The Eureka College Summer Choral Camp (formerly the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Summer Choral Camp) was created in the summer of 2000 to meet an important need in Central Illinois – a summer music program that would provide young singers with additional vocal/choral training and opportunities to meet and socialize with other students who possess similar musical interests.
The choral camp, hosted on the beautiful and friendly confines of Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, is an extremely busy week as campers are immersed in individual, small ensemble and large group instruction. Afternoon recital performances and discussions, led by professional vocalists, are also held every afternoon directly after lunch. These performance and subsequent discussion experiences are extremely valuable for the campers because they not only have the opportunity to hear talented singers but also the opportunity to dialogue with the professional artists. The camp concludes with a Grand Finale Concert held on the last day of camp. To here a sample of the music performed at the 2014 Grand Finale Concert, please Click Here =>Kawoumo Wan Gi Pi (Water Song)
Though the week is packed with valuable instruction and hard work, there is also plenty of time in the late afternoon and early evening for fun and games. The evening events are not only a fun way to relax but also provide campers and staff with opportunities to learn more about each other. Some of the scheduled evening activities include an evening of karaoke, a music trivia competition, a talent show, an ice cream sundae social and a video scavenger hunt.
Here are a few slides from the 2014 Summer Camp…
As the success of the Summer Choral Camp continues to spread throughout Central Illinois, enrollment continues to increase. However, it’s our desire to remain a more intimate camp where opportunities for individual and small group instruction are the norm rather than the exception. To maintain this instructional uniqueness, this camp is limited to between 50-60 campers, with acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone wishing additional information about this camp should reach Dr. Joe Henry, Camp Director and Professor of Music, Eureka College, Eureka, IL 61530 or at 309-467-6397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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