Summer Sing

Summer Sing

Registration will open in January 2019!

July 25 – July 28, 2019

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 led 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.

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.

SS Daily Schedule 2018      2018 Summer Sing Flyer

Special Announcement

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 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.



Allan Petker – Dean, Third Conductor, & Worship Music Coordinator

allan_petkerAllan 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.


Dr. Brandon A. Boyd – Featured Clinician

Brandon A. Boyd is an active composer/arranger, clinician, conductor, pianist, and teacher. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Choral Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He earned a M.M. in choral conducting from Florida State and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. His choral works are published with Hinshaw Music and GIA Publications. He is also a proud member of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), American Guild of Organists (AGO), and Chorus America

Dr. Karen Miskell – Second Conductor

Rev. Beth Merrill Neel  – Worship Pastor

The Reverend Beth Merrill Neel serves as Co-Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.  Ordained in 1993, she has served Presbyterian congregations in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Oregon, ranging in size from 36 to 1500 members.  She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in Art History, and San Francisco Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the David Esler Award in Homiletics.

Lois Nichols – Accompanist

thumbnail_Lois_Nichols_Accompanist_SS___T_TLois 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

thumbnail_Charlene__Noland_Accompanist_SS___T_TCharlene 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 (2019 Rates to Come)

Room Style Rate
Tahoe/Tallac (single occupancy) $570
Tahoe/Tallac (double occupancy) $415
Cabin (double occupancy) $377
Commuter Rate $305

*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.

  • 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
  • Registration and Balance due 14 days before program start date