Summer Music Program 2016
Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2016
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!
- 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.
- 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 for an audition appointment. Register Now! Limited space available.
Day campers arrive at 8:30am
Afternoon snack (provided)
Day Campers pickup at 5:30pm
Final Concert Dates
Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, July 1st, (time and location TBD)
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 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.
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.
Print and mail to:
Summer Camp Admissions
The American Boychoir School
P.O. Box 7468
Princeton, NJ 08543