Choral Camp

“I LOVE camp! Why can’t this be all year?”

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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
The following are the most up-to-date health & safety policies for our 2021 Choral Camp and must be adhered to by all staff, campers, and parents/guardians. All policies and procedures are based upon the recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of California and recommendations from the local government as well as peer organizations. This information is not comprehensive and may be adjusted at any time based on new recommendations.

If we are not able to hold Choral Camp, full refunds will be offered. There will not be a virtual alternative.

Before beginning Camp, all participating students, staff, and guest artists are required to submit EITHER proof of completed COVID vaccination or proof of a COVID-negative PCR test dated within 1-3 days of the first day of Camp.

  • 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.
  • Social distancing protocols and capacity limits on rooms will be strictly followed.
  • All students will undergo a daily temperature check and self-assessment questionnaire.

If guidelines change before the start of camp, registered participants will be notified by e-mail.
Full details of our Health and Safety Guidelines can be found here.

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 June 15!

Refunds
Please email molly@pacificchorale if you decide that you are unable to attend Choral Camp.

Until July 1 – all tuition and deposits fully refundable
July 1- July 15 – tuition refundable minus $50 deposit
After July 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, mens or women’s 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?
For 2021, we will be at Fullerton Free Church, 2801 N Brea Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835

What about parking?
Parking at Fullerton Free Church is FREE!

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?
In past years, we have had a public showcase performance on the last day of camp. However, because of the pandemic, we will instead record a video which will be published shortly after camp is over so that you can share it with your friends and family.

Learn more about our  featured faculty:

Chris Ppetersoneterson 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!

Patricia Prunty, Bill Cunliffe.All That Jazz, Concert Under the Stars.

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 Operetta chamber group at Camp.

goodrichmarkMark 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 Crescenta Valley High School and Arrowbear Summer Music Camp, and is part of the Adjunct Faculty at CSUF. Tammi will conduct the women’s choir at this summer’s camp, in addition to teaching theory and devising super-fun breakout activities.

Grant RohrGrant Rohr (aka “The Rohrchestra”) has worked as a professional keyboardist for over 40 years, playing nationally and internationally for musical theater, opera, dance, and choir. He can play anything!

Na-Young MoonNa-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.

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