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Music Camp at Mississippi College Set for Late June

Mississippi College Music Camp 2016 at the Aven Fine Arts Building

Mississippi College’s 2017 Music Camp will attract talented young people from metro Jackson, Gulfport, Corinth, Starkville, Oxford, and the New Orleans area.

They are among 42 kids signed up for the June 25-30 camp with eight more slots left to fill.

MC Music Department faculty teaches classes at the five-day residential camp in Clinton. Activities begin with breakfast and go full blast into the early evening hours.

Campers face a June 23 deadline to sign up. The cost is $500.

There will be innovative new classes lined up and new faculty members on board for a marathon of camp activities at the Aven Fine Arts Building. The popular camp will include student performances one evening at the Williams Recital Hall.

MC Music Department professors added a Voice Science class allowing campers to use Voce Vista. It is a computer program “that will graphically show the resonance of their voice,” says camp director Robert Knupp.

“This cutting edge software is changing how voice is taught across the country,” Knupp said. “It’s rare for high school students to be able to use the device at a summer camp.”

MC’s new worship leader, Will Bishop, will direct the camp’s worship band. MC Singers conductor Mark Nabholz will lead the camp choir once again.

There will be at least two children of MC faculty members signed up. They are: Kathryn Knupp and Laura Nabholz, both Clinton residents.

During their visit, young people will sharpen their skills on the piano, advance their levels on other instruments and improve their singing.

Mississippi College’s new computer lab in Aven will serve as the home to music technology classes and piano improvisation.

Many of the campers give “A” grades to their professors and return every summer. Whether their hometowns are New Albany, Mississippi or Metairie, Louisiana, the campers strengthen their music skills and enrich their arts appreciation. The students make new friends and have fun along the way.

For more information, call the Music Department’s Dottie Serio at 601-925-3440 or