Oberlin Choristers is proud to present our annual World Music Camp!
Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12, 2020
Lake Ridge Academy, North Ridgeville
This year's theme is: A Nordic Adventure!
$175 ($200 after May 1st)
Come with us into the mystical Nordic lands of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, and
Norway. In this week-long day camp for singers in grades 3-8, we will explore the music and
cultures of Northern Europe through song, dance, instruments, and even a smorgasbord! This fun and interactive week will conclude with a finale concert to showcase the highlights of the
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.
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 08, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
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.
Emily Capece enjoys a varied career as a conductor, singer, and teacher. An Ohio native, she is returning home after 22 years. Emily spent the last 11 years as the Artistic Director of womanSong, in Charleston, WV, and served on the faculty of the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts teaching choral and vocal music at Marshall University.Formerly, Emily has taught music at all levels, including schools in Okinawa, Japan, Fairfax County, Virginia, New York City, and Charleston. She served as a conductor with the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, the Princeton Girl Choir, and has been a frequent guest conductor and clinician for all-county and all-state choral festivals. Choirs under Capece’s direction have been invited to perform at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and have toured to Italy, San Marino, and Croatia. A certified elementary Montessori teacher, Emily has taught upper elementary, music, and humanities at several Montessori schools in Charleston.
As a singer, Emily has performed in several professional choirs, the internationally noted Spoleto Festival USA, and many regional and community theater productions in principal roles. Most recently, Emily was seen in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s 2019 production of Mamma Mia! as Donna Sheridan.
Ms. Capece completed her master’s degree in music education and choral conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and holds bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and music education from Otterbein University. She is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Educator Grant to study Mozart Operas in Vienna, Austria. She and her husband Christian have two children, Rudy and Clara.
Emily and her family are moving to Shaker Heights in early July with their dog, Henry. Emily loves all things outdoorsy, reading, drinking coffee, and traveling.
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.
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