Lancaster Mobile Camp

At Terre Hill Mennonite High

 

Music Camp is coming to Lancaster County!

When and Where

June 8-13, 2021

Terre Hill Mennonite High School
1416 Union Grove Rd
Terre Hill, PA 17581

Who

Children (7-15) and adults from local churches, and other Pennsylvania residents

The community is welcome to attend evening sessions

Final Program

Sunday, June 13, at Terre Hill Mennonite High

Afternoon: 3:30 PM

Evening: 7:00 PM

  • Registration is open for all Pennsylvania residents!

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Classes. Choirs. Chapel.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.

Classes

Rudiments

Basics Class: Teaches the basics of notation and sight singing, paced for beginners.
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.
Rudiments 3: Intervals – a study of intervals and minor scales.
Rudiments 4: Chords – a study of triads, triad inversions, and dominant seventh chords.

Sight Singing

Sight Singing aims to help you read new music. Students learn various tips to help in sight reading, and have opportunities to practice skills through class exercises.

Sight-Singing is divided into Levels 13. You should choose the Sight Singing level that corresponds to your Rudiments class level. If at camp you find this is too high or low for you, you can switch classes.

Congregational Workshop

This workshop involves practicing singing skills as a congregation. It will strengthen your congregation’s singing ability while introducing important musical concepts and hymn book skills that will help grow your church singing. All students will attend congregational workshops, which are also open to the public.

Leading Congregational Worship

This class examines essential components of leading congregational worship. It teaches practices of song leading and an understanding of leading in worship. Things you may learn are how to plan your worship, communicate musical ideas clearly, and use your hymnal. 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.

Choral Gesture

The conducting gesture is the primary means of communication with and through the choir. A brief review includes conducting patterns for complex and irregular meter, free rhythms and subdivided beats. The primary focus includes developing additional technical and interpretive aspects of conducting, and exploring the role of a conductor in evoking both sound and meaning from the choir. Prerequisite: a basic working knowledge of conducting including common beat patterns, simple and compound meter, and basic gesture-related communication (tempo, dynamics, etc.).

Elementary Ed

How can learning music be fun? Age appropriate activities, folks songs, and games taught with the Kodaly method make class engaging. Adult students will role-play as grade-school students, participate in discussions, and receive tips for lesson planning. You are encouraged to observe Children’s Skills classes (2:30-3:30).

Elementary Ed 1 (Grades 1-3): Rhythm up to Eighth note pairs, Tie and slur, Conducting patterns of 2 & 3. Melodic Concepts including pentatonic scale, aural and visual pitch identification

Elementary Ed 2 (Grades 4-6): Rhythm up to dotted quarter/eighth pairs, prep beat, simple & compound meter. Melodic Concepts up to major & minor scales, absolute pitches on treble clef.

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 class into practice.

3 Adult Mixed Choirs

These are choirs with men’s and women’s voice parts. Each student will be assigned to a mixed choir.

Mass Choir

All students can participate in the mass choir, as well as community members who aren’t taking other classes.

Children’s Choir

Youth Choir

 

Choir

Chapel

Chapel is both a time of worship and a time to strengthen your ability to worship in singing.

In chapel, we reflect on the meaning of worship as it is taught in Scripture and we respond to God in love and obedience. At the same time we practice worshiping God. Chapels help to orient the focus of camp around what really matters: God’s presence and his kingdom.

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

Chapel: Tuesday-Friday, June 8-11, 4:30 PM

Dress Code

Men: Please wear full-button shirts, tails tucked in, with dressy pants. No jeans, please. Keep hair neatly trimmed.

Women: Wear dresses or dressy tops and skirts (no slits, please) with sleeve lengths at least halfway between shoulder and elbow and skirt length below knees. 

Children: Please follow adult dress code as closely as is reasonable. Do not wear t-shirts with logos or writing, please. 

Program Attire: Women, please wear black dress with black shoes. Men, please wear black pants, white shirt, and black shoes. Children, follow the adult guidelines. If black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.

Contact

Questions? Need more information? Please contact:

Rod Martin
rodmartin@martinwater.com

FAQ

What ages can come to camp?

Children’s Camp: ages 7-15

Adult Camp: ages 16-116

Mobile Camps are for the entire church body, young and old, at any level of experience.

What meals are provided at camp?

Suppers will be provided. Some lunches will also be provided. Bring a pack lunch to the first day, and further plans will be announced.

How much does camp cost?

Children – $95 (family discounts for multiple children are offered on a case-by-case basis)

Adult Camper – $295 + textbooks

Mass Choir Only – $95

After March 15th, only partial refunds are available (all but $100 for full-time adults and all but $50 for others). After April 15th, no refunds are available.

How will I pay for camp?

You will pay right away in the application with credit/debit card, or with a check made out to

Rodney Martin
117 Bridgeville Rd
East Earl, PA 17519

Is any lodging provided?

Since this camp is primarily for the local community, there are no lodging options provided.

Closing Progam

All choirs will present the pieces they’ve learned. 

Location: Terre Hill Mennonite High

Times: Sunday afternoon 3:00 and 6:30

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