Worcester Academy Performing Arts Camp interweaves theatre, music and art in a performing arts program for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Each two-week session concludes with performances of original musical plays, the focal point of our arts classes. Our revolving repertoire of 15 shows allows us to present different plays each session. With about 14 in a group, campers receive ample attention from expert faculty aided by counselors, developing skills in major elements of musical theater: acting, movement, singing, instrumental music, and scenery/props. All campers are involved in two plays, in one as an actor/ singer/scenic artist, and in a second as an instrumentalist in the pit band. Our approach gives campers experience in all aspects of the productions, letting them develop their strengths and explore new directions.
About the Director
Donald Irving has taught at Worcester Academy since 1985 and is Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. As director of the upper school choral program he guides students in chorus, advanced chorus, and our select ensemble, the Academy Singers, maintaining close contact through classes, rehearsals, and individual lessons. He is the music director of Worcester Academy’s annual musical and has written many of the musicals performed each summer.
About the Faculty
Donald Irving: Vocal Music. Performing Arts Faculty, Worcester Academy
Silvia Irving: Instrumental Music. Faculty, Pakachoag Music School.
Tobias Irving: Art Teacher, 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, Marlborough.
David Plante: Theatre. Technical Director and English Faculty, Worcester Academy
Session I: July 9th - 20th Session II: July 23rd - August 3rd
Boys and Girls Age 7 - 14
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day offered: 7:30 am - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Additional Fee)
$630 for Two Week Session
$1,150 for full Four Weeks
Art and Music classes are held in newly renovated Walker Hall. Theatre classes and performances are in the Worcester Academy Performance Center, our new black box theater at 14 Marion Avenue.
What to Bring
Lunch and Snack (nut free)
Sneakers or sandals with back straps
Schedule (Sample Day)
9:00 am - Theatre
10:15 am - Instrumental Music
11:30 am - Lunch and Recess
12:30 pm - Art
1:45 pm - Singing
3:00 pm - Flex Period (Snack/rehearsal/practice/games)
3:30 pm - Pick up
Shows are presented to the public at 2:00 pm, the last day of each session in the Performance Center.