Summer Programs

Make summer a whole lot cooler.

Once the school year wraps up, the School of the Arts is in full swing. Every summer, students can spend a week or two completely immersed in their craft—learning from seasoned teachers during all-day sessions. Focused on musical theater, acting or jazz music, these high-energy summer camp programs are as rewarding as they are intensive. Each culminates in an exciting showcase for friends and family—a chance for students to show off their new (or newly perfected) skills.

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Overview of Summer Programs

Musical Theater Week | Starts June 4

ages 6–9
A form of theatrical performance, musical theater combines song, spoken dialogue, acting and dance to tell a story. This program helps students develop a story by expanding vocal and dance technique, character development and stage presence to bring the magic of musical theater to life. More...
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Take It From The Top Broadway Week | Starts June 11

section A: ages 10–13
section B: ages 14–19
Back for its fourth year, this program presents a unique opportunity to learn from a talented team of experienced Broadway professionals. Students work toward becoming triple threats of music, dance and theater. They also explore the process of casting, auditioning and rehearsing with mentorship from Broadway performers, directors, choreographers and a casting industry professional. More...
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Acting Intensive Week | Starts June 18

section A: ages 10–13
section B: ages 14–19
Here, students delve into acting technique through script analysis, scene work, monologues and content-less scenes, all while working through various acting methods. They learn how to share their creativity with a scene partner—and how to incorporate the energy of the audience. Overall, this intensive program helps each student grow in skill, craft and artistry as an actor. More...
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Theater Arts Week | Starts June 25

ages 6–10
Because theater is about the art of play, students explore improvisation, drama, theater games and script in a nurturing and supportive environment. With an emphasis on personal expression, creative imagination, confidence and socialization, this exciting program makes the connection between the magical worlds of scripted theater and creativity. More...
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Jazz Music Intensive Week | Starts July 9

ages 13–adult
This week is always one of the hottest under the direction of Rodney Whitaker—along with a roster of national and regional jazz education greats. It includes big band rehearsal, combos, studio class, jazz history, listening and improv. The intensive program wraps up with a faculty evening performance in addition to the student showcase. More...
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Musical Theater Production – Into The Woods | Starts July 16

ages 12–19
Over the course of two weeks, students immerse themselves in the works of a full-scale musical production—this summer, it’s Into The Woods. The first day consists of audition placements for casting. After that, students participate in character development work, vocal rehearsals, choreography and blocking, as well as tech rehearsals combining lighting and sound elements to create a full, professional production. More...
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