June 27th, 2011

CVSM has camps scheduled in the month of July, for students of all ages!


Voice and Drama Camp – featuring music from The Music Man for students entering grades 4 to 9, will run from July 11 – 16, with a special performance at the historic Capitol Theatre during Celebrate the Arts Day in Chambersburg. Campers will work on music and scenes from the Broadway musical The Music Man, with such memorable songs as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “Goodnight My Someone.” Coached in solo and choral singing, dance, drama, and stage presence, each camper will be given a small special group or solo spot and will receive two private voice lessons. Camp director Jeffrey Noll will be assisted by Richard Shoap (Drama), Mary McGinley (Choreography/Dance) and many other voice teachers to ensure that each student receives individual attention. In fact, this camp has the largest number of experienced faculty per child of any theater or music camp in the area!

Musical Odyssey Camp, July 18 – 22, offers a relaxed and enjoyable environment for children entering grades 2 through 4 to experience and have fun making music. There will be music and acting games and rhythm activities (including a drum circle), and of course, songs to sing. Hand signals for scale pitches (referred to as “sol-feg”) will strengthen their ability to match pitch and to read music. Laughter and learning will be prevalent, and the week will end with an “Expo” to which parents and friends are invited, and campers will create programs for the performance. Camp director, Joshua Wenger, is an alumnus of CVSM and Chambersburg Area Senior High School. He holds a degree in Music Education from Belmont University and is currently a Middle
School Choral Director at Lake Forest Middle School in Cleveland, TN. He has worked with hundreds of Chambersburg area students through his work with CVSM and the Youth Arts Initiative at the Capitol Theatre and has been actively involved with other CVSM programs over the years including Voice and Drama Camp. As a performer, Josh has appeared on stage in many shows at Allenberry Playhouse, the Capitol Theatre and other venues.

String Fling – for beginner to intermediate violin, viola, cello or bass players, this short musical “fling” offers ensemble playing, fiddle music, musical games, and music and movement. Camp director, Julia Emig, teaches both violin and piano for CVSM. She has been both a string instructor and general music teacher for the Chambersburg Area School District.

It Rocks! – a camp for aspiring rock musicians for teens and adults will run from July 18 – 23. Participants will learn and perform a selected program of rock songs, standard rock “licks” and how to play together as a group. A Friday night concert will feature the group performing songs they worked on throughout the week. This year, the group will also perform at Chamberfest’s “Battle of the Bands” on Saturday. Camp directors are Tresa Paul (guitar and vocals) and Edgar Myers (drums). Tresa Paul has been performing as a singer/songwriter for more than 20 years. She currently performs regularly with the acoustic group, Solei,l and the rock band, Grand Point Station (which was recently featured in the Western Maryland Blues Festival). She also serves on her church praise team as a guitarist and vocalist. She teaches guitar at CVSM. Edgar Myers has played with some of the region’s most popular Top 40, Rock, Jazz, and Show Bands. Most recently, he performed with the rock group Faze3, the Doc Bodine Blues Band, the rock/jazz band Chakra and guitarist Danny Webber.

NEW – Shakespeare Inspired Drama and Music Camps!

Two Theatre Camps – Focus on Shakespeare

These companion camps are for students entering grades eight and up. Shakespeare Scenes is a Drama Camp which will teach camp participants basic acting techniques, vocal projection, diction and creative movement. Students will learn scenes from “Taming of the Shrew”, “Hamlet”, Romeo and Juliet” and “The Comedy of Errors.” Camp Director is Richard Shoap, who has been active over the years as an actor and director with various area theatre groups, most notably with Chambersburg Community Theatre (CCT) and the Conococheague Players. He has taught courses in the past for CVSM including Young Actors Workshops, Acting Improv, and several drama and musical theatre summer camps. Richard is an adjunct instructor of theater for Wilson College, where he recently directed three one-act plays and the classic Greek tragedy, “Antigone”.

Shakespeare Inspired Broadway Musicals will focus on the shows which were based on Shakespeare’s work. Students will learn songs from “Kiss Me Kate” (Taming of the Shrew), “West Side Story” (Romeo and Juliet), “The Lion King” (Hamlet) and “The Boys from Syracuse” (The Comedy of Errors). Camp Director is Barbara Irvine, who has been a music director, pianist, vocal coach, accompanist and arranger for more than 30 years. She has been involved with over 125 musical theatre productions in the United States and Europe. Barbara has worked with numerous Broadway stars including Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford, Polly Bergen, Stephen Bogardus, Patrick Cassidy, Maxwell Caulfield, Veanne Cox, Rebecca Luker, Julie Wilson and many more. She has also worked with some of the most well-known and widely admired Broadway composers of our time, including Cy Coleman, John Kander, Charles Strouse, Galt MacDermont, Mary Rodgers, Harvey Schmidt, and David Shire. This past season, she was musical director for the annual gala at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

Both camps run July 25-30 (one in the morning, the other in the afternoon), with a combined performance on Saturday, July 30. CVSM is offering a 20% discount for students who participate in both Shakespeare Camps.

Financial aid is available for those in need. Call 717-261-1220 for more information.

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Don’s miss CVSM’s 17-member Concert Jazz Band in concert July 22!


The CVSM Concert Jazz Band, under the direction of David Wenerd, will perform a concert on Saturday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Admission is free.

The CVSM Concert Jazz Band features 18 area professional and amateur musicians performing challenging concert jazz arrangements (as opposed to dance music). Over the years, the band has opened area concerts for some of the biggest names in jazz, including Phil Woods, Johnny Griffin, David “Fathead” Newman, Frank Wess, Joey DeFrancesco, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band and Vanessa Rubin.

The band’s repertoire includes arrangements of jazz classics, blues, standards, bossa novas, as well as some more contemporary songs.

David Wenerd has been director of the CVSM Concert Jazz Band since its inception. In addition to his work for CVSM, Wenerd is chairman of the Chambersburg Area School District Music Department and an active trombone player.

Band members include: trumpeters Mark Wilson, Bill Graham, Alex Grisos, Jonathon Michael and Andrew Stadler; saxophonists Tim Gotwald, Craig Stahl, Nicole Albright, Jennifer Enders and Jim Snively; trombonists Eric Plum, Lynn Lerew, Bill Nichols and David Wenerd; pianist Andrew Sussman; bassist Herm Hopple; and drummer Joe deSalis.

Cumberland Valley School of Music is a non-profit member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education with more than 600 students taught by more than 50 faculty members at locations in Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Hagerstown.

For more information, call the Cumberland Valley School of Music at (717)-261-1220.

2011-2012 CVSM Performance Ad Book Advertising

Area Businesses

CVSM is again soliciting advertisements for our 2010-2011 Ad Book this summer, and we hope you’ll consider earmarking some of your annual advertising dollars toward this endeavor. Thousands of students & their family members, performance attendees, special event participants, foundation & corporate funders, faculty and the Franklin County/Washington County regional community see and peruse our annual Ad Book throughout the year. We encourage our many patrons to visit and support those businesses that advertise with us at every CVSM event. The book also serves as our Annual Report. Display ads are needed by September 9, 2011. CVSM will design your ad at no additional charge if you supply a logo and text copy.

Ad Books will be distributed starting at all events, including the Showcase Concert, Musicales, Annual Dinner Dance, Neighborhood Chefs’ Walk and all concerts and recitals! Support CVSM’s mission of providing high quality music and arts education and performances within our regional communities while promoting your own business/organization to a wider audience!

For more information about Ad Book advertising, contact CVSM at (717) 261-1220. Check our website for downloadable forms available soon!


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