Summer Programs

2020 Summer Arts Camps and Programs

Join us this summer at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA for enriching and inclusive summer camps, programs and workshops focused on both artistry and skill-building in the areas of Music, Acting/Theater, Visual Art, Photography, and Film & Video! Kids and teenagers ages 5 to 18 will experience quality arts education and meaningful self-expression at  “Summer Arts at Mason”, presented by the Mason Community Arts Academy. A variety of weekly programs run from mid-June through mid-August, taught by professional teaching artists, vetted arts educators and George Mason University faculty.  Learn, create and perform with other like-minded young artists and make it a summer to remember!

 

ACTING/ THEATER  |  ART & PHOTOGRAPHY  |  FILM & VIDEO  |  MUSIC

TOOLS:      See Programs By Age                 Summer Arts Catalog 2020

 

Acting IconACTING/ THEATER

Students rehearsing at acting campWeekly Acting Camps
Ages 5-18 (divided into age groups)
June 22-July 24, 2020 (weekly)
Exciting drama camps with a new theme each week

Acting students performing in a summer playAdvanced Actors Showcase
Ages 12-18
July 27 – 31, 2020 + shows
Perform in an original play production

Students performing in the summer musicalSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7-18
June 15 – 19, 2020 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 7-11 and 12-18
July 6 – 10 OR July 27 – 31, 2020
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

 

Visual Art IconART & PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Young kids at summer art campCreative Discoveries
Ages 6-8
Multiple Weeks June/July
Explore drawing, painting, collage and more

Stop Motion Animation Summer CampStop Motion Animation Studio
Ages 9-12
June 15 – 19 OR June 22 – 26, 2020
Create set pieces and an animation film

photo-magicTraditional Photography Studio
Ages 13-18
June 29 – July 3, 2020
Create photos in a traditional darkroom

Intro to Graphic Design
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Learn the basics using Adobe Suite

 

Summer photography camp for teensDigital Photography Studio
Ages 13-18
July 20 – 24, 2020
Photoshoots, Photoshop, lighting, and more

Anime Art ImageAnime Art & Technology
Ages 10-14 & 14-18
July 6 – 10 OR June 29 – July 3, 2020
Explore this popular Japanese art form

2D Art Camp for TeensJumpstART Advanced 2-D Art
Ages 13-18
July 20 – 24, 2020
Explore printmaking, mixed media and more

3D Art Summer Camp for TeensJumpstART Advanced 3-D Art
Ages 13 – 18
July 6 – 10, 2020
Construct with clay, paper mache and more

Photography camp for teens

Stop Motion Photography Studio
Ages 13 – 18
July 6 – 10, 2020
Create a stop-motion film with digital special effects

Teens at summer photography campAdvanced Photography Studio
Ages 13-18
July 13 – 17, 2020
Next level traditional and digital photography skills

 

Film & Video IconFILM & VIDEO

Screenwriting summer camp for kids and teensScreenwriting Workshop
Ages 11 – 18
June 22 – 26, 2020
Fundamental screenwriting techniques for film

Students at summer film campFilmmaking for Middle School
Ages 11 – 14
July 6 – 17, 2020 (2 weeks)
Dive into all aspects of film production & create a short film

Summer film projectFilmmaking for High School
Ages 14 – 18
July 20 – 31, 2020 (2 weeks)
Dive into all aspects of film production & create a short film

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13 – 18
July 20 – 24, 2020
Techniques of composing music for motion pictures

 

Music IconMUSIC

INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Orchestra summer camp studentsMason Summer Strings Academy
Formerly Ovations Summer Strings
GRADES 7-12 (two groups)
June 22 – 26, 2020
Chamber music & orchestra

Chamber music students rehearsingChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13-18 years
July 6 – 10, 2020
Advanced chamber experience for strings & piano

Young violin students at summer campYouth Violin & Cello Camp
Ages 6 – 12
June 29 – July 3, 2020
Dynamic camp for young violinists & cellists

Students at summer violin campViolin Bootcamp
Ages 10-18
Aug 3 – 7, 2020
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violinists

Violin Bootcamp: Performance Intensive
Ages 10 – 18
Aug 10 – 14, 2020
For more advanced students

Violin summer camp for kids and teensViola Bootcamp
Ages 10 – 18
July 13 – 17, 2020
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violists

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Flute students at summer campSummer Flute Academy
Ages 13-18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Masterclasses, chamber music, flute choir & more

Clarinet students at summer campSummer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13-18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Masterclasses, reed clinics, chamber music & more

 

Summer Trombone Academy
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020

 

Mason campusSummer Residential Program
Ages 13-18
June 14 – 19, 2020
For Music Intensive Week

Trumpet summer camp for teensSummer Trumpet Academy
Ages 13-18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Learn different trumpet fundamentals & playing styles

Students rehearsing at Percussion summer camp

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13-18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Clinics, masterclasses and percussion ensemble

 

Summer Saxophone Academy
Ages 13-18
June 15 – 19, 2020

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

summer-pianoSummer Piano Adventures
Ages 6 – 9
June 15 – 19 OR June 29 – July 3, 2020
Intro to piano, musical notation, rhythm & more

Student performing at summer piano campSummer Piano Academy
Ages 8-18 (divided into age groups)
July 27 – 31, 2020
Private lessons, masterclasses, ensembles, a final recital & more

Student performing at summer piano camp

Piano Academy *Advanced
Ages 10 – 18 (divided into age groups)
August 3 – 7, 2020
Performance focused with a competition, recital & more

Students at summer guitar campBeginner Guitar Camp 
Ages 8 – 12
July 20 – 24, 2020
Learn the basics of guitar playing, notation & more

String musician students at summer campChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13 – 18 years
July 6 – 10, 2020
Advanced chamber experience for piano & strings

 

 

COMPOSING, WRITING & THEORY

Composition students at summer campIntro to Music Composition
Ages 13 – 18
June 22 – 26, 2020
Learn basic elements of the creative process

Composition students at summer campMusic Composition Explorations
Ages 13 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Advanced instrumental composition intensive

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13 – 18
July 20 – 24, 2020
Techniques of composing music for motion pictures

Songwriting students at summer camp

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13 – 18
July 27 – 31, 2020
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

 

 

 

RECORDING & PRODUCING

Music Recording summer camp for teensMusic Recording Studio
Ages 13-18
June 15 – 19, 2020
Record, mix and produce original music

Student mixing songs at recording campMusic Producer Intro Camp
Ages 11 – 15
June 22 – 26, 2020
Create your own music tracks using Digital Audio software

 

VOCAL

Musical Theater Bootcamp summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 12 – 18  &  7 – 11
July 6 – 10 OR July 27 – 31, 2020
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

Students at summer musical programSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7 – 11 & 12 – 18
June 15 – 19, 2020 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Songwriting students at summer campSinger/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13 – 18
July 27 – 31, 2020
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

 

YOUNG KIDS

Young kids at music campMusic Sampler for Young Kids
Ages 5 – 8
Multiple Weekly Options
A fun-filled introduction to the world of music

 

 

MUSIC TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Music teachers in a training sessionOrff & Kodaly Teacher Training
for Music Educators
July 6 – 12 and/or July 13 – 24, 2020
Certification & supplemental courses

 

 

 

Summer 2020 Map