Visual/Performing Arts Camps

Mason Community Arts Academy
Acting for Young People
Student Media Podcast and Radio Camp
Mason Community Arts Academy
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Acting & Theater: Acting For Young People/Mason Community Arts Academy

Age(s): 5–18
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact number: 703-554-4931
Contact email: Mary Lechter, Mason Community Arts Academy, mary@afyp.org
Description: Acting for Young People, the theater division of Mason Community Arts Academy, provides actors of all ages with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment. Students have to opportunity to participate alongside industry professionals and teaching artists in weekly acting camps, musical theater workshops, acting showcases, and more! Through this training, our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off.
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Film and Video: Mason Community Arts Academy

Age(s): 11–18
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact number: 703-993-9889
Contact email: academy@gmu.edu
Description: Join the exciting world of filmmaking and screenwriting alongside industry professionals. Students will be hands-on with equipment and technology from the George Mason University Film and Video Studies program and will focus on the creation, production, and post-production of their very own script and film.
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Music: Mason Band Camp

Age group(s): Grades 6–12
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact: Mason Community Arts Academy, academy@gmu.edu
Description: The Mason Summer Band Camp is a comprehensive musical experience for students enrolled in music programs or private lessons in grades 6-12. Students will enjoy the community of two large ensembles—a Junior High and Senior High Band, instrument-specific break out sessions, a myriad of engaging masterclasses, recitals, and appropriate social events. The Mason Summer Band Camp aims to give students a glimpse of student artist life at George Mason University. Options include both day camp and residential camp.
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Music: Mason Community Arts Academy

Age(s): 4–18 and Adults
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact number: 703-993-9889
Contact email: academy@gmu.edu
Description: Join us for inclusive, engaging, university-quality summer music programs for all ages. Offerings include half-day and full-day options for weekly intensives for piano, strings, and band instruments, as well as early childhood programming for young musicians. Explore composition, music production, and technology in Mason’s state of the art facilities. Adult music educators may earn recertification points in our Orff Schulwerk and Kodály training workshops or participate in the Mason Conducting Symposium.
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Music: Mason Jazz Camp

Age group(s): Middle school, high school, collegiate, and adults
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact: John Kocur, Mason Jazz Studies, Reva and Sid Dewberry School of Music
Description: The Mason Jazz Camp, held on the George Mason University Fairfax Campus, is an inclusive, intensive program for musicians (instrumental and vocal) of all levels with a desire to advance their musical artistry and professionalism. The Mason Jazz Camp offers classes in improvisation, jazz theory, ear training, performance practice (big bands and combos), composition, arranging and jazz history. Students have the opportunity to study and participate in master classes and concerts with leading educators and performers in the Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland region.
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Podcasting/Radio: Student Media Summer Podcast and Radio Camp

Age/Grade Level(s): Ages 12–17
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact:
Rodger Smith, 703-993-2874
Description: Student Media’s Summer Podcast and Radio Camp will provide students hands-on training in a professional radio environment! Students will get a chance to produce podcasts and be a deejay and play music over WGMU, streamed around the world from our website. Learn from broadcast professionals how to write, edit, and produce podcasts. Learn how to produce a live DJ show and produce commercials, promos, and public service announcements.
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Visual Art and Technology: Mason Community Arts Academy

Age(s): 6–18
Format: In-Person and Virtual
Location: Fairfax Campus
Contact number: 703-993-9889
Contact email: academy@gmu.edu
Description: Explore the many facets of visual art, photography, and art and technology. Presented in collaboration with George Mason University’s School of Art, young artists ages 6–18 will have the opportunity to learn from university professors and professional teaching artists in 2D & 3D art, digital illustration, graphic design, photography, and more.
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*Camp managed by a non-Mason organization.