All-State Choir Camp

Welcome to TCU All-State Choir Camp!

The largest program of its kind in Texas, the TCU All-State Choir Camp was organized by Brad White a decade ago and has grown into two full sessions. Both camp sessions are identical and feature work on the Texas all-state literature as well as training in vocal practice techniques, diction, and sight-singing. The first camp (Purple Camp) will run Sunday through Wednesday, July 9 – 12. The second camp (White Camp) will run Wednesday through Saturday, July 12 – 15. TCU Choir Camp’s main objective is to prepare students for the TMEA all-state choir process. In order to achieve this participants will spend approximately seven hours in rehearsal each day to learn various advanced choral works. TCU choir camp counselors run day to day student activities, supported by adult camp staff who are present on campus at all times to oversee rehearsals and evening events. Residential camper fees are $310 and commuter fees are $190. There is a $125 discount for Feb. 2017 All-State Choir Members. Contact us for more information.

Important Information:

  • Plan to be at ALL rehearsals. For liability reasons, we cannot be responsible for students leaving camp outside of scheduled pickup times. We work hard to disperse our counselors to ensure that students are accompanied at all times. Because of the high volume of students attending camp, we cannot schedule special circumstance pickup times for non-emergencies.
  • Parents and friends are encouraged to attend the concert/recording session at Ed Landreth Auditorium on Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free. You may purchase a recording of the concert in the lobby. In addition, you will be able to purchase rehearsal CD’s at the concert.
  • Residents will need to bring their own linens- including a pillow, sheets, towels and a blanket. Residents might consider bringing clothes to get wet in for Frog Cup and a change of clothes for the Dance.
  • Roommate requests should be made 2 weeks prior to camp if not already indicated on the registration form. Any requests made after that time cannot be guaranteed.
  • Under no circumstances are alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or firearms allowed on the TCU campus.

TCU All-State Choir Camp Policies

  • All students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the camp. Students found leaving campus during the camp will be removed from the camp.
  • Commuters will arrive at the beginning of the day and are not permitted to return to their car at any time until they are dismissed at the end of the camp day. This offense will also result in removal from the camp.
  • Students are not allowed to have outside visitors during the camp.
  • Camp residents staying in the dorm are not permitted to bring their car to camp unless special arrangements are made.
  • Commuters may park in the University Christian Church (UCC) lot across Canty from Ed Landreth Hall.


  • Commuters are not allowed in the dorms and residents are not allowed in the dorm without a counselor or director.
  • TCU is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please keep your car or dorm room locked and refrain from leaving your belongings lying around during rehearsals.
  • Students are required to be at all meals provided by the camp. They are not allowed to leave campus for meals nor go back to the dorm during meals.
  • After each on-campus meal, students are required to clean up after themselves. Please discard all trash and utensils to the conveyer belt behind the cereal bar.
  • Students are required to be at all rehearsals and are expected to arrive promptly and to be respectful during those rehearsals.
  • Students should not depart from camp activities without adult permission. If a student needs to go back to the dorm, he/she is required to tell a director and have a camp escort.

2017 Camp Schedule

Purple Camp — July 9-12, 2017

White Camp — July 12-15, 2017

2017 TCU All-State Choir Camp Faculty

Choir Camp Directors:

Choir Camp Section Leaders:

Frequently Asked Questions