All-State Prep One-Day Choral Camp
August 1, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Cost: $45
For students entering grades 9–12
Prepare for All-State. Practice for your best. Northwestern's All-State Prep Choral Camp is a one-day intensive workshop to help prepare you for the 2019 Iowa All-State Chorus competition. The day camp is a convenient opportunity to get a jump start on learning the All-State music in sectional and full ensemble rehearsals without missing other commitments. Learn from top college music directors and alongside other musically gifted, motivated high school students.
|8:30 a.m.||Registration (DeWitt Music Hall)|
|9:00 a.m.||Rehearsal (sectional work and full ensemble)|
|12:30–1:30 p.m.||Lunch (on your own)|
|4:30 p.m.||Final run (parents and teachers welcome)|
Learn from Northwestern College music faculty and other guest conductors with many years of choral experience.
Dr. Thomas Holm
Professor of Music; Department Chair
Conductor, Sioux County Oratorio Chorus
A member of Northwestern's faculty since 2000, Dr. Holm teaches a wide variety of choral, vocal and music history courses in addition to directing choral ensembles. He also conducts the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus. Dr. Holm was on sabbatical for the 2016–17 academic year teaching courses at a university in Taiwan, as well as directing various choral and instrumental ensembles and offering workshops and master classes in choral methods and conducting techniques.
Professor Corky Koerselman
Instructor in Music
Professor Koerselman teaches vocal pedagogy for Northwestern's music department. A Northwestern graduate, he earned a master's degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University and has more than 30 years of music teaching experience, most recently as the vocal director at Sibley-0cheyedan High School, where his vocal jazz group was selected as Class 2-A state champions at the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships.
Professor Susan De Jong
Director, Women's Choir
Susan De Jong, adjunct faculty member at Northwestern, is the director of Women's Choir and group piano classes. She also directs the Chamber Orchestra at Dordt College, maintains a private lesson studio, and frequently serves as an adjudicator and conductor for choir and orchestra festivals and contests. De Jong holds a bachelor’s degree in K-12 choral and instrumental music education from Dordt College and a master’s degree in Instrumental Music Education from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago.
All participants must bring the All-State Choral Music. Contact your high school music instructor to get your music before camp.
2019 All-State Choral Festival materials will be available online: westmusic.com/allstate
Complete your registration online or download the registration form to mail to Northwestern.