The Middle School Vocal Camp provides a diverse offering of musical experiences. All participants sing in the Foster Camp Middle School Choir, led by Associate Professor of Vocal Music Education and Musical Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Jill Campbell. This a unique educational opportunity for middle school aged students to participate in a summer choral experience. Students will attend vocal masterclasses, work in small and large ensembles, attend classes on musical theatre, and much more. The choir performs a wide variety of choral repertoire with a public performance on the final day of camp.
Dr. Jill Campbell holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kentucky where she studied choral music teacher attitudes in regard to sex-specific adolescent vocal change. She completed BMME in vocal music education, a minor in violin performance, an MM in choral conducting, and a Rank 1 in Music Education. Additionally, she earned the Graduate Certificate in Orff Schulwerk. Dr. Campbell has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and collegiate levels, and has worked in church music. Dr. Campbell was a founding director of the Lexington Singers Children's Choir and conducted with them for eight seasons.
8:00 - Breakfast
8:45 - Choral Classes/Vocal Pedagogy
10:00 - Large Ensemble Rehearsal
11:00 - Sectional Rehearsals
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Intro to Musical Theatre/Choreography
2:30 - Large Ensemble Rehersal
4:00 - Finished with Music Class
6:00-10:00 Summer Camp Recreational and Social Activities
Afternoon activities are planned each evening for the campers. Activities include, but are not limited to, tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, kickball, softball, movies, indoor/outdoor games, board games, video game tournaments, etc. We offer several afternoon activities each evening allowing students to choose their favorites.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance is available click here for information.