Musical Theatre

This camp is cancelled.

For our currently registered students, we will be contacting you directly via e-mail to see if you would like to transfer to one of our other camps being offered virtually. If not, we will process a full refund.

If you have questions about the new virtual camps, contact us at

Come join us for a virtual adventure this summer into the world of musical theatre. Students will apply theatre performance techniques through instructor led sessions and rigorous individual study, with emphasis on good performance habits, storytelling, movement, navigating vocal production, song analysis, and stage presence. We will focus on breaking down a song musically, physically, and artistically to create a process for a final crafted performance.

Ages: 14-17

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

Online camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.


Camp - $400

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.

John Galas is currently pursuing his MFA in Acting at UGA and is a graduate of Syracuse University’s BFA Musical Theater program. He has been a working actor and teacher for the past ten years. Previous credits include; National Tours: Guys and Dolls (Big Jule), Big League Productions; My Fair Lady (US/Singapore/China), Big League Productions; Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee) Perseverance Theater, Adventures of Perseus (Lead Puppeteer) Experiential Theatre Company, and Fiddler on the Roof (Avram), Syracuse Stage. Since moving out of NYC, he has taught workshops ranging from acting, musical theatre performance, improvisation, and puppetry and his original play Fearnot was a finalist for a Workshop Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation. This is John’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

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 four weeks before your camp.