Creston, Iowa (Session 1)         Santa Cruz, California          
Creston, Iowa (Session 2)          Winnipeg, Manitoba

John Knutson is Director of Choral Studies at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA.  He is also a member of the professional vocal jazz ensemble, Vocalogy, formed by Phil Mattson in 1998.  John directed the California All-State Vocal Jazz Choir in 2006, and in May 2009 John was named Cuesta College's Teacher of the Year.  His ensembles have performed at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the International Association for Jazz Education Convention.  John holds a Masters in Conducting from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelors in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, and was both a student at the School for Music Vocations and later a teacher there.


Note: Air-conditioned Dorm Suite accommodations are available at the Creston Camp for an exceptional cost of $15/evening. More info regarding the dorms is available at the FAQs section of this website. A simple indication on the registration form will suffice to hold a spot, after which details will be sent in May or June.


Creston, Iowa (Session #1) 
The School for Music Vocations
JULY 9-13, 2018

Site Coordinator: Jeremy Fox 

Tuition: $525
Early-Bird Rate* (before May 1st, 2018): $475
Nest of Early-Birds* (5 or more attending from same school, all registering before May 1st, 2018): $450

(* Please note, we unfortunately cannot combine these discounts with any other offer/discount from the SMV Camps.)

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit (1-3 Credit Hours) is available for an additional fee.  For info regarding credit, please contact Jeremy Fox