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​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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2019 Summer Camp Registration Open!
Delaware Division of the Arts

The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

Choir 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 28, at 3 pm.

Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: rising 2nd graders – rising 12th graders

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 1

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/28/2019

Hours:  ​8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / After care is available.

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 21, 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(alto/tenor/bari saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar, drums, mallet percussion)

Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building & Roselle Center for the Arts

Who: rising 8th graders – graduating 12th graders​

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 1

Dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/21/2019

Hours:  9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Meet the Instruments! - FULL

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.  

THIS CAMP IS CURRENTLY FULL - Please complete our Google Form to be added to our waitlist. If a space becomes available you will be contacted.

Location: Amy E. du Pont Music Building

Who: rising 1st graders – rising 5th graders​

Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 1

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

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

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 19) 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 1

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

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

Musical Theatre Camp - On Stage!

The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

THIS CAMP IS CURRENTLY FULL - Please complete our Google Form to be added to our waitlist. If a space becomes available you will be contacted.

Camp Description:  Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SCHOOL OF ROCK! 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 at the beginning of the second week, and everyone enrolled in On Stage camp will be cast in show.  Please, no absences from camp during the final week beginning July 23 as there will be technical rehearsals every day.  Other absences can be accommodated but may affect casting.  As this show takes place in current time, participants will be asked to bring in pieces of regular clothing and footwear for their costumes.  In addition, this show calls for a large portion of the cast to wear “school uniforms”.  We will be collecting/borrowing khaki bottoms, white tops and navy sweaters for the show.  Please save these items for us!  Specialized costume pieces will be provided. No additional expenses to participate.  Each child will receive two complimentary tickets to one performance, and additional tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Complimentary tickets will not be valid for Saturday 7 pm performance this year.  Performances will be on Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 pm.  Limited to 44 participants.

SCHOOL OF ROCK requires 4 cast members to play instruments on stage (lead guitar, bass guitar, piano & drum set). While all roles will be cast by audition, those with experience on these instruments may receive more consideration. 

Show Title: SCHOOL OF ROCK

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre 

Who: rising 4th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost: $700, no discounts

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/28/2019, Camp will NOT meet July 4 or 5!  (Monday-Friday & performances; 4 weeks)​

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (+performances) / Aftercare is available.

Performance Tickets: Available at the door prior to the event - Adults $10 and Children $5

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Musical Theatre Camp - Backstage Day Camp!

The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

Camp Description: Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SCHOOL OF ROCK!  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.  For safety reasons, Middle School participants will not be able to perform all backstage functions during the performances; however, they will run front of house and have other responsibilities.  No additional expenses to participate.  Each child will receive two complimentary tickets to one performance, and additional tickets will be $10 each for adults and $5 for children.  Complimentary tickets may not be used for the Saturday 7 pm performance.  Performances will be on Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 pm.  Show strike will happen after last performance.  Limited to 16 participants.

Show Title: SCHOOL OF ROCK

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre​

Who: rising 6th graders – graduating 12th graders​ (Exciting opportunity for high school students below)

Cost:  $550, $25 discount for registering by May 1

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/28/2019 (Monday-Friday & performances; 3 weeks)​

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

High School Students: High school students (ages 16-18) may assist with backstage activities as a unpaid internship or service hours opportunity and tuition will be waived. Remember that many high schools in the area require service hours in order to graduate.

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Musical Theatre Camp - Set Build & Design Workshops!

The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

Camp Description:  Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SCHOOL OF ROCK!  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.  Depending on how set construction goes some sessions may be shortened or cancelled. Participants will receive two free tickets to one performance and a show t-shirt. 

Show Title: SCHOOL OF ROCK

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre 

Who: rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost: FREE

Dates: 7/13, 7/14, 7/20, 7/21 (sign up for one, all or any combination)​

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Musical Theatre Camp - Pit Orchestra!

The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

Camp Description: Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SCHOOL OF ROCK, and we need a Pit Orchestra! No additional expenses to participate.  Each participant will receive two tickets free to one performance, and a camp t-shirt.  Additional tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 for children.  Complimentary tickets may not be used for Saturday 7 pm show.  Rehearsals listed below.  Minor conflicts can be accommodated during rehearsals.  Performances will be on Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 28 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 previous participants and DE All-State members.

Please send recommendation to communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

Show Title: SCHOOL OF ROCK

Instrumentation: If marked (filled) for your instrument, please complete the waitlist Google form and we will contact you if an opening occurs.

  • 2 keyboard
  • 3 electric guitar
  • 1 bass guitar (filled)
  • 1 drummer (filled)
  • 2 violins (filled)
  • 1 cello (filled)
  • 2 flutes (filled)
  • Saxophones: 1 alto (filled), 1 tenor (filled), 1 bari
  • 2 trumpets (filled)
  • 1 trombone (filled)
  • 1 auxilliary percussion (filled)

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre​

Who:  rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost:  Free (dinner on 7/28 available for $10)-

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/28/2019 (Monday-Friday & performances; 2 weeks)​

Hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (+performances)

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Musical Theatre Camp - Run Crew!

The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

Camp Description: Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing SCHOOL OF ROCK, and we need a Run Crew! Crew will need to dress in all black.  No additional expenses to participate.  Each participant will receive two complimentary tickets to one performance, and additional tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Complimentary tickets are not valid for Saturday 7 pm show.  Rehearsals listed below.  Minor conflicts can be accommodated during rehearsals.  Performances will be on Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 pm.   

Show Title: SCHOOL OF ROCK

Location: UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre​

Who:  rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders

Cost:  Free (dinner on 7/28 available for $10)

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/28/2019

Hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (+performances)

Extended Care
​Hours​Rate
​Before care - All Camps​beginning 8:00 a.m.​$20 for entire week
​After care - All camps​until 6:00 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.



Delaware Division of the Arts
The UD CMS Musical Theatre Camp is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com


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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu