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Welcome to  . . .
. . .a unique opportunity for young people of all Christian faith and music backgrounds to come together in a safe and welcoming environment to grow spiritually and musically. The centerpiece of our program is a summer camp that immerses our campers in an intentional experiential process.
hearts, hands and voices . . .
. . . a cooperative venture of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livonia, Michigan, seeks to provide children with lifelong tools for creating, appreciating and sharing music, participating in worship, and leading productive lives in society through hands-on experiences.
School-year program Monday evenings beginning October 12, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30650 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI.

The summer camp experience carries into our school-year program for young people grades 2-7 and alumni interested in continuing with us for extended learning opportunities. We gather at 6:30 for a light supper followed by choral sessions with Michael Burkhardt (Dr. B to our kids) and integrated learning with handbells, African drumming and Orff. No previous experience necessary, just an interest in music. Please let us know you are coming by September 25 so Dr. B can assemble to best faculty for best multi-dimensional learning environment.HHAV 2015 Monday night registration form.pdf

Announcing dates for 2016 Summer Camp: August 8-11, 2016  at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30650 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI.

The four-day camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for campers (grades 2-7) with a special experience for camp alumni from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (grade 8 and above). Save the dates and stay tuned for registration information.


News update:

After camp 2014, director Michael Burkhardt put the finishing touches on "Read 'n Ring", a teaching resource he wrote to share  techniques developed for hearts, hands and voices. In May 2015, music publisher, J.W. Pepper, selected "Read 'n Ring" for its Editor's Choice Award. They called it a revolutionary approach to teaching music literacy. How fun is that?








Check out the energy in our camp experience and

hear Michael Burkhardt talk about the program philosophy