Virginia Camp

The founding location of Shenandoah Christian Music Camp, SCMC Virginia is committed to musical excellence and spiritual vitality. We welcome you to experience the beauty of God and the challenge of building musical skills, all in the picturesque setting of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Chapel. Class. Choir.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.

Schedules

Opening Weekend

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Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:30 Instructor Orientation
10:30 Instructor Brunch
12:30 Chamber Choir Registration
1:00 General Registration Opens (Sight Singing students – arrive by 2:00)
2:00 Chamber Choir Rehearsal
3:30 General Registration Closes
4:00 Supper
5:00 Camp Orientation
6:00 Introductory Classes Class I: 6:00-6:15 Class II: 6:20-6:35 Class III: 6:40-6:55
7:15 Reception
Sunday, June 2, 2019
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Worship Service
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Plenary Session
2:30 Chamber Choir Rehearsal
5:30 Supper
7:00 Community Hymn Sing

Monday - Friday

7:00Breakfast
8:00Chapel
9:05Class Period 1
Rudiments I-IV
Functional Harmony
Elementary Ed II
Secondary Methods
10:15Choir Rehearsal 1
11:30Midday Interlude
12:00Lunch
1:00Class Period 2
Sight-Singing I-IV
Leading Congregational Worship
Building A Singing Culture
Introduction to Choral Arranging
2:10Choir Rehearsal 2
3:30Class Period 3
Class Voice
Hymnology
Choral Gesture
Chamber Choir Rehearsal
4:30Free Time
5:00Supper
6:15Mass Choir

Closing Weekend

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Saturday, June 9, 2019
9:45 Chapel/Wrap Up
10:30 Brunch
11:45 Warmups
12:30 Leave for BCOB
1:00 Rehearsal
5:00 Rest
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choirs Meet
7:00 Dress Rehearsal
(open to the public)
Sunday, June 10, 2019
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Worship Service (Gym)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Leave for BCOB
2:00 Choirs Meet
3:00 Concert
5:00 Supper/Prayer Time
6:30 Concert

FAQ

How old must I be to attend Music Camp?
Virginia Camp students must be at least 18 years of age.
Should I have music training prior to attending?
No previous instruction is necessary. This camp is for anyone who is interested in taking their musical abilities to the next level. The starting place is less important than the desire to learn and the willingness to be taught. Our goal is simply to help each person attending take “the next step” forward in their pursuit of excellence.
What classes should a first-year student take?
We recommend that students begin their music study with Rudiments and Sight Singing alongside choir participation.
How many classes should I plan to take?
Due to homework assignments and the full schedule, we recommend enrolling in two classes. Due to the additional time required for rehearsal, Chamber Choir students may enroll in one class.
Will I have homework?
Homework is a regular requirement of SCMC classes. Because the schedule is full and study time is minimal, campers should plan to use one class period as a regular study period.
May I change class selections after I’ve enrolled?
Changes to class selections are permitted until April 1 for Virginia Camp, after which a $25 fee will be charged. Desired changes should be directed to the registrar via the Contact Us page. Changes requested by instructors during the camp week will incur no charge.
What choir will I sing in?

SCMC campers participate in both a mixed choir and mass mixed choir. Choir members complete a questionnaire (choir rubric) which guides the process of creating balanced choirs. Students may also participate in the Men’s and Women’s choirs if they care to do so. See the Choirs page for more details about the choirs.

How do I join the Chamber Choir?
When you complete the Application Form, check the box indicating that you wish to sign up for Chamber Choir and complete and submit the entire form. By the beginning or middle of March, you will receive a letter of acceptance or refusal. Since the Chamber Choir prepares a full repertoire of music, choir members will receive their music approximately 2 months prior to camp week. Chamber Choir members are expected to invest significant personal practice prior to arrival at camp. The Chamber Choir may tour for one week following camp. Applications must be submitted by December 1.
When is the application deadline?
Applications will be accepted through the beginning of camp as space is available. However, applications received after April 1 will incur an additional $25 fee to cover additional processing expenses. Applications received after May 1 will incur an additional $50 fee. We do not guarantee the availability of books and music for students applying after May 1.
What are my options for lodging?

Lodging for the week is available in area homes Saturday – Saturday (8 nights) at the Virginia Camp. Rustic cabins are also available. Lodging before or after these dates may be arranged upon request. If you prefer, you may arrange your own lodging.

Fees

Application Fee
Application Fees are nonrefundable, and applications will be processed only after the application fee has been received.

Early Application: $85
April 1: $110
May 1: $135 Applications are accepted through May 15. We do not guarantee the availability of books and music for students applying after May 1.

Private Registration Fee$50 Students arriving after normal registration closes on the first day of Music Camp will need to make an appointment for private registration. Students may avoid this fee by arriving on time for registration.

Tuition, Materials, & Lodging
Tuition: $330 (Due May 1)
Lodging: $90 (Due with application)
Textbooks & Music: $50-$150 (Due with application)

Textbooks and materials are available for purchase or, in some cases, rental. Exact cost will depend on the textbooks required for the classes you select and the music required for the choirs you are in.  You will be given the option of purchasing or renting your textbooks and purchasing your choir music when you complete the application.

Certificate Program
Our Certificate Program helps you plan out your studies at Music Camp.

  • The first year fee:
    • BASIC – $45 USD
    • STANDARD – $65 USD
  • The annual fee for the years until the certificate is completed is $35USD (exception for students enrolled by 2018 camps).  
  • You may choose classes yourself or ask for assistance.
  • Find more details on the Certificates page.

Certificates page.

Part-time

All fees are due with application.

  • Application Fee: $15
  • Class: $85
  • Mixed Choir: $160
  • Mass Choir: $50 (Includes music and folder)
  • Men’s or Women’s Choir: $30 (Includes music and folder)
  • Chamber Choir:  $160 (choir cost) +$140 (CC application and music cost) + tour costs

Meals are included with tuition for full-time campers. Part-time campers may purchase a meal package when filling out their application (payment due with application), or they may pay for meals purchased during the week of camp.

  • Breakfast: $5
  • Lunch: $7
  • Dinner: $8
Refund Policy
Camp Application Fees are nonrefundable.

Tuition, Lodging, Music, and Book Fees are refundable (minus 5% transaction fees) through May 1.

Through May 15, a 50% refund will be given.  No refund will be given after May 15.

If you are on the waiting list and we cannot accommodate you due to maximum enrollment, your card will not be charged.

Make Checks Payable To

SCMC Virginia, 1890 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Children’s

Camp 

Music Camp isn’t just for adults. It’s for children too! Classes, choir, games, and more are waiting for your children when they attend Music Camp.

Dress Code

The dress code can catch people by surprise, so be sure to take a good look.

The goal of our dress code is to reflect the beauty of Jesus Christ in our personal appearance. We hope to promote biblical modesty and propriety, and to enhance an atmosphere of serious and disciplined study. Please follow your local congregation’s standards wherever they exceed those of Camp.

Men, please:

  • Wear dress pants and full-button shirts with tails tucked in during the camp day. Blue jeans are allowed for recreational activities.
  • Do not wear neckties
  • Wear shoes.
  • Keep hair neatly trimmed.
Program Attire
  • Solid-colored black dress pants
  • White long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Black belt, socks, and dress shoes

Women, please:

  • Wear dresses or jumpers without slits.
  • Have sleeve lengths be a minimum of near the elbow and skirt length be at least half way between knees and ankles.
  • Ensure necklines are near the base of your neck.
  • Wear shoes or sandals (no flip-flops).
  • Cover your hair with a veiling.
Program Attire
  • Loose-fitting, solid-colored black dress (no pinstripes or pattern)
  • Hosiery and black dress shoes
  • Sleeves at or below the elbow

Chamber Choir:

  • Observe the guidelines as given on this page during the week of tour.

Early registration opens November 1

  • November 1, 2018: Early registration for previously enrolled Certificate Program students and for those applying for Chamber Choir
  • December 1, 2018: Registration for Family Package and for those 25 and older
  • January 1, 2019: General registration opens

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Family Package

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Chamber Choir

You can find details about tour plans and how to sign up for Chamber Choir on our Choirs page.

Scholarships

Several scholarships are available. For qualification and signup details, visit our Scholarships page.

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