Summer Music Program 2016
Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2016
Experience one week of summer boychoir camp, singing with other boys ages 8-12 who love to sing, and come from across the United States to unite their voices in song!
Come sing with the nationally respected choral directors, ride the official American Boychoir Tour Bus, and play traditional summer camp games/sports.
- Choral Training - Campers will unite with boys from across the United States to prepare and present an outstanding concert at the close of the camp experience. Boys will sing in an auditioned treble choir, and will study with three nationally respected choral directors: Litton Lodal Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Director of Vocal Studies Fred Meads, and Director of Admissions and Recruitment Melissa Malvar-Keylock. Singers will explore and improve their vocal skills in Small Group Vocal Instruction classes, along with daily group choir rehearsals. This is an auditioned treble choir experience, so singers will be heard by American Boychoir directors to confirm their pitch skills and range.
- Music Theory - Singers will develop and deepen their musical understanding and reading skills through rigorous sight-reading and ear training, base on the Kodály Method.
- Tour Bus and Photo Shoot - The American Boychoir Experience includes a trip on “Gus the Bus,” the same bus that carries The American Boychoir around the country each year. The bus trip culminates in a photo shoot to take this precious memory home with them. This picture will help the boys always remember their new singing friends from camp, and their amazing time at camp.
- Summer Camp Games and Choir Singing Fun - Our boychoir camp alternates choir rehearsals with fun summer camp games and activities. The amazing camp counselors fill each minute with fun and traditional summer camp games, so the boys fall asleep happy and exhausted. At the end of camp, boys rave about their new friends, the awesome singing, the delicious cafeteria food, and the fun games.
Interested boys must audition to participate in this unique experience and one-of-a-kind opportunity.
Call (609) 751-1945 for an audition appointment. Register Now! Limited spaces are available.
Day campers arrive at 8:30am and pickup is at 5:30pm. Lunch and snacks are provided for all day campers. All meals and snacks are included in the cost for boarders.
Brunch for parents and visitors on Friday, July 1st
Final Concert Friday, July 1 Free and Open to the Public, details to be confirmed.
Summer Music Camp Program Staff
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 world'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 Kodály Institute at Capital University in Columbus, OH.
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 Kodály 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.
Print and mail to:
Summer Camp Admissions
The American Boychoir School
P.O. Box 7468
Princeton, NJ 08543