Summer Music Institute

choir camp

SH Choir Camp (Grades 9-12)

Date: June 14-19, 2020 - Schedule

Cost: $550

Supervised Commuter (w/ meals) — $65 discount
Unsupervised Commuter (w/o meals) — $135 discount

Camp Director: Dr. Brian J. Winnie


Choir Camps are designed to challenge, encourage, and inspire students of all proficiency levels by providing a wide range of instructional and performance opportunities. Our master teachers will help students build a foundation of fundamental skills in music reading, vocal production, stage presence, diction, and basic musicianship skills through rehearsals, master classes, special enrichment sessions, and performance.

Camp Director: Dr. Brian J. Winnie
Accompanist: TBA
Section Leaders: TBA


SH Choir Camp Director: Dr. Brian Winnie

winnieBrian J. Winnie, D.M.A., is the Director of Choral Activities at Western Illinois University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting & choral literature courses, and conducts the University Singers. An active festival conductor and adjudicator, Dr. Winnie has been artist-in-residence in Ekaterinburg, Russia and has worked with festival choirs throughout the United States. He has presented topics on 21st century choral/vocal pedagogy and bridging the gap between classical and contemporary vocal technique at State NAfME, State & Regional ACDA, and International Conferences. Dr. Winnie has published articles in the Voice and Speech Review, Choral Journal, ChorTeach, and is editor and contributing author to "The Voice Teacher's Cookbook," published by Meredith Music Publications.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Winnie served as Director of Choral Activities & Voice, and chair of the music department, at Southwestern College (Kansas); was the Artistic Director of the community-based choirs ChoralSounds and VocalSounds Northwest (Seattle); and taught for seven years in public education at both middle and high school levels. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous awards including "Exemplary Teacher Award" at Southwestern College, "Outstanding Young Conductor Award," presented by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and was nominated for the “Excellence in Teaching Award” at the University of Washington.

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