About the Group
Camerata was a group of noblemen and musicians who met in Florence, Italy from 1573 – 1582 to discuss poetry, music, politics, and other subjects. In 1979, the GCA Choral adopted the name Camerata.
Camerata is a small group of singers that maintain a significant travel schedule throughout the Georgia-Cumberland Conference and seeks to provide high quality music programs and concerts representative of Adventist education. Acceptance into Camerats is gained by audition. Performance scholarships are available annually. Camerata periodically undertakes major tours outside of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference. Past tours have included Canada, Colorado, Kansas, Europe, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas.
About the Director
Candace A. Myers-Nesmith is the choral director at Georgia-Cumberland Academy. Her teaching responsibilities include Camerata Singers, Chamber Singers, GCA Chorale, French, voice and piano lessons, scheduling performances, and being supervision team member. Her performance organizations have performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Mrs. Nesmith has also served as a clinician and guest conductor in Michigan, Colorado, Indiana, Georgia, and Tennessee. Prior to coming to GCA, she served as the choral and instrumental director at Mile High Academy in Denver, Colorado. Currently she is the Director of Music at the Calhoun First Presbyterian Church, Calhoun, Georgia. Mrs. Nesmith holds a B.A. and M.A. in Music Education from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is happily married to Doug Nesmith of Lincoln, Nebraska. He is the Boy’s Dean at GCA. They are blessed with five children: Christianna (13 years), Danyelle (12 years), Alexander (10 years) Angelina (8 years), and Calvin (5 years).