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Summer Choral Arts Week

UNF Summer Choral Arts Week: July 15 - 20, 2024

Join together with likeminded music-makers on the beautiful University of North Florida campus in one of four participation tracks: Student Vocal Artist, Community Vocal Artist, Conducting Fellow or Auditor.

July 15-20      UNF Choral CampStudent Vocal Artists (Ages 16+) 

July 18-20      Conductor’s Studio: Community Vocal Artist, Conducting Fellow or Auditor 

Click the tabs below to find out more about our participation tracks and view last year's schedule. Continue to check this page to view an updated program schedule and the camp registration link in March 2024! 

Camp Director: Dr. Cara Tasher

Email: cara.tasher@unf.edu

Phone: (904) 620-3839

 

Pricing

UNF CHORAL CAMP for 16+ (July 15-20)

STUDENT VOCAL ARTISTS: $350

Student Vocal Artists are High School Juniors and Seniors seeking an intensive opportunity to develop new skills in a safe and supportive environment. With opportunities to work with UNF Vocal Arts Faculty Dr. James Hall and Dr. Cara Tasher, as well as, guest clinicians, Joey Martin and Coty Raven Morris, on both solo and choral singing techniques. The Student Vocal Artists will be guided by current UNF voice students as they go through training sessions, daily activities, and rehearsals, until we say farewell with a combined recital with the Conductor’s Studio.

 

Student Vocal Artists will:

  • Attend sessions on diction, vocal exercises, body awareness, sight reading, audition techniques, expressive singing and more
  • Rehearse new repertoire with faculty and conducting fellows
  • Explore the beautiful UNF Campus with current UNF students
  • Participate in leadership and social activities
  • Enjoy daily lunch on-campus
  • Receive music and T-shirt (included in fee)
  • Sing in Saturday Conductor’s Studio Recital
  • On-Campus housing available for students age 18+ upon request at: https://www.unf.edu/housing/guest-interns/index.html
  • Optional private piano or voice lesson add-on (Price TBD in person)*

Tuition is non-refundable and includes the price of music, t-shirt, daily lunch, and instruction. Early bird pricing is $350 per student until June 2nd. After that date, tuition will increases to $450 per student. Registration closes to all Student Vocal Artist applicants on June 15th. 

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available, applications are due before June 2nd.

Conductor's Studio for ages 18+ (July 18-20)

CONDUCTING FELLOWS: $395 

Conducting Fellows are music educators, church musicians and college/graduate level conducting students seeking an intensive opportunity to develop new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Scholarship applications are due June 30th.   

 Conducting Fellows will:

  • Be assigned a faculty mentor
  • Receive repertoire assignments at least one week in advance
  • Enjoy daily lunch together with their cohort
  • Attend seminars on body awareness, vocal pedagogy, score study and more
  • Participate in conducting masterclasses
  • Sing in the ensemble while not conducting
  • Perform three times on the podium with HD video footage
  • On-Campus housing available upon request at https://www.unf.edu/housing/guest-interns/index.html
  • Optional private piano or voice lesson add-on (Price TBD in person)*

  Tuition is non-refundable and includes the cost of music, one-on-one instruction, daily lunch, t-shirt, and building fellowship with fellow conductors and choral music enthusiasts. Early Bird tuition has been extended until June 25th, after which tuition increases to $475. Registration closes on June 30th.  

*Contact Greyson Dickason Greyson.m.dickason@gmail.com if interested in a private piano or voice lesson add-on, and you will be placed on our contact list for scheduling and pricing.

CONDUCTING AUDITORS: $150.00 

This participation level is for those wishing to learn new conducting skills without adjudication and follow at a lower intensity.  

Conductor Studio Auditors  will: 

  • Receive repertoire, folder and t-shirt onsite
  • Enjoy daily lunch together with their cohort
  • Observe masterclasses for singers/conductors 
  • Sing in rehearsals and final concert if desired 
  • On-Campus housing available upon request at https://www.unf.edu/housing/guest-interns/index.html
  • Optional private piano or voice lesson add-on (Price TBD)*

  Tuition is non-refundable and includes the price of music, t-shirt, daily lunch, and instruction. Early Bird pricing is $150 until June 15th. After June 15th, tuition increases to $200, and closes to all applicants on June 30th.  

*Contact Greyson Dickason Greyson.m.dickason@gmail.com if interested in a private piano or voice lesson add-on, and you will be placed on our contact list for scheduling and pricing.  

COMMUNITY VOCAL ARTISTS: $150.00

Experienced singers in church and community choirs are invited to participate in the Summer Vocal Artists program from Thursday through Saturday, with optional afternoon rehearsals earlier in the week.   

Community Vocal Artists will:  

  • Attend various seminars pertaining to choral singing
  • Rehearse new repertoire with faculty and conducting fellows
  • Sing in Saturday’s Conductor’s Studio Recital
  • Enjoy daily lunch on-campus
  • Optional M-W afternoon rehearsals (please notify Greyson Dickason if you wish to attend any optional rehearsals by July 1st)
  • On-Campus housing available upon request at https://www.unf.edu/housing/guest-interns/index.html
  • Optional private piano or voice lesson add-on (Price TBD in person)*

Tuition is non-refundable and includes the price of music, t-shirt, daily lunch, and instruction. Early Bird pricing is $150 until June 15th. After June 15th, tuition increases to $200, and closes to all applicants on June 30th.

 *Contact Greyson Dickason Greyson.m.dickason@gmail.com if interested in a private piano or voice lesson add-on, and you will be placed on our contact list for scheduling and pricing.

Student Vocal Artist Schedule

Monday, July 10, 2023 (High School Pride)

9:30 am – 10:00 am                            Welcome

10:15 am – 11:00 am                          Small Group Voice

11:05 am – 11:45 am                          Diction

11:45 am – 12:15 pm                          Scavenger Contest

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm                            Lunch (Osprey Café)

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm                              Audition Techniques

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm                              Rehearsal

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm                               Q&A with UNF Mentors

Tuesday, July 11 (Tie-Dye Tuesday)

10:00 am – 11:00 am                          On Singing

11:00 am – 12:00 pm                          Sightsinging

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm                            Lunch (Osprey Café)

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm                              Trivia (2403)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm                              Tech/Diction

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                              Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 12 (Wacky Wednesday)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm                          Just Dance

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                            Lunch (Osprey Café)

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm                              Voice Masterclass

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm                              Tech/Diction

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                              Rehearsal

5:00 pm                                                Social Activity TBD

Thursday, July 13 (Throwback Thursday)

10:00 am – 11:00 am                           On Singing

11:00 am – 12:15 pm                           Sightsinging

12:15 – 1:15 pm                                   Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                              Outdoor/Indoor Activity

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm                              Rehearsal (with Faculty)

Friday, July 14 (Osprey Pride)

10:00 am – 11:45 am                          On Singing

11:00 am – 11:45 am                          Singer Seating (SA, then TB)

11:45 am – 12:30 pm                          Rehearsal

12:30 pm – 1:15pm                             Firehouse Sub Box

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm                              Seminar

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm                             Conducting Masterclass

Saturday, July 15 (Flattering/Tasteful Black)

10:00 am – 10:30 am                          Activity

10:30 am – 11:00 am                          Concert Day Warmup

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                          Dress Rehearsal

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                              Culminating Recital

Saturday Recital attire is hip/flattering professional black with a splash of a solid color.              

Conductor's Studio Schedule

Thursday, July 13, 2023

8:30 am – 9:00 am                         Check-in (Fine Arts Center Lobby)

9:00 am – 9:50 am                         Welcome & Introduction (1404)

10:00 am – 11:00 am                     Score Study and Mentor Meeting

11:00 am – 12:15 pm                     Rehearsal Pedagogy (2403)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                       Lunch (Osprey Café)

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm                         Individual Work (Lobby, 2403)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                         Connecting Warmups to the Repertoire (1404)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                         Rehearsal with Faculty (1404)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm                         Artist Wellness (1404)

Individual Work: Identify a challenge for your assigned piece and create an exercise to incorporate into your rehearsal. Write out your timed rehearsal plan and set a goal.

Friday, July 14

9:00 am – 9:50 am                         Pedagogy for All Voices

10:00 am – 10:50 am                    Working rehearsal with pianist (1404)

11:00 am – 11:45 am                    Seating the sections within the ensemble

11:45 am – 12:30 pm                    Rehearsal with Vocal Artists (1404)

12:30 pm –1:15 pm                       Lunch (Firehouse Subs)

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm                        Seminar

2:30 5:00 pm                             Afternoon Session: Masterclass

5:30 pm                                         Social (BJ’s in the Town Center)

Individual Work: Review your video footage and practice in the mirror.

Saturday, July 16 (All sessions in the Recital Hall)

9:00 am – 9:50 am                        Wrap-up Session, Q & A

10:00 am                                       Planning the Day-of-Show (logistics/anticipation)

10:30 am                                       Day-of-Show Vocal Warmup

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                    Dress Rehearsal

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                      Lunch (Osprey Café)

1:30 pm                                         Small Group Mentor Meetings

2:00 pm                                         Culminating Recital (open to the public)

*Attire is hip/flattering professional black. Consider your professional video image desires.

 

Community Vocal Artists Schedule

Monday, July 10 (optional)

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm                              Rehearsal (1404)

Tuesday, July 11 (optional)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                              Rehearsal (1404)

Wednesday, July 12 (optional)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                              Rehearsal (1404)

Thursday, July 13 (Throwback Thursday)

9:30 am – 10:00 am                            Meet the Conductors (1404)

10:00 am – 11:00 am                          Group Voice (1420)

11:00 am – 12:15 pm                          Sightsinging

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm                            Lunch at Osprey Café

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                              Session w/CRM (1404)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm                             Rehearsal (with Faculty)

Friday, July 14 (Osprey Pride)

10:00 am – 11:00 am                          Group Voice, TB/SA (1420)

11:00 am – 11:45 am                          Singer Seating (SA, then TB)

11:45 am – 12:30 pm                          Rehearsal

Lunch                                                  Firehouse Sub Box

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm                              Seminar w CVA TBD

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm                             Conducting Masterclass

Saturday, July 15 (Flattering/Tasteful Black)

10:00 am – 10:30 am                          Session with TBD

10:30 am – 11:00 am                          Concert Day Warm Up

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                          Dress Rehearsal

12:30 pm 1:45 pm                               Lunch at Osprey Café

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                              Conductor’s Studio Recital

Saturday Recital attire is hip/flattering professional black with a splash of a solid joyful color. No shorts or flipflops please.

Summer Camp Waiver

Click the link below to access the Acknowledgelment, Indemnity, Waiver and Release of Liability for Participation in a Univeristy of North Florida Event for Minors form. 

Summer Camp Waiver