Winter Choir Mini-Camp
February 15-17, 2019
Andrew Sheranian, Guest Clinician
Email email@example.com or call 288.7811 to register!
Children (Grades 2-8) are invited to join All Saints Boys & Girls Choirs for three days of singing, food, & fun with guest conductor Andrew Sheranian! No prior singing experience or affiliation with All Saints is required - just a desire to learn about singing, make new friends, and have fun making music.
What is a Choir Mini-Camp?
Short-term workshops like this can mean many different things! It's a focused time, that's designed to introduce new ideas, give space for discovery, and have fun doing it.
For some, it's a great way to give singing in a serious way a try! Even for some of All Saints Choir Boys & Girls, this will be the first time they've done something like this. For others, it's a great way to hang out and meet new friends. Still for others, it's a way of focusing their energy and learning new skills in music and singing.
Who can attend?
Any boys or girls in grades 2-8 & who have a love of singing are welcome! All you need is your voice, an interest in learning, meeting other kids who love to do the same things, and a willingness to try new things. The mini-camp is open to all - no prior experience needed, and no affiliation with All Saints Church is required. (All Saints Girls & Boys Choirs also share the same - our boys and girls come from all over the city, and many come here just to sing and learn!)
Who will lead the Mini-Camp?
All Saints is proud to sponsor Andrew Sheranian as our guest conductor for the weekend.
Since 2010, Andrew Sheranian has been Organist and Master of Choristers at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont in Boston, an Anglo-Catholic church known for its commitment to excellence in liturgy and music. His duties at Ashmont include recruiting, training, and conducting the Choir of Men and Boys, as well as playing the parish’s two pipe organs: C.B. Fisk Opus 103 of 1995 and Skinner Opus 708 of 1929, the latter installed in 2015 during Mr. Sheranian’s tenure.
Prior to Ashmont, Mr. Sheranian served seven years as Organist and Choirmaster at Christ’s Church in Rye, New York, working with a large semi-professional choir of adults, teens, boys, and girls. Before that, Mr. Sheranian was enrolled at Yale University through the Institute of Sacred Music, where he completed his Master of Music degree. While at Yale, Mr. Sheranian was the Fellow in Church Music at Christ Church New Haven, working alongside Martin Jean and Robert Lehman. His undergraduate training was completed at the New England Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of William Porter. As a student in Boston, Mr. Sheranian worked with Michael Kleinschmidt as Assistant Organist at All Saints, Ashmont.
Mr. Sheranian is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and has served as a Regional Chair of that organization. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Royal School of Church Music in America.
What is the schedule for the Mini-Camp?
Friday, February 15
- 6:00 PM - Sign in & Pizza Party
- 6:30 PM - Rehearsal
- 7:30 PM - Pick-Up
Saturday, February 16
- 10:00 AM - Sign-In & Donuts
- 10:15 AM - Rehearsal
- 11:15 AM - Snack Break/Morning Activity
- Noon - Rehearsal
- 12:45 AM - Lunch
- 1:30 PM - Leave for Collegiate School
- 2:00 PM - Watch Collegiate School's production of "Willy Wonka, Jr."
- 3:15 PM - Return to All Saints
- 3:30 PM - PIck-Up
Sunday, February 17
- 9:30 AM - Sign-In & Preparation
- 9:45 AM - Rehearsal in Church
- 10:30 AM - Sing in Worship Service
What does the Mini-Camp cost, and how do I register my son or daughter?
A suggested donation of $25 will cover the cost of food and activities. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call All Saints Church at 288.7811.