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Show Choir Camp | July 14 - 18
Calling all 10-18 year olds who love to sing, dance and act to join the Show Choir Camp! Each day will begin at 10 a.m. with a short morning devotional, a bit of physical stretching and vocal warmups. We will then separate into designated age groups and work on group choreography. Musical rehearsals and vocal coaching will follow group choreography. These sessions will involve some vocal technique while working on music and lyrics. Each day will end by 4 p.m. with a group rehearsal session to prepare for the final exciting performance on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The performance is located in the Blue Room of Nazareth Hall.
Who can attend?
Ages 10-18 yrs.
Registration opens: April 1, 2014
Registration deadline: June 27, 2014
*Late Registration Fee $20
Refund Policy: 50% refund if student withdraws after the registration deadline
Registration Fee is nonrefundable
How: Register online or contact the Academy of Music office at 651-631-5108 to register over the phone.
About the Instructors
Doreen Hutchings spent several summers at Chautauqua Institute as a voice and opera scholarship recipient. A winner of the southeastern Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Hutchings has performed with the Virginia Opera Association, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra & Festival Choir, Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra, and Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. Her opera directing credits include full productions of Die Fledermaus, The Marriage of Figaro, and Orfeo. She produces and directs the UNW Opera Workshop, and directs summer theatre at Theatre L’Homme Dieu. Doreen also maintains a private vocal studio off campus. Her students have received prestigious awards in vocal competitions such as Schubert Club, Minnesota State High School League, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She is presently the Minnesota State Governor for the National Opera Association.
Evan R. Jones has a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal and Classroom Music Education K-12 from the University of Northwestern-Saint Paul. Currently, he is teaching choir and general music at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia, MN. He is the director and choreographer of the 7th grade show choir “Pulse,” and the newest show choir at Waconia High School, "Illuminations." Mr. Jones has vocally directed and choreographed for schools’ choir, show choir, musical, and opera programs at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. He acts as an adjudicator for solo and ensemble festivals as well as show choir competitions. He has taught both nationally and also internationally for the ACSI Honor Choir Festivals in Budapest, Hungary, and Prague, Czech Republic, combining international high school students from all over the world.