Musical Theatre

Summer academy registration is now open!
Register for the Camp

Come join us for an adventure this summer discovering the world of musical theatre! This program is designed as an exploration of performance art, encouraging budding or practicing actors to take their craft to the next level. We will set out to create an environment where we can freely use our voices, bodies, and minds to express ourselves artistically. Ensemble building exercises will be a key focus for us this summer, as we work together to create a performance using everyone’s unique talents and incorporating them into our collective show. The show will take place the last day of camp and we encourage friends and family to attend!

Ages: 14-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $400

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $880

This course is designed for students both with little to no experience in the theatre and seasoned veterans.


Eric Newell is graduating in May 2020 with an MM Choral Conducting degree from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where he studied with Daniel Bara and JD Burnett. Prior to this, he obtained a Bachelor's in Business Administration degree from Emory University in 2018, where he also studied choral music with Eric Nelson. In addition to choral conducting, Eric enjoys coaching and collaborating with voice students of both classical and musical theatre styles at the piano, composing and arranging music, and solo voice opportunities. This is Eric’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Daja M. Rice is a second year graduate student at UGA in the MFA Acting program. Daja obtained her BA in Theatre Performance and Education from North Carolina Central University and has since dedicated her career to educating and developing the future generation of leaders and influencers through the art of acting and performance. She has worked with local schools and organizations, toured nationally with Missoula Children’s Theatre, and now serves as an instructor for the Introduction to Acting course at UGA. Her special interest is in telling honest stories through an individualized acting aesthetic and helping others do the same. Along with being an actor and educator, Daja is also an author, playwright, and vocalist. This is Daja’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.