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Registration Open for Week-Long Choral Arts Camp at King

April 18, 2019

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 18, 2019 — King University is currently recruiting students for its 2019 Choral Arts Camp, a week-long event that will allow young participants to improve their vocal skills, work with other singers, and enjoy an afternoon concert series.

The camp will be held June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the King campus and is open to all rising fourth through 12th graders. Participants will present a final concert on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in King Memorial Chapel. Students will learn music for the concert during their week at camp. An afternoon snack will be provided, but students will be responsible for bringing their own lunch each day.

Directors for the camp are Shea A. Clay, Jane DeLoach Morison, and Valerie Pickard, all of whom have extensive teaching experience.

Clay is an assistant professor of Music at King University where she directs the Jazz/Gospel Choir, Men’s Ensemble, and Women’s Ensemble. She is also the primary faculty member in the vocal/general music education program. Morison also is on the faculty at King and has directed and taught at the Montreat Worship and Music Conference, Barter Theater Youth Academy, ETSU Summer Piano Camp, and Virginia Suzuki Institute.  She currently serves as the Virginia ACDA Membership Chairman. Pickard currently teaches elementary music and conducts the Bristol Tennessee Children’s Choir. She also has taught private lessons and directed numerous church youth and children’s choirs.

The cost to attend is $125, and the registration deadline is May 10.  For additional information, please email

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit; for questions related to accreditation, contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA. 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. King’s primary location in Virginia is Southwest Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609.