Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp

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August 10-14, 2020 | CANCELLED 

Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp is a summer day camp where faith and creativity connect in a God-centered environment.

Open to children who have completed kindergarten-8th grade.

Only $175 for the week ($125 each additional child)! Financial assistance is available.

2020 Brochure

Chris Cherwien

Chris Cherwien is the founder and director of Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp. She serves as the Director of Worship and Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul.

Chris has been a church musician for over 30 years serving congregations in Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Philadelphia. She has performed as a soloist and in ensembles throughout her career.  She is currently the alto section leader for the National Lutheran Choir and conducts the vocal and bell choirs at Immanuel. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from Augsburg College.

Emily Conroy

From St. Paul to Tanzania, Africa, and CBS News to World Encounter, Emily Conroy has been capturing stories of people around the world with her camera and writing. Emily is owner of Love & Cupcakes LLC and an experienced educator with 4-H and other organizations. This will be her second year teaching at the camp. Website:

Chiaki O'Brien

Weaver Chiaki O’Brien is a Japanese-born expert on the SAORI weaving style. She has been featured on TPT’s Minnesota Originals program for her work teaching and empowering others through her craft. According to her website, SAORI has four slogans: • Consider the differences between machines and people • Weave with a Happy Heart • Explore with all your might • Learn together as a group

Ellen Ferrari

Ellen Ferrari has been inspiring the youngest artists for more than thirty years. She received her BA in studio art and education from Carlton College, followed by graduate study at the University of Minnesota. Ellen offers occasional classes at ArtStart/ArtScraps and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA).

Naomi Quimby

Naomi Quimby has a BA in art from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MA in Art History from University of Pennsylvania. She has taught kids art with the Muscarelle Museum of Art at
College of William and Mary, the army’s Arts and Recreation Center in Stuttgart, as well as numerous Sunday school and Bible camps. Naomi likes to teach a mix of basic art techniques while encouraging independent creative thought – all while sneaking a bit of art history.


Sumunar was established in 2002 to promote understanding of and appreciation for Indonesian music, dance, and culture through education and performance. Sumunar offers community classes in Javanese gamelan and dance; school residencies that teach traditional music, dance, and puppetry; and public performances of music, dance, and wayang kulit (shadow puppets). Learn more on their website.

Image of gamelan instrumentsJoko Sutrisno, Sumunar’s artistic and music director, is an accomplished Javanese gamelan performer, composer, and educator. He graduated from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Surakarta-Java in 1987. Prior moved to Minnesota in 1995, he directed the gamelan ensemble at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand for eight years. Since Sumunar’s establishment he has taught adult and youth gamelan classes and directed the performing ensemble, also composing some of its repertoire. He conducts a wide variety of classes, workshops, and residencies for students from K-college.