Oberlin Choristers is proud to present our annual World of Music Camp! This year's theme is:
Music of the Waters.
The World of Music Camp began in 2004 as a way to extend the learning for Oberlin Choristers entering grades 3-8 in a summer day camp. Over the past decade, children from all over Northeast Ohio have joined together for this fun, interactive, and rich learning experience that helps open their world to new cultures and musical styles.
A typical day includes singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Campers learn about language, customs, peoples, and traditions from the area of study. All of this leads to a magnificiently fun and rewarding Finale Concert at the end of the day on Friday.
$170 if registered by May 31, 2019
$195 after May 31, 2019
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Angela Bak led the Intermediate Choir from its founding in 1996 until 2002. She returned in 2008 and is enjoying directing both Dulcis Musica and Jubilate Musica. Angela is Director of Music at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lorain. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Oberlin College in 1995 and completed a Master of Music Education with a Kodaly emphasis at Capital University in 2001. She and her husband reside in a circa 1892 farmhouse in Amherst, where she may be found playing with her daughters, experimenting in the kitchen, and working in the garden.
Marie Cronje-Cox was born in Cape Town, South Africa, a country famous for its extremely rich choral culture. Marie was fortunate to sing in multiple world renowned choral groups, competing on national and international stages. She has a BMusic Degree in Orchestral Studies (percussion and piano) and a MM Degree in Solo performance from the University of Stellenbosch, SA. Marie was Principal Percussionist/Associate Timpanist and alternate keyboardist of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. After moving to the US in Dec 1998 Marie served on the music faculty of the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood from 1999-2009 and during that time furthered her percussion studies at CSU with Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to the Cantate Musica Director, she serves as Music Director of Avon United Methodist Church (organist and choir director), Music and Choral Director of HEARTS for Jesus Christ, a large home school co-op on the Westside, and is also a licensed Kindermusik instructor. Marie, a Choristers and home school mom, lives in Avon with her trombonist husband, two children, six cats and a variety of amphibians.
Mrs. Orr is in her 25th year of teaching Music. She teaches General Music to grades K-4 at Avon Lake's Redwood and Westview Elementary Schools, and also conducts the Redwood 3rd and 4th Grade Choir. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Capital University in 1992. While a student at Capital, she had the opportunity to study at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2001 Mrs. Orr received her Master of Music Education degree with a Kodály Emphasis from Capital University. She is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is a member of the American Choral Director's Association. She serves as Hospitality Chair for the ACDA Central Division Conference. (2016 and 2018). She and her husband, Craig, reside in Avon Lake with their children Caleb and Clara. Together she and her husband serve as Children’s Ministry Directors for Legacy Church in Westlake.
Michelle Swislocki teaches vocal music to grades Kindergarten – 4 at Avon Lake’s Eastview and Erieview Elementary Schools. Mrs. Swislocki has taught at the Choristers’ World Music Festival since its inception, and is also a cantor at St Bernadette church in Westlake. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2000. Mrs. Swislocki earned a Master of Music Education degree with a Kodály emphasis from Capital University in 2002, and she completed her Level I Orff certification. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of Kodály Educators, and is treasurer of N.O.C.K.A., the Cleveland area Kodály chapter. Mrs. Swislocki and her husband, Jim, live in Rocky River with their three children.
Oberlin Choristers is commited to providing our outstanding programming to all interested singers and work to eliminate finanical barriers. Through generous donations from our individual, corporate, and foundation sponsors, we are able to provide financial aid when needed.
There are many unique situations and many ways we can help. Please contact our office to find out more about what kinds of assistance is available.
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