August Summer Camps
& Fall Enrollment

Send a message with the subject “AFCC” to mryan@choirworks.com to be added to the email announcement list for registration or subscribe to announcements on this site (see right-hand column).

End of Summer Camp

Ukulele Youth Camp

Register at http://goo.gl/forms/T9dIYcBOeHMdaCl53

  • Dates: Monday-Wednesday-Friday, August 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 19
  • Time: 6:15-7:15pm
  • Location: AF Rec Center
  • Cost: $45. Full-tuition scholarships for all children enrolling any one or more of the American Fork Children’s Choir programs Fall of 2016 (including Concert Choir, Chimes & Voices and/or Ukulele Youth Choir; see below).
  • This group will be preparing for a performance on August 27th at the Original Utah Uke Fest, now in it’s 5th year. Time: 12:15pm (at the Open Mic Picnic)
  • Ages 10-17

Fall Programs Begin August 22nd

Rehearsals for all AFCC programs (including Concert Choir, Chimes & Voices and Ukulele Youth Choir) begin on August 22nd.

Program Details:

General: All AFCC programs require parents to print music (provided in PDF format) for rehearsals and at home use and place this music in a black binder for possible performance use (though memorization is the goal). Rehearsals are generally on Mondays. However, when Monday holidays occur rehearsals will be rescheduled for another day of the week.

3-3:45pm Ukulele Youth Choir

All students, both new and returning must fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/u6eEIWGv81Lja5a13

  • Students must be between 10-17 years of age.
  • A ukulele, ukulele strap, music stand and chromatic electronic tuner are required for this choir. Ukuleles may be purchase through the choir at a discounted rate of $35 (Eddy Finn Minnow design). Strap buttons can be installed for $10 for use with any strap, bootlace or length of cord (or purchase a classical-style strap that does not require buttons). Chromatic tuners are available for $10. You may also choose to get these items at a local music store or online. Music stands are available at Best in Music on 800 N in Orem or on Amazon.
  • Skills: Students should be able to number the fingers of their left hand appropriately as well as number the strings and the frets on their ukulele. Students should be able to demonstrate mastery of the following skills: fluid C & G7 chord transition, fluid F & C7 chord transition, confident basic ‘chattanooga’ strum and a basic 1423 or 3241 fingerpicking pattern. These skills can be learned for free at the Ukulele Youth Camp running August 8-19th in American Fork (see details above) or at any of Ryan’s Ukulele Bootcamps taught at various locations. Students may also learn these skills on their own at http://powerup.ukuleleplay.com/
  • NEW UKULELE YOUTH ORIENTATION on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd from 1-3pm is REQUIRED for all new students. It will walk through the above listed skills and offer help in any areas that require it.

3:50-4:45pm Concert Choir

All students, both new and returning must fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/PUs6UaQdqUxxYY612

  • Ages 8-18.
  • This choir focuses on rounds, two-part and three-part singing.
  • Children/youth that have participated in this choir in the past are guaranteed a position in the choir.
  • New students are placed in Concert Choir or Chimes & Voices at a combined rehearsal from 3:50-5:30pm on August 22nd. Rehearsals begin/end at their regular times the following week.

4:50-5:30pm Chimes & Voices

All students, both new and returning must fill out this form to register: http://goo.gl/forms/PUs6UaQdqUxxYY612

  • Ages 7+ (students must be reading well on their own to thrive in this class).
  • This choir incorporates the use of hand chimes with singing. Other instruments may be used as well.
  • New students are placed in Concert Choir or Chimes & Voices at a combined rehearsal from 3:50-5:30pm on August 22nd. Rehearsals begin/end at their regular times the following week.
  • Students placed in this choir will need a music stand. Music stands are available at Best in Music on 800 N in Orem or on Amazon.

Performances

Dates for our Halloween and Veteran’s Day performances are TBD. Our annual Christmas in the Rotunda performance at the AF Library will take place the evening of December 19th at 7pm.

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