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Song Writing with Jessica Burdett
Writing songs can help us to develop self-expression, our creativity, and an ear for the elements of music. It’s a chance to explore rhythm and experiment with rhyme, and to practice recognizing patterns. It can even help us reflect a bit on our lives, while having lots of fun! Participants in this camp will write their own lyrics and melody to create a song to share with the other Arts Smarts campers at the end of the week!
Teaching Artist: JESSICA BURDETT grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from Millersville University with a BSE in Music Education and a Sub-Baccalaureate in Kodaly Music Studies. She is a middle school and elementary school music teacher in Philadelphia PA. She loves singing and playing guitar. Building up musical skills and creativity in every student is her passion.
Registration is now open for ARTS SMARTS Camps, offered through The Arts at Millersville University at the Ware Center, in downtown Lancaster. For two weeks starting June 19 and June 26, Arts at MU will present 12 unique camps per each week in morning and afternoon sessions for young campers in Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA.
These camps have been created especially for children in two grade-level ranges: (rising) Kindergarten–Grade 2 and (rising) Grades 3-5. Each camp is different, and there are morning and afternoon options for both grade-level ranges and in all three disciplines – Music, Theatre, and/or Visual Arts. And the camps are open to children of all abilities.
Campers can register for morning sessions from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, afternoon sessions from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or both! (For those staying all day, there is a supervised lunch period. Lunches must be brought to camp and will be refrigerated.) Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Both mornings and afternoons feature a “Common Hour” in which all campers join together for a large group creative multi-disciplinary activity. On Fridays of both weeks, there are morning and afternoon performance showcases and art exhibits for families and friends featuring the campers’ work of each week. Drop-off and pick-up at the Ware Center is supervised by the staff.
The staff is comprised of a team of professional teaching artists and Millersville University Arts Education students who have full clearance for working with children.
Camps are $125 for a 1/2 day session, per week, per child. We offer full and partial scholarships. Please email Barry.Kornhauser@Millersville.edu to inquire about scholarship options.
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