Grassy Lake Mobile Camp

Music Camp is coming back to Grassy Lake, AB!

When and Where

February 18-23, 2020

Westview Christian Fellowship

Who

For the community of churches
in the Grassy Lake area.

Children & adults ages 7 – 100

Final Program

All five choirs will present their songs at a program on February 23, 4:00 pm, at the Taber Auditorium. All are welcome!

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Classes. Choirs. Chapel.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.

Classes

Rudiments

It’s important that you get in the right level of Rudiments, so you are neither bored nor overwhelmed.

  • 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. If you sign up for Rudiments 2, you will receive a placement test to make sure you are in the right class.
  • Rudiments 3: Intervals – a study of intervals and minor scales. If you sign up for Rudiments 3, you will receive a placement test to make sure you are in the right class. 
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.

  • Sight-Singing 1: beginning level
  • Sight-Singing 2 and 3: Students wishing to take these more advanced levels will take a placement test.
Pre-Level 1 Rud/SS Class

This class will use SCMC’s new Congregational Curriculum to study the very basics of understanding and reading music, as well as looking at the components of worship and congregational singing. Students are encouraged to take this class if possible even if already taking a Rudiments and Sight-Singing class in order to reinforce what you’re learning in those classes. 

This class can also be taken as a stand-alone class for beginners. 

Leading Congregational Worship

This class examines essential components of leading congregational worship with a two-part focus: 1) practices of song leading and congregational conducting and 2) understanding and leading worship.  Discussions may also include planning, clear communication of musical ideas, deportment, and use of the hymnal.  A portion of the class will include hands-on practice where participants conduct in class for instructor and peer review.  As this class specifically trains congregational leaders, it is open only to men.

Philosophy of Congregational Worship

Why is singing such an indispensable part of Christian worship? Does the Bible direct us to a particular type of music? This course analyzes the music of great hymns and explores ways that we can worship in both spirit and truth (reality). Both men and women are welcome.


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

1 Adult Mass Choir

2 Children’s Choirs

Choir

Chapel & Congregational Workshops

 

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.

In the congregational workshops, we grow in our congregational singing skills, learning more about how to understand the songs in our hymnal and the tools in the hymnal.

These sessions are open to the public – all are welcome! 

Chapel: Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 18-21, 6:30 pm

Congregational Workshops: Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 18-21, 7:30 pm

Dress Code

Men: Please wear full-button shirts, tails tucked in, with dressy pants. No jeans, please. Keep hair neatly trimmed.

Women: Wear dresses or dressy tops and skirts (no slits, please) with sleeve lengths at least halfway between shoulder and elbow and skirt length below knees. 

Children: Please follow adult dress code as closely as is reasonable. Do not wear t-shirts with logos or writing, please. 

Program Attire: Women, please wear black dress with black shoes. Men, please wear black pants, white shirt, and black shoes. Children, follow the adult guidelines. If black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.

Contact

Questions? Need more information? Please contact:

Adolf Unger
adolf@horizoncontractors.net

FAQ

What ages can come to camp?

Children’s Camp: ages 7-14

Adult Camp: ages 15-115

Moible Camps are not just for youth. We want to provide training in music and worship for the entire church body, young and old, at any level of experience.

What meals are provided at camp?

Lunch and Supper will be served to campers. You will sign up for them in the application. Donations will be welcome to help cover meal costs.

How much does camp cost?

Children – $75

Adult Camper – $125

How will I pay for camp?

You have pay right away in the application with credit/debit card. If that is a problem, please talk to Dave Doerksen.

Is any lodging provided?

Since this camp is primarily for the local community, there are no lodging options provided. Please contact the Grassy Lake Administration with questions.

Closing Progam

All five choirs will present the pieces they’ve learned. 

Location: Taber Auditorium

Time: Sunday, February 23, 4:00 pm

Meet Your Instructors

Gwendolyn Good

Gwendolyn Good

Evington, VA

Gwendolyn is the mother of two teenage boys and is a part of Bethel Mennonite Church in Gladys, VA. She teaches music at her church school to grades 1-6 and also works from home giving private music lessons, writing and recording music (www.singthekjv.org) and making pottery (www.kjvpottery.com). Gwendolyn graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in piano performance and BME in music education. She received an MS degree from Longwood University and an Ed.D. degree from the University of Virginia in Administration and Supervision. Gwendolyn served in the Virginia public school system for eleven years: five as a music teacher grades preK-8 and six years as an assistant principal, grades ranging from 5-12. In 2003, Gwendolyn returned to music, composing songs out of personal pain and brokenness in her life under the pseudonym Tirzah Joy (“Tears of Joy”). Her passion is that all may find the peace that comes from surrendering their lives fully to our loving Lord. It is impossible to trust Him too much!

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.

Cameron Streicher

Cameron Streicher

Listowel, ON

Cameron graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double degree in Music Education and Music Theory (2014). He is an active piano examiner with the Canadian National Conservatory of Music, a music festival adjudicator, and a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA). He has been on faculty at Renaissance School of the Arts and the Beckett School at Wilfrid Laurier University as a piano and music theory instructor. Cam directs the Trinity Youth Choir and is the founder and director of Village Voices Community Choir in Milverton, ON. He has been a guest conductor for Laurier Singers, Laurier Alumni Choir, and Chor Amica. He has sung with many choirs including Laurier Singers, Da Capo Chamber Choir, and Oasis Chorale. As a respiratory therapist, Cam finds great satisfaction in helping patients “breathe easy” in a wide range of clinical situations.

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