A photo of actors on the stage

Come challenge your musical theatre skills in a supportive and nurturing environment at IWU Musical Theatre Camp! Students will interact with professional directors, vocal coaches, and collaborative pianists to take their performing and auditioning skills to the next level. The daily schedule will include audition prep, acting classes, movement and dance exercises, musical and character analysis, character development, master classes, and one-on-one vocal coaching. The week will culminate in a combined showcase with the IWU Theatre Camp. After registration, attendees will be sent instructions on how to submit a placement portfolio to be personally assigned appropriate music and roles for the week. The world is waiting for the unique light that you have to bring to the stage. We want to help it shine even brighter!


Registration

Total Registration Cost: $500

  • Base Cost: $450
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $50

Cost includes resident hall lodging, three meals a day, snacks, and all major aspects of the camp. Our dining hall has many options for those with food allergies. However, we encourage you to bring appropriate snacks since not all snack options will meet all dietary needs.

Note: The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. No student will be considered registered until they have submitted this fee. Balance of tuition and fees are due by May 31, 2023. Any registrations after June 1, 2023 will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.

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What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Bible
  • Pen/notebook
  • Personal items
  • Towels
  • Comfortable, casual clothes and shoes
  • Sleeping bag or linens for twin XL bed & pillow
  • Tennis shoes for lab
  • Money for snacks or campus store (optional)
  • Umbrella (optional)

Please do NOT bring the following:

Laptops, iPads and other electronic devices*. Weapons of any kind: e.g. firearms, knives or pocket knives.

*Cell phones are welcome, but please note they should be silent and out of sight when campers are in rehearsals, class, lessons, etc.

Sample Daily Calendar 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:50 a.m.

Introductions

Yoga & Body Movement w/Dr. H

Choir (PPAC 160)

Yoga & Body Movement w/Dr. H

Choir (PPAC 160)

Yoga & Body Movement w/Dr. H

Choir (PPAC 160)

Yoga & Body Movement w/Dr. H

Choir (PPAC 160)

Yoga & Body Movement w/Dr. H

Choir (PPAC 160)

9:50 a.m.

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:00-10:50 a.m.

Workshop (w/Dr. M):

Health/Care of Voice; Basics of the Stage; Jobs of the Stage; Character Study & Related Exercises

Baker (PPAC 141)

Workshop (w/Dr. M):

Super-Objectives, Objectives, Acting Beats and Improvisation!

Improvisation Exercises

Baker (PPAC 141)

Workshop (w/Dr. H):

All About Auditioning

Headshots, Resumes, Binder Prep, Working with an Accompanist

Baker (PPAC 141)

Masterclass:

Auditioning! (16 bars, monologue)

Feedback in front of each other. (Dr. M & Dr. H)

Baker (PPAC 141)

Dress Rehearsal

In Baker (PPAC 141)

10:50 a.m.

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:00 a.m.

Technique: Breathing!

Cross-Training  (Dr. H) Exercises & Ensemble Music Rehearsal

Baker (PPAC 141)

Technique: Placement!

(Dr. M)

Cross-Training Exercises & Ensemble Music Rehearsal

Baker (PPAC 141)

Technique: Belt vs. Legit Voice

(Dr. H & Dr. M)

Review Cross-Training Exercises & Warm-Ups

Baker (PPAC 141)

 

Auditioning cont.

Review Cross-Training Exercises & Warm-Ups

Baker (PPAC 141)

Dress Rehearsal (cont.)

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00-3:30 p.m.

Music Rehearsal

(Breaks as needed)

PPAC 141 & 160

Staging Rehearsals

(Breaks as needed)

PPAC 141 & 160

Polishing Rehearsals

(Breaks as needed)

PPAC 141 & 160

Polishing Rehearsals

(Breaks as needed)

PPAC 141 & 160

1:30 Showcase!

Baker Recital Hall

(PPAC 141)

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Private Lessons

(8 total, Group A)

PPAC 112 & 130

Private Rehearsal, Homework

(Fill out basic character profile on each role.)

PPAC 141 & 160

And Practice Suites

Private Lessons

(6 total, Group B)

PPAC 112 & 130

Private Rehearsal, Homework (Resume, Audition materials)

PPAC 141 & 160

And Practice Suites

Private Lessons

(8 total, Group A)

PPAC 112 & 130

Private Rehearsal

(Prep for Audition Masterclass tomorrow!)

PPAC 141 & 160

And Practice Suites

Private Lessons

(6 total, Group B)

PPAC 112 & 130

 n/a

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 n/a

Choreography Workshop

 

Headshot Workshop

 

 

 n/a

 n/a

Meet the Camp Directors

Lisa Moore headshotTammie Huntington headshot

Lisa Moore, D.A. and Tammie Huntington, D.A.

Dr. Tammie Huntington and Dr. Lisa Moore are both Professors of Music at Indiana Wesleyan University where they co-direct the Lyric Theatre Program and teach Applied Voice and related Lyric Theatre Studies. In their 15 years of working together, they have directed or music-directed numerous operas and musical productions on campus, including Beauty and the Beast; Nunsense; Godspell; Guys and Dolls; Pirates of Penzance; Into the Woods; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Little Women; The Mikado; and more! Huntington and Moore emphasize cross-training in the vocal studio, preparing students to sing healthfully in a variety of styles, from classical to belt. Their students may be found on off-Broadway tours, cruise ships, at Blue Gate Theatre, Beef-n-Boards Theatre, Wagon Wheel Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Kansas City Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and Paris Opera in addition to other local, regional, and national venues.

Huntington and Moore each received their Doctor of Arts degrees in Vocal Performance from Ball State University where they met on the opera stage in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Together with their colleague Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim, they formed the ensemble Soprani Compagni, and have commissioned new works for 2 sopranos and piano, publishing a 2-volume anthology of art music for soprano duet. Soprani Compagni made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2012, and have traveled the world presenting and performing in Argentina, Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Sweden, in addition to multiple venues across the United States. Soprani Compagni may be heard on all major music streaming platforms.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Wildcat Summer Academy at 765-677-2493 or wildcatcamps@indwes.edu.

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