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Heidelberg University to host music, theatre summer camp for grades 8-12




Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, director of Heidelberg’s Community Music School and the camp organizer. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre will be hosting a summer camp for students in grades 8-12 from June 11 through June 17. The week-long camp will provide students with an opportunity to sing in a choir, play in a band, and act on stage.

According to Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, the director of Heidelberg’s Community Music School and the camp organizer, the camp is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts. “Students who attend the camp really can have it all,” said Tracy. “They can perform, create, design, and lead on and off the stage as they learn how to prepare for a career in the arts.”

The camp format is similar to that of an honor music festival, where participants will have the opportunity to customize their schedule by choosing up to two tracks among choir, band, and theatre, as well as elective seminars in areas such as brass, woodwinds, percussion, voice, piano conducting, songwriting and composition, marching band techniques, music theory, dance, fight choreography, lighting, sound design, stagecraft, acting, and makeup.

For those who choose music ensembles, the camp experience will culminate with a concert on Friday, June 16. On Saturday, June 17, the camp finale will be a performance of the musical, Disney’s Descendants, at 2 p.m. in Gundlach Theatre.

“We are excited to bring the fully staged musical back for our campers this summer,” Tracy said.

The instructors for all of the courses and tracks will be Heidelberg music and theatre faculty members. Undergraduate music and theatre majors will serve as camp counselors throughout the week.

Commuter tuition for the camp is $425, which includes lunch and dinner. Resident double occupancy is $550 and includes all meals and housing in a double room. Resident single occupancy is $600 and includes all meals and housing in a single room.

All campers will receive admission for two to the concert on Friday or the theatre performance on Saturday, one camp T-shirt, and all supplies required for sessions as part of the tuition. A $50 deposit is due by the registration deadline of May 15, with the balance due on June 1.

Registration and additional information are available at or by emailing Dr. Tracy at [email protected]

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