Hickory Choral Society Children’s Camp Coming June 20 – June 24, 2022

It’s time for our annual Children’s Summer Choral Camp. If you know of a rising 4 – 6 grader who loves to sing, we want them! They may apply by completing the application online at hickorychoralsociety.org, calling Denise at the HCS office, or by talking to their elementary music teacher to receive an application.

Tuition is $35 for the week. Financial assistance is available. Contact the office for more information. Register your singer soon…..camp fills up quickly!

We are pleased to announce this year’s camp clinician, Mrs. Carla Reid. Carla graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance and a Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy. She has been teaching Chorus at William Lenoir Middle School since 2000. Mrs. Reid was voted Teacher of the Year for William Lenoir Middle School in 2005-2006, and again in 2009-2010. Her choruses have earned numerous superior ratings in performance and sight singing at Large Ensemble Music Performance Adjudication. Her choruses have consistently earned superlative scores including Grand Champion Awards at choral competitions such as Fiesta-Val Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.

Mrs. Reid’s chorus regularly participates in NCMEA middle School Choral activities including Honor’s Chorus and All State Chorus. The William Lenoir Chorus performed at the NCMEA In-Service Conference in 2008 as a featured middle school choir. Reid has served as an accompanist for the NC Middle School Honor’s Chorus, NC Middle School All State, Caldwell County Choral programs and theater productions, and the Caldwell County All County Chorus, which she helped to form in 2005. She has been an active adjudicator, a guest lecturer for Appalachian State University, and an All County Clinician. She received the “Loving Lenoir” Ambassador Award in 2015, the Director’s Award for Distinction in Musical Excellence from the Fiesta-Val Music Festival in 2012, and she was nominated for a Music Educator Grammy Award in 2013. In 2014, she was named the Richard Keasler NC Middle School Chorus Teacher of the Year. Currently, she is serving as the Chair of the Middle School Choral Section of the North Carolina Music Educators Association.

Mrs. Reid is the organist/pianist at First Baptist Church, Lenoir. She resides in Lenoir with her husband, Terry, and their three children, Joseph, Anna Rose and Emmaline.

A typical day at camp will find singers rehearsing for 2 hours, break for a snack, and then go explore other SALT Block affiliates: the Hickory Museum of Art and the Science Center. Percussionist Rick Cline will also be leading a drumming class. Camp times are 8:50 AM – Noon. We are looking forward to another great camp!

– Renee Shatley, Interim Associate Conductor


Summer Children’s Choral Camp Information

Monday – Friday, June 20- 24, 2022
8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
SALT Block ~ Price: $35.00
A one week, half-day summer choral camp for rising 4th – 6th grade students to gain basic choral fundamentals through vocal classes. There will be a parent/family/friend observation time on Friday.
Financial assistance is available. Please contact Denise Filip in the HCS office at [email protected] or 828-322-2210 for more information.