“I LOVE camp! Why can’t this be all year?”
Who wouldn’t want to spend their summer with FUN, FRIENDS, and MUSIC? Spend 5 days with a high-energy group of students who love to sing, learning from professionals who know how to develop stronger musicians. Every day includes performance by guest artists, voice lessons, and singing cool music in lots of different styles. The week finishes strong with a final concert for family and friends. Choral Camp is particularly great for students who are considering majoring in music, choir section leaders, or anyone who wants to be a better singer! Presented in association with Cal State Fullerton. Financial assistance is available for students who qualify.
Choral Camp FAQs
COVID Health and Safety
In accordance with Cal State Fullerton’s vaccination policy and legislation expected to take effect on July 1, 2022 requiring vaccines for all 7-12 graders enrolled in public school, proof of COVID vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is required for registration for Choral Camp. For a form to request a medical or philosophical exemption, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Masking will be optional as long as Orange County’s community transmission remains in the green, “low” category. If the county escalates to the medium tier, masks will be required at all times for indoor activities, which will include daily choir rehearsals. For outdoor activities, masks will be optional as long as social distancing is maintained. Find out the current status here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
If guidelines change before the start of camp, registered participants will be notified by e-mail. If we are not able to hold Choral Camp, full refunds will be offered. There will not be a virtual alternative.
Cost, payments and financial aid
Camp fees are $325. Financial aid is available to qualifying students using the financial aid application which is part of the registration form. We can also set up installment plans. Don’t forget that you can get a discount by completing your registration by May 15!
Please email molly@pacificchorale if you decide that you are unable to attend Choral Camp.
Until June 1 – all tuition and deposits fully refundable
June 1- 15 – tuition refundable minus $50 deposit
After June 15 – no refunds
In the case that Camp is canceled due to renewed pandemic restrictions, all payments will be refunded in full.
What is the schedule like?
Every day goes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each camp day includes mixed choir, Soprano-Alto or Tenor-Bass choir, class voice, music theory, electives, performances by guest artists, and other fun activities.
What about lunch?
Each student should plan to bring a lunch every day. Our lunch break is not long enough for students to go off campus, and there are no food purchase options on campus.
Where, exactly, does camp take place?
In the Clayes Performing Arts Center on the Cal State Fullerton campus.
What about parking?
Parking in the Nutwood garage is $10 a day. Parking after 5 p.m. is free, just in time for our Friday performance!
What should I wear?
It’s summer, and we are casual! So wear whatever makes you comfortable. Each student will receive a camp t-shirt to wear at the final performance. On Wednesdays, we wear pink — it’s a Choral Camp tradition!
Is there a performance?
Yes! We will have a free public performance on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Invite everyone you know.
Learn more about our featured faculty:
Chris Peterson leads the choral music education program at CSUF, and also conducts the Titan Men’s Chorus and University Singers. He is also an international barbershop superstar! He conducts the All Camp choir and Tenor-Bass choirs, as well as leading a barbershop elective.
Patricia Prunty is a wonderful soloist and teacher, equally at home with classical and musical theater repertoire. She will teach class voice and also the Classical chamber group at Camp.
Mark Goodrich is an internationally sought-after voice teacher and coach, and also a fabulous tenor. He is the voice area coordinator for CSUF and teaches the Musical Theater chamber group at Camp.
Tammi Alderman is director of Choral/Vocal Music at Temple City High School and Arrowbear Summer Music Camp, and is part of the Adjunct Faculty supervising student teachers at CSUF. Tammi will conduct the Soprano-Alto choir at this summer’s camp, in addition to teaching theory and devising super-fun breakout activities.
Na-Young Shin is the choir director at Santiago High School and a first-call accompanist throughout the county. She is a regular collaborator with Long Beach Camerata and Pacific Chorale.
David Bergstedt is a staff collaborative pianist at Cal State Fullerton, where he accompanies the choirs and vocal studios.