in the fall of 2013. Professor Joanna Newby will again be directing this successful program.
  • Contemporary Worship Track
    For students in grades 6-12 interested in forming a worship band with instruction in electric or acoustic guitar, electric keyboard or piano, vocals and drums. Song writing and an opportunity to use the Recording Studio will be offered.
    {RE}Mix: classical instruments like violin, cello, flute, sax, brass etc. are welcome!

Camp Cost: $275 (including lunch and two private lessons)

Questions? Please e-mail FVMC@judsonu.edu or call (847) 628-1110.

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Discount: Friday, May 24, 2013.
Final: Friday, June 14, 2013

Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available to campers in need, on a first come, first served basis. Contact Cheryl Richardson at 847.628.1110 or FVMC@judsonu.edu for more information.

Click here to Register Online for the Fox Valley Music Camp.

Click here to view the brochure or fill out the print registration form instead.

Fox Valley area Homeschool Choir

January 16th, 2012

This past Fall, 20 students participated in the kick-off semester of the Fox Valley Homeschool Choir under the direction of Marketo Griffin and Hannah Gerrity.  There were Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses all lifting their voices in praise to the Lord culminating in a wonderful Christmas Concert!

The second semester of the Fox Valley Homeschool Choir will begin Jan 23rd (Jan 16th for new members) with a Spring Concert scheduled for late April.

CHOIR DETAILS

New Member Start Date: Monday, January 16, 2012

Rehearsal Dates: Mondays, January 23, 2012 – April 23, 2012 (No rehearsal on 2/20, 3/26, 4/9).

Time: 3:00-4:15pm

Place: Union Congregational Church Sanctuary

405 West State Street, North Aurora, IL

REGISTRATION

Student Ages: Ages 14-18 may join without audition **

Ages 12-13 must audition to join **

Cost: $75 for 1st child, $35 for 2nd child, $20 for 3rd child (and beyond)J

Registration: Now through January 30, 2012

To register please email the Director, Marketo Griffin @ lessons@marketochristine.com

** Marketo will listen to all new students privately for part assignments (SATB)

About the Director:

Marketo heard the Lord’s call into music and ministry over five years ago while working as a civilian air traffic controller on a remote airfield in the Kuwait desert! She entered Wheaton College just over a year later and recently finished her studies with a Bachelor Degree of Music in Voice Performance.  At Wheaton College, she served as Honors Conductor of the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Director of the Wheaton College WOW Worship Team, and Honors Conductor of the Wheaton College Women’s Chorale.   Marketo is currently serving as the A Cappella Ensemble Director at DuPage AME Church and as the Coordinator of Contemporary Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton.

About the Assistant Director/Accompanist:

Hannah Gerrity will be serving as the Assistant Director and the Accompanist.  She graduated from Wheaton College in May with a BS in Voice Performance.  While she was a student at Wheaton College, she served as Honors Conductor and President of the Wheaton College Concert Choir. She is also a very gifted pianist and accompanist.  Hannah is passionate about choral singing, homeschooling and loving Jesus with all her heart!