Kansas Mobile Camp

Music Camp is coming to Central Kansas!

When and Where

May 26-29, 2022

Pleasantview Activity Center &
Pilgrim Christian School
Hutchinson, KS

Who

For the Conservative Mennonite Churches of Reno County*

Children & Adults ages 8-115

*April 1, registration open to individuals out of the area.

Questions?

Contact: Sheri Nisly
Phone: (620) 615-2954
centralkansasmusiccamp@gmail.com

Registration has closed.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Classes. Choirs. Chapel.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.

Classes

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. All students will take placement test for Sight-Singing.

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.

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.

Class Voice

An introduction to the concepts and practices of healthy tension-free singing. Areas of study will include developing controlled breathing, phonation that is neither pressed nor breathy, focused resonance, and crisp articulation. Students will sing for, analyze, and critique each other.

Children's Musical Skills

When we first start school, we learn about letters, how letters form words, and how words form sentences. In musical skills class, we do the same thing – only with music. Students will learn about notes, rhythms, rest, pitches, and how they all fit together to form a song. Learning how music works will strengthen their choir experience as they get skills to help them read unfamiliar music.

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.

 

Two Adult Mixed Choirs

Adult Mass Choir

2 Children’s Choirs

Choir

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.

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

Thursday, May 26, 7:30 PM

Friday, May 27, 7:30 PM

Dress Code

For Classes:
MEN. Please wear full-button shirts, tails tucked in, with dressy/casual pants. Keep hair neatly trimmed.
WOMEN. Wear loose-fitting dresses or dressy tops and skirts (no slits, please) with sleeve lengths at least halfway between shoulder and elbow and skirt length below knees. Necklines should be near the base of your neck. Cover your hair with your church-prescribed veiling.
CHILDREN. Please follow the adult dress code as closely as is reasonable. Do not wear t-shirts with logos or writing, please. For program attire, if black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.

Program Attire: Women, please wear a black dress with black shoes. Men, please wear black pants, white long-sleeved dress shirt, and black shoes.

 

Contact

Questions? Need more information? Please contact:

Sheri Nisly
(620) 615-2954
centralkansasmusiccamp@gmail.com

FAQ

Who is this camp for?

This Mobile Camp is specifically for the following congregations: 

Center, Cedar Crest, Arlington, Prairie Chapel, Word of Life, Plainview, and Cornerstone.

April 1, registration open to individuals out of the area, as there is availability.

What ages can come to camp?

Children’s Camp: ages 8-14

Adult Camp: ages 15-115

Mobile 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 are provided for full-time adult students.

Can I sign up as a part-time student?

You can either sign up to be a full-time student, or you can sign up for Mass Choir only. 

How much does camp cost?

Child/Youth Camper (ages 8-14): $50

Adult Camper (age 15+): $150

Mass Choir Only: $75

PLEASE NOTE: Food costs are not included in the above prices.

Do I have to pay right away when I sign up?

You do not have to pay the full amount when you sign up. You can choose to make only a deposit payment (half of full cost). The rest of the payment will automatically be charged to you on May 10.

When does registration close?

Registration opens March 15 and closes April 28. 

Is any lodging provided?

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

Is childcare available?

Childcare is available for children under age 8 whose parents are full-time or mass choir only students. The cost of childcare is $15/child per day.

Can I get a refund?

In the event of a cancellation, 50% of your tuition fee will be retained to help with the cost of processing your application.

Student Learning Files

Closing Program

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

Location: Pleasantview Activity Center

Time: Sunday, May 29, 7:30 PM

Meet Your Instructors

Anthony Glick

Anthony Glick

Philadelphia, PA

Anthony has been around schools in some capacity for most of his life, drawn by his love of reading, music, and learning.  He graduated from the Teacher Apprenticeship Program at Faith Builders and from Eastern University with a bachelor of arts in music. He finds great fulfillment in being part of the vibrant learning community at Philadelphia Classical School, where he is employed as gym teacher, choir director, and office assistant. When he’s not at school, he enjoys coffee and conversation with his wife Jessica, playing with his three children, composing and arranging music, reading and discussing books, playing basketball, running, and exploring his adopted hometown of Philadelphia.

Wendell Glick

Wendell Glick

Meadville, PA

Wendell is a composer and music educator with a particular interest in contemporary hymnody and choral music.  He has been an instructor at Western University, Faith Builders Educational Programs, the University of Toronto Scarborough, Calvary Bible School, and Shenandoah Institute for Music and Art, and holds degrees in music composition from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus, 2008), the University of Toronto (MMus, 2010) and Western University (PhD, 2016).  In addition to music composition and itinerant teaching work, Wendell finds employment in music arranging, editing, proofreading, and consulting.  He enjoys model trains, tree houses, aviation, Lego bricks, rainy days, puzzles, and life with his beautiful wife Janelle and their four lively children.

James S. Martin

James S. Martin

Barnett, MO

James is an advocate for the singing witness of the Mennonite tradition. He works in business management for a small IT company and, on the side, enjoys teaching and writing about the role of singing in the community. He taught junior high and high school level music and other subjects in Mennonite schools in PA and TX for thirteen years before relocating to central MO where he resides currently. He directs the Midwest Mennonite Men’s Chorus events, as well as various local choir projects, and has led congregational worship regularly for over two decades. His chief musical interest hovers around the successes and struggles in Anabaptist congregational singing. His lovely wife, Keri, has sweetly endured these things for 25 years, helping him raise their five children and fresh vegetables, but always taking time to enjoy the best books and art with him. James and Keri are members at Ridgeview Mennonite (PMC).

Nolan Martin

Nolan Martin

Quarryville, PA

Nolan taught music and directed the Faith Chorale at Faith Mennonite High School for twenty years. He is now employed as a software developer, but enjoys opportunities to sing and teach music on the side. He graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Music Education. He has sung with numerous choirs including the Sharon Singers, Faith Builders Chorale, Oasis Chorale, and Hope Singers. He enjoys reading, listening to audio books, promoting Anabaptist thought, traveling, and coaching volleyball and basketball. He and his wife, Alena, live in Quarryville, PA with their one daughter, Carita. They attend Rawlinsville Mennonite Church where Nolan serves as pastor.

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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