Summer Programs

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SUMMER 2020 INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY

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/ THEATERART & PHOTOGRAPHY | FILM & VIDEOMUSIC

                                          TOOLS:      See Programs By Age         Summer Arts Calendar 2019          Summer Arts Catalog 2019

 

Acting IconACTING/ THEATER

Students rehearsing at acting campWeekly Acting Camps
Ages 5-18 (divided into age groups)
June 24-July 26, 2019 (weekly)
Exciting drama camps with a new theme each week

Acting students performing in a summer playAdvanced Actors Showcase
Ages 12-18
July 29-August 2, 2019 + shows
Perform in an original play production

Students performing in the summer musicalSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7-18
June 17-21, 2019 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Technical theater summer camp studentsTechnical Theater Bootcamp
Ages 15+
July 15-19, 2019
Learn about behind-the-scenes stage production

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 7-11 and 12-18
July 29-August 2 OR July 8-12, 2019
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

 

Visual Art IconART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Young kids at summer art campCreative Discoveries Art Camps
Ages 6-8
June 24-28 and July 29-Aug 2, 2019
Explore drawing, painting, collage and more

Stop Motion Animation Summer CampStop Motion Animation Studio
Ages 9-12
July 8-12 or July 15-19, 2019
Create set pieces and an animation film

photo-magicTraditional Photography Studio
Ages 13-18
July 15-19, 2019
Create photos in a traditional darkroom

Summer photography camp for teensDigital Photography Studio
Ages 13-18
June 17-21 OR July 22-26, 2019
Photoshoots, Photoshop, lighting, and more

Anime Art ImageAnime Art & Technology
Ages 10-14
June 24-28, 2019
Explore this popular Japanese art form

2D Art Camp for TeensJumpstART Advanced 2-D Art
Ages 13-18
July 8-12, 2019
Explore printmaking, mixed media and more

3D Art Summer Camp for TeensJumpstART Advanced 3-D Art
Ages 13 – 18
July 22-26, 2019
Construct with clay, paper mache and more

Teens at summer photography campAdvanced Photography Studio
Ages 13-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Next level traditional and digital photography skills

 

Film & Video IconFILM & VIDEO

Screenwriting summer camp for kids and teensScreenwriting Workshop
Ages 11-18
June 24-28, 2019
Fundamental screenwriting techniques for film

Students at summer film campFilmmaking for Middle School
Ages 11-14
July 8-19, 2019 (2 weeks)
Dive into all aspects of film production & create a short film

Summer film projectFilmmaking for High School
Ages 14-18
July 22-August 2, 2019 (2 weeks)
Dive into all aspects of film production & create a short film

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13-18
June 24-28, 2019
Techniques of composing music for motion pictures

 

Music IconMUSIC

INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Orchestra summer camp studentsOvations Summer Strings
GRADES 7-12 (two groups)
June 23-28, 2019
Chamber music & orchestra for violin, viola, cello & bass

Chamber music students rehearsingChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13-18 years
July 8-12, 2019
Advanced chamber experience for strings & piano

Young violin students at summer campYouth Violin Camp
Ages 6-12
July 22-26, 2019
Dynamic camp for young violinists

Students at summer violin campViolin Bootcamp
Ages 10-18
Aug 5-9 and Aug 12-16, 2019
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violinists

Violin summer camp for kids and teensViola Bootcamp
Ages 10-18
Aug 5-9, 2019
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violists

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Flute students at summer campSummer Flute Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Masterclasses, chamber music, flute choir & more

Clarinet students at summer campSummer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Masterclasses, reed clinics, chamber music & more

Mason campusSummer Residential Program
Ages 13-18
June 16-21, 2019
For Music Intensive Week

Trumpet summer camp for teensSummer Trumpet Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Learn different trumpet fundamentals & playing styles

Students rehearsing at Percussion summer camp

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Clinics, masterclasses and percussion ensemble

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

summer-pianoSummer Piano Adventures
Ages 6-9
June 24-28 OR July 8-12, 2019
Intro to piano, musical notation, rhythm & more

Student performing at summer piano campSummer Piano Academy
Ages 8-18 (divided into age groups)
July 29-Aug 2 and Aug 5-9, 2019
Private lessons, masterclasses, ensembles, a final recital & more

String musician students at summer campChamber Music Intensive
Ages 13-18 years
July 8-12, 2019
Advanced chamber experience for piano & strings

Students at summer guitar campBeginner Guitar Camp 
Ages 8-12
July 15-19, 2019
Learn the basics of guitar playing, notation & more

Summer guitar workshop for teensSummer Guitar Intensive
Ages 13-18
July 15-19, 2019
Solo and ensemble development & more

 

 

COMPOSING, WRITING & THEORY

Composition students at summer campIntro to Music Composition
Ages 13-18
July 8-12, 2019
Learn basic elements of the creative process

Composition students at summer campMusic Composition Explorations
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Advanced instrumental composition intensive

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13-18
June 24-28, 2019
Techniques of composing music for motion pictures

Songwriting students at summer camp

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

Young students learning music theoryIntro to Music Theory
Ages 8-12 & 13-18
July 15-19, 2019
Develop crucial aural, analytical and interpretive music skills

Teens learning music theoryAdvanced Music Theory
Ages 14-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Prepare for college-level music theory aural skills

Music History imageMusic History Workshop
Ages 14-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Take an in-depth journey into the history of music

 

RECORDING & PRODUCING

Music Recording summer camp for teensMusic Recording Studio
Ages 13-18
June 17-21, 2019
Record, mix and produce original music

Student mixing songs at recording campMusic Producer Intro Camp
Ages 9-12
July 8-12, 2019
Create your own music tracks using Digital Audio software

 

VOCAL

Musical Theater Bootcamp summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 12-18 & 7-11
July 8-12 OR July 29-Aug 2, 2019
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

Students at summer musical programSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7-11 & 12-18
June 17-21, 2019 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Songwriting students at summer campSinger/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13-18
July 29-August 2, 2019
Write & arrange your own songs and get vocal coaching

 

YOUNG KIDS

Young kids at music campMusic Sampler for Young Kids
Ages 5-8
July 8-12 / 15-19/ 29-Aug 2, 2019
A fun-filled introduction to the world of music

 

 

MUSIC TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Music teachers in a training sessionOrff & Kodaly Teacher Training
for Music Eductors
July 8-12 and/or July 15-26, 2019
Certification & supplemental courses

 

 

 

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