Camp Canterbury

Canterbury Youth Voices invites children who love to sing to enroll for the 14th annual Camp Canterbury.  During this summer camp, the CYV staff leads children in developing vocal artistry, good choral techniques and music literacy, all in a dynamic and fun choral setting.

In addition to choir, students get to choose from different music classes including folk dancing, ukulele, and much more!


Monday through Friday
June 1-5, 2020

Who can join?

The camp is offered to all interested singers…

  • Entering grades 2 – 8 in the Fall of 2020
  • Able to match pitch and sing in treble range (unchanged voice)
  • Able to repeat eighth note and quarter note rhythm patterns and read simple music notation
  • With good vocal quality
  • With a good attitude

Where is camp located?

Wanda L. Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

What's the schedule like?


Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(singers must bring a sack lunch)
End of Camp Concert: Friday at 4:00 pm

Before care, beginning at 7:30 AM, and after care, ending at 5:30 PM, is available for an additional fee.

A day at Camp Canterbury looks like this:
9:00 AM: Choir
10:15 AM:Break
10:30 AM:Choir
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:45 PM: Breakout Class One
2:00 PM: Breakout Class Two
3:15 PM: Snack Break
3:45 PM: Group Games
4:00 PM: Dismissal

What's the cost?

The cost for the week is $200.  This tuition includes all instruction, a camp t-shirt and a daily snack.

Before and after care is an additional $50.

Tuition assistance may be available; contact Joanie Gregory-Pullen, Programs Manager, for details at (405) 232-7464.

Enrollments for Camp Canterbury will begin in March 2020!
Vocal Technique (Grades 6 - 8)

with Joanie Gregory-Pullen

In this class, students will have the opportunity to build their vocal technique by learning more about various aspects of singing, to include breathing, resonance, phrasing, diction, articulation, practice skills, and more.  Students will learn an art song, and will analyze it in order to determine the best approach to practicing and learning the piece.

Folk Dancing

with Meredith Ziegler

Honor to your partners and bow to your corners all.

All join hands and circle left as you circle ‘round the hall!

Do you like to jump and skip and move around?  Then this Folk and Creative Dance class is for you!  We’ll learn about cultures and traditions from our country and others through creative movement and dance.  You can even create some of your own dances too!

Drumming Up Success

with Jona Tickle

Based on the World Music Drumming Curriculum developed by Will Schmid.

These classes will aim to help participants communicate better with others through music as students learn how to listen to others, respect for the need of others to have their own musical and personal space, the importance of leaving space for others to drum or speak, how to lead and how to follow, the value and technique of cooperative teamwork, techniques for playing various types of drums, sing songs from a variety of cultures with percussion.

Barbershop/Sweet Adelines (Grades 6 - 8)

with Ashley Ray

Students will be instructed in the singing of barbershop music, a harmonically rich form of a cappella music.

Students will build their listening and ensemble skills as they learn to tune the four-part chords contained in barbershop harmony.


With Susan Pendergraft

F is for friends who do stuff together
U is for Ukulele!
N is for anywhere and anytime at all
Here at Camp Canterbury! ~from “FUN” Spongebob Squarepants
In Ukulele Class, we’ll learn strumming patterns, and basic chords. We’ll start out playing simple songs and before you know it, your audience will want a Hana Hou! “Encore”

Music Theater

With Annie Mann

Students will be learning songs from musicals such as 13 and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown with basic choreography and will perform a short showcase at the end of the week.

Science of Sound (Grades 2 - 5)

With Ashley Ray

Have you ever wondered how sound travels to our ears? How do our voices sing high and low notes? How does each instrument sound so different? Can you see sound? Let’s answer these music questions and more! We will do experiments to explain sound and music. Then, we’ll bring that knowledge together and make our own instruments.