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High School Summer Music Theatre Camp taking applications

Published: March 13, 2012 12:15 PM

NEW CONCORD The annual High School Summer Music Theatre Camp, on the campus of Muskingum University, will be June 24-30. The camp is open to talented high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 under the tutelage of camp Director Carol Wilcox Jones, artist-in-residence and coordinator of applied vocal studies at the university, where she teaches voice and vocal methods.

The Music Theatre Camp includes body movement classes/dance classes, improvisation exercises, musical theater scenes performance, acting for singers/mock audition, private vocal lessons, master classes, coaching/rehearsals, social events and recreation.

This is an opportunity to explore and strengthen musical performance talents. The week-long event culminates with a staged performance in the Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, followed by a public reception.

Applications for the program are available at the university, or by calling 826-8104, or online at muskingum.edu/dept/music/index.

Deadline for application and related materials is April 20.

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All applications must include a non-refundable $50 deposit, check or money order made payable to Muskingum University Music Theatre Camp. The deposit will be applied to tuition.

Cost for resident campers is $565, and includes all activities, six nights lodging (usually a double room), 18 meals, beginning with Sunday evening, a pizza party, final reception following Saturday afternoon performance, souvenir camp photo and performance CD. Dorms are air conditioned. Bring bedding and towels. University staff members are in residence nightly to provide assistance and respond to emergencies.

Cost for day campers is $480 and includes tuition, daily lunch and dinner. Cost for day campers with no meal plan included is $395.

A letter of acceptance and additional information will be sent to all campers by May 2.

Balance for tuition is due May 21.

Late applicants may be accepted at the discretion of the camp director.

Cambridge Singers scholarships will be available to eligible students, based upon audition and need. Those wishing to be considered for scholarships should ask their teacher to include this in their letter of recommendation.

Camp fees, excluding the $50 deposit are fully refundable if notification of cancellation is received by the director by May 28. Cancellations after this date will include a $75 refund on tuition costs only.

For information, call Jones at 826-8104.


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