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Choirs All-State Camp

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  • 2017 All-State Choir Camp will be August 7-12 at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN.
  • SATB Choir conductor is G. Phillip Shoultz III, Associate Conductor with VocalEssence.
  • SSAA Choir conductor is Bret Amundson, College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.
  • TTBB Choir conductor is Eugene Rogers, University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
  • Check-in on Monday, Aug 7 begins around noon and the final concert on Saturday, Aug 12 is scheduled to end at 1PM.
  • Students committing to the camp must be available for concerts and rehearsal February 23-24, 2018 (Friday, Feb 23 NOON-7:30PM and Saturday, Feb 24 8:30AM-1PM). 


  • Arrive between 11am – 12:30pm Mon, Aug 7th. Do not arrive before 11am.
  • See Campus map and directions to campus for driving directions. 
  • Check-in at Mary Hall on the east side of the building. 
  • Get room assignment, room key, and name badge at check-in. 
  • Do not lose your key. Fee is $25 per key. Keep in a safe place all week. 
  • Unload at dorm after check-in. 
  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN before opening meeting at 1:30pm in the SBH Music Auditorium


  • Transportation to and from St. John’s University is your responsibility. See Campus map and directions to campus for driving directions.
  • Parking during camp is free with a parking permit in the Watab Parking Lot. You will get a parking permit at check-in.
  • Students are prohibited from driving during camp. Any student wishing to leave campus must get approval from Randy Schafer, Choir Vice President.


  • Parents and students: Read the All-State Rules and Regulations.
  • It is your responsibility to know these expectations and follow them.
  • Harassment and bullying of any kind are specifically prohibited. This includes in person, in a group or on-line. Treat others with respect.
  • In order to be eligible, you must be enrolled in your school’s ensemble (See eligibility for further information on exceptions).
  • If you are not enrolled in your high school’s choir and did not receive an approved exception last March, you MUST contact Mary Schaefle, Executive Director, at or 763.566.1460.


  • The updated schedule is available!
  • Each student will receive a printed schedule at camp.
  • Check-in: Mon Aug 7 between 11am – 12:30pm.
  • Opening meeting: Mon Aug 7 1:30pm.
  • Concert: Sat Aug 12 at 10:30am in the Abbey Church. Concert order is SSAA, TTBB, SATB.
  • There will be a talent show. Be prepared to try out with your “other” talents. Audio equipment will likely not be available beyond a single microphone.


  • There will be a spot check in sectionals on Monday. BE PREPARED with ALL of your music BEFORE you arrive.
  • Work throughout the summer to keep your voice in shape. Sing often. Stay hydrated. You’ll be singing all day at camp, start vocal conditioning now!


  • Music is available electronically. You should have received an email with access to your parts via DropBox. You do not need a DropBox account to access your parts.
  • You will receive a packet of music at camp.
  • Questions? Email


  • You will receive your dorm assignment at check-in (likely Thomas, Patrick or Boniface)
  • You will receive bed linens, a pillow, and blanket.
  • Bring your own towels and washcloth.
  • Available recreation options and recreation facilities will be shared at camp.


  • Meals provided start with dinner on Monday evening and end with breakfast on Saturday.
  • Life-threatening and significant food allergies should have been listed on your health form.
  • Alternative - contact MMEA with student name and allergy no later than July 15th at or 763-566-1460 to verify.
  • A vegetarian option will be available for each meal.


  • Bring a pencil to all rehearsals.
  • Bring your music to all rehearsals.
  • Bring a black folder for your music.


  • Comfortable clothing for range of temperatures.
  • No form fitting clothing. No short shorts.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug logos or slogans/messages.
  • Pack towels and washcloths.
  • Pack your music, a pencil and a black folder.
  • Concert Dress: Bottom: Black pants or skirt. Please no leggings. Top: All-State Camp t-shirt. Black or dark shoes.
  • Bring any prescription or over the counter medications you regularly use. Medications may not be shared.
  • If prescription medication requires refrigeration, contact no later than July 15th.
  • An alarm clock or app. You are responsible for getting to breakfast and rehearsal on time.
  • Spending money if you wish.
  • Bring your chargers. You are responsible for the safety of your devices.

  • Concert is Sat, Aug 12th at 10:30 am in the Abbey Church.
  • Concert is free and open to the public. Invite family and friends!
  • Concert order is to SSAA Choir, TTBB Choir, SATB Choir.
  • A special area will be reserved for family members to video record the concert.
  • The concert is recorded and each student will receive a free CD. Additional CDs are available for purchase.


  • Final performance will be at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Sat, Feb 24th, 2018 at 10:30am.
  • Rehearsals are from 1-7:15pm, Fri 2/23 and 8:00 – 10:00am Sat, Feb 24.
  • Check-in for Feb All-State will be Fri Feb 23rd in the morning.
  • Clear these dates NOW. You have committed to these dates by accepting All-State membership.


  • Emergency during All-State camp: Randy Schafer at 651.278.1356 (cell)
  • Payment or balance questions: or 763.566.1460
  • Receiving music: or 763.566.1460
  • Questions about music: Randy Schafer at 651.278.1356 (cell)


TTBB CHOIR LITERATURE, Conductor Eugene Rogers from University of Michigan
A Passer-by, Byron Adams
Hanacpachap, Bocanegra arr. Eugene Rogers
Convidando, adapted Eugene Rogers
Bound for the Promised Land, arr. J. David Moore
Mom I’m Going to College, Joel Thompson
Many Splendored Thing, Timothy C. Takach
Walk in Jerusalem, arr. Rollo Dilworth

SATB CHOIR LITERATURE Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz from VocalEssence
Gloria from “The Masque of Angels”, Dominick Argento
The Flute of the Infinite, Catherine Dalton
, René Clausen
Wonder Where, Carol Burnett
Vespertilians, Jocelyn Hagen
Afka Hooya, Timothy C. Takach
Please Stay, Jake Runestad

SSAA CHOIR LITERATURE Conductor, Bret Amundson, from College of St. Scholastica
Laudate Dominum, Levente Gyöngyösi
Ubi Caritas, Eriks Esenvalds
High Flight, Karen Linford Robinson
Spes, Mia Makaroff
Gratus Animus, Daniel Kallman (co-commissioned by ACDA-MN and MMEA)
Blue Skies, Dwight Okamura
Yamko Rambe Yamko, arr Augustinus Jusana

The camp fee is $600.
A limited number of scholarships are available based on student/family need. Scholarship applications are due no later than June 10th.
Payment by Check Form is also available.

Eligibility Overview, full Eligibility Policies, and Rules and Regulations are available.

Further information will be posted as it is available.
Jennifer Lenart,
Jun 30, 2017, 1:31 PM
Mary Schaefle,
Aug 2, 2017, 9:36 AM