SUMMER CREATIVE CHORAL CAMP
Bring your performance to life! Young singers will develop their vocal techniques and talents, along with performing and creating with rhythmic instruments, movement and story-telling. Youth choral conductor Bonny Tynch will collaborate with an expert team of Mason’s Orff music pedagogy faculty to nurture the creative spark in each child. A vibrant final performance will highlight this special integrated creative learning experience.
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Ages: 9 – 12 years
Dates: July 10 – 14, 2017
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre
Aftercare is available until 6:00 pm (M-F only) for $90/week.
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Artistic Director/ Instructor: Bonny Tynch
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Bonny holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in choral music education from East Carolina University and George Mason University, respectfully. In the summer of 2016, she was awarded the Artist-Teacher Diploma from the Choral Music Experience Institute under the direction of founder Doreen Rao . She is a frequent national presenter in vocal pedagogy and rehearsal techniques for developing choirs and in Orff-Schulwerk Pedagogy and has studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. Bonny is an enthusiastic adjudicator and clinician for choral festivals and honor choirs and passionately believes in the artistic potential of young souls. Bonny is in her seventh season as a Youth Chorus Conductor for the Fairfax Choral Society. She is the Founder and Board President of BRIDGES: Harmony through Music, a 501(c)3 organization that strives to provide quality opportunities for under served youth to be empowered through making music.
Guest Orff Instructor: Keith Hudspeth
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Keith Hudspeth is a general and choral music educator at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, where he currently teaches lower and middle school general music and directs the lower and middle school choruses. In 2007, he completed his Orff Schulwerk Certification at George Mason University and took a Level IV Master Class with Steven Calantropio. Keith is a vocal specialist, receiving his Bachelor of Music in Voice and K-12 Teacher Certification from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Rice University. Keith was a member of various American operatic young artist programs and sang professionally for regional companies before turning his focus toward music education. In 2009, he taught a Supplemental Course at George Mason with a focus on choral programming and performing. In 2016, Keith presented a middle school reading session at the ACDA Voices United.
Guest Orff Instructor: Donna Fleetwood
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Donna Fleetwood is the artistic and curriculum director of the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program at George Mason University, where she received her training. She has also taught in Orff Certification Courses in Florida, Massachusetts and Utah. She recently taught music at the Bilingual Montessori School in Paris, France and has presented sessions in France, the UK, Hong Kong and Korea. In the U.S. she has experience as a general music and choral teacher at the Oak Knoll School in Summit, New Jersey, the Saint Albans School for Boys in Washington, D.C., and 23 years in the public schools of Prince William County, Virginia. Donna has been an AOSA national conference and chapter presenter, and has completed studies at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She is a founding member of the American Center of Elemental Music and Movement.
Guest Orff Instructor: Betsy Kipperman
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Betsy Kipperman has taught general music classes and directed children’s choirs since 1998. She has taught early childhood, elementary, and middle school students in public and private schools in Maryland and Virginia. Ms. Kipperman has served on the board of the MAC-AOSA chapter in many capacities. She serves on AOSA’s National Board of Trustees as one of the Region IV Representatives. She presents workshops for local chapters, national conferences, and teaches Orff Levels I and II. Ms. Kipperman spent the 2010-2011 school year at the Carl Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria studying Advanced Topics in Music and Movement Education. She currently teaches in Washington D.C.
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