June 25 – July 13, 2018
Three Weeks, or Weekly Sessions (1 to 3 weeks)
For sixteen years, children have had the best summer of their lives at the Amadeus Musical Theater and Art Day Camp in Chappaqua, Westchester County, NY ! At our specialty camp in theater, music and art, every child has a meaningful role in the show. The camp gives children the opportunity to perform musical theater, learn acting and choreography, compose their own songs and create sets.
Campers can also study band or orchestra instruments, piano, guitar and voice, create sets, learn choreography, play in a rock or chamber ensemble, create studio art, learn photography and film-making, and go on a swimming field trip.
Tuition includes weekly private lessons in an instrument of a camper's choice along with a weekly semi-private lesson in a secondary instrument. Lessons are given by Amadeus Conservatory faculty.
Camp culminates in a fully staged theater performance in a professional theater.
Camp is held in Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Chappaqua.
A Typical Day
9:30 -10:00 Outdoor Sports Games, Warm Ups
10:00 -10:15 Snack
10:15 -12:00 Musical Theater, Private Lessons once a week
12:00 -1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Musical Theater, Painting, Choreography, Secondary Instrument Group Lessons once a week. Classes include chamber ensemble, rock band, and song-writing..
2:00 – 2:15 Snack
2:15 – 3:00 Art and Set Design
Private instruction is offered in piano, jazz piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, drum set, recorder and voice. Suzuki instruction is offered in violin and cello for young children. During a private lesson, students work on scales, etudes, intonation, rhythmic technique and pieces from the solo repertoire.
Vocal instruction for musical theater stresses correct breathing, vocal exercises, repertoire, style and performance practices. The repertoire will be based on popular songs from the musical theater literature.
Secondary Instrument Classes for Beginners
Beginning classes for secondary instruments are offered to give
all campers the opportunity to learn a new instrument in a class setting. The courses emphasis is on fundamental technique, for students with no previous experience in the secondary instrument. Beginning classes for secondary instruments are offered to give all campers the opportunity to learn a new instrument in a class setting. The courses emphasis is on fundamental technique, for students with no previous experience in the secondary instrument.
Jazz Percussion Ensemble
The percussion ensemble is an exciting introduction to playing percussion instruments. Using a variety of percussion instruments students learn to play basic rhythm patterns, improvise and compose their own music. Advanced students perform on a variety of orchestral percussion instruments in poly-rhythmic modes.
Chamber music ensembles are open to young instrumentalists who wish to play duos, trios, quartets and other mixed ensembles. The groups are formed according to levels of proficiency as determined by placement on the first day of camp. Chamber music emphasizes the principles of team play, active listening, and collaboration.
This class allows campers to play their instruments or sing in a rock band, through performing on instruments of the rock ensemble: keyboards, guitar, flute, saxophone, clarinet, bass, drums and others. Students learn basic music theory and play together in jam sessions.
This class will teach campers to create and record their own music using MIDI software, campers will gain a basic knowledge in the art of arranging notes and rhythms into ordinal compositions resulting a CD.
Using traditional, fine art methods, Studio Art gives campers the opportunity to visually express their perception of the world around them through painting, drawing and sculpture. By actively sparking their imagination through visual stimulation, students will enjoy the fun of creative expression and gain a sense of accomplishment. Students also have the opportunity to create the scenery for our theatrical production.