Dates: August 14-18, 2023
When you register for Sisters’ Voices Camp 2023 you will also register for the 2023-2024 year. It is possible to register for the year without registering for camp, but not possible to register for camp without registering for the year. Camp is definitely encouraged for both new and returning singers! It will help singers connect to each other and build musical skills that will be important for the coming year.
This week of Sisters’ Voices Camp will include rising 6th – 10th graders who will sing with Sisters’ Voices ensembles for the 2023-2024 season. These camps will help singers connect to each other and build musical skills that will be important for the coming year.
Skills are encountered and built through making music together, movement, playing games, working puzzles, and other activities. Camp weeks are full of fun, and they focus on building individual skills and knowledge, and on the singers getting to know each other better.
Singers will work on solfege with both Curwen handsigns and musical notation.
We’ll explore good vocal technique through a study of anatomy of breath and voice.
We’ll explore the ways singing is like a sport.
We’ll explore some great poetry and find ways to use elements of music (pitch, rhythm and meter, form, dynamics, articulation) to express the poems.
We’ll learn several pieces of music, focusing on learning to sing in parts and unaccompanied, building in details of expressiveness.
Each day will begin with a thorough warm-up that will include stretching, movement, and aural and vocal exercises.
There will be no public performance at the end of these camp weeks; it is a treasure that we have time together that is not pressured by the demands of producing a performance. Much of the repertoire that we study during camp will be performed at early performances during the year (if we are selected to perform at the Carrboro Music Festival, etc).
Sisters’ Voices Camp 2023 will take place in the Fellowship Hall and Room 15 at Binkley Church.
SV-Four singers, Middle Schoolers, all participate in both Full Ensemble and Skills Classes. This ensemble works for strong vocal skills, increasing reading abilities using solfege and other tools, and experiments with more demanding and interesting music. Following Saturday rehearsal once or twice a month singers stay for a pizza dinner and Leadership Workshop, exploring topics of interest to the group.
Full Ensemble Rehearsal: Saturdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Skills Class: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm (intermediate/advanced) OR Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm (early)
Singers new to SV will have a placement hearing for Skills Class placement
COST: The cost of camp is $300. The cost of the year-long full ensemble is $1700. Please see the information on the 2023-2024 Registration Page or the table at the bottom of this page in regards to tuition payments this year.
Upon registration, all families will pay a non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of camp plus the first and last month’s tuition. Families may then choose to pay the remaining balance in full or to schedule monthly payments. If you choose pay in full, the remaining balance will be automatically drafted from your card on October 1st. If you choose to schedule monthly payments, your card will automatically be drafted on the first of the month from October through March.
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Questions regarding tuition payments should be directed to Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org
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