Altona Mobile Camp

Music Camp is coming to Altona!

When and Where

January 26-31, 2021

Altona Christian School
35227 290th Street
Henderson, MN 56044

Who

For Altona and individuals from related communities

Other individuals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Adults ages 14 – 100

Register

Registration is now open!

Register by January 1st

If you are not from Altona or a related community, please contact Morgan Wollman before applying.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Classes. Choirs. Chapel.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.

Classes

Rudiments

Basics Class:     Teaches the basics of notation and sight singing, paced for beginners.
Rudiments 1:    Notation – a study of the elements of basic notation, simple time signatures, note and rest values, and accidentals.
Rudiments 2:    Scales & Keys – a study of major scales, major key signatures, and compound time signatures.

Sight Singing

Sight-Singing class teaches students to sing music at sight, just by reading it. We are offering two levels of Sight-Singing classes. The Basics Class (listed with Rudiments) also has a sight-singing component.

Leading Congregational Worship

This class examines essential components of leading congregational worship. It teaches practices of song leading and an understanding of leading in worship. Things you may learn are how to plan your worship, communicate musical ideas clearly, and use your hymnal.

Congregational Workshop

This workshop involves practicing singing skills as a congregation. It will strengthen your congregation’s singing ability while introducing important musical concepts and hymn book skills that will help grow your church singing.


Join the choir and experience the joy of singing in a group.
Students say it’s their favorite part of camp!
Choir is a fun way to put the things you’re learning in class into practice.

2 Adult Mixed Choirs

These are choirs with men’s and women’s voice parts. Each student will be assigned to one of them.

Mass Choir

All students can participate in the mass choir.

Choir

Chapel & Congregational Workshops

 

Chapel is both a time of worship and a time to strengthen your ability to worship in singing.

In chapel, we reflect on the meaning of worship as it is taught in Scripture and we respond to God in love and obedience. At the same time we practice worshiping God. Chapels help to orient the focus of camp around what really matters: God’s presence and his kingdom.

Dress Code

Men: Please wear full-button shirts, tails tucked in, with dressy pants (no blue jeans). Keep hair neatly trimmed.

Women: Wear loose-fitting dresses or dressy tops and skirts (no slits, please) with sleeve lengths at least halfway between shoulder and elbow and skirt length below knees. Necklines should be near the base of your neck. Cover your hair with your church-prescribed veiling. 

Program Attire: Women, please wear black dress with black shoes. Men, please wear black pants, white long-sleeved dress shirt, and black shoes.

Contact

Questions? Need more information? Please contact

Morgan Wollman
morgan@altonaschool.org

FAQ

What ages can come to camp?

Ages 14 and older. Those who are younger and wish to attend should contact Morgan Wollman.

What meals are provided at camp?

Breakfast, lunch, and supper are provided for all students.

Can I sign up as a part-time student?

Yes. You do not need to sign up for all class periods and choirs.

How much does camp cost?

The Altona community is providing the camp without extra charge to community members and individuals from related communities. For anyone not from one of these communities, a charge will be assessed.

Is any lodging provided?

Lodging will be provided for those coming from other communities.

Registration is open!

Apply by January 1st.

Meet Your Instructors

Lloyd Kauffman

Lloyd Kauffman

West Jefferson, OH

Lloyd has been a music instructor at Sarasota Christian School (Florida), Rosedale Bible Institute (Ohio) and Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya). He holds a BA in Music Education (Eastern Mennonite College, 1971), and an MA in Music Education with a choral-conducting and vocal concentration (Ohio State University, 1987). He directed the Rosedale Chorale and other school/community choirs during his teaching years, and continues periodic musical activities ranging from weekend events to overseas choral tours. He is self-employed as a painter, handyman, commercial driver, choral / vocal resource person, and choral arranger/composer.  He enjoys listening to music from a variety of historic and cultural genres, along with aviation, motorcycling, mechanical tinkering, travel, and more. He is married to Mary (Slabaugh), formerly from Hartville, OH.

Wendell Nisly

Wendell Nisly

Harrisonburg, VA

Wendell grew up on the plains of Kansas in a singing family and in a singing church. His first formal musical training was at Wichita State University, where he completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree. After teaching and conducting for a number years, he moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia to complete a Masters in Choral Conducting at James Madison University.

He lives in Virginia with his wife, Jeanene. He is administrator of Shenandoah Christian Music Camp, artistic director of Oasis Chorale, and a conductor of the Valley Arts Society in Harrisonburg, VA.

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