Junior High Chorus
July 12-18, 2020
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.
- For students completing grades 6-8.
- Resident - $700 (tuition, room and board)
- Commuter - $500 (tuition and lunch only)
On Opening Sunday, each student will take a voice-placement audition with one of the choral section leaders. The purpose of this audition is to place you in the appropriate section (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) and to determine your placement in one of the chamber ensembles.
Typical Junior Chorus Daily Schedule
- 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
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.