UIC offers theater, band camps for high schoolers

UIC Theatre Summer Camp

UIC Theatre Camp, held July 13 to 24, is designed for students who want to write and devise new work.

Two performing arts camps for high school students — in theater and symphonic band — will be offered on campus in July.

The camps are taught by faculty members and arts professionals. Both sessions will be held in UIC’s Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St.

UIC Theatre Camp, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 to 24, is designed for students who want to write and devise new work. Led by David Kersnar, a founding ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company, the class will collaborate as an ensemble to create an original theatre piece.

Workshops and master classes in voice, movement and design will be led by UIC faculty. The camp will end with a final performance open to family and friends.

The camp will be directed by Jason Martin, UIC clinical assistant professor of theatre. No prior theater experience is necessary.

Cost is $475, including coursework, materials and recreational activities.

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At the end of Symphonic Band Camp, students will perform a concert.

Symphonic Band Camp, 4 to 8 p.m. July 27 to 31, is an intensive five-day ensemble experience that includes instrumental master classes. At the end of the camp, students will perform a concert.

The camp will be directed by José Oliver Riojas, assistant professor and director of UIC Bands, and Nicholas Carlson, assistant director of the UIC Bands.

Students should have some experience playing in ensembles.

Fee is $125, including coursework, materials and recreational activities.

Limited financial aid and scholarships are available for each camp. Students may register for both camps for $550, a $50 discount.

Registration deadline is June 15. For more information, call 312-996-2867.