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Vivace Family Camp 2022

Choral and Orchestral Workshops
August 1-6, 2022

Join us in Sandy, Utah for a week of joyful music making! This year’s Choral and Orchestral Workshops are sure to expand your musical capabilities and enjoyment.

Enrollment open in June while space lasts!

Prices will increase on July 1.

Conference Center at the SLCC Miller Campus in Sandy, Utah.

Performances at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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!

Want some audition tips? Check out this blog post

We have an orchestra and choir for YOU! Be sure to start working on your audition early so you don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity!

Orchestral ensembles do require an audition, If you are an orchestral musician and you would also like to SING under the direction of Dr. Murphy, select your voice part or record a short video. Select the choral option on your orchestra’s registration form.

The Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestras and Bambini Strings musicians’ schedules do not allow for the double track.

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

Enrollment will remain open in June while space lasts!

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, Concert, Symphony, and Chamber Orchestras.

Mr. Benjamin Gaughran

Introducing Benjamin Gaughran as our Guest Choral Conductor.

Benjamin Gaughran, international choral director, will be joining us 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 new 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.

Now in our fourth year, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Ryan Murphy, introduce international conductor, Mr. Benjamin Gaughran, and provide a more extensive Choral Workshop. 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 three 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