Choirs

Training to sing 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 three (3) songs at the final program. Part-time students may also enroll on a first come, first served basis.

Ohio CampAnthony Glick, Franklin Miller, Daniel Yutzy

Ontario CampWendell Glick, Cameron Streicher

Virginia CampWendell Glick, Ivan Godoy, Ryan Kimberlin

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 join, per availability at a given camp location.

Ohio CampLloyd Kauffman

Ontario CampNolan Martin

Virginia CampFranklin Miller

Treble Children's Choir

This choir rehearses twice daily and participates in the final program. Opportunities vary; look for more information for Children’s Camp at a specific location.

Ohio CampRegina Brubaker

Ontario CampGwendolyn Good

Virginia CampGwendolyn Good

Youth Choir

This choir rehearses twice daily and participates in the final program. Opportunities vary; look for more information for Children’s Camp at a specific location.

Ohio CampSarah Sommers

Ontario CampSarah Sommers

Virginia CampJeff Swanson

Women's Choir

Optional.  Sign up to sing!
This choir rehearses once a day in the late afternoon or early evening and sings 2-3 songs at the final program.

Ohio CampNot offered in 2023

Ontario CampRosemary Eberly-Lebold

Virginia CampNot offered in 2023

Men's Choir

Optional.  Sign up to sing!
This choir rehearses once a day in the late afternoon or early evening and sings 2-3 songs at the final program.

Ohio CampNot offered in 2023

Ontario CampCameron Streicher

Virginia CampNot offered in 2023

Chamber Choir


Conductor: 
Wendell Nisly

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 three (3) sessions of vocal coaching before coming to camp.

The application fee for the 2023 Chamber Choir is $150.

When and where is Chamber Choir touring in 2023?

The SCMC Chamber choir will tour in 2023. Singers will need to pay tour costs. Details TBD.

What is the repertoire for Chamber Choir this year?

The 2023 Chamber Choir repertoire will include the 2022 selections (see list below) as well as some new choral pieces and songs from Into His Presence.

“Sing Joyfully” – William Byrd

“Amazing Grace” – early American melody arr. Leland Sateren

“Cantate Domino” – Josu Elberdin

“I Will Love My God Again” – Wendell Glick

“Peace I Leave With You” – Philip Young

Who can apply for Chamber Choir?

Anyone who is willing to invest in personal and musical growth. Prior experience in music instruction and singing is recommended.

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

Participation in Chamber Choir requires  a minimum level of competence in music fundamentals as follows:

  • Sight singing (equivalent of SCMC Sight Singing 2) 

  • Rudiments (equivalent of SCMC Rudiments 3)

  • Voice training (equivalent of SCMC Class Voice or at least three private lessons)

  • 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? Yes! 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 an 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 of your audio file.

  • Pay the $150 additional fee for Chamber Choir. (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 February 15, 2023.

  • You will receive a response via email regarding acceptance after February 28. 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.

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