Sierra Mountain Music Camp (916) 967-SONG  #20-3763682                P.O. Box 1175 Carmichael, CA 95609       smmcstaff@gmail.com

Minimum Age

 

Campers must be entering the 4th grade in the fall after camp. 

Chorus students are separated by grade.  Junior level groups are from 4th-8th grade and Senior Level is 9th grade-college. A 8th grader however may be moved to senior level groups as deemed appropriate by the director. 

Senior chorus students should have singing ability or previous experience or training. 

Orchestra students will be placed by ABILITY at the time of auditions and not necessarily by age. Auditions are conducted at camp the first day. See below for more information. 

Sophmores- Seniors in High School and College Students may apply as counselors. All applicants should contact Nichole Harshbarger at smmcactivities@gmail.com for any counselor consideration questions.  Counselor application forms are available after you complete our online registration, and must be turned in prior to the deadline to be considered for a position. 

Program Requirements

Choral Students: No Auditions

  • Beginner through advanced choir students should have some natural talent or previous experience & training.

String Orchestra Students:

  • 2+ Years private lessons or orchestra participation

  • All Advanced students must submit written instructor recommendations

Choir Programs

Beginners accepted in junior groups. Senior choir students should have some ability & previous experience or training. All singers should have a desire to sing in a choral setting.

Senior Boys' Choir Designed for young men, with mostly changed voices in grades 9 - college.

Junior Boys' Choir Designed for boys with mostly unchanged voices, in grades 4 - 8.

Senior Girls' Choir Designed for young ladies, in grades 9 - college.

Junior Girls' Choir Designed for girls, in grades 4 - 8.

String Orchestra


Designed for students who:

  • are able to read first position notes on all 4 strings without difficulty.

  • know how to play in the following major keys: D, G, F, and C.

  • are able to respond to accidentals.

  • have begun 3rd position if he/she plans on trying out for first violin.

  • know martelé, detaché, and legatto bowing.

  • are at Suzuki equivalents - Book 2 or equivalent

  • meet the minimum age requirement - 4th grade

  • Note: Placement by audition assessment & teacher recommendation.

  • Small groups and ensembles will be selected during the camp week.