The UW-Whitewater Summer Choir Camp is dedicated to providing junior high and high school musicians an excellent, week-long, concentrated musical experience. Performance opportunities in large and small ensembles will challenge students at their personal level. Students may participate in recitals and master classes, and can choose to receive private lessons from our professional staff for an additional fee. Class offerings include Broadway Vocal Techniques, Jazz Vocal Techniques, Keyboard, Music Theory, Vocal Techniques, and Dance Experience enabling students to expand their musical horizons. A balanced program of musical instruction and supervised recreational activities creates an atmosphere conducive to total learning, fun and individual growth. The Choir Camp is open to all students who will enter grades 7-12 in the Fall of 2017 as well as June 2017 graduates. This camp is available to campers who will be in grades 7-12 in Fall 2018.
Registrations accepted online until noon on 6/6/18. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.
Resident Camper: $430
Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.
Private lessons are optional and will be offered for $20 each lesson, based on availability.
Commuter Camper: $380
Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters do not eat breakfast on campus but will be provided with lunch and dinner. Commuters will be able to go to the residence halls between sessions with teammates or friends if they choose.
Group Discount: Recieve $20 off each registration when six (6) or more register to attend Choir Camp from the same school. Make sure to use promo code 6GROUP20. Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay. You will be charged $20 if less than six (6) do not attend camp from the school.
The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.
*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 5/31/18.
All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.
In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to email@example.com; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.
We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.
Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes health form, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. Each camper must complete the healthEcamper online form at least 24 hours prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. Use the email address provided to register for this camp as your user name on the healthEcamper website to avoid receiving emails from us indicating you have not completed this health form.
UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.
Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from director at the initial event meeting. More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.
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Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.
Robert Gehrenbeck is Director of Choral Activities at UW-Whitewater where he conducts the UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. He teaches conducting, directs opera and musical theatre productions at UW-Whitewater, and is also the Artistic Director of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir based in Madison. Dr. Gehrenbeck holds degrees from Indiana University, Boston University, and Macalester College.
Alena Holmes teaches music education and world music courses at UW-Whitewater. Alena began her career in her native country, Belarus, where she taught elementary music, middle school choir and worked as a musician and singer. She has also worked as a singer, musician and teacher in China, Bahrain and Italy.
Brian Nabors is the choral instructor in the Shelby School system in Ohio. He also directs the high school musicals known as Whippet Theatre. In addition to his work duties, he holds the position of Musical Director for the Mansfield Playhouse Youth Theatre, and is a frequent adjudicator and clinician throughout Ohio.
A former public school music K-12 music teacher from Milton, Lannette Calhoun currently teaches in the music department at UW-Rock County. She holds a masters degree in music education from UW-Whitewater and frequently accompanies there. She began her musical theatre career at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, MI in the 80’s, and enjoyed the opportunity to work with such greats as Tom Wopat and Lauren Graham. You can find her behind the piano of many local theaters still today. Her real claim to fame however, is through her sons Ben and Josh who currently tour with their Christian Rock band Citizen Way. Time spent with her husband, daughter and grandchildren round out her days.
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Wood has appeared in opera, concert, and recital performances across Canada, the United States, Italy and the Netherlands. She holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Western Ontario, and is completing her Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University. She is a graduate of the Opera Studio Nederland in Amsterdam, and furthered her studies at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, Accademia Europea dell’Opera, and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. Rachel is a member of the voice faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she teaches studio voice, lyric diction, song literature, and vocal pedagogy.
Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.
If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.