SMT Summer Camp returning in June for grades 8-12

The School of Music & Theatre is again offering a summer camp for students in grades 8-12. Campers will get to experience singing in a choir, playing in a band and acting on stage during the weeklong camp from June 11-17.

“Students who attend the camp really can have it all,” said Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, director of Heidelberg’s Community Music School and the camp organizer. “They can perform, create, design and lead on and off the stage as they learn how to prepare for a career in the arts.”

The camp format is similar in design to an honor music festival, Elizabeth explained. Participants will have the opportunity to customize their schedule by choosing up to two tracks among choir, band and theatre, and a number of elective seminars in areas such as brass, woodwinds, percussion, voice, piano conducting, songwriting and composition, marching band techniques, music theory, dance, fight choreography, lighting, sound design, stagecraft, acting and makeup. For those who choose music ensembles, the camp experience will culminate with a concert on Friday night. June 16. On Saturday, June 17, the camp finale will be a performance of the musical, Disney’s Descendants, at 2 p.m. in Gundlach Theatre.

"We are excited to bring the fully staged musical back for our campers this summer,” Elizabeth said.  

Heidelberg music and theatre faculty members will be the instructors for all of the courses and tracks. Undergraduate music and theatre majors will serve as camp counselors throughout the week.

Commuter tuition is $425 and includes lunch and dinner. Resident double occupancy is $550 and includes all meals and housing in a double room. Resident single occupancy is $600 and includes all meals and housing in a single room. Children of alumni qualify for a $50 discount.

All campers receive admission for two to the concert on Friday or the theatre performance on Saturday, one camp T-shirt, and all supplies required for sessions as part of the tuition. A $50 deposit is due by the registration deadline of May 15 with the balance due June 1.

Registration and additional information are available at or by emailing Elizabeth at

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