This is a four day, fast-paced design type workshop that will involve work on the repertoire for the first round(s) of the Texas All-State Choir Audition. C4 is a day camp, so no room and board is necessary, so you will save hundreds of dollars compared to university camps!
Our main focus is to teach great singing, audition preparation skills, to provide an opportunity for students to get a head start on the music that will be used for the first round(s) of All-State Auditions, and to set them up for success in developing their repertoire on their own!
Tuesday, June 20th - Friday, June 23rd | 9am - 4pm
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Austin, TX
"Honestly the whole thing was a truly amazing experience. I learned a lot and felt so encouraged by the directors and my fellow singers."
- Area Workshop Camper
"The rehearsal experience was so fun thanks to both the staff and the other students! The sectionals were nicely paced and it was incredibly cool to sing some of the songs in a group for the first time." - 10th Grade Camper
"I wish the camp could have been longer!"
- Senior Camper
"I loved the talent show, games, and great food that we had during the camp."
- 11th Grade Camper
Cody S. Parrott is a native Texan and a product of an extensive line of fine Texas Music Educators. He is currently in the second year of the Doctor of Music Arts degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin where he serves the Butler School of Music Choral Area as Conductor of the University Treble Chorus. Before pursuing the DMA, Mr. Parrott enjoyed a successful teaching career in public schools in Austin, Pflugerville, Killeen, and Houston. Cody is an avid singer in professional choral settings as well as opera and in recital, and has performed in concert venues all over the country. He has competed in the TMEA Large School All-State Choir process, and has taught countless All-State students throughout his career.
Dr. J.D. Burnett is Director of Choral Activities at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT Austin he conducts the Texas Concert Chorale and leads the Choral Studies Area teaching Graduate Conducting and Choral Literature. Dr. Burnett serves the choral community as Artistic Director of two of the finest professional chamber vocal ensembles in the nation, the Orpheus Chamber Singers (Dallas, TX) and Kinnara (Atlanda, GA) which he founded in 2007. Before returning to Texas where he began his teaching career he was Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Dr. Natalie Cummings, is a teacher and performer based in the Austin area. A two-time Houston District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards and National Semi-Finalist of that same competition, Dr. Cummings is an active performer and recitalist. Her students are frequently named to the TMEA All-State Choir and admitted to universities and conservatories across the country to study vocal performance, music education, and musical theater. Dr. Cummings has served as a Section Leader for the TMEA All-State Treble Chorus, presenter at the National Convention of the American Choral Director's Association, and teaches on the faculty at Vandergrift High School.
Courtney Aguilar is in her fifth year as the Director of Choirs at Dripping Springs High School on the west side of the Austin Metroplex. She serves as Fine Arts Department Chair for the Dripping Springs Independent School District and Vocal Division Chairperson for TMEA Region 18 which serves the Central and South/West parts of Austin. Her students are engaged in the choral art form, consistently receive Superior ratings at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Evaluation, and are annually placed in the TMEA All-State Choirs. Mrs. Aguilar is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education, and holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Texas State University.
Spencer Wiley is in his sixth year as Director of Choirs at Harker Heights High School in Killeen ISD. As a TMEA All-State musician himself, Mr. Wiley has guided many students through the TMEA All-State process during his teaching career, and is honored to be presenting a group of his students as a TMEA Honor Choir at the 2024 Convention. He holds a Master of Music Education from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Choirs under his direction have enjoyed outstanding success at the Texas UIL Concert & Sight-Reading evaluations as well as many other festivals throughout the state. Most recently the a cappella ensemble at Harker Heights HS, Pitch Black, won the First Place Grand Prize at the AcaTex Acapella Competition.
Armando Fuerte is in his second year as the Choir Director at both Lake Travis and Bee Cave Middle Schools in Lake Travis ISD here in Austin. He previously served as the Assistant Tenor Section leader at the Texas Tech University All-State Choir Camp and has had many former students go on to become TMEA All-State Musicians. Choirs under his direction have earned Superior ratings at the UIL Concert & Sightreading evaluation and his students continue on to be placed in advanced ensembles at the high school level. Mr. Fuerte is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education and an alumnus of Ellison High School in Killeen ISD and the Texas All State Choir.
Lee Ashlee Fletcher is a graduate of Baylor University where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree. At Baylor, she was a Walker Harman Scholar and remained active in dual roles as a vocalist and flutist - performing with the acclaimed Baylor Symphony Orchestra and at significant national conferences with the Baylor Wind Ensemble and Baylor Bella Voce. In addition, Lee Ashlee began studying piano privately at eight years old and maintained a rigorous routine throughout her schooling. A native of Austin, Lee Ashlee is a graduate of Westlake High School in Eanes ISD. When not teaching, she enjoys writing and performing music with her best friends, exploring the nature that Texas has to offer, and dissecting every new song Taylor Swift writes.
Chris Vineis, an Austin native, is a singer and conductor who has recently completed her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin. She plans to begin her career as a Music Educator this year, hopefully staying in the Austin Metro Area. While at the Butler School of Music she served the Choral Area as Assistant Conductor of the University Treble Chorus, University Tenor-Bass Chorus, and as the TA for the Choral Conducting Courses. Chris is Director of Music at The Church at Highland Park and is a proud alumnus of the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir, Oklahoma State University, AND Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD!
Coleman Harper is excited to be joining the staff at C4 as Assistant Camp Director. He graduated from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Studies in May of 2023. While at UT, he was an active member of the Texas Concert Chorale, and served at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church as a Music Intern for two years. Coleman is an alumnus of the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston ISD and the TMEA All-State Choir. He will be beginning his music education career this coming Fall at Roberts Elementary School in Houston, TX.
Tuition includes daily lunch, sheet music, camper t-shirt, and all other fees associated with this day camp.
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