Choirs

An experience to train and develop human capacities to communicate with heart, soul, mind, and strength for the glory of God.

Mixed Choirs

All full-time students rehearse with a mixed choir twice daily and sing 3 songs at the final program. Part-time students may also enroll on a first come, first served basis.

Ohio CampCameron Streicher, Jeff Swanson

Ontario CampWendell Glick, Cameron Streicher

Virginia CampWendell Glick, Wendell Nisly, Lyle Stutzman

Mass Choir

All full-time students rehearse daily with the Mass Choir and sing 4-5 songs at the final program. Local community members may also join per availability at a given camp location.

Ohio CampWendell Nisly

Ontario CampLloyd Kauffman

Virginia CampJeff Swanson

Women's Choir

Optional.  Sign up to sing!
This choir rehearses once a day and sings 2-3 songs at the final program.

Ohio CampRegina Brubaker

Ontario CampRosemary Eberly Lebold

Virginia CampNot offered in 2019

Men's Choir

Optional.  Sign up to sing!
This choir rehearses once a day and sings 2-3 songs at the final program.

Ohio CampNot offered in 2019

Ontario CampDwilyn Beiler

Virginia CampNot offered in 2019

Children's Choirs

These choirs rehearse 2-3 times daily and participate in the final program.  Opportunities vary; look for more information for Children’s Camp at a specific location.

Ohio CampDwilyn Beiler, Cynthia Mast

Ontario CampDwilyn Beiler, Franklin Miller

Virginia CampGwendolyn Good, Regina Brubaker

Chamber Choir


Conductor: 
Lloyd Kauffman

This choir rehearses three times daily, Monday-Friday, using Class Period III for one of the rehearsals.  Additional rehearsals are required during the Opening Weekend; see the VA camp page for details.

  • An additional application is required for acceptance into this choir.

  • An audio file is required with the application.

  • Singers receive their music in advance. A schedule of advanced learning and memorization will be provided by the conductor to enable choir members to arrive at camp with pitches, rhythms, and the general character of the music learned.

  • Those who apply are strongly encouraged to receive a minimum of 3 sessions of vocal coaching before coming to camp.

The application fee for the 2019 touring Chamber Choir is $130. Remaining tour costs will be determined when the tour arrangements are finalized but will not exceed a total of $375. This remaining amount (total tour cost minus Chamber Choir application fee) will be due upon arrival at camp.

When and where is Chamber Choir touring in 2019?

The 2019 SCMC Chamber choir will tour in the Southeastern US from Monday, June 10, through Sunday, June 16

What is the repertoire for Chamber Choir this year?

The 2019 Chamber Choir tour program is being developed around a triple focus of The Infinite, Personal, and Redeeming God.  Repertoire selection is underway, being drawn from choral classics, varied styles of both historic and current sacred music, international sources, new original compositions, and fresh choral arrangements of familiar church music. Final stages of completing the repertoire will include opportunity for input from the Chamber Choir members. 

Who can apply for Chamber Choir?

Anyone interested in broadening their musical experience.

How do I know if I am ready to apply for Chamber Choir?

Participation in Chamber Choir requires a basic competence in sight singing and rudiments, reasonable vocal confidence, and prior choir experience. Music must be learned independently before arriving at camp. If you are not ready now, is it within reach in the future?  Certainly!  This is one of the purposes of music camp.  Several years of camp will help you to strengthen your skills and confidence. Chamber Choir is offered as a culmination of the camper’s choir experience and musical education at SCMC.

How do I prepare my audio file?

Your audio file needs to include:

  • Demonstration of your low vocal range, begin at a comfortable middle range and sing a descending scale on “ah” (as in father) to your lowest range.
  • Demonstration of your high vocal range, begin at a comfortable middle range and sing a ascending scale on “ah” (as in father) to your highest range.
  • Sing a major scale ascending and descending.
  • Sing two verses of Angels Holy, High And Lowly (tune Windermere, #79 in Hymns of the Church, #30 in The Mennonite Hymnal, and #573 in the Church Hymnal) at a comfortable range.
  • Sing a song of your choosing that demonstrates your vocal ability.

Please note that file size is limited to 4MB, and that your Chamber Choir application will not be processed without the audio file. On the Chamber Choir section of the application, you will be given an opportunity to upload your audio file or to choose to email the file to auditions@musiccamp.info.

How do I apply and what happens next?
  • Check the “I want to apply for Chamber Choir” box on the application form and complete the required info, including the submission your audio file.
  • Pay the $130 additional fee for Chamber Choir. This fee will be applied to tour costs.  (Students not accepted into chamber choir but attending camp will have this fee applied to their tuition or materials costs.  Students not accepted into chamber choir and not attending camp will have this fee, minus a $30 administrative fee, refunded.)
  • Submit your application by December 1, 2018.
  • You will receive a response via email regarding acceptance after December 15. Your enrollment at the camp is not dependent on your acceptance into the Chamber Choir.
  • You will receive the music and some audio files via email at least 2 months prior to camp week.
  • Communication from the conductor regarding learning the music will occur via email.

Ohio Camp

In the heart of Holmes County

Ontario Camp

A two hour drive from Niagara Falls

Virginia Camp

In the Shenandoah Valley

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