Children’s Choir Camp


This program is recommended for those with some prior school, community, or church choir experience.

This Summer’s Children’s Choir Camp will explore choral music and vocal techniques with the aid of Kodaly-Inspired music educators, gaining musical notation reading skills, and bonding through team building activities.

The camp focuses on repertoire appropriate for young treble voices, with an emphasis on vocal technique, ear training, and rehearsal skills. Children will participate in choral rehearsals, folk dancing, small group musical learning activities, movement, and games.

The program will culminate in a final showcase on Friday for families to attend.

Course Objectives

  • An immersive experience for children who want to further pursue their passion for singing.
  • Explore personal growth as a singer, rehearsal and performance skills, the development of healthy vocal technique and musicianship skills to further develop their music literacy.
  • Celebrate the joy of music making through rehearsals, team building activities, creative  movement, singing games and folk dances from around the world. 
  • Work with master Kodàly-Inspired teachers and conductors.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 am – Welcome Activity

9:30 am – Rehearsal

10:15 am – Snack Break

10:30 am – Special Guests & Small Group Activities

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Rehearsal

2:00 pm – Special Guests & Small Group Activities

3:00 pm –  Rehearsal and Wrap Up

Ages: 8-11

Dates: July 8–12, 2024
9 am–4 pm

Tuition: $467

Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax, VA

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2024.

Program Faculty

Miranda Lansberry


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Miranda Lansberry is the choral director at Justice High School in Falls Church, VA and directs the Concert Choir with the Fairfax Choral Society. Mrs. Lansberry also teaches musicianship class for the Fairfax Choral Society.

Mrs. Lansberry is passionate about teaching choir using the Kodaly method. She is a certified Kodaly teacher through George Mason, as well as Conversational Solfege. She is a past president of Virginia Organization of Kodaly Educators.

Michelle McCarten


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Michelle McCarten teaches general music and chorus at Daniels Run Elementary School in Fairfax, VA. She also is the Director of Youth Education and Lyric Choir director at Fairfax Chorus Society. Originally from Falls Church, VA, she has also taught early childhood and elementary music in New York, Connecticut, Montana & Washington D.C.

Miss McCarten holds a Bachelor & Master degrees in Music Education from Indiana University and The University of Hartford. She is certified in the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk approaches to music education and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Miss McCarten is dedicated to teaching music literacy and vocal development through general and choral music programs.


  • Please note that group classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached.
  • Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding registration, withdrawals, refunds, and more for fall or spring group classes.
  • All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the class starts with all necessary details.
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