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UTSA All-State Choir Camp


PROGRAM DETAILS

June 23rd - 26th
Grades: 9th - 12th
Check-In: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, June 23
Pick-Up:  5 p.m., Wednesday, June 26
Tuition: $325 (Includes housing, meals, breakout sessions, camp t-shirt & All-State music)
  • Early registration will close on Sunday, June 2.
  • After June 2, a $20 late fee will be applied to your registration.
  • Registration will close on Sunday, June 16.      
 REGISTER All-State Choir Camp
 
CAMP DETAILS

Welcome! In our 23rd year, the UTSA All-State Choir Camp continues to be a leader in the Texas All-State Choir preparatory process.

Outstanding clinicians from prominent Texas high school music programs along with UTSA’s own superb conductors and faculty provide an intensive study of the All-State audition music to high school campers from across the state of Texas.

All students who will be in grades 9-12 in the 2019-2020 academic school year and are planning to participate in the All-State process are welcome to register to get a head start on learning their music. Choristers who are not planning to participate in the All-State process are also welcome to join for a fun few days of singing and making friends.
 
Campers will also have the opportunity to get to know the beautiful UTSA campus, learn about life as a UTSA student from our camp counselors, and enjoy games, a talent show and more!
 
TUITION DISCOUNTS

A $70 discount will be offered for All-State Choir members
A $25 discount will be offered for clinicians’ students
 
PAYMENT DEADLINE

Payment deadline for the camp is Sunday, June 2, 2019.
  • A $20 late fee will be applied to payments submitted after June 2.
  • Tuition is 50% refundable is written notification is received on or before June 2.
  • No refunds will be given for requests sent after June 2.
  • Final payment deadline is Monday, June 17. Campers who have registered, but not paid for camp in full by Monday, June 17 will not receive a refund and will be dropped from the camp.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & QUESTIONS

Please contact Camp Coordinator, Victoria Reyna Varville at choircamp@utsa.edu.
 
WHAT TO DO THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP

Arrive and check-in at Alvarez Hall anytime from 2 – 5 p.m.
 
We are not able to accept any early campers. Camp counselors will be available to guide you towards the check-in room.
 
At check in, campers will receive their camp t-shirt, backpack, music, name badge, room key, and camp folder. After check-in, campers will be able to take their belongings to their room and set up their living arrangement (if time allows).
 
The UTSA All-State Choir Camp is not responsible for campers until 6:30 p.m. Arrive at the Arts Building/Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m. for Opening Ceremonies. Campers may choose to walk from Alvarez Hall with counselors or travel with parents by vehicle to parking lot BR1. Park only in unmarked spaces. Parking in marked spaces will be subject to a fine from the UTSA Parking Office.
 
Campers' vehicles must be parked in the Alvarez Hall parking lot for the duration of camp. Parents may leave after camp registration or may stay for the 6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies.
 
If you choose to complete the dorm and camp registration toward the earlier part of the evening, remember that dinner will not be served (a light, night time snack will be provided). If accompanied by a parent/guardian, campers may elect to get dinner off campus after check-in, but before Opening Ceremonies. Opening Ceremonies is considered the official start of camp, and all campers must be in attendance.  
 
If you need to arrive later than the designated registration time, please contact the Choir Camp Coordinator no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17.
 
Should a camper bring a vehicle that will need to remain on campus, please know that once camp officially opens, no camper will be permitted to drive his/her vehicle. You may park your vehicle in the Alvarez Hall parking lot and will need to purchase a parking permit upon registration. We strongly discourage campers from bringing personal vehicles as parking is limited and campers are not allowed to leave campus for the duration of camp.
 
WHAT TO DO THE LAST DAY OF CAMP

At check-in, campers will receive a designated check-out time. During their designated time, campers will wait in their dorm room for a counselor to arrive to begin the check-out process. Baggage should be packed the night before to ensure a fast check-out. At their check-out time, all luggage must be packed, and rooms completely cleared of the campers’ belongings. The counselor will make sure the room is clear, have the camper sign a document acknowledging that the room has been cleared, and then tag the camper’s luggage with their corresponding luggage number (which they will receive at check-in). Once their luggage has been tagged and their key has been turned into their counselor, the camper will take their luggage downstairs and outside where a vehicle will be waiting. Counselors will be on hand to load camper luggage into the vehicle and drive it to the music building. Once the camper has checked out, they will not be able to enter their dorm room again.
 
Baggage will be stored in order by number in the Band Hall for easy retrieval after camp is over.
 
The culmination of Choir Camp ends with the last General Session in the Recital Hall on Wednesday, June 26 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. If parents or friends plan to attend the session, please park in Lot BR1 in any of the pay stalls. Arrive early to pay for parking at the kiosk at an hourly rate of $2.00/hr. You can also park in the Bosque St. Garage or the Bauerle Garage and pay at the kiosks there. Parking in marked spaces will be subject to a fine from the UTSA Police Department.
 
Another alternative is offered this year for your convenience: a prepaid parking pass.
By adding $6.00 to your camp tuition, you can purchase a prepaid parking pass and pick it up at check-in on Sunday, June 23. Note: parking in 24-hour Reserve spaces will result in a ticket from campus police. The pass will allow you to park without having to wait in line to pay at the kiosk and is valid for the whole day, however, it does not guarantee availability of a close parking space, as summer classes are in session and UTSA students will also be using the parking lots. Plan to arrive 45 minutes early to find parking and walk up to the Recital Hall.
 
At the discretion of the conductor, the repertoire will be performed in a concert-like format. Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend this session. Recordings of the concert may be ordered on site. Immediately following the final General Session, campers will get in line outside of the Band Hall for their luggage. Campers will give counselors their luggage number, and a counselor will retrieve the luggage for the camper. Once the camper has all their luggage, they are free to depart from camp. Any items left behind will be held in the Music Office (210-458-4354) for two weeks, and thereafter donated. Campers who need to depart earlier than 5 p.m. must submit their request in writing before the start of camp. No exceptions. In the letter, please clearly state the time of departure and the person with whom the camper will be leaving.
 
PERMISSION TO LEAVE CAMPUS & EARLY DEPARTURES

Campers will not be permitted to leave camp for any reason (including visiting the home of a San Antonio relative or friend), unless we receive detailed written notification one week prior to the first day of camp. Campers may not leave camp with anyone under the age of 21. Questions may be submitted via email to the Camp Coordinator at choircamp@utsa.edu
 
If a camper must leave camp early due to medical or family emergency, a parent or legal guardian must contact the Camp Coordinator to sign the camper out.
 
PRIVATE LESSONS

This camp offers students the option to sign up for a private lesson at an additional cost of $25 per 30-minute lesson.
 
If you are interested in a private lesson, please indicate so upon registration. All lessons must be paid for in full at camp check-in. Payments for lessons are payable by cash or check only and checks must be made payable directly to the instructor.
 
Lessons will be scheduled with a teacher based on availability and on a first come, first serve basis. The lesson will take place during morning or afternoon rehearsal block. No lessons are scheduled outside of the 8:00am-6:00pm class day.

*Lessons will be offered by UTSA Music distinguished alumni, Ariana Reyna and Taylor Vollmer. Both instructors teach private voice in the San Antonio area and have had numerous students make the All-State Choir.
 
CAMP ADMINISTRATORS

Victoria Reyna Varville – Camp Director
 
Administrative Team:
Ariana Reyna Acosta
Keith Martinez
Taylor Vollmer
 
UTSA MUSIC FACULTY/CHORAL CONDUCTERS

Dr. Gary Mabry, Choral Conductor, UTSA Concert Choir
Dr. Yoojin Muhn, Choral Conductor, UTSA Women’s Choir and UTSA Men’s Glee Club
 
CLINICIANS

Jed Ragsdale, Tomball High School
Charles Flores, Hays High School
Jo Scurlock-Dillard, formerly at Reagan High School
Edie Cooksey, Madison High School