Illinois Mobile Camp

Questions? Contact Vernon Kuhns (vckuhns@gmail.com). 

Who

Adults and children from the local Arthur Community.

When

Thursday-Sunday
April 16-21, 2018

Where

Pleasant View Church
Address
Arthur, Illinois

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Chapel. Class. Choir.

Biblical Challenge. Musical knowledge. Choral training.

Chapels, Classes & Choirs

Chapel

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.

Choirs

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
Three Children’s Choirs (Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-12)
Children’s Musical Skills 1-3 (according to grade groups above)

Rudiments

Rudiments, a study of the basic elements of musical notation, covers the “nuts and bolts” of reading written music. Content is covered in four levels. 

  • Rudiments 1 assumes no prior musical knowledge.  It is a study of the elements of basic notation, simple time signatures, note and rest values, and accidentals.
  • Rudiments 2 is a study of major scales, major key signatures, and compound time signatures.
  • Rudiments 3 is a study of intervals and minor scales
  • Rudiments 4 is a study of triads, triad inversions, and dominant seventh chords.

Enrollment in a particular level is determined by a required placement test.  Returning students who have taken a Rudiments before will automatically move to the next level unless they indicate another preference to a faculty member. The prerequisites for each level is an understanding of the material from all the previous levels.

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

Sight Singing

Sight Singing is about reading pitches and rhythms effortlessly so that they sound like a song in the way that words read fluently tell an exciting, intelligible story. 

  Music reading skills are learned through the demonstration and practice of methods and patterns. Various tips to help in sight reading will be given and exercises in class will give opportunities to practice skills.  It’s important that you get in the right level of Sight Singing, so you are neither bored nor overwhelmed. A placement test must be completed…..

Sight Singing is offered as a four-level series that begins with sight reading at its fundamental stage (one-part singing in steps) and progresses to four-part reading with leaps. Below is an overview of what is taught at each level.

Level 1
Level 2
Textbook: Levels 1-2, Essential Musicianship Book 1, Crocker & Leavitt (ISBN-13: 978-0793543298)

Leading Congregational Worship

This class examines the essential components of leading congregational singing: personal preparation, planning, clear communication of musical ideas, deportment, using the hymnal and other worship aids, and copyright issues. Participants conduct hymns and choruses in class for instructor and peer review. As this class specifically trains congregational leaders, it is open only to men.

Dress Code

Is there a dress code for Illinois Mobile Camp? Yes, there is! See more details here.

Schedule

 

Meet your Instructors

Franklin Miller

Franklin Miller

Dover, Ohio

Franklin, Brittany, and Willow love to travel play board games, sample quality food, and make new friends. When he is not in front of a choir, he loves to smoke meat, entertain guests, and make his daughter and fun-loving wife laugh!  Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus.  Franklin is the conductor of Minerva Community Choir, Voice of Light Chorale, and has guest conducted the Ohio Men's Choral Festival, Kent State Chorus, and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching grades 1-12 music and choir at Legacy Christian School and Gospel Haven Academy as well as private voice lessons.  As a chorister, he has sung with various choirs and is currently serving as the East-Central Chair for the Ohio Choral Directors Association.  Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the rehearsal process with the firm belief that music making should be inspiring, God-honoring....and fun!

Franklin Miller

Franklin Miller

Dover, Ohio

Franklin, Brittany, and Willow love to travel play board games, sample quality food, and make new friends. When he is not in front of a choir, he loves to smoke meat, entertain guests, and make his daughter and fun-loving wife laugh!  Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus.  Franklin is the conductor of Minerva Community Choir, Voice of Light Chorale, and has guest conducted the Ohio Men's Choral Festival, Kent State Chorus, and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching grades 1-12 music and choir at Legacy Christian School and Gospel Haven Academy as well as private voice lessons.  As a chorister, he has sung with various choirs and is currently serving as the East-Central Chair for the Ohio Choral Directors Association.  Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the rehearsal process with the firm belief that music making should be inspiring, God-honoring....and fun!

Franklin Miller

Franklin Miller

Dover, Ohio

Franklin, Brittany, and Willow love to travel play board games, sample quality food, and make new friends. When he is not in front of a choir, he loves to smoke meat, entertain guests, and make his daughter and fun-loving wife laugh!  Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus.  Franklin is the conductor of Minerva Community Choir, Voice of Light Chorale, and has guest conducted the Ohio Men's Choral Festival, Kent State Chorus, and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching grades 1-12 music and choir at Legacy Christian School and Gospel Haven Academy as well as private voice lessons.  As a chorister, he has sung with various choirs and is currently serving as the East-Central Chair for the Ohio Choral Directors Association.  Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the rehearsal process with the firm belief that music making should be inspiring, God-honoring....and fun!

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