July 27 – July 30
As part of the Zephyr Point Theology and the Arts Initiative, the Summer Sing Conference provides participating musicians an excellent, four-day, concentrated musical experience! Singers of all ability levels will find appropriate challenges within a positive and nurturing environment. Throughout the day, Summer Singers participate in concentrated rehearsals and worship times lead by our accomplished and gifted guest faculty in order to grow within their personal level and discover the richness of bringing glory to God through music. Together with this, Summer Sing offers time to grow within one’s faith in both solo and corporate settings on the incredible south-eastern shores of Lake Tahoe. As a finale, the experience culminates in a concert/worship service that celebrates the week’s learning.
Zephyr Point is proud to announce that Summer Sing is now an affiliate conference of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM). As a benefit of this new relationship, members of PAM will receive a 5% discount on the registration fee for Summer Sing. When you register, simply call the Zephyr Point program coordinator (775-588-6759 x 107) to let us know you are a member so we can confirm your active membership and grant a discount. Not a member? Visit http://www.presbymusic.org for information about the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and join today!
We are looking forward to the impact this new partnership will have in continuing an excellent conference impacting music and people across the nations.
Summer Sing registration is limited to 150. Early registration is essential. Although attendees will be housed in Tahoe Center, Tallac Center, or individual cabins, all meals will be served in the Tahoe Center.
Allan Petker – Dean, Third Conductor, & Worship Music Coordinator
Allan is a composer and arranger with over 250 published works in numerous catalogs. He also conducts the Santa Clarita Master Chorale (Los Angeles area), and Consort Chorale (San Francisco Bay area). He serves as Vice President of Publications for the Fred Bock Music Companies and is President of Pavane Publishing.
John Tebay – Featured Clinician
John began his career in 1976 as Minister of Music and Worship at Calvary Church of Placentia, California, USA, where he directed the music program for 17 years. In 1981, he became the choral director at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. He has been director of choral studies at Fullerton College in Southern California, since 1985. During that time he has conducted the 110-voice Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers, the Collegiate Chorale, the Men’s Chorale, the Women’s Chorale, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the song and dance troupe, Bravo. Mr. Tebay’s choirs have performed throughout the United States and Canada. They have performed at ACDA and NCCO Conventions, and they have been a guest choir in Mainland China, performing with the Beijing University Symphony and the Shanghi University Symphony. In addition, the choir has competed in the International Eisteddfod Choral Competition in Llangollen Wales, the Seghizzi International Choral Competition in Gorizia, Italy, and the Singkreis Porcia Spittal Choral Competition in Spittal Austria.
John has been the interim music/worship director for the Rancho Capistrano Church of San Juan Capistrano, and the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. He led worship at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim, California from 1995-2008, and is presently the pastor of Worship and Music at First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California.
Mr. Tebay has conducted honor choirs throughout the Southwest United States including the Arizona All State Honor Choir, the Coastal, Northern and Central Regional Honor Choirs for California ACDA, and the SCVA Honor Choir. He is in demand as a guest conductor, choral adjudicator, choral competition judge, and clinician. John lives in Southern California with his wife, Debby Tebay, and their four children.
Katharin Rundus – Second Conductor
Katharin, DMA, is a voice teacher, a singer, and a choral conductor. She is the Director of Vocal Studies at Fullerton College where she teaches voice and oversees the more than one hundred and fifty students studying voice either privately or in classes. During her tenure there she has conducted the Fullerton College Chamber Singers and the Women’s Chorale. She also maintains a voice studio at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University at Long Beach.
For more than twenty-five years, Katharin has presented workshops and clinics on voice building and voice training for teachers, choral conductors, and their students. Because of the participants’ requests for more information about her ideas and vocal exercises, Cantabile: A Manual About Beautiful Singing was developed and published in 2009. A practical vocal pedagogy textbook, it is in use at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
Adept at explaining complex scientific vocal concepts in an engaging and practical manner, Dr. Rundus is regularly invited as a guest lecturer in vocal pedagogy at univerisites, colleges, high schools and churches. She has also been an invited clinician at many ADCA conferences, and has lectured about vocal pedagogy and voice science to the NATS-LA chapter.
Katharin performs as a recitalist, as well as a concert and chamber soloist in Southern California. She continues to cultivate her love of choral music singing as a professional chorister with the John Alexander Singers in Orange County, California.
Dr. Rundus received the Bachelor of Music degree from Coe College, the Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the Claremont Graduate University where she studied and researched the use of spectral analysis in the voice studio. Additionally, she has studied the science of vocal production with Ingo Titze and Katherine Verdolini at the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS).
Rev. Dan Fowler – Worship Pastor
Dan has served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Bragg for 11 years. He has been working in the church for 37 years in various capacities: youth leader, choir director, music leader and pastor. Dan loves music and sees it as a gift for believers, and as a means of communication from God to the faithful. Dan has been married to his beautiful wife Paula for 28 years. They have two children ages 20 and 15. In Dan’s spare time, he likes to run, work out, play classic video games and perform with a local opera company in Mendocino.
Lois Nichols – Accompanist
Lois received her B.M. in Piano Performance from Wichita State University, and a M.M. in Piano Performance from Kansas State University. She is currently a Music Instructor at Simpson University in Redding, California teaching private piano lessons, piano classes, and piano pedagogy. She also directs the Simpson University Handbell Choir, and serves as accompanist for the Simpson Chorale, Trinity Repertory Singers, and Simpson’s vocal and instrumental students for class and recital. In addition, Lois has her own private studio of piano students, and does extensive accompanying for solo and ensemble recitals (both instrumental and vocal) in the community. Lois plays on the worship teams at Neighborhood Church and Redding Christian Fellowship, has played for auditions, rehearsals and performances of the Northstar Opera Repertory Theater, and has served as accompanist for a newly started concert series – Bel Canti Singers here in Redding. Most recently in March, Lois performed two pieces with the North State Symphony Chamber Group. Her passion is music literacy through education and performance. She and husband, Tim, have 3 sons, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.
Charlene Noland – Accompanist
Charlene is a Colorado Springs native, currently serves as organist at Faith Presbyterian Church, is an accompanist for the choral and voice departments at Pikes Peak Community College, accompanies the community chorus Soli Deo Gloria and sings and plays with Abendmusik. She also is a presenter for KCME’s “Classics for Kids – Road Show,” a program that takes classical music into elementary classrooms. In Sacramento California, she was music director at Christ Community Church and taught voice from 1989 -2007. She is a proud alumna of University of Northern Colorado.
Room and Board
|Tahoe/Tallac (single occupancy)||$560|
|Tahoe/Tallac (double occupancy)||$410|
|Cabin (double occupancy)||$372|
- Includes Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch
- NEWS ALERT: This year Zephyr Point will be offering both first timers and those who bring a new friend a 10% discount off their total registration rate. After registering online, please call Zephyr Point to receive the discount. 775-588-6759 ext. 107
- Non-refundable/non-transferable deposit due with registration: $100 per adult
- To Register click on the “Register Now” button at the top of the page. *Be sure to go to the forms tab to enter your singing part and how many years you have been attending and make a note of all dietary needs, mobility issues, and roommate requests during the registration process.
- Registration and Balance due 14 days before event start date