WSU Kodály Treble Choir Camp
Created in 2006, the Wichita State University Treble Choir Camp has provided a great musicianship experience for young boys and girls throughout Kansas for more than ten years. Many alumni from the camp are now collegiate music majors, teachers, and even participants in the Summer Kodály Certificate Program.
Treble voices, aged 10-17 attend the camp from Sunday afternoon through Friday during the first full week of June. Students have the option to be resident campers, staying at the new state of the art Shocker Hall, or daytime campers. All campers are supervised by collegiate chaperones and the camp director. Evening activities include swimming at our Heskett Recreation Center, bowling at the Rhatigan Student Center, and art projects at the Ulrich Museum as well as activities in the dorm. A final concert will occur on Friday at 5:00 pm with a reception for campers and families following.
The artistic director for the camp is internationally recognized master teacher and master conductor Elaine Quilichini. Ms. Quilichini has conducted choirs across Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, Argentina, and the Canary Islands. She founded the well-known Calgary Girls Choir in 1995 and conducted the University of Calgary Women’s Choir for over ten years. She has served as Artistic Director of summer youth choir programs at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the New England Conservatory as well as our choir at Wichita State University.
Ms. Quilichini has a successful choral series published by Alliance Music and was recipient of the Alberta Choral Federations’ ‘con spirito’ award for her contributions to the choral arts. Global Television also recognized Ms. Quilichini as a Woman of Vision.