Each three week half day session includes a condensed performance of Beauty & the Beast. The six week session includes a full performance of the show. The performances will take place at Whippoorwill Hall, Armonk Library Theater.
For twenty 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 and paint large sets, learn choreography, play in a rock or chamber ensemble, create studio art and have fun with arts and crafts and outdoor sport activities.
Full day tuition includes weekly private lessons in an instrument of a camper’s choice along with a weekly semi-private lesson in a secondary instrument. Half day tuition includes Sounds of Music Lessons are given by Amadeus Conservatory faculty.
Camp culminates in a fully staged theater performance at Whippoorwill Hall, Armonk Library Theater.
9:45 – 10:30 Private and group instrumental and voice lessons
10:30 – 11:00 Snack, outdoor play
11:00 – 12:00 Musical Theater
12:00 -1:00 Lunch and games/sports/arts & crafts
1:00 – 2:00 Musical Theater, Choreography, Secondary ensemble classes, including chamber ensemble, rock band, and song-writing.
2:00 – 2:15 Snack
2:15 – 3:00 Art and Set Design
Group Instrumental and Movement Class (Preschool only) This class is a stimulating and fun hands-on introduction to playing age appropriate instruments and movement games. Instruments include 1/8 size violins, ukuleles, bongo drums, snare drum, conga drum, shakers, tambourines, accordions, and xylophone. We also do movement games to teach rhythm and dynamics.
Private Lessons (Ages 6 – 12)
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.
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 a popular composition.
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.