Summer Smarts Workshop HS Choir


Dr. Stephen Hodge 
UT Department of Music


Monday August 6, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday August 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT

Add to my calendar 


University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts 
Towerview W and W Rocket Dr
Toledo, OH 43606

Driving Directions 

University of Toledo College of Visual and Performing Arts

Registration Deadline: July 27

Sing, sing, sing!  Improve your vocal technique, sharpen your sight reading skills and explore choral singing in a wide variety of ensembles in this music choir camp and workshop for choral singers going into grades 8 – 12. Led by choral director and professor Stephen Hodge, the workshop concludes with a choral concert featuring the pieces explored during the week.

Participants in this workshop will spend their time singing in a variety of choral settings (large mixed-voice, small ensembles, etc.) as well as taking classes in group voice, music theory and sight-reading. Students entering grades 11 and 12 and planning to pursue voice training in college will have the opportunity to take private voice lessons as well.  There will also be daily recital/showcases that include special topic presentations on such things as vocal technique and stage movement.  The workshop will culminate in a choral concert featuring both the combined voices of all participants and a showcase of 3-5 solo performers, to be chosen by audition during the week.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is intended for students grades 8 - 12 with some experience in choral singing.

Basic Schedule
Monday-Thursday, August 6 - 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We break from 12 noon to 1 p.m. each day and lunch is included. Concert is Thursday, August 9 at 8 p.m.

Registration & Check-in
Registration Dealine: July 27. Payment must be made by the start of the workshop. Register today by clicking the registration link at the bottom of this page. You can also register multiple participants (up to 8) from the same school at the same time if you so desire. Check-in for the event is Monday, August 6 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the UT Center for Performing Arts (main campus).

During the workshop, parking is provided free of charge. Parking passes at UT are now electronic. Information about your vehicle is provided to campus police and entered into a data base. Once you are in the data base, you do not need to display a parking pass and may park anywhere on campus where students can park. To use UT handicapped parking you must also display the handicapped parking placard. When you register, you will need to provide the following: Make, Model, Year, Color, State, License Plate #, and Indicate if you have a Handicapped placard. Have this infromation handy when you register.

Parents of students under age 18 must complete and sign the Permission/Medical Consent form, which permits students to participate, provides emergency medical info and authorizes treatment of the student in the event of an emergency. Download the PDF form.

$230 (cost includes daily lunch)

This workshop is not available for college credit.

Online payment:   When you register, you have the option to use a credit card. Visa, MC, Amex, & Discover or PayPal are accepted.
Checks:   Make check payable to UT College of Visual and Performing Arts.

CANCELATION NOTE: In the unlikely event that enrollment in this workshop does not meet its minimum requirement of participants, it will be cancelled. All monies paid by registered participants will be fully refunded. If a participant chooses to cancel his or her registration prior to the event, they will receive a refund of any money paid.

We look forward to having you join us!