Kansas Mobile Camp

Music Camp is coming to Central Kansas!

When and Where

July 11-14, 2019

Pleasantview Activity Center and Pilgrim Christian School, Hutchinson, KS

Who

For the Conservative Mennonite Churches of Reno County

Children & adults ages 6 – 115

Ready to Sign Up?

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.

 

3 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, July 11, 7:30 pm

Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm

Dress Code

For classes, please wear business or dressy-casual clothes. No jeans, please. Children should follow adult dress code as closely as is reasonable. 

Women’s Program Attire: black dress, black shoes

Men’s Program Attire: black pants, white shirt, black shoes

 

Contact

Questions? Need more information? Please contact:

Cindy Peters
432-788-0072
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.

What ages can come to camp?

Children’s Camp: ages 6-14

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 provided Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Supper will provided on Sunday. 

Can I sign up as a part-time student?

There are two registration options. 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?

Children – $30

Adult Camper – $130

Mass Choir Only – $75

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 July 1. 

When does registration close?

Early Registration opens March 15 with a $10 early-bird discount!

General Registration opens April 1st and closes May 15. 

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. 

Closing Progam

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

Location: Pleasantview Activity Center

Time: July 14, time TBD

Meet Your Instructors

Anthony Glick

Anthony Glick

Bolivar, Ohio

Anthony is a music educator and composer living in Philadelphia, PA.  He is a graduate of the Teacher Apprenticeship Program at Faith Builders Training Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Eastern University.  His teaching responsibilities include directing the choir and teaching music for grades 1-8 at Pequea Christian School, coaching beginning piano students, and offering occasional music classes for home schoolers.  He loves to guide his students toward meaningful encounters with music and is constantly looking for ways to expand his knowledge and hone his craft.  Currently he is studying composition, orchestration, and arranging with Dr. David Bryant.  In addition to his musical work, Anthony is employed at a farmers’ market, where he enjoys interacting with a variety of people and composing music in his head while he works.  Besides music, he enjoys literature, running, basketball, urban exploration, coffee and conversation with his wife Jessica, and imaginative play with his son Anton.

Franklin Miller

Franklin Miller

Wilmot, Ohio

Franklin and his wife, Brittany, currently live in Wilmot, Ohio but have plans to move to their new home in Dover, Ohio this winter. They love to travel, sample quality food, and make new friends. Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus. Since 2007, Franklin has been the conductor of Minerva Community Choir which has toured internationally, and has guest conducted Kent State Chorus and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching music at Legacy Christian School in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Minerva Christian School and with a homeschool group in Minerva, OH. As chorister, he has served with Kent Presbyterian Church Choir, Sonnenberg Station, Canton Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Hope Singers, and Oasis Chorale. Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the music making process with the firm belief that music should be dynamic!

James S. Martin

James S. Martin

Versailles, MO

James is a grain trader by day and a choral missionary by night.  Born into a singing family in Lewisburg, PA, 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.  He directs the annual 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 22 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).

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.

Nolan Martin

Nolan Martin

Quarryville, PA

Nolan teaches classes in music and physical education at Faith Mennonite High School and conducts the school choir, Faith Chorale.  He graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education.  He has sung with numerous choirs including the Sharon Singers, Faith Builders Chorale, Oasis Chorale, and the Hope Singers. He enjoys reading, listening to free audio books, promoting Anabaptist thought, traveling, and playing sports. He and his wife Alena live in Quarryville, PA and attend Rawlinsville Mennonite Church.

Registration is open – sign up now!

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