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 20-26, 2021 (tentative) Rebekah Schulz
Middle School Choir – Grades 5-8 – June 20-26, 2021 (tentative)
$470 USD if registered before May 1 or $485 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 11-17, 2021 (tentative) Dr. Eric William Barnum
Session 4
Treble Choir
Grades 7-8
July 11-17, 2021 (tentative) Kristel Peters
Choir and Choir with Pop Choir – Grades 7-12 – July 11-17, 2021 (tentative)
$470 USD if registered before May 1 or $485 USD after May 1

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2021 Choir Guest Conductors

Instructor Info Session Info
Rebekah Schulz
Bio
Session 1
Middle School Choir
June 20-26, 2021
Dr. Eric William Barnum
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
Bio
Session 4
Mixed Choir and Chamber Choir
July 11-17, 2021
Kristel Peters
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Session 4
Treble Choir
July 11-17, 2021

2020 Session 1 Middle School Choir Faculty - June 14-20, 2020

Instructor Info 
Brenda Handel Johnson
Accompanist & Instructor
Milbank, South Dakota
Bio
Gretchen Byer
Voice Instructor
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio
Beth Rygg
Voice Instructor
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bio
chris-underwoodChris Underwood
Voice Instructor
Fargo, North Dakota
Bio

2019 Session 4 Choir and Pop Choir Faculty - July 7-13, 2019

Instructor Info 
tim-woods-picDr. Timothy Woods
Program Coordinator & Voice Instructor
Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Dr. Marla Fogderud
Voice Instructor
Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Sharmi Harper
Voice Instructor
New York, New York
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Dr. Patricia Kent
Voice Instructor
College of Saint Benedict,
Saint John's University &
Carleton College
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
David Klassen
Voice Instructor
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Judith Oatway
Voice Instructor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Dr. Christopher Redfearn
Voice Instructor
Valley City State University
Valley City, ND
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Rhonda Rom
Voice Instructor
Texas Womens University
Little Elm, Texas
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Cynthia Peyson Wahl PicCynthia Peyson Wahl
Pop Choir Instructor
Regina, Saskatchewan
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Kara Dixon PicKara Dixon
Pop Choir Accompanist
Brandon, Manitoba
Bio
July 5-11, 2020
Diane Thornton
Accompanist
Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 5-11, 2020