Summer Music Programs 2014


The American Boychoir Experience

Dates: June 29 - July 5, 2014



For boys ages 8-12 only! Experience one week in the life of an American Boychoir student without the academic classes! This professional experience in choral training culminates in a Tour Bus event and traditional summer fun, sports, and swimming too!

THE MUSIC

  • Choral Training - learn and perfect repertoire with Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director of The American Boychoir that is consistent with that of a typical American Boychoir concert. Boys will explore and improve their vocal potential in Small Group Vocal Instruction classes. Campers must have un-changed voices.
  • Music Theory - campers will improve their skills in sight reading and ear training based on the Kodaly Method.
  • Tour Bus and Media Event - The American Boychoir Experience includes a trip on 'Gus', the same bus that carries The American Boychoir around the country each year. The bus trip culminates in a professional photo shoot.

THE FUN

  • Summer Camp Fun - lots of swimming, sports, and activities! Just like Camp Albemarle, the mornings between classes are filled with outdoor playground games and fun group activities. Afternoons are spent swimming, playing team sports and doing crafts.

Interested boys must audition to participate in this unique experience and one-of-a-kind opportunity. Call (609) 924-5858 ext. 634 for audition appointment. Register Now! Limited space available.

THE SCHEDULE

Day campers arrive at 8:30am
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon snack (provided)
Day Campers pickup at 5:30pm

Brunch for parents and visitors on Saturday, July 5th, 9:00am

Final Concert Dates
Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, July 5th, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Summer Music Camp Albemarle

July 6 - July 19, 2014



A co-ed music camp for children ages 7-14.

THE MUSIC

Choruses - Camp Albemarle choruses have earned this acclaimed summer program a reputation as one of the nation's finest. Explore the fundamentals of healthy and artistic singing techniques and perform music of many different cultural traditions spanning an entire millennium.

  • Campers age 11-14 are in the Albemarle Chorus and choose between participation in the Musicianship Training Program or the Small Group Vocal Instruction Training Program (ages 12-14).
  • Campers ages 7-10 are in the Albemarle Junior Chorus and the Musicianship Training Program.

Musicianship Training Program - Participate in creative music-making utilizing the methods of Orff, Kodaly, and Gordon using Orff instruments (pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments, recorders).

Small Group Vocal Instruction Training Program - Optional for ages 12-14. Groups of four work with experienced vocal instructors to explore their vocal potential and increase confidence in singing accurately from a notated score.

THE CONCERTS

All campers participate in two concerts every session. At the Friday Night Concert, campers in the Musicianship Training Program demonstrate their improved understanding of music theory on the Orff instruments.

The Saturday Morning Choral Concert showcases the Albemarle Chorus, the Albemarle Junior Chorus and Small Group Vocal Training students. The program is followed by a reception and good-byes.

THE FUN

Camp Albemarle is a crash course in games, fun, and general silliness! We work hard; we play hard! Mornings between classes are filled with outdoor playground games and fun group activities. Afternoons are spent swimming, playing team sports and doing arts and crafts. And don't forget the Albemarle Olympics!

In the evening, boarding campers play campus-wide games including Capture-the-flag, Mission Impossible and Stronghold, perform in lip-sync contests, go bowling and play in our own live-action game of Clue! On weekends we take trips to the beach, the zoo, the movies and baseball games. Fun all day until lights out!

THE SCHEDULE

Day Campers arrive at 8:30am
Mornings are filled with Musicianship Training, Small Group Vocal Instruction and Choral rehearsals.
Lunch (provided)
Afternoons bring choral rehearsals, swimming, arts and field sports.
Afternoon snack (provided)
Day Campers pickup at 5:30pm
(Day campers do not attend on weekends and boarders must remain on campus for the weekend).

Final Concert Date
Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, July 19th, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Summer Music Camp Program Staff

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Litton-Lodal Music Director of The American Boychoir and Music Director of The American Boychoir Experience
As Litton-Lodal Music Director, Mr. Malvar-Ruiz has toured with The American Boychoir to most of the continental united states, as well as internationally. He has prepared the choir for performance with some of the word's top orchestras including the N.Y. Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw in some of the most illustrious venues in the country including Carnegie Hall. Mr. Malvar-Ruiz has prepared the choir for performances at the 77th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony, for a world premier with Sir Paul McCartney and at the nationally televised U.S. Open Tennis Woman's Finals. A highly sought after guest conductor, lecturer and clinician, he has conducted ACDA honor choirs, at OAKE national conventions and at the 2005 World Children's Choir Festival in Hong Kong. Mr. Malvar-Ruiz received his master's degree in choral conducting from The Ohio State University and is an instructor in the master's program in music education at the Kodaly Institute at Capital University in Columbus, OH.

Fred Meads
Director of Vocal Studies and Training Choir Director of The American Boychoir, Music Director of Summer Programs
As Director of Vocal Studies, Fred Meads conducts the young choristers of the Training Choir and teaches private voice instruction and music theory to all the students at The American Boychoir School. Mr. Meads served as founder and Artistic Director of the Fort Wayne Children's Choir from 1999-2009. He received his bachelor's degree in music education from Ithaca College, NY, his master's degree in choral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has completed three levels of training at the Kodaly Institute of Capital University in Columbus, OH. As a sought after children's conductor, he was recently guest conductor for the Indiana Children's All-State Honor Choir.

Kerry Heimann
Assistant Music Director of The American Boychoir
Dr. Kerry Heimann joined the music staff of The American Boychoir in 2004. In addition to accompanying, his other duties include developing and assiting with a comprehensive music theory curriculum. Dr. Heimann earned his doctoral degree in harpsichord and early music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also received his bachelor's and master's degrees in organ performance from the University of Illinois.


Registration Forms

Print and mail to:
Summer Camp Admissions
The American Boychoir School
75 Mapleton Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

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