The Augusta University Choir Camp is open to rising 6th - 12th graders who have had at least one year of choir or private lesson experience. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Large Choir, attend master classes and participate in vocal chamber music which will include music ranging from classical to musical theater repertoire.
Our camp director this year is Dr. Melissa Givens who is a new faculty member at Augusta University. Dr. Givens performs on concert series throughout the United States and internationally, including recent concerts in Minnesota, Indiana, Calgary, and Houston. A champion of collaborative musical endeavors, she performs with various chamber music groups, including Conspirare: Craig Hella Johnson and Company of Voices, the 2015 Grammy© Award recipient for Best Choral Performance, and Grammy© nominated Ars Lyrica Houston. Her solo appearances on major label releases from both groups have received enthusiastic reviews and she can also be heard on her solo CD, let the rain kiss you. Dr. Givens has invited Dr. John Yarrington from Houston Baptist University to be the guest clinician for this year’s camp. He will be working with the large choir and helping out with other activities throughout the week. Dr. Yarrington has experience working with choirs of all ages in both academic and church music settings.
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (At 5 p.m. on Friday, the campers stay on campus for a pizza party after which they prepare for the concert)
Students will eat lunch together every day at the Jaguar Student Activities Center. Lunch can be purchased or campers may bring their own lunches.
The Friday evening concert is at 6:30 p.m. and is a demonstration of much of the music the campers have worked on throughout the week. The concert will be in the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the Summerville Campus and lasts approximately 90 minutes.