Junior High Chorus

July 8-14, 2018

For students completing grades 6 – 8

Designed for junior high vocalists, the primary focus of this program is developing individual musicianship through a choral ensemble setting. Classes include full ensemble and sectional rehearsals, music theory and appreciation, group voice lessons, conducting, and musicianship.

Sopranos: apply as early as possible as enrollment is limited.

Here is what a typical day in the Junior Chorus Program will look like:

  • 8:00- 8:40 am:  Sectionals
  • 8:45- 10:00 am: Full Rehearsal
  • 10:15- noon:  Choral Electives
  • Noon- 1:00: lunch
  • 1:15- 2:10 pm:Ensemble Rehearsal
  • 2:00- 3:35 pm:Full Rehearsal
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Electives
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner and evening activities
  • 10:30 pm- lights out
  • Click Here for Program Cost.

    Conductor:
    Dr. Bridget Sweet, University of Illinois

    Bridget Sweet is Assistant Professor of Music Education at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. After completing her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Western Michigan University, Dr. Sweet enjoyed a successful tenure as a middle school choir teacher for nearly ten years. Her interests in adolescent music education intensified during her Masters and Doctoral programs in Music Education at Michigan State University, which contributed to her research focused on characteristics of effective and exemplary music teachers. Prior to her work at the University of Illinois, Dr. Sweet was Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she taught music education courses and coordinated the music student teaching program. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Sweet teaches music education pedagogy, including choral methods and literature, middle-level general music methods, graduate courses in music education, as well as a course focused on the development of healthy
    practices for all musicians.