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For beginners to advanced students, we offer challenging, engaging programs. Since 1995, boys and girls aged 8-16 have come to our camps in various states to enjoy our unique offerings. We are a friendly and welcoming place for the creative kid.
We do not interview or audition children; rather, we attract kids and families who share our understanding of what an arts summer environment can and should offer: Non-competitive, self-directed, process- and learning-oriented programs in a small, friendly community.
We team with partners in the community to provide a variety of classes in many of the arts at an entry level, intermediate level or advanced level depending on the age limit and skill level of the participants. A consortium of professional musicians and artists join businesses, non-profits, schools and churches to contribute space, staff and resources to help children follow their passionate dreams in the arts. Indigent children can receive assistance or attend free with an approved scholarship application. A sampling of classes offered include: Music, Dance, Drama, Instruments, Drawing/painting, Martial Arts and Pottery.
An Example of a Music Camp curriculum:
Intro to different music genres: Popular, Rhythm & blues, Rock, Country and Hip-Hop
Vocal Technique: Principals of vocal technique, including breath support, posture, warm-up exercises, production of tone, interpretation of music, and performance.
Harmony Class/Ear Training: Teaching students to harmonize by ear
Playing Keyboard: Teaching basic keyboard
Songwriting: methods of writing a song, whether you are the lyricist or the melodic writer, or both, students will learn how to structure a song, as well as write a catchy “hook.” Finding a performing rights organization to represent your intellectual property.
Intro to Computer Songwriting software: How to use Garage Band to write your song
Stage Presence: Bring a song or concert to performance level, comfortability on stage, posture, movement when needed, and an overall confidence in your presentation.
Auditioning for Scholarships and Music Jobs: Audition techniques, proper attire, attitude, how to calm nerves, how to apply for music jobs that are available, capitalizing on your assets.
How to Market Yourself in the Music Industry: traditional methods, incorporating social media and the internet; the promotional portfolio, a quality recording; avoiding the pitfalls.
Dance Theory and Movement: flexibility, strength and coordination. Basic turns, jumps & leaps.
Other Electives: Overcoming Stage Fright, Marketing and Publishing