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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the All-State Choral Camp?

This camp is designed to help high school students prepare for the Illinois Music Educators All-State Choir audition.  Participants will be guided in developing a free, vibrant, and unified tone, and will get to experience joyful music-making while also familiarizing themselves with the selections to be performed with the All-State Choir.

While the focus of the All-State Choral Camp is to develop vocal techniques and learn music, fun activities are scheduled every day – including a capella arranging, and performing and singing a final concert at Bradley’s Dingeldine Music Center. Bradley's All-State Choral Camp is also a great place for participants to get to meet people who are just a passionate about the art of choral singing.

How does my choral director or private instructor provide a recommendation?

Choral directors and private instructors will be contacted directly by Bradley University for applicant recommendations.  On your application for All-State Choral Camp, you will be asked to provide contact information for those offering recommendations for you. 

Where will the camp be held?

All-State Choral Camp will be held at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  

All sectionals, classes, recreation, and other activities will take place on campus. 

Rehearsals and the final concert will be held in the recital hall at Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave.

What are the attendance policies?

Each student plays an important part in the choir.  Daily attendance is expected and is vital to achieve the full camp experience and overall choir success. It is recommended that students should not to apply for the All-State Choral Camp if they know other activities prohibit daily attendance. 

Do you have a code of conduct for participants in the All-State Choral Camp?

Staff of the All-State Choral Camp believe students learn best in an atmosphere of respect for the teacher and each other.  Students who choose to behave in ways that interfere with other students’ opportunities to learn, and/or the instructors’ opportunities to teach, forfeit their own opportunity to participate in the All-State Choral Camp.  We reserve the right to dismiss students from the camp for such reasons.  In these cases, no refunds will be given.  Family support and cooperation with this matter is appreciated. 

What are the meal arrangements?

All meals are included in the registration fee. Snacks and water will be provided in the afternoons. 

When is the final concert?

On June 19, the All-State Choral Camp final concert will be held at Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave., on Bradley’s campus.  The event is free and open to the public.   Singers will wear jeans and All-State Choral Camp t-shirts (distributed during the camp and included in the registration fee). 

What should I wear?

Plan to wear clothing that you are comfortable singing in all day and that you can move in for recreation. Camp t-shirts will be provided and will be worn, with jeans, for the final concert. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations made in writing on or before May 15, 2020 will result in a forfeiture of the $50 deposit. However, the participant will be granted a refund for any paid balance to date. No refunds will be issued after May 15, 2020.

Where can I park?

During this program, attendees may park on campus in any blue- or white-lined space. 

How do I find my way around campus?

View a map (PDF) of the Bradley campus, including parking areas. 

View a virtual map here.

The All-State Choral Camp will be held at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  

All sectionals, classes, recreation, and other activities will take place on campus. 

Rehearsals and the final concert will be held in the recital hall at Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W. Barker Ave.

What if I’m concerned about the weather?

In the event of inclement weather, the All-State Choral Camp will follow Bradley University’s decision on closing. To confirm weather-related closings at Bradley, check local media, call the BU Hotline at (309) 677-4000, or visit the Bradley University website. While K-12 schools may close due to inclement weather, Bradley University usually stays open.