Goshen Mobile Camp

Questions? Contact Cleo Orendorf (corendorf@fourway.net). 


November 1-4, 2018


Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church – Goshen, IN

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Chapel. Class. Choir.

Biblical Challenge. Musical knowledge. Choral training.

Chapels, Classes & Choirs


In chapel we explore God, music, and worship. We consider how the Bible teaches us to think about the questions surrounding
music and worship, and how to respond to God in love and obedience. There are also Congregational Workshops in the evening. Both Chapel and the Congregational Workshops are open to the public! We’d love to see lots of people there.


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 Rudiments and Sight-Singing into practice.

One Adult Choir


It’s important that you get in the right level of Rudiments, so you are neither bored nor overwhelmed. Below is an overview of what is taught at each level.

Rudiments 1

  • Treble and bass clefs; note names and pitches
  • Grand staff
  • Ledger lines
  • Note values (Sixteenth, eighth, quarter, dotted half, etc.)
  • Rests
  • Musical markings: dynamics, tempo, repeats
  • Flats, sharps, and naturals
  • Time signatures, including 2/4, 3/4, 4/4

Rudiments 2

  • Whole and half steps
  • Major scales
  • Key signatures
  • Chromatic scale
  • Compound time (3/8, 6/8 etc)
  • DC, DS, coda, fine

If you sign up for Rudiments 2, you will receive a placement test to make sure you are in the right class.

Textbook: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Surmani & Manus, ISBN-13:978-0882848976

Sight Singing

Sight Singing aims to help you read new music as easily as you read a newspaper. Students learn various tips to help in sight reading, and have opportunities to practice skills through class exercises. You will be placed in the level of Sight-Singing that corresponds with your Rudiments Level.

TextbookEssential Musicianship Book 1, Crocker & Leavitt (ISBN-13: 978-0793543298)

Meet your Instructors

John D. Martin

John D. Martin

Chambersburg, PA

John has been an active promoter of quality church music for more than 40 years. This has prompted him to compile a new hymnal, Hymns of the Church, that carries on a tradition of excellence. He serves primarily as instructor of congregational music classes. John resides at Chambersburg, PA with his wife Patricia. His four children are Anne (married to Craig Martin, with four grandchildren: Carter, Edward, Charlotte, and Elizabeth), Heather (married to Brandon Byler, with three grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Hudson, and Megan), Candace (married to Heinrich Schander, with two grandchildren: Camden and Isaac), and Spencer. His son Geoffrey (2006 SCMC student) died at age 18 in an automobile accident. John holds BS degrees in both elementary education and library science.

Lyle Stutzman

Lyle Stutzman

Washington, IN

Lyle Stutzman grad­u­ated from Con­cordia College in Moor­head, Min­nesota with a bachelor’s degree in Music Edu­ca­tion. He teaches music at Mt. Olive School and Pleasant View School in Montgomery, Indiana, gives private voice and piano lessons, arranges and composes choral music, runs an online business selling choral sheet music (www.blueskymusic.net), and works from his home office. He enjoys reading to his children, playing games, cooking and eating meat, making amazing sticky buns, and spending time with friends and family. Lyle and Maria live in Washington, Indiana with their five children: Scott, Ivana, Megan, Levi, and Selah.

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