Week-long Music Literacy Training For Students

 * * * 2022 - SAVE THE DATE : JUNE 27-JULY 2, 2022 - West Monroe, LA * * *

What if your student came out of this summer with greater musicianship? What if that also showed them how to better imitate their Heavenly Father? What if they could do all this without feeling like it was work? Sound good so far?

Enter Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp, a unique opportunity for students age five through graduated seniors to refine their music skills in fun and fulfilling ways. Students will work on singing, dancing, music theory, Bible, and more as they prepare for a final concert and folk dance. That last part is a bit of fun for the whole family too!

As the Triune God sings and makes music over His creation, we will grow more and more into His likeness when we seek to be joyful music makers in the ways we are able. Rather than be music consumers only, how about some practice as music creators! Don’t miss out on this unique music camp.
The theme of the camp and concert music will focus around a theme set by our conductor, Dr. David Erb. Each day the students will gather at 8:30am for morning prayer and singing, followed by an exhaustingly fun schedule of singing, Bible, folk dancing, and games. 5 year olds through 4th grade students will conclude at noon and 5th-12th will go until 3pm. Questions can be directed to Jarrod Richey at [email protected]


Training students to read, write, and sing music regardless of career aspirations.

In a day and age when music and the arts are relegated to extracurricular activities, Christians must work extra hard to train themselves and their children in the joy of music and singing.

Beyond a Joy of Music: Giving your children the music training you never had is a short article that gets to the heart of why the Jubilate Deo Music Summer Music Camp was founded.
Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp is not just about giving children something to do during their summer break. It's about instructing them in what it means to be skillful singers who understand the blessings of singing and making music.

Jubilate Deo is the only camp of its kind in the south where music literacy is paired with a biblical understanding of music and singing.


Our 2021 team of Christian, Kodály inspired music educators.

Dr. David Erb

Music Director
David Erb holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Erb earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1997.

Jarrod Richey

Camp Director/Founder
Jarrod Richey received his bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech before completing his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at University of Louisiana at Monroe. Mr. Richey recently completed his Kodály certification at Wichita State University.

Sarah Davis

Early Music Intructor
Sarah Davis is a talented pianist and organist and teaches general K4-3rd music for Geneva Academy. She received her Kodály music certification from Wichita State University. This is Sarah's fifth year to work with the youngest music campers.

Annette Larsen

Elementary Instructor
Annette Larsen returns to Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp to work with the 2nd-4th Graders. She teaches Kodály music classes at T.S. Cooley Elementary in Lake Charles, LA. She received her national Kodály music certification from McNeese State University. She is a talented pianist/organist as well.

Kent Young

Junior High Instructor
Kent Young is the Director of the Oaks Conservatory in Spokane, Washington. He joins the Jubilate Deo staff for the first time but is no stranger to the music camp format having worked with Dr. Erb in Idaho for years. He received his Kodály certification from New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho.

Angela Littlejohn

Elementary/Junior Instructor
Angela Littlejohn returns to music camp to help with the elementary camp classes and folk dancing. She teaches music at the Ozarks Christian Academy in West Plains, Missouri. She received her Kodály music teacher certification from Wichita State University.

Dr. Uri Brito

Chapel and Bible Teacher
Pastor Uriesou Brito returns to us from Providence Church in Pensacola, FL. Pastor Brito's boisterous Brazilian excitement brings a joy to chapel and Bible class alike.

Bethany Wilkins

Art Intructor
Bethany Wilkins teaches upper school drawing and art for Geneva Academy in West Monroe, LA. She is passionate about helping students find beauty in the art around them as well as in how to create beautiful art to the glory of God.

Emily Hilleke

Camp Administrator
Emily returns as our camp administrator and registration coordinator. She is a big help in the setup, execution, and administration of all things music camp each year in West Monroe. 


DATES: JUNE 21-26, 2021

Five-Year Olds through Rising 4th Graders


Students participate in chapel, singing, folk dance lessons, Art & Bible class, music games, and choir preparation each day. Campers are fed a snack mid-morning before dismissal.

Rising 5th Graders through Graduated Seniors


Students participate in chapel, singing, folk dance lessons, art class, Bible class, score study, choir rehearsals, section rehearsals, and more each day. Students should bring a cold-sack lunch and a water bottle.

Family Folk Dance - FRIDAY Night - 6:30pm
Closing Camp Concert - Saturday 11am


K5-4th Grade Tuition: $85
5th-12th Grade Tuition: $100

We don't want financial hardship to prevent families from participating. Please inquire about scholarships. 

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