5-Day Music & Arts Camp: July 8 – 12
Theatre theme: How we perceive the world
8:30 – 12:30pm – Beginning/Intermediate Strings and Music Explorers
1:00 – 5:00pm – Advanced Chamber Music Seminar
Whether you have been playing for years, are just a beginner or have not yet found your musical soul mate, this is the summer music and arts program for you! Off the Hook Arts Academy brings inspiration, intuition and imagination to kids this summer by offering a fun and educational way to learn more about themselves and the arts. Five days of enriching musical experiences with outstanding instructors devoted to keeping you musically well-nourished and inspired. Our Advanced Seminar in Chamber Music for those students who have extensive chamber music experience through undergraduate study, plus Beginning Guitar Classes.
Find the section of our workshop (below) that works best for you:
- Academy of Arts and Knowledge, 4800 Wheaton Drive, Fort Collins 80525
- Deadline to register: June 8
Music Explorers (Ages 5 to 10): NO prior music training necessary. Students spend their day being introduced to musical instruments from the strings family (violin/guitar), rythmn instruments, and internalizing rhythmn through movement. Our theatrical adventure begins on the page and finishes on the stage. Under the direction of our musical theatre partner, La-De-Da Performing Arts, students start with an original, locally written script, memorize their lines, sing and choreograph musical numbers, craft their own props and costumes, and prepare to share it all with an audience. Students will take the story from the page to the stage in 5 short days!
Instructors: members of the La-De-Da Performing Arts faculty.
String Players (Ages 8 to 18): Explore Solo, Fiddle, and Chamber Orchestra music at your level in group classes, work with some of Colorado’s finest teachers. PLUS join our other campers for Theatre. (Must be at least at Suzuki Book I: Lightly Row level). Spend a week digging into rhythm patterns through world inspired percussion instruments. Campers will start their mornings off learning about community drum groups and how each part blends together to create intricate rhythm compositions. Kat Fritz, one of our strings teachers, has played in the Boulder Samba School’s percussion ensemble, Bateria Alegria, for the past five years. No previous Suzuki experience necessary. Violin, viola and cello. Instructors: Kat Fritz (violin), Margaret Gutierrez (violin), Heidi Mausbach (cello), Vi Wickam & Cody Stadelmaier (fiddle)
NEW! Advanced Seminar (Ages 12 to 18): Join us for our new program for advanced students — The Advanced Seminar which will be based on intensive chamber music study headed by violinist Margaret Gutierrez. The program is open to pre-formed groups or individual pianists, strings or woodwind players. (College students will be considered as well) Instructors: Margaret Gutierrez (violin), Heidi Mausbach (cello)
- Chamber Music study — come in a preformed group or be assigned to an ensemble.
- Rehearsal time will be available during the day.
- Study of fiddle music and improvisation.
- Large ensemble work with Margaret Gutierrez bringing all performers together.
- Performance on Friday, July 12th.
NEW! Beginning Guitar Class: This class will have you playing basic chords and your first solo by the end of the week! You’ll learn how to play all of the open chords as well as learn a blues scale to solo with easily. A fun informative first guitar class to get you started and feel comfortable playing. Limited availability — 8 students. Instructor: David Wiatrolik
Providing your own guitar is recommended but an instrument might be available if needed. Please contact [email protected] with questions.