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. 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. 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.
Tenor Section Leader
Chris Vineis, an Austin native, is a singer and conductor who is completing her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT she is Associate Conductor of the University Tenor & Bass Chorus and a leader in the Texas Concert Chorale. She is a proud alumnus of the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir, Oklahoma State University, AND Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD!
Asst. Camp Director
Tuition includes daily lunch, sheet music, camper t-shirt, and all other fees associated with this day camp.
Payments may be made online using any major credit card. For group registrations, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org