Community Music School Summer Camps

All summer camps are held in the Amy E. du Pont Music building and The Louise & David Roselle Center for the Arts located at the corner of Amstel Ave and Orchard Road, Newark. Extended care is available for all camps.

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​​Summer 2017



Rock Band Camp


Camp Description: 

Do you play guitar? Drums? Bass? Keys? Vocal Cords? Then come create your own rock band this summer at the Community Music School's Rock Band Camp! We will spend the week learning about the origins of the rock band, rehearsing hits from every era, and composing our own music. The camp culminates in a performance in one of UD's concert halls on Friday, June 30, at 7 pm.  We'll be sure to bring the house down!  This band requires specific instrumentation and there will be space limits based on need.  


Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: Rising 8th graders – Graduating 12th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

Hours:  ​9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Children's Choral Camp


Camp Description: 

A joyful, engaging summer music-making experience for young people who like to sing. The campers will have lots of fun while singing a variety of outstanding music, receiving instruction in voice and musicianship, along with participating in musical activities and games. Program will culminate with a concert Friday, June 23, at 4:30pm.


Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: Rising 2nd graders – rising 10th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

Hours:  ​Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. concert. After care is available.

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Jazz Camp


Camp Description: 

Become immersed in the world of jazz! Students rehearse, perform and develop improvisational skills and work on understanding jazz performance.  Improvisation experience is not required.  Work is done in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere where taking a solo is your choice.  Some previous experience with sight reading is essential. Camp culminates in a concert Friday, June 23, at 7 pm.  Band requires specific instrumentation and there will be space limits based on need.  A recommendation from a teacher (private or school) via email is required. Please send recommendation to communitymusicschool@udel.edu.


Instrumentation: Jazz Big Band; Up to 10 vocalists welcome as well

Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: rising 8th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

Hours:  9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Meet the Instruments!


Camp Description:  

Camp participants will have the opportunity to see, hear and play the instruments of a typical band/orchestra program as well as learn about and experience the beginning steps of each instrument. The day will be broken into manageable segments that include mini-concerts of each instrument, demonstration and coaching sessions as well as activities/crafts. The week will culminate with a brief presentation to family & friends on Friday afternoon.  

Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: rising 1st graders – rising 5th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Aftercare is available.

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Steel Drum and Afro-Caribbean Drumming Camp


Camp Description:  

The steelpan also known as the steel drum is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Camp participants will be immersed in a different culture through music. Led by professional steel pan artist and Trinidad and Tobago native Aneysha de Coteau, the day will be broken into two main sessions of steel drumming and Afro-Caribbean drumming. No prior musical knowledge is required. The week will culminate with an informal concert on Friday afternoon to showcase learned material to family & friends.


Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: rising 3rd graders – rising 9th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aftercare is available.

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Middle School Band Camp


Camp Description:  

Led by prominent band director, adjudicator and performer Pamela Letts, the schedule includes group rehearsals, sectionals, theory and aural skills classes, as well as workshops by UD faculty and local artists.  Camp concludes with a performance on Friday evening (July 21) at 7:00 pm in Puglisi Orchestra Hall.


Instruments: Concert band instrumentation

  • flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium, percussion 
  • please inquire, communitymusicschool@udel.edu, if you have an instrument question

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts

Who: rising 6th graders – rising 10th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aftercare is available.

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Musical Theatre Camp - On Stage!


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


Camp Description:  

Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SEUSSICAL!  In addition to rehearsals for the production, On Stage camp will include workshops and masterclasses in movement, auditioning, acting and singing.  Auditions for parts will be held during the first week, and everyone enrolled in On Stage camp will be cast in show.  Please, no absences from camp during the final week beginning July 24 as there will be technical rehearsals every day.  Other absences can be accommodated but may affect casting.  Participants will be responsible for minimal personal costume pieces (personal undergarments, things they may already own and footwear).  No additional expenses to participate.  Each child will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets will be $10 each.  Performances will be on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm.  Limited to 40 participants. 


Show Title: SEUSSICAL

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre 

Who: rising 4th graders – graduating 12th graders
Cost: $700, no discounts
Dates: 7/5/2017 to 7/30/2017 (Monday-Friday & performances; 4 weeks)​
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aftercare is available.

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Musical Theatre Camp - Backstage Day Camp!


Camp Description:
Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SEUSSICAL!  Backstage camp will be full of workshops and seminars in make-up, staging, set building, costumes, sound and lighting as participants create costumes, props and put together the backstage elements of production.  No additional expenses to participate.  Each child will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets will be $10 each.  Performances will be on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm. 

Show Title: SEUSSICAL

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre

Who: rising 6th graders – rising 9th graders​ (Exciting opportunity for high school students below)

Cost:  $550, $25 discount for registering by May 15

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/30/2017 (Monday-Friday & performances; 3 weeks)

Hours:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aftercare is available.

High School Students: High school students may assist with backstage activities as a unpaid internship or service hours opportunity. Remember that many high schools in the area require many service hours in order to graduate.

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Musical Theatre Camp - Set Build & Design Workshops!

 

Camp Description:  

Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SEUSSICAL!  Sign up for one or all Set Build & Design workshops for high school students as we create the full set for our production.  Workshops designed for all to participate fully whether you are an expert or a beginner.  Guidance and training will be available for beginners.  Participants will receive two tickets to one performance. 


Show Title: SEUSSICAL

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre 

Who: rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders
Cost: FREE (show t-shirt available for $15)
Dates: 7/15, 7/16, 7/22, 7/23 (sign up for one, all or any combination)​
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Musical Theatre Camp - Pit Orchestra!


Camp Description: 

Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SEUSSICAL, and we need a Pit Orchestra! No additional expenses to participate.  Each participant will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets are $10 each.  Rehearsals listed below.  Minor conflicts can be accommodated during rehearsals.  Performances will be on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm.   The orchestra requires specific instrumentation, and there will be space limits based on need.  A recommendation from a teacher (private or school) via email is required except for DE All-State participants. Please send recommendation to communitymusicschool@udel.edu.


Show Title: SEUSSICAL

Instrumentation:

- 1 each: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Oboe, Trombone, Cello, Mallet Percussion, Auxiliary Percussion

- 2 each: Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet

- 4 total/2 each: Violin 1, Violin 2

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre

Who:  rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost:  Free (show t-shirt available for $15, dinner on 7/29 available for $15)

- Discount available for All-State participants (free T-shirt)

Dates: 

REHEARSALS, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm:  7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/18, 7/19 & 7/20

TECH REHEARSAL, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  7/21, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26 & 7/27

FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: 7/28

PERFORMANCES: 

7/28 (6:00 pm - 10 pm)

7/29 (1:00 pm - 10 pm)

7/30 (1:00 pm - 5 pm)

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Musical Theatre Camp - Run Crew!


Camp Description: 

Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SEUSSICAL, and we need a Run Crew! Crew will need to dress in all black.  No additional expenses to participate.  Each participant will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets are $10 each.  Rehearsals listed below.  Minor conflicts can be accommodated during rehearsals.  Performances will be on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm.   


Show Title: SEUSSICAL

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre

Who:  rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost:  Free (show t-shirt available for $15, dinner on 7/29 available for $15)

- Discount available for All-State participants (free T-shirt)

Dates: 

TECH REHEARSALS, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm:  7/24, 7/25, 7/26 & 7/27

FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: 7/28

PERFORMANCES: 

7/28 (6:00 pm - 10 pm)

7/29 (1:00 pm - 10 pm)

7/30 (1:00 pm - 5 pm)

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Extended Care


Hours

Rate

Before care- All camps

beginning 8 a.m.

$20 for entire week

After care - All camps

until 6 p.m.

$5 per hour (any portion of hour constitutes one hour)

 

Before Care must be booked in advance at the time of registration; otherwise, drop-off will be available 15 minutes before the beginning of camp.

After Care is available on a drop-in basis with limited notice and will be billed based on usage at the end of each camp week. 


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