2023 Southwest Region Sacred Music Camp

Venue: Irvine Church, California

Date: Sunday, July 2rd through Friday, July 7th

Theme: Walk as Children of Light

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  1. Participants must be in E2 or above (adults included); those in E2 must already be in E2 as of the 2022-2023 RE year to apply. Current 4th graders who will enter 5th grade in the fall are eligible.
  2. Participants must attend full-time, beginning from check-in on Sunday. We will not accept part-time participants.
  3. Each participant must submit a completed Consent and Emergency Contact Form using the Music Camp registration Google Form.
    • Registration is not complete until the Consent and Emergency Contact Form has been received. Further details regarding a “complete registration” can be found on the registration form. We will notify you via e-mail to confirm your acceptance.
  4. If you choose Praise Team and/or Instrumental Chamber for either of your Electives, your recording(s) must be submitted by May 14. Recordings must be clear and without background noise. See submission requirements below in the respective Elective descriptions.

Logistical Reminders: 

  • Check-in begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 1:00 PM PT on Sunday, July 2nd; lunch will also be provided.
  • Book flights to arrive at and depart from SNA (John Wayne Airport) or LGB (Long Beach Airport). Flights arriving at or departing from other airports will require you to arrange your own transportation. Itineraries must be confirmed through the registration form by June 18.
  • For the safety of all participants, COVID policies will be maintained during the event; these policies will be provided by the local church council and SWR at a later date.

Our theme this year is “Walk as Children of Light.” We will study and reflect on the following topics: 1) know the characteristics of the true light, 2) walk towards the true light, 3) walk in the Spirit, 4) walk in love, and 5) shine the light. The elective classes include Creative Instruments, Praise Team, Instrumental Chamber, Introduction to Composition, and Bible Songs Recording. (Note: Due to limited class sizes, participants may not be placed in their first choice.)

  • Creative Instruments (Recommended for E2): Participants will make instruments, learn how to sing praise songs, and play creative instruments to spread the word of God through praise.
  • Praise Team (Recommended for J1 and above): Participants will learn and sing several praise songs to proclaim the word of God. The Praise Team will teach and engage the congregation in praise on Music Worship Night.
    • Requirements:
      • Can sight-read music
      • Registrant must submit a recording* of singing hymn 460 in his/her voice part using the registration form
  • Instrumental Chamber: Participants will work together in chamber groups to learn pieces and use their instruments to praise the Lord. Note: Depending on need, participants in this elective may also play with a choir.
    •  Requirements:
      • Registrant must submit a recording* of playing a 2-octave scale and melody of Hymn 404, in any key appropriate to his/her instrument, using the registration form
  • Introduction to Composition (Recommended for J1 and above): Participants will learn fundamental composition skills, such as how to prepare lyrics for music by becoming aware of rhythm and accents in the spoken language, and practice putting them into compositions with music software. Note: Please bring your own laptop for this creative class!
  • Bible Songs Recording: Participants will sing and record memory verse and Bible songs to share the word of God and to help others store the word of God in their hearts.

We will conclude the music camp with a Music Worship Night on Friday, July 7 at 7:20 PM. Please note that only baptized church members may present in this worship service.

Please invite your friends and family to this special event. We look forward to seeing many brothers and sisters at Southwest Region Sacred Music Camp!

If you have any questions regarding Music Camp, please contact the coordinators at swrmusicministry@tjc.org.