June 9-15, 2013
The Eureka College Summer Choral Camp was created in the summer of 2000 to meet an important need in Central Illinois – a summer music program that would provide young singers with additional vocal/choral training and opportunities to meet and socialize with other students who possess similar musical interests.
The choral camp, hosted on the beautiful campus of Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, is an extremely busy week as campers are immersed in individual, small ensemble, and large group instruction. Afternoon recital performances and discussions, led by professional vocalists, are also held every afternoon directly after lunch. These performance and subsequent discussion experiences are extremely valuable for the campers because they not only have the opportunity to hear talented singers but also the opportunity to dialogue with the professional artists. The camp concludes with a grand finale concert held on the last day of camp.
The Summer Choral Camp provides campers with a comprehensive and accelerated choral learning experience including participation in both large and small ensembles, voice classes, private voice studio, music reading, music history, and music theory. As part of the curriculum, campers will study and perform the All-State audition pieces as a means to help students prepare for fall IMEA auditions.
June 10-14, 2013
Maestro David Commanday, Artist in Residence at Eureka College, directs the program and the orchestra, joined by a faculty of Heartland Festival Orchestra’s principals, who will coach and play side-by-side in the orchestra for the final performance.
Every day’s schedule includes string orchestra, sectional, and small group rehearsals – Special classes in sight-reading, technique and healthy playing habits, theory, and history to be offered. Afternoons include social and recreational time. Resident campers stay in double rooms in the new, state-of-the-art Ivy Residence Hall on the Eureka campus, with wi-fi, common rooms, filtered water, and full security features. Strings students will have a chance to get know students in the Eureka College Choral Camp and Shakespeare Theater program as well.
String-playing students from 7th through 12th grade are welcome.
Session 1: Midsummer Night's Dream June 10-14, 2013
Session 2: Julius Caesar June
Session 3: Richard III June
Holly Rocke and Marty Lynch, professors of theatre at Eureka College, direct the program and the productions, including a performance of the play at the end of the week, and will be there with you for the final performance.
Every day’s schedule will include full acting, production, and text analysis training – Classes in Alexander Technique, theory, and history will be offered. The afternoons will include social and recreational time. Resident campers will stay in double rooms in the new, state-of-the-art Ivy Residence Hall on the Eureka campus. There will be opportunities for musical and social interactions with students of the Eureka College Choral Camp and Orchestra students as well.
All students from rising 9th through 12th grade are welcome.
June 17-21, 2013
Our summer art program provides three unique opportunities using the historic facilities on the campus of Eureka College! This community specializes in small classes with individual attention from qualified instructors who are working artists themselves.
Our new solar-etching workshop introduces the student to contemporary printmaking processes that use the rays of the sun and all-natural, non-toxic inks to create amazing works of art. Students will use an authentic etching press and make several images on printmaking papers in five, half-day morning sessions.
In our experimental photography lab, the student will build his own camera, take pictures from around campus and learn to develop and process photographs in a traditional darkroom. This is an active adventure for those who enjoy photography in the out-of-doors and learning the mechanics of the camera in five, half-day afternoon sessions.
Five full-days of painting are offered to students who just love to paint or would like to try it. In this workshop students will experience painting in a professional artist’s studio with their own easel, work station, paints and canvases. They’ll explore a variety of water-based techniques and paint under the supervision of a professional wildlife artist.
These popular courses are designed to interest students ages 12-18. No experience is necessary.
June 17-28, 2013
The Peoria Ballet Summer Intensive is a five-week program of concentrated ballet training with additional instruction in a variety of dance forms. Students will study under Peoria Ballet Artistic Director Servy Gallardo, members of the Peoria Ballet faculty, and guest master instructor Guillermo Leyva from Joffrey Ballet. The program will culminate with a public performance of classical and other new works set by the instructors.
At the historic alma mater of President Ronald Reagan, Peoria Ballet teams up with Eureka College for two exciting weeks of intensive dance training during the college’s summer arts experience. Eureka, Illinois, is a small and safe community with a rich history. Students will stay in a newly completed dormitory with pool and gymnasium, with cafeterias only a few steps away. Classes will be held in the beautiful chapel where Reagan spoke as well as at Pritchard Theatre.
The Summer Intensive is open to Peoria Ballet students level two and up as well as visiting students age ten and older with at least three years of ballet training. Visiting students will be evaluated and placed on the first day.
June 27-30, 2013
Be a part of a Three-day Festival of string-playing and musical camaraderie on the charming campus of Eureka College. Rehearse and perform chamber music and string orchestra repertoire. The program is designed with Community Orchestra string musicians and Advanced Students in mind.
Maestro David Commanday directs the program and the orchestra, joined by a faculty of Heartland Festival Orchestra’s principals, who will coach and play side-by-side in the orchestra for the final performance.
Sessions on playing healthy and on instrument care & acquisition will be presented by guest professionals. Private lessons may be arranged during the festival by appointment and a separate fee.