Designed for rising first through sixth graders, the St. John's Summer Music Camp will feature a week of activities designed to help your child grow musically and foster his/her creativity. This year's virtual format will include daily videos during the week of July 6-10 which may be accessed at whatever time is best for your family. Children will sing, speak, move, and play through the week, while exploring children's literature, poetry, games, various styles of music, and a variety of instruments. No prior musical training is needed in order to participate in and enjoy camp. We hope that you'll join us for a week of musical learning and fun!
For more information, please contact Mike Milam, Interim Minister of Music, at 540.343.9341, extension 4004, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete one form per child.
SUMMER MUSIC CAMP STAFF
Michael Milam has served as interim minister of music at St. John’s since February 2019 and assistant minister of music since 2000. He is in his twenty-fourth year as a music educator in Botetourt County Public Schools, where he serves as music specialist at Cloverdale Elementary School and Troutville Elementary School and also serves as Elementary Fine Arts Lead Teacher. A native of Princeton, West Virginia, he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Concord University and Virginia Tech and has taught music at all levels, preschool through college. He holds Level III Orff Schulwerk certification with additional master class experience.
Gretchen Jensen serves as children's music associate at St. John's and is the music teacher at Crystal Spring Elementary School, where she teaches general music and beginning band. Her teaching career started in Covington with middle school band and general music. With music education degrees from Bridgewater College and Radford University, she also has done doctoral work in music education at Virginia Tech. Ms. Jensen holds Level III Orff Schulwerk certification with additional master class experience. She is active in the local Virginia Highlands Orff Schulwerk chapter. As an active performer, Ms. Jensen plays flute in the Roanoke Valley Community Band and the Winds of the Blue Ridge. She also is the director of Pantasia, the Roanoke Valley’s adult flute choir.
Annie Chilcote teaches general music, grades Pre-K through 5, at Auburn Elementary School in Riner, Virginia. She holds a BM in Music Education from West Virginia University and a MAED in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. She holds Level III Orff Schulwerk certification from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She has also studied music and movement in Finland in 2017 and 2018 at the International Music Village hosted by JaSeSoi, the Finnish Orff Schulwerk Association. Annie stays involved in community music and arts, performing as a bassoonist, choreographer, and dancer. Annie, along with her husband Glen, has presented workshops for music teachers in Virginia, West Virginia, and New York. She lives in Christiansburg with her husband, their son Eli, and Carl the dog.