Showchoir Camp

SoEx 2018

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The Southern Experience Showchoir & Choral Camp
June 10-16, 2018 | Hattiesburg, Mississippi

The Southern Experience Showchoir & Choral Camp is a week dedicated to showchoir, dance, choral, and contemporary a cappella music.  SoEx features nationally recognized choreographers, vocal clinicians, and music educators and is open to teachers, future music educators who are college-age, junior high students who are entering 7th grade (at least 12 years of age), and high school students (including graduating seniors). 

Camp Features and Highlights

-       Two high school and one junior high showchoir groups

-       Student Talent Show and Teacher/Staff Talent Show

-       Advanced Dance and Contemporary A Cappella Ensembles (by audition)

-       Special interest sessions and dance workshops

-       Nationally recognized choreographers, vocal clinicians, composers, and arrangers

-       Inspirational leadership ideas and audition tips

-       Fashion and Style Show

-       Six days and six nights of instruction

-       Evening activities and social events

-       Performances by Spirit of Southern and the Southern BelleTones

-       Final concert and performance

 

Teacher/Future Educator Features

-       Music reading sessions of current showchoir & standard choral literature

-       Interest sessions on a variety of topics, including showchoir, contemporary a cappella, and concert music

-       Beethoven & Company Music Store on site

-       Teacher Show including choreography and choral singing

-       Costuming ideas and networking opportunities

-       Continuing Education Units available (additional on-site cost)

  

FUTURE MUSIC EDUCATORS – WE WANT YOU!
Are you a student at a community college or four-year university/college who is studying to be a choir/showchoir director?  If so, come take advantage of reading sessions, costuming ideas, and networking with other professionals in your field and with our SoEx clinicians.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
If you need continuing education credits, we will be offering them (generally these range from 5.5 to 5.8 CEUs) at Camp. Payment is due at Check-In on June 10.

 

TENTATIVE CAMP SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 10, 2018

1:30-4:00 p.m. – Check-In, showchoir placement, and Contemporary A Cappella

auditions

            4:15 p.m. – Advanced Dance Ensemble auditions

5:15 p.m. – Dinner

            7:15 p.m. – Welcome Concert

            8:15 p.m. – Opening rehearsal

            9:15 p.m. – Camp Orientation/Social Event

Monday through Friday, June 11-15, 2018

     Students

            7:00-8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

            8:15-11:45 a.m. – Vocal and choreography rehearsals with breaks

            11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Lunch

            1:00-1:30 p.m. – Choral rehearsals

            1:30-2:30 p.m. – Special interest sessions

2:30-5:15 p.m. – Vocal and choreography rehearsals with breaks

            5:15-7:00 p.m. – Dinner

            7:00-8:30 p.m. – Vocal and choreography rehearsals with breaks

            8:30-9:30 p.m. – Special interest sessions, concerts, and performances

            9:30-10:30 p.m. – Social events

            10:30 p.m. – In residence halls

            11:00 p.m. – Lights out/room check

Saturday, June 16, 2018

            7:00-8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

8:15-11:30 a.m. – Final rehearsals and preparations

            11:30 a.m. – Lunch and packing

            1:00 p.m. – Final Performance

 

THE SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE SHOWCHOIR & CHORAL CAMP 2018 FEES

Full Registration – Meals and Room (multi-occupancy) provided

  • $599 on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2018
  • $655 after May 10, 2018

Commuter – Registration and Meals only (no dorm room or dorm access)

  • $529 on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2018
  • $585 after May 10, 2018

Registration ONLY – No meals, dorm room, or dorm access

  • $389 on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2018
  • $445 after May 10, 2018 

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – JUNE 1, 2018

  • Early Registration must be accompanied, at minimum, by a non-refundable deposit of $175
    • Should you choose to pay the deposit only, there is an additional service fee of $11.81
    • You are welcome to pay in full with no additional service fee
    • Final payment due by June 1, 2018
    • No refunds will be made after May 10, 2018
    • We will accept registrations until we have reached capacity

 Register now!

EDUCATORS ONLY:

Discounts are available for bringing groups of students and for recruiting a teacher/future educator who has not attended SoEx (one discount maximum per person):

$75 off the Full Registration fee for bringing five to nine students

$150 off the Full Registration fee for bringing ten students or more

$100 off the Full Registration fee for recruiting an Educator/Future Educator who has not previously attended The Southern Experience

 

THE SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE STAFF AND CLINICIANS

(Photos above each name and title)

 

Jonathan Kilgore                                             Gregory Fuller

Camp Director                                                Camp Director

Associate Director of Choral Activities         Director of Choral Activities

The University of Southern Mississippi       The University of Southern Mississippi

 

Belinda Runnels

Choral Activities Secretary

The University of Southern Mississippi

 

Denton Carney                                               Katie Dicicco

Clinton, MS                                                    Dallas, TX

 

Tom Gerking                                                   Brian Johnson

Sloan, IA                                                         Council Bluffs, IA

 

Nick Johnson                                                  Annette Layman

Lexington, KY                                                 Durham, NC

 

David Sackschewsky                                      Scott Thorne

Grand Island, NE                                            Homewood, AL

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Jonathan Kilgore

The University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive #5081

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

jonathan.kilgore@usm.edu

601.266.6931

www.usm.edu/choirs

www.facebook.com/SouthernExperienceShowchoirCamp