All-State Choir Camp

All-State Choir Camp has been cancelled for Summer 2021

Hardin-Simmons University continues its commitment to choral excellence in the state of Texas with its annual All-State Choir Camp. In a week-long, intensive choral experience, high school students will participate in rehearsals of the All-State Choir repertoire under the batons of HSU Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Dee Romines, and Elizabethtown College Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Matthew Fritz. In addition, campers will attend sectional rehearsals with outstanding clinicians from prominent Texas schools. Our fine line-up of instructors is designed to increase the level of music-making experienced by our campers and provide the skills needed to compete with the best voices from around our state. The week will culminate in a free public performance featuring the choir, soloists, and small ensembles.

You can apply online with the form at the end of this page, or if you have questions contact:
Dr. Dee Romines, School of Music and Fine Arts
HSU Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698
Phone: 325.670.1504

HSU Choir Conductors

Dee Romines is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Hardin-Simmons University. Dr. Romines earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Tennessee, the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His principal teachers were Dr. Eph Ehly, Dr. W J Julian, Dr. Donald Neuen, and Dr. Charles Robinson.

At HSU Dr. Romines teaches courses in choral music education, undergraduate and graduate conducting, supervises student teachers and conducts the HSU Concert Choir. Prior to his appointment at HSU, Dr. Romines held similar music education positions at the University of Georgia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. From 1987-1998 he was the Academy Choral Director at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional experience includes teaching elementary, middle, and high school instrumental music in Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri, as well as directing Church and Community Choirs.

Registration Fee

  • Resident camper $325
  • Commuting camper $275

Late camper registration is $350 for all campers. Included in the cost of tuition is a non-refundable $50 registration fee.

Housing & Meals

Campers have the option to stay on the HSU campus or to commute. Resident campers are required to remain on campus for the duration of camp and are housed in the residence halls, supervised by the HSU Camp counseling staff. Each room accommodates two people and features an adjoining bathroom shared by another room. Resident campers are strictly prohibited from visiting a dorm floor occupied by members of the opposite sex.

All meals are included in the cost of tuition and will be served in the HSU cafeteria in Moody Student Center. For all campers, the first meal is dinner on Sunday and the last meal is lunch on Wednesday. For commuting campers, breakfast is not included in the cost. Special dietary needs should be included on the application or in separate correspondence at least one week prior to camp.

In addition to making music, each day’s schedule includes out-of-the-box activities. Unwind during our evening events, participate in the crazy relays and games in our mini-breaks, showcase your talent in our Talent Show, and more. Our “fun squad” is making its mission to have something fun for everyone. A list of activities is included in the confirmation packet for registration.

Confirmation Packet & Forms

Online Application