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JUNE 26 - JULY 1, 2017 | Monroe, Louisiana

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About the Camp

What if your student came out of this summer with greater musicianship? What if that also showed them how to better imitate their Heavenly Father? What if they could do all this without feeling like it was work? Sound good so far?

Enter Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp, a unique opportunity for students age five through graduated seniors to refine their music skills in fun and fulfilling ways. Students will work on singing, dancing, music theory, Bible, and more as they prepare for a final concert and folk dance. That last part is a bit of fun for the whole family too!

As the Triune God sings and makes music over His creation, we will grow more and more into His likeness when we seek to be joyful music makers in the ways we are able. Rather than be music consumers only, how about some practice as music creators! Don’t miss out on this unique music camp.

The theme of the camp and concert music will focus around a theme set by our conductor, Dr. David Erb. Each day the students will gather at 8:30am for morning prayer and singing, followed by an exhaustingly fun schedule of singing, Bible, folk dancing, and games. 5 year olds through 4th grade students will conclude at noon and 5th-12th will go until 3pm. Questions can be directed to Jarrod Richey at jrichey@auburnavenue.org

Music Leadership

A team of Christian, Kodály inspired music educators.

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Dr. David Erb
MASTER TEACHER / Conductor
David Erb holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Erb earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1997.
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Jarrod Richey
CAMP DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
Jarrod Richey received his bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech before completing his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at University of Louisiana at Monroe. Mr. Richey recently completed his Kodály certification at Wichita State University.
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Anne Hilleke
Elementary Kodály Music Instructor
Anne Hilleke is finishing a piano degree at Belhaven University. She is in the middle of her Kodály music certification through the University of Tennessess at Chatanooga. Anne is in her third year of working with music campers.
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Sarah Davis
Early Music Instructor
Sarah Davis is a talented pianist and organist from Springfield, MO where she teaches music and piano at Ozarks Academy. She is finishing her Kodály music certification from Wichita State University. This is Sarah's third year to work with the youngest music campers.
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Melissa Keaster
Early Music / Administrative Assistant
Melissa Keaster is on staff at Geneva Academy where she co-teaches the general music classes each week. Melissa received her Bachelors of Music degree from University of Louisiana at Monroe. This is Melissa's second year on the music camp staff.

Camp Schedule

Classes Monday through Friday.

Folk Dance = Friday Night, June 30, 2017 - 5-8pm.
First United Methodist WEST MONROE (GYM)

Final Concert = Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 11am
(Geneva Academy/Highland Park Baptist)

Onsite Check-in begins Monday, JUNE 26, 2017 at 8:00AM

Campers Through 4th grade end at 12noon each day.
5th grade and older end at 3pm each day. They need to bring a cold sack lunch and snack each day.

Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp is partnered with

Music Literacy for Everyone!

Training students to read, write, and sing music regardless of career aspirations.

In a day and age when music and the arts are relegated to extracurricular activities, Christians must work extra hard to train themselves and their children in the joy of music and singing.

Beyond a Joy of Music: Giving your children the music training you never had is a short article that gets to the heart of why the Jubilate Deo Music Summer Music Camp was founded.

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Jubilate Deo Music Camp

Highlights and Images from 2016

Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp is not just about giving children something to do during their summer break. It's about instructing them in what it means to be skillful singers who understand the blessings of singing and making music.

Jubilate Deo is the only camp of its kind in the south where music literacy is paired with a biblical understanding of music and singing.

Registration

Five year-olds through entering 4th graders are Half-day campers and their fee is $75 for the week which includes a camp T-Shirt. Entering 5th graders through graduated seniors are Full-day campers and their fee is $90 for the week and also includes a camp T-shirt. Again this year there is a revised fee scale that offers flat rate discounts to large familes registering 3-6 children. This discount works out to 30 to 55 percent depending on how large the family registering. Also, scholarships are available and are given out by the director, Jarrod Richey after request and consultation.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We are at capacity for 2017. Email the director if you are interested and someone backs out ahead of time.