FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Operating under the motto, “Preach the Word, Reach the World,” the primary goal of Southwestern’s School of Church Music is to reach the world by training young men and women to be professional musicians who will share their musical testimony throughout the world. This summer, the school will expand its training to high school students through the 2014 Music Camp, June 16-20.
Open to high school students seeking to use their musical abilities to further God’s kingdom, Music Camp is designed to enrich young musicians musically, spiritually and professionally. The camp, led by School of Church Music faculty members including Leo Day, Jill Sprenger, David Thye, and many others, will comprise daily private lessons in voice, piano or organ, as well as classes in music theory and worship.
Specifically, singers will study diction, movement and acting, while pianists and organists will study pedagogy and participate in mini-classes covering topics such as technique, Baroque dance, sight reading, and chamber music. Additionally, all students will participate in joint master classes and a choral ensemble.
Music Camp will conclude with a recital allowing students to showcase skills they have learned throughout the week. In addition to education and training experiences, students will also participate in supervised extracurricular activities and excursions on campus and around the Fort Worth area.
High school students interested in participating can register online at swbts.edu/musiccamp. The cost is $200.