Camp Leadership

Adult Choir

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Craig Courtney is our Conductor in Residence. He is an internationally known composer and conductor. He is the staff composer and Executive Music Editor for Beckenhorst Press in Columbus, Ohio. Craig also serves as the director of the Chordsmen at Capital University. 

Choir School is deeply appreciative, excited and humbled by his presence, direction and his committment to our mission.

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Dr. Randy Frieling is the Adult Mixed Choir accompanist. Randy received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, his Masters Degree from Indiana University School of Music and Doctorate from Ball State. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and accompanist. He is a Professor of Music and University Organist at Anderson University.

 

Youth Choir

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Tyler Secor is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  Tyler holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Theory from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Theory and Composition and Piano Performance from Manchester University, and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Loyola University of Chicago.  

Tyler is an active pianist and specializes in collaborative work with vocalists and choirs.  Tyler has accompanied numerous vocal and instrumental recitals and has served as pianist for numerous productions.

 

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Crystal Harris is the Youth Mixed Choir Accompanist. Crystal Harris studied Music Business at Anderson University.  she has served as accompanist for groups and events such as Anderson University's Women's Chorus, Indianapolis Young Musician Contest, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, and National Teachers of Singing Competition.  Crystal currently teaches piano privately and continues to serve as accompanist for her local church in Muncie along with area events and competitions.

 

Instrumental Ensemble

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Sue Blaese will direct the Instrumental Ensemble. She is adjunct faculty in orchestra at Elmhurst College where she conducts the Varsity Strings, coaches chamber ensembles and teaches private lessons for the Community Music program. Ms. Blaese taught for 33 years, retiring in 2013. She is an active guest conductor and clinician for workshops and festivals throughout the Midwest region.  She received her bachelors and masters degrees from University of Illinois.

  

 

Worship

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Rev. Dr. Stephen Holdzkom, Chaplain, has been a United Methodist pastor in Indiana for more than 40 years, and a part of Epworth Forest Choir School longer than that.  Dr. Holdzkom has served several churches in Indiana and is recently retired.

 

Worship Theme:  We have all experienced how music is able to communicate truth better than mere words. At Choir School 2017, we will again look at "The Faith We Sing": the Gospel truth we communicate through our anthems of the week.

 

 

Administrative Team

Claudia Weiler and Steve Mast are part of the Administrative team (A-Team) and are glad to answer any questions you have!

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Claudia Weiler
219-362-5877 or claudiaweiler@comcast.net 

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Steve Mast
269-683-4759 or masto3968@gmail.com