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SFA's Music Prep to host Middle School Choir Camp

September 20, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Music Preparatory Division in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will host its annual fall Middle School Choir Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The choir camp is designed to help East Texas area middle school students learn their UIL all-region competition music, according to Pat Barnett, director of the Music Preparatory Division.

Dr. Tod Fish, associate director of choral activities at SFA, is the combined conductor for the camp. Clinicians are Charlotte Davis, adjunct faculty, soprano I; Amanda Sheriff, graduate student, soprano II; Evelyn Shaffer, graduate student, alto; Nita Hudson, lecturer of voice and opera, tenor; and Dr. Chris Turner, assistant professor of voice, bass.

Accompanists are Donna Dear, Nio Ajero, Kaden Harman, Alan Zamarron and Emma Terrell, piano, and Jonah Raychev, violin. The Music Preparatory Division's Advisory Board is in charge of arrangements. Nicole Stewart, vice-president of the advisory board, is the overall camp director.

All participants should bring Region 21 All-Region music, pencil, water and a snack. Concessions will be available for purchase during scheduled breaks. The dining hall in the Baker Pattillo Student Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost per student is $20. Registration is accepted by calling (936) 468-1291 or by email at pbarnett@sfasu.edu.