A Truett Tradition
Truett Youth Music Camp has a rich history of transforming lives and sparking a lifelong interest in music, particularly in how it can be used to glorify the Lord and bring others to a deeper relationship with Christ. This music camp features professional instruction, Bible lessons, worship services, fun recreation, lodging, meals, and an opportunity to perform in two concerts. Come and you’ll be amazed at all you can experience in one week!
This week is co-ed and geared toward students who are interested in combining a love for music with a love for Christ. Being excellent at music is not a requirement; having a love for music is! We offer opportunities for instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Our daily schedule includes choir rehearsals, meals, Snack Shack, Music Theory, free time, worship and classes.
Dr. Lindsey Cope leads a highly qualified team of instructors and Bible teachers that will engage all campers!
Whether you just picked up an instrument or have been singing for years, this camp is uniquely designed to challenge musicians of all skill levels.
ALL MUSICIANS WELCOME
There’s a place for both instrumentalists and vocalists alike! Strengthen your musicianship while strengthening your love for Christ at Youth Music Week!
DR. LINDSEY COPE | GUEST EDUCATOR
Dr. Lindsey Cope is from Andrews, NC. She has been a part of Truett Camp since 1990 and it is her favorite place in the world! She believes God is always at work at Youth Music Week and this is the place He has taught her the most. As a kid she always loved music and wanted a career in music. It was at Youth Music Week she found a love of choral music under the direction of John Tagliarini. She currently serves as the Camp and Music Director of Youth Music Week.
Dr. Cope holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from Mars Hill University in NC. While teaching K-4 general music and 5-6th grade chorus in NC for ten years, she earned her National Board Teaching Certification in 2010 and was selected Teacher of the Year at Hayesville Middle School in 2011. She holds two Masters Degrees from University of Tennessee in Music Theory and Choral Conducting and a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Cope is a past guest conductor of the Mountain Community Chorus in north GA and Music Director of Truett Memorial Baptist Church. She has appeared as a clinician for the TN All-East Middle School Mixed Chorus, TN High School All-East Preparatory Clinic, Sight-reading Adjudicator for the East TN High School and Middle School Choral Festivals, Adjudicator at SCMEA Choral Division Middle School CPA, and clinician for the Middle and High School Independent School Association Choral Clinic.
She is the Interim Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee. She conducts the Concert Choir and UT Singers and teaches undergraduate conducting, high school choral methods, and supervises secondary choral student teachers.
- D.M.A. in Choral Conducting – University of South Carolina (2018)
- M. M. in Music Theory – University of Tennessee (2015)
- M. M. in Choral Conducting – University of Tennessee (2015)
- B.M. in Music Education – Mars Hill College (2002)
Amazing Music & Recreation
One of the reasons why Music Week is one of our most popular weeks at camp is because our youth are able to experience not only phenomenal recreation, but incredible music courses in a Summer Camp setting!
Beginning Guitar designed to introduce basic guitar playing to beginners, with no previous guitar study needed. Emphasis is placed on learning guitar skills through basic chord progressions and introductory melodies. Essential guitar skills and basic note-reading are taught in a fun, supportive setting that allows students to develop at their own pace.
Students are introduced to the art of acting while singing! We will learn acting, singing in ensemble, facial expressions and conveying emotions through song, and relating resources that can be used in the local church or other ministry contexts
Campers will explores rhythm and music combined as they use their body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre percussion performance! This class pairs well with our Percussion course!
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
In this ASL Class, students will learn how to convey rhythm and emotions for a variety of musical styles. We will practice showing when the bass drops, soaring pop rock ballads, and contemporary Christian songs to name just a few!
Not only will you learn how to play your own instrument better, but how to more effectively work with others to create God-honoring, beautiful music.
Percussion Ensemble is designed to promote and develop musical performance on various percussion instruments. Students will study and apply percussion performance concepts, to several different styles of music, from classical to music of native origin, as well as learn to read percussion musical notation.
This course is designed for students who wish to develop basic piano playing skills, or expand on their existing skills, or expand on their existing skills. While playing, students will be working individually and in small groups to master the techniques of playing and to learn pieces. There will also be some time spent focusing on musical notation and theory.
Handbell Ensemble is a course designed to enhance music reading and literacy with a strong emphasis on performance. Students will walk away knowing proper bell ringing techniques including weaving, malleting, and 4-in-hand as well as proper care and matienance of bells.
Learn how to safely handle our Genesis compound bows. This is an incredibly satisfying activity for campers of any skill level as improvement often happens quickly and is easily visible.
GA GA BALL
Also known as Octoball, this game has swept across the nation at schools and camps over the past decade. It’s a mixture between four square and dodgeball played inside a three foot tall walled octagon. May the best camper win!
Gun safety is heavily emphasized as campers learn target shooting with equipment well suited to their ages. Younger campers will use BB guns while teens get their hands on pellet rifles
One of our most popular activities! We have two parallel ziplines at 300′ long, and campers get to enjoy every foot of that as they fly through the air.
A new activity for teens for 2020. Few things at camp are more satisfying than sticking a tomahawk in our pine log targets.
Summer is the perfect time to have fun with water! There will be nearly daily opportunities to splash and play. We have an excellent swimming pool, slip-n-slide, and many of our field games may involve water activities as well.
Kayakers will learn the proper techniques and safety practices through fun and challenging games that encourage individual skill development.
We have over a dozen mountain bikes that allows us to take interested teens to nearby Jackrabbit Mountain, a perfect place for beginners to experience this adrenaline inducing activity for the first time. Experienced mountain bikers will get a chance to show off their skills as well.
WHAT A DAY AT CAMP LOOKS LIKE
Cost: $175 per Camper Ages: Middle & High School
Registration Now Open!
346 Truett Camp Road
Hayesville, NC 28904