Children's Choir Camp

June 9–14, 2019

In this one-week camp, talented young singers will have the opportunity to improve their vocal and musical skills, meet other student musicians, and work with Elaine Quilichini, director of the Calgary Girls Choir and the Kodaly faculty.


Students will be chosen based on teacher recommendation of student musicianship abilities. To be eligible for choir camp, the student must be 10-16 years of age and have an unchanged singing voice. Enrollment will be limited to 60 singers.


Resident Campers

(includes music, t-shirt, salaries, entertainment, and office charges)
Housing & Food
(Sunday evening through Friday lunch, 3 meals daily)
Total Fee for Resident Campers $400

Day Campers

(includes music, t-shirt, salaries, entertainment, and office charges)
(Excludes Breakfast)
Total Fee for Day Campers $325

Transportation to and from Nebraska Wesleyan University is not included. Local students may choose to attend as day campers.

No refund, partial or full, will be issued to any day or resident camper who completes participation in the Sunday activities.


Students will be housed in Nebraska Wesleyan dormitories or area motels if university housing is unavailable.

Daily Activities

The camp will commence on Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2019 and will conclude with a 3 p.m. concert on Friday, June 14, 2019. Students will be involved in choral rehearsals, musicianship and enrichment activities, and recreational activities each day. Music to be sung will be learned during the week of camp. Teachers are not responsible for pre-teaching the selections. All transportation and tickets to social events are included in the tuition fee.

How to Apply

Choral directors, teachers, and parents should accurately complete the PDF iconChildren's Choir Camp Admissions Application (PDF) and send with a $50 non-refundable deposit per singer (checks payable to Nebraska Wesleyan Children's Choir Camp). Registrations will be accepted until the limit is reached. Mail to:

Dr. William A. Wyman
Nebraska Wesleyan Children's Choir Camp
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504

Teachers are not limited in the number of applicants they submit. Students and teachers will be notified of acceptance upon receipt of their registration.

PDF iconScholarships for Choir Camp (PDF) are available. Fill out the scholarship application and return it with your Children's Choir Camp Admissions Application.

Final payment of $350 (resident campers) or $275 (day campers) will be due May 31, 2019. After June 4, a late fee of $25 will be assessed. Final payment made after the due date or on the day of registration must be made by bank draft or cash. Personal checks for final payment will not be accepted after the due date.

Conductor: Elaine Quilichini

Elaine Quilichini is one of Canada's finest choral conductors, recognized for her exceptional musicianship and acclaimed work with choral ensembles. In demand as a clinician, lecturer, adjudicator and guest conductor, Ms. Quilichini holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Music (Kodály) from Holy Names College in Oakland, California, and Associate and Licentiate diplomas in Piano Performance.

In 1995, Ms. Quilichini founded the Calgary Girl's Choir, one of Canada's premier award-winning choirs. This choir was invited to perform at the American Choral Directors National Convention in 2005. She has long maintained a goal of developing a choral program that inspires young singers to the artistic challenge of choral music performance.

In May of 2003, Elaine made her conducting debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City with a 180 voice mass choir and orchestra. She also conducted an Honors Choir at the OAKE National Convention in March 2004. Elaine was the conductor for the Nebraska Honor Choir in 1998. She has conducted the Nebraska Children's Choir Camp since its inception in 1997.

Contact or visit us

Music Department
Kathy Benischek, Staff Assistant
Rogers Fine Arts, Room 182
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2269
kmb [at]