This summer we will be offering three exciting camps (Band, Strings, Handbells) for students interested in fine-tuning their musical skills or those wanting to learn new skills! In addition, as the culmination of the week, students will get the opportunity to perform in the Faculty and Friends Recital. This is always a perfect time to invite family and friends to enjoy an evening of music and congratulate the campers on a job well-done! NOTE: Each student may only participate in one of the three camps.
This for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments only (no piano or guitar students) Students will be working on developing good technique skills, ensemble playing skills, as well as learning some songs that will be suited for the group. They will do some unison playing to develop listening skills and some divided parts songs. Students will perform at least one song for the recital on Saturday evening. Come on out and enjoy a fun-filled week of music!!
Requirements: Grades 5-8 only. Students must have studied at least one year on a band instrument.
Instructor: Elizabeth Taylor
Strings camp will involve students in daily string instruction. Students will be engaged in method book study, rhythmic and counting activities, and basic string pedagogy and technique. Students will also be provided the opportunity to study strings musical literature and prepare for a featured recital performance at the end of the camp.
Requirements: Grades 6-8 only. Note reading on all strings of the student’s principal instrument is strongly encouraged. Knowledge of one octave scales such as (G major, D major, C major) and basic counting and rhythm is required.
Instructor: Winifred Marecheau
(Maximum of 20 participants)
“Come and ring the bells!” Students will be introduced to the art of handbells, including proper techniques in bell ringing, as well as reading music to find notes on the music staff. Students will perform for the Saturday recital to demonstrate what they have learned.
Requirements: Grades 5-8 only. Previous experience or prior knowledge of reading music is NOT required. Long hair must be pulled back and no jewelry worn during camp.
Instructor: Mrs. Vicki Scott teaches Middle School Chorus and Handbells for Elementary, Middle, and High School at Wake Christian Academy. She joined the WCA Fine Arts Department in January 2011, after working with choirs of all ages for over twenty-five years. She and her family attend Colonial Baptist Church, where she worked in Worship Ministries with Choir and Orchestra music for over five years.