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 is Dr. Melissa Givens who is an assistant professor of music 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 will be joined by other choir directors and instructors who will share their talents with the students during the week of camp.
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Early drop off and late pick up will be available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Friday 9 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)
(Early drop off available at 8:00am)
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 students 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.
Augusta University Music Conservatory
1120 15th Street, FAC A-6
Augusta, GA 30912