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Visual & Performing Arts Summer Camps to be Offered

Visual & Performing Arts Summer Camps to be Offered

Lake Michigan College offers several Visual & Performing Arts Summer camps, workshops, and programs for students ages 9 through 20 on its Benton Harbor Campus, 2755 E. Napier Ave. in the Mendel Center.

One of only two colleges in Michigan to carry the prestigious All-Steinway designation, LMC has a stellar team of highly qualified professors that bring real-world expertise to the classroom, preparing students for various career paths. The same faculty and staff host several Summer opportunities for middle and high school students to learn what LMC offers. 

Costs vary depending on each program. For more information or to register for specific camps, visit

TeenStock Musical Theatre Production 
Auditions: 9 a.m. April 29, 6-9 p.m., April 30; Performances: 7 p.m. July 14-15, 3 p.m. July 16; ages 12-20; Cost: $125, scholarships available; Mendel Center Mainstage
TeenStock, a collaboration between Children's Music Workshop and Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts, presents a fully staged and costumed musical that brings the lights and sounds of Broadway to Southwest Michigan. This year's production is "The SpongeBob Musical," based on the beloved animated Nickelodeon TV series. Join Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and the Bikini Bottom gang. Auditions are required for placement. 

Teens (entering grade 7 to age 20) from throughout the region are encouraged to audition. No pre-registration is needed. Audition materials will be supplied. All rehearsals will be held at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center on select weeknights and each weekend from May to July. Participants should bring a list of known conflicts to the audition.

Musical Theatre Intensive
June 26-30, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; ages 13-20; Cost: $275, scholarships available; Registration deadline: June 5
Calling all aspiring Broadway stars! The Musical Theatre Intensive, a collaboration between Children's Music Workshop and Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts, is a weeklong, triple-threat camp for high school through early college ages to develop singing, acting, and dancing talents. By popular demand, the program is extending its hours from previous years to meet the needs of our enthusiastic performers who can't seem to get enough of kicking up their heels and belting out a showstopping tune.

Recording Arts Camp
July 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; ages 14-18; Cost: $50
Explore music technology and production in LMC's state-of-the-art in-house recording studio. Students will learn recording and editing using Pro Tools and MIDI, proper setup and placement of microphones, how to integrate music with video, and basic mixing and mastering techniques.

Piano and Strings Camp
July 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; ages 9-18; Cost: $100
Join us for our Summer Piano and Strings Camp! This a rare opportunity for music students of all levels to learn through the best-proven method – chamber music playing. This fun, wholesome week of musical growth will include courses in music theory, aural skills, ensemble performance, and master class. A required skills placement audition takes place from 4-6 p.m. June 21 in Room F125 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center.

Broadway Boot Camp
July 24-27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; ages 11-15; Cost: $200; scholarships available; Registration deadline: July 7
New this year is the Broadway Boot Camp, a collaboration between Children's Music Workshop and Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts. This intensive week of singing, acting, and dancing culminates in a fun revue performance for friends and family at 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the Hanson Theatre at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. 

Posted April 20, 2023

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