Thank you for your interest in summer camps at the Mason Gross School of the Arts!
I invite you to join the vibrant cultural community flourishing here at the Mason Gross School of the Arts this summer during one of our exciting and innovative summer arts programs! Summer intensives in music, dance and visual arts are wonderful opportunities for students to explore, create and perform under the expert guidance of New Jersey’s most distinguished teaching artists at the state’s premier arts conservatory.
Whatever your passion is, we invite you to explore it this summer at the Mason Gross School of the Arts!
Registration opens February 1, 2013 for all camps. Online registration only.
Limited financial assistance is available for selected camps. Please see camp webpages for more information.
VIEW SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE
July 21-26, 2013
Ages 13-18 | Commuter and residential options available | video audition required
Experience a week of intense orchestra and band training with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty members, renowned professional musicians and leading music educators from the New York-New Jersey area!
Conrad Herwig, director
Marc Stasio, associate director
Dave Miller, assistant director
July 7-12, 2013
Ages 13-18 | Commuter and residential options available | video audition required | FAQ | Flyer | Camp Video (2012)
This dynamic workshop features the innovations of Jazz Fusion: the marriage of Jazz, Rock, Funk, R&B, and Electronic music. Students will learn and perform the music of Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock & the Head Hunters, The Brecker Brothers, The Jazz Crusaders, and many more in a comprehensive workshop environment on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. The 2013 Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute is ideal for young musicians ages 13-18 interested in improving their jazz improvisation, small group, and large ensemble skills. Students work intensively in daily rehearsals with the internationally renowned, award-winning jazz faculty of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Jacqueline Thaw, director
July 8-19, 2013
Ages 14-18 | commuter only | FAQ | Flyer
Design Camp seeks to develop skills in graphic design for motivated high school artists. Created and supervised by Mason Gross faculty, the curriculum focuses on core principles of design while also introducing relevant software. The course includes focused studio work, technical demonstrations, group critiques and a field trip to New York City. Students will become familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign while exploring creative visual problems and producing work suitable for a college admissions portfolio. The emphasis is on building visual awareness and on making the software serve the designer’s creative vision. Design Camp also features a Portfolio Workshop addressing how to present work effectively for college admissions. Design Camp uses traditional classroom space as well as top-notch computer lab facilities in the Department of Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University.
Level I: For those new to, or with beginner skills in, Adobe programs
Level II: For those with intermediate skills in Adobe programs
Alberto del Saz & Kim Gibilisco, directors
July 15-19, 2013
professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 18+ | commuter only | FAQ | Flyer
The Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensive offers professional and pre-professional dancers the opportunity to study the ground-breaking modern dance technique of legendary American artists Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis. Focusing on theories of Time, Space, Shape, and Motion, this performance technique develops the complete artist. It provides valuable skills to those seeking clarity and versatility in their dancing, while exploring their full creative potential. Studying with Artistic Director Alberto del Saz, original Nikolais company member Phyllis Lamhut, and former principal dancer, Kim Gibilisco, participants will receive personalized, thoughtful instruction in a supportive environment. Area housing recommendations available.
Rutgers Dance Camp
Dr. Barbara Bashaw, director
Session I: July 21 – 26, 2013
Session II: July 28 - August 2, 2013
Ages 12-18 | Commuter and residential options available | audition not required | FAQ | Flyer
Mason Gross School of the Arts Summer Dance Camps are open to new and experienced dancers ages 12 to 18 who wish to expand their knowledge and experience of dance in a collegiate environment. Dancers develop skills through daily ballet and modern technique classes. A variety of other styles are explored in a series of special workshops and master classes with world class teaching artists. All students learn repertory, create their own choreography, and have the opportunity to perform in an end-of-session showcase. Student learning needs are assessed during a series of placement classes held during the first day of camp. Students may attend one or both sessions.
Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory
Dr. Barbara Bashaw, director
July 21 - August 2, 2013
Ages 15-18 | commuter and residential options available | video audition required | FAQ | Flyer
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Summer Dance Conservatory is an intensive, pre-college program for experienced dancers ages 15 to 18 who seek to build artistic acuity and technical endurance while gaining information about pursuing a career in dance through college study. Students attend daily ballet and modern technique classes, and conference with staff on learning goals and career aspirations. Dancers work in intimate repertory groups with professional choreographers, and create their own choreography which is performed in two, fully produced, end-of-session showcases. Students attend a variety of dance workshops, a master class with American Ballet Theatre, and a NYC performance. Qualified students should express an interest in the professional field of dance and submit an application, recommendation, and video audition.
Session I: August 5-9, 2013
Session II: August 12-16, 2013
Ages 6-12 | Commuter only | early drop off & after care available
Fill your child’s summer days with music, dance, theater and visual arts! Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., children develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Classes are taught by professional musicians and artists from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and Youth Stages. Each week’s offerings are unique, so children may participate in one or both weeks. Camp weeks end with showcases, giving students the opportunity to perform for their families. No prior experience needed. Before and aftercare are available for an additional charge.
June 30 - July 28, 2013
Ages 14-18 | Commuter and residential options available | audition required
Unparalleled conservatory training for young people serious about acting! RSAC is a highly selective, four-week conservatory acting program that accepts only 38 high school students from across the country. All conservatory faculty are working theater professionals dedicated to providing students with a challenging, inspiring learning environment that allows each student to develop as a young theater artist. Musical Theater track available!