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Songs of Summer 2016

A Performance Workshop for Singers

Registration is now closed for both camps.

Students Ages 8-11

  • Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1
  • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Friday Concert @ 7:00 pm
  • $160

Students Ages 12-18 

  • Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thursday Concert @ 7:00 pm
  • $160


The Master's University Music Department


Coordinator/Director: Sarah Dixon, M.M. {TMU Voice Faculty}
Beginning Camp Director: Megan Dixon, M.M. {High School Music Teacher, TMU Graduate}
Accompanists: Susi Johnson {High School Choir Director, TMU Graduate} & Ivana Cespedes {Songs of Summer Alum}
Improv Teachers:  Tricia Hulet, M.A. {TMU Theatre Arts Director} & James Phillipps {TMU Theatre Arts Asst. Director}
Theory Teacher & Camp Assistant:  Abigail Heim {High School Music Teacher, TMU Graduate}
Camp Assistant:  Emily Mack {Songs of Summer Alum}


  • $160
  • Payments are non-refundable.


Registration now closed for both camps.

Each student is required to submit the sheet music for one song that he/she should have memorized to perform during the final concert. Please see "Song Choice Standards" below.

Join us for this fun and beneficial week for all aspiring young singers!

Scholarships {Brenda Dixon Memorial}

Due to the generosity of several individuals' gifts in honor of our camp accompanist from past years, Brenda Dixon, four scholarships (of $80) are available to this year's attendees.  If you are interested in being considered for a camp scholarship, please have students write a one-page essay describing the way in which they forsee Songs of Summer enriching their involvement in music this coming year.  Essays must be emailed to no later than June 6th, and recipients will be notified by June 13th.  The amount of the scholarship will be refunded from the initial cost.

Daily Schedule Includes:

  • Voice Class & Diction
  • Improvisation & Acting
  • Individual Voice Instruction
  • Performance Techniques
  • Music History & Theory
  • Ensemble Rehearsal

Song Choice Standards

Suggested song books are listed below with age-appropriate songs for each camp. Song books may be purchased through the links below or individual titles may be purchased from

Students Ages 8-11:

  • Broadway Songs for Kids
    • I Just Can't Wait to Be King
    • Tomorrow
    • Wendy
    • Maybe
    • Electricity
    • Castle on a Cloud
    • Dites-moi (Tell Me Why)
    • Do-re-mi
    • Gary, Indiana
    • I Whistle a Happy Tune
    • I Won't Grow Up
    • It's the Hard-Knock Life
    • Little Lamb
    • The Lonely Goatherd
    • The Perfect Nanny
    • So Long, Farewell
    • Where is Love?
    • You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile
  • Broadway Presents! Kids' Musical Theatre Anthology
    • All I Do is Dream of You
    • Be Kind to Your Parents
    • Consider Yourself
    • Truly Scrumptious
    • The Girl I Mean to Be
    • Good Morning
    • Heart
    • I Gotta Crow
    • I Just Can't Wait to Be King
    • I Want it Now
    • It's Possible
    • Part of Your World
    • Pure Imagination
    • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    • Wouldn't It Be Loverly
  • Disney Collected Kids' Solos
    • Once Upon a Dream
    • Can You Feel the Love
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • You've Got a Friend in Me
    • God Help the Outcasts
    • Reflection
    • The Bare Necessities
    • Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
    • Candle On the Water
    • Chim Chim Cher-ee
    • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
    • Feed the Birds
    • I've Got No Strings
    • It's a Small World
    • Les Poissons
    • Let's Go Fly a Kite
    • The Lord is Good to Me
    • Love is a Song
    • Never Smile at a Crocodile
    • The Perfect Nanny
    • The Second Star to the Right
    • So This is Love
    • Some Day My Prince Will Come
    • When You Wish Upon a Star
    • A Whole New World
    • Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
  • Church Solos for Kids
    • I'm in the Lord's Army
    • Zacchaeus
    • Amazing Grace
    • Jesus Loves the Little Children
    • Just As I Am
    • Oh, How I Love Jesus
    • This Little Light of Mine
    • Jesus Loves Me
    • Trust and Obey
    • Down in My Heart
    • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    • This is My Father's World
    • I Would be True
    • Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
    • Jacob's Ladder

Students Ages 12-18: