JUFL campus hosts summer music camp

KNOXVILLE — Johnson University Florida’s School of Communication and Creative Arts is preparing for Resound, a summer music camp and concert tour experience for high school upperclassman.

JUFL Performing Arts Director, Dirk Donahue and Assistant Dean and professor of music, Ruth Reyes, will lead a group of JU alumni in conducting the camp.

Resound runs from July 9-16 on the Florida campus. It coincides with another event called Missions Metropolis.

Reyes gave details on what participants can expect from both events.

“While on campus, students of both camps will eat together, study the Bible together, worship together, play together, then separate into their intensive preparation to go on a concert tour or go on a missions trip,” Reyes said.

Reyes said the the Resound program is modeled after New Creation, JUFL’s auditioned vocal band that represents the University at all major events.

“It is a fun week of intense rehearsals to put together a worship concert and then go on a mini-tour at the end of the week,” Reyes said. “Imagine this unique experience with all the tour grind of set-up, tear-down, and developing friendships with other creative students.”

After a week of hard work, the participants will travel to churches in Central and North Florida to perform a worship concert.

The cost of the camp is $225 and includes meals, housing, programming, and tour travel. The deadline to apply is June 1.

Vocalist and instrumentalist must post a video on YouTube or Vimeo performing a modern praise song.

Incoming juniors and seniors, as well new high school graduates who are vocalists, instrumentalist or in tech production are encouraged to participate.

Apply for Resound here.


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