Intermediate Orchestra playing a Concert

Intermediate Orchestra

  • Conductor: Allen Probus
  • Schedule: 8am – 3:00pm
  • Cost: $190

The Intermediate Orchestra performs challenging repertoire to develop campers’ ensemble skills and musicality. During the week, campers can voluntarily challenge each other to improve their seat position. Intermediate campers should be comfortable shifting and be able to play for several hours each day.

  • Orchestra – Orchestra practice is the highlight of each day. Campers work together under the direction of Allen Probus to prepare several pieces for the Friday night concert. Music is sent out the end of May so that campers can learn their parts ahead of time. By the time camp starts, everyone should be ready to work on musicality and ensemble. While the initial seating is determined through a video audition, students can voluntarily challenge each other during the week to improve their seat position.
  • Sectionals – Each day, the four sections of the orchestra meet separately to work with a faculty member on challenging spots in their orchestra music.
  • Chapel – Three times throughout the week, the entire camp gathers to hear preaching from the Scriptures. Uplifting congregational singing and testimonies from the staff complete these key sessions.
  • Theory – Campers are divided into four different theory classes based on a placement test. The classes are tailored to students’ individual needs with emphasis ranging from scales and key signatures to chordal analysis.
  • Choir – In addition to studying their musical instruments, campers also have a brief opportunity to develop their voice by singing together to the Lord (Psalm 96:1).
  • Masterclasses – After the normal schedule on Thursday, faculty members offer one on one lessons for violin, viola, cello, and piano. Students can participate by taking a lesson on an instrument of their choice or by observing their peers’ lessons.

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