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Vivace Family Music Camp 2023

Choral and Orchestral Workshops
July 31-August 5, 2022
Open Enrollment through January 31, 2023
Click here to see what past participants are saying about their experience!

We are 100% confident in our accomplished faculty who lead each ensemble and elective class. They will actually make music with you as well as performing for you. You’ll be inspired by every performance and nurture your passion for great symphonic and choral repertoire. You’ll want to challenge yourself to practice every day starting right now, because your audition music is the same as your camp repertoire that we’ll be performing this summer!

We want you to be able to enjoy the music at every family stage, so we’re keeping prices affordable.

Want to sponsor a musician or make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund? Send an email to vivacefamilycamp@gmail.com and name the recipient(s) of your donation. Every dollar goes directly toward scholarship.

Dr. Ryan Murphy

Welcoming back Dr. Ryan Murphy as our Principal Guest Conductor.

Dr. Ryan Murphy, associate director of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and principal conductor of the Temple Square Chorale, is returning and composing a World Premiere piece for our choir and orchestra. This year, he will join us again conducting the Vivace Concert Singers, Young Choristers, and Camp Chorus, as well as the Philharmonia, Symphony, and Chamber Orchestras.

Mr. Benjamin Gaughran

Benjamin Gaughran is our Guest Choral Conductor.

Benjamin Gaughran, international choral director, will be joining us again this year as our Guest Choral Conductor. Originally from the United Kingdom, Benjamin brings with him a wealth and breadth of experience as a musician, music educator and conductor. He received his bachelor of music degree from the Royal Holloway College, University of London. After a successful career in England as a music educator and freelance choral conductor, Mr. Gaughran, his wife and their four children moved to the United States where he earned his masters of music in choral conducting at the University of Michigan. Now pursuing a doctoral degree at Michigan, he is continuing his choral conducting studies with Dr. Eugene Rogers and conducting many of the college choirs. He is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music in Choral Conducting—a qualification held by only a handful of people throughout the world. This year, he will be conducting the Young Choristers, the Camp Chorus, and the Madrigals, our choir for adults.


The VIVACE Family Experience
Continuing a legacy of optimism for life and love of music.
Vi•va•ce /vēˈväˌCHā; vee-vah-chay/ from Italian: lively, spirited and vibrant.

Modeled after successful music festivals throughout Northern America, VIVACE Choral and Orchestral Workshops was originally envisioned over 20 years ago. In 2019, VIVACE Orchestra Camp took its maiden voyage, complete with canons! Together with professional symphonic musicians, they performed Tchaikovsky’s entire 1812 Overture. 2020’s camp welcomed Dr. Ryan Murphy as guest conductor, and was one of the few music festivals successfully and safely carried out, despite the overwhelming adversity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 we added a Choral Workshop, and the camp was another musical success, thanks to many hours of work put in by a few incredibly dedicated individuals. 2022 was an incredible year, adding an adult choir led by international choral director, Benjamin Gaughran. We also added two new orchestras, a comprehensive choral offering, a Friday evening concert, and a full-day of wonderful music-making.

Now in our fifth year, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Ryan Murphy and Mr. Benjamin Gaughran. We have a choir and orchestra for every age, instrument, and level. We offer classes and ensembles to accommodate the entire family—all day!

We provide an energetic musical experience, led by professional musicians from the top of the industry. We are an affordable, family-friendly event, catering to the needs of musicians at every stage. In only four years, we have grown from three small orchestras to seven sizable orchestras and three large choirs.

Come learn from wonderful faculty, take fabulous elective classes, and make spectacular music with us. Create lasting friendships, be inspired by incredible performances, and ignite your love for great symphonic and choral repertoire this summer!

QUESTIONS? vivacefamilycamp@gmail.com