Choir

Middle School Choir

The Middle School Choir program is offered during Session 1 for campers who are completing grades 5-8 and whose voices have not changed.  This week-long program includes singing in a choir, sectional rehearsals, recorder classes, music theory and solfege, and the option for private voice instruction with an artist-teacher.  The faculty members are vocal specialists with extensive experience working with young singers.  A $20 music fee is included in the registration fee to cover the purchase of camper music.  Music can be brought home at the end of the week.


Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 1
Grades 5-8
June 18-24, 2023 Carly Grandner
Middle School Choir – Grades 5-8 – June 18-24, 2023
$620 USD if registered before May 1 or $635 USD after May 1

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Choir and Pop Choir

The Choir program during Session 4 includes many opportunities for singers. In addition to daily rehearsals in either the Treble Choir or Mixed Choir, campers will participate in sectionals, theory, vocal technique classes, vocal ensembles, optional private lessons, diction, and foreign language classes.  Campers may also be selected to participate in the Chamber Choir.  Campers participating in the Choir session may also choose to be part of a Pop Choir for no additional charge.  Two Pop Choirs will be formed based on age and they will focus on performing pop music both accompanied and A cappella.  Pop Choir is optional, and open to any camper registered for Choir.  A Men’s Choir and other special ensembles are available.

Another opportunity for advanced high school vocalists is to collaborate with pianists during Session 4. The Collaborative Voice and Piano faculty will select a few campers in the choir and piano programs to work together on repertoire for piano and voice. They will be coached together for one hour each day.  These sessions are designed to teach the young musicians the intricacies of working together, and allow them opportunities to get immediate feedback and advice.  Collaborative students perform on the Friday afternoon recital at the end of the session.

A $20 music fee is included in the registration fee to cover the purchase of camper music.  Music can be brought home at the end of the week.


Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 4
Mixed Choir & Chamber Choir
Grades 9-12
July 9-15, 2023 Dr. Frank Watkins
Session 4
Treble Choir
Grades 7-8
July 9-15, 2023 TBA
Choir and Choir with Pop Choir – Grades 7-12 – July 9-15, 2023
$620 USD if registered before May 1 or $635 USD after May 1

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2022 Choir Guest Conductors

Instructor Info Session Info
Carly Grandner
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Session 1
Middle School Choir
June 18-24, 2023
Dr. Frank Watkins
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Bio
Session 4
Mixed Choir and Chamber Choir
July 9-15, 2023
Kristel Peters
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 4
Treble Choir
July 10-16, 2022

2022 Session 1 Middle School Choir Faculty - June 19-25, 2022

Instructor Info 
Kira Degerness
Voice Instructor
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Dr. Charlette Moe
Voice Instructor
North Dakota State University
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Nathan Thelen
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio

2022 Session 4 Choir and Pop Choir Faculty - July 10-16, 2022

Instructor Info 
Dr. Marla Fogderud
Program Coordinator & Voice Instructor
Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Bio
July 9-15, 2023
Sharmi Harper
Voice Instructor
New York, New York
Bio
Dr. Patricia Kent
Voice Instructor
College of Saint Benedict,
Saint John's University &
Carleton College
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Bio
Judith Oatway
Voice Instructor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Dr. Brent Rogers
Voice Instructor
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, North Dakota
Bio
Anthony Rohr
Voice Instructor
Valley City State University
Bio
Rhonda Rom
Voice Instructor
Westerville, Ohio
Bio
Cynthia Peyson Wahl PicCynthia Peyson Wahl
Pop Choir Instructor
Regina, Saskatchewan
Bio
Loren Hiebert
Pop Choir Accompanist
Altona, Manitoba
Bio
Diane Thornton
Accompanist
Minneapolis, Minnesota