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Summer Choir Camp


July 7-9, 2021

McKendree University - Lebanon, Illinois

Open to high school students

Limited space available!

Fee: $75 Includes:

    • Lunch Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

    • Dinner Friday

    • Camp T-shirt

    • Sheet music

$25 Non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to secure a spot in the camp. Remaining $50 due by July 1.

Please mail checks to:

McKendree University

c/o Dr. John McDonald

701 College Road

Lebanon, Illinois 62254

Please make checks out to McKendree University with "Choir Camp" in the memo line


Schedule (subject to change):

Wednesday, July 7

9:30am Registration

10:00am Rehearsal

12:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm Masterclass

2:00pm Rehearsal

4:00pm Dismissal


Thursday, July 8

10:00am Rehearsal

12:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm Masterclass

2:00pm Rehearsal

5:00pm Recital (students may audition to perform in this solo vocal recital)

6:00pm Dismissal


Friday, July 9

10:00am Rehearsal

12:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm Masterclass

2:00pm Rehearsal

5:00pm Dinner (provided)

6:00pm Choral Concert


COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

    • All participants must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times
    • Rehearsals will take place in Bothwell Chapel with participants spaced at least six feet apart
    • Industrial air purifiers will run in Bothwell Chapel throughout all rehearsals
    • Rehearsal breaks will allow time for air turnover in the chapel
    • Dining will be done outdoors (weather permitting) Indoor dining due to inclement weather will abide by Illinois Department of Public Health and Safety guidelines
    • Participants must complete answer a self-check survey at the start of each day and will also have their temperature taken upon entering the chapel
    • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available at each entry point to the chapel
    • Thursday's recital and Friday's concert will be livestreamed in addition to a limited amount of guests attending in-person

Items needed:

    • Water bottle (drinking fountains will be turned off)
    • Binder and music (provided at registration)
    • Pencil
    • Recital Concert attire (only for those selected by audition): Dress clothes (Long dress or long skirt with dress blouse, Dress pants and collared shirt with tie)
    • Choral Concert attire: Concert black (Long black dress, long black skirt with black tights or hose, black dress pants, black blouse, black long-sleeved button-down collared shirt, black dress socks, black closed toe dress shoes)


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Questions? Email Dr. John McDonald