NOTE: Due to the current precautions and limitations on large gatherings, this year’s Musical Theatre Camp will be held completely online using ZOOM videoconferencing.

St. Mary’s Musical Theatre Camp is a fun and unique experience that offers students ages 13 to 19 the opportunity to work one-on-one with acting and vocal coaches to grow in their performance abilities, learn professional skills and explore the world of music and theatre. 

Camp Dates: June 22-26, 2020
Camp Fee: $100 per student, $75 per additional sibling 
Live Streamed Performance: Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. 


Schedule

The entire ensemble of students will meet online via Zoom videoconferencing every morning for live warmups, improv games and scriptwriting, then break out into private lessons with their instructors.

In the evening, the group will meet back up for a relaxing and faith-filled retreat to draw them close despite the distance. This time as a community gives students the opportunity to support each other and grow close as an ensemble through prayer, discussion and reflection activities. At the end of the week, each student — from first-timers to seasoned performers — will have a moment to shine in the final showcase premiered in your living room.

Monday, June 22, to Thursday, June 25


10 a.m., Live Vocal/Physical Warmup

10:30 a.m., Online Improv Games

11:15 a.m. to noon, Scriptwriting
In small groups, students will have the opportunity to write their own skit from scratch to be performed on Friday.

1 to 5 p.m., Private Lessons
Each student will sign up for a time slot to work with either a vocal or acting coach, or both. Students can sign up for one 40-minute lesson with one instructor OR two 20-minute lessons with both a vocal and an acting coach.

7 to 10 p.m., Retreat
Each evening will close with games, large and small group discussions, inspirational talks, prayer and reflection activities focused on this year’s theme, “Strength in the Face of Challenge.”

Friday, June 26


10 a.m., Live Vocal/Physical Warmup

10:30 a.m. to noon, Script Reveal
Students and instructors will have the chance to premiere their skits for the whole ensemble.

2 to 5 p.m., Final Retreat Activities

7 p.m., Live Streaming of the Final Showcase

This camp is truly an experience: It’s an amazing environment and the people are amazing. You create such a strong bond with the people that you won’t find anywhere else all while having fun and putting on a play.

2019 Camper

Participant Requirements

Internet Access
Each participant will need their own internet access, and a standard Zoom account to attend the sessions. St. Mary’s University is not responsible for data usage charges from cellular providers.

Zoom
Sessions will be held through Zoom, a videoconferencing app. Participants will need to have a Zoom account, but only the free version is required. You will not need to upgrade your account to participate. Desktop computers are recommended, but mobile devices are also useable.

Contact Us

For more information about the St. Mary’s University Online Musical Theatre Camp, contact Matthew Mireles, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands.


Matthew Mireles, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands
St. Mary’s University

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