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Kolob Canyon String Camp
Class Descriptions:

Core Curriculum

Technique/Warm-up: 

This group class (made up of cello, viola, and violin together) is part of the core curriculum and will center around Suzuki repertoire and technique-building exercises. Every curriculum student will have this class for their first hour. Clinicians will rotate daily so that each group gets a chance to work with the various styles and expertise of visiting clinicians. 

Performance Repertoire:

This group class is part of the core curriculum and will involve polishing two pieces to be performed at the final concert.  These pieces will be chosen according to level and will be posted online so that students can purchase the necessary pieces and learn them before string camp.

Masterclass:

This small group class is part of the core curriculum. Three to four students attend this class together and bring a piece to be played for their small group. Each student will get one-on-one time with the teacher every day of the week for the sake of developing their chosen piece. As our mission is to cultivate connection and community, this class will help students to develop and perform a piece for their small KCSC community in a Friday masterclass concert to be performed in front of the concurrent masterclasses of their assigned hour (appx. two to three classes). This is optional, but highly recommended as an opportunity to connect with one another and to practice performing. 

Dalcroze:

This group class is part of the Minuet I core curriculum. Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses movement, a non-verbal form of communication, to teach music, a non-verbal art. Feeling musical concepts in our bodies improves our ability to store and recall musical information. The teacher continually improvises, stimulating students to develop the habit of being present, flexible, and aurally engaged. Many activities involve working with others, which nurtures ensemble skills— and ensures a fun class!

Chamber:

This small group class is part of the Minuet II and Concerto-Level core curriculum. Each chamber group will have the opportunity to work with one of our clinicians to develop their musical communication and introduce students to the fun of chamber music. Pieces will be selected and sent through email to students who are participating in chamber class. It is recommended that the Minuet II curriculum students be somewhat fluent with their sight-reading so that they will feel comfortable in their chamber class.

Enrichment

Art:

This class will dive into shapes, color mixing, collage, printmaking, and clay! Students will do several projects with pastels, watercolors, acrylic paint, clay, paper, and collaging materials. They will learn about texture, size, balance, two- and three-dimensionality, and negative space. Through exploration and play, students will hone fine motor skills, make creative choices and grow in art appreciation. Each age group will be working on projects suited to stretch their talents and abilities! Age group break-down will be as follows: 3-6 years old; 7-11 years old; 12+.

Choir/Singing:

Students can develop a sense of community and strength through working as an ensemble. This class provides students with basic choral techniques and teaches students how to follow a choir director while having fun and creating music together with their peers.In addition to using voice, classes may incorporate body percussion and small instruments. Classes will be broken down into age groups. For ages 5+.

*If you have students younger than 5-years-old who would like a singing class, please reach out--we may create a pre-school section depending on interest level. 

Dalcroze:

Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses movement, a non-verbal form of communication, to teach music, a non-verbal art. Feeling musical concepts in our bodies improves our ability to store and recall musical information. The teacher continually improvises, stimulating students to develop the habit of being present, flexible, and aurally engaged. Many activities involve working with others, which nurtures ensemble skills— and ensures a fun class! Sections will be arranged by age. For ages 3+.

Juggling:

Students will have tons of fun in our juggling class which leads to improved hand-eye coordination, and helps students develop perseverance and goal-setting. For ages 8+.

Juggling balls can be purchased at camp for $10 per set.

Ukulele:

This beginning ukulele class will teach the basics of the instruments, basic strumming, and chords. Students will learn to play in a group setting and have fun seeing how chords fit as accompaniment with familiar songs. For ages 7+. 

*Students will need to bring their own ukulele.

Yoga:

As musicians, we need to care for our bodies, and build the connection between our mind and our muscles. Yoga is a wonderful way to do this. Come learn how to connect your body to your breath, use your breath to calm your mental jitters before performances, and learn how yoga is the perfect compliment to every musicians practice. For ages 7+.

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