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Music / Singing / Dancing Programs

Check out our list of summer camps and programs related to music, singing, and dance. There are programs for all middle schoolers and high schoolers, as well as opportunities designed specifically for girls. Subjects available include, painting, jazz, choral, story arts, and other interdisciplinary fields. Want to strengthen your presence on stage? Write your memoir? How about learn more about fashion or creative writing? These are all potential options for summer learning with locations both in the United States and beyond. Gain leadership skills and meet new friends while increasing your skills in your creative passion. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


Alfred U. Summer Writing Institute(opens in a new window)

This dynamic program will expand your identity as a writer through intensive workshop experiences.

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston's Pre-College Summer Studio(opens in a new window)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Pre-College Summer Studio--Explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit.

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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Discover GW and DC! Two residential programs enable you to explore your academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day mini courses for grades 9-11.

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Actors Movement Studio: Summer Theater Institute(opens in a new window)

Our unique actor training offers techniques to develop the actor’s Voice, Presence, and Imagination. Work with some of the world’s most respected teachers and Guest Artists. 5 weeks in NYC, begins June 1.

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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege(opens in a new window)

Internationally recognized for our programs in computer science, fine arts, engineering, business and the humanities. You’ll find a dynamic, intense student body working very hard -- and playing hard, too!

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Cushing Academy(opens in a new window)

A unique boarding school experience for students from across the U.S. and the world, combining challenging academics with great athletics, performing and visual arts, and excursions across New England.

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University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute(opens in a new window)

The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute in Philadelphia offers intensive programs for high school students in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, and theater.

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Blue Tree creative programs for girls(opens in a new window)

A creative summer program for girls ages 11 to 17... Writing, Fashion, Dance, Acting, Story Arts, (maga)Zine and more! Two-week residential sessions at Bryn Mawr College (PA) and Smith College (MA). Join us!

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for students ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!

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Atlantic Center for the Arts(opens in a new window)

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency offers writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir.

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French Woods Festival(opens in a new window)

America’s leading performing arts facility where every child chooses their own individual schedule, from more than 80 activities run by certified teachers and counselor specialists.

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Actor's Workshop(opens in a new window)

Held at Stanford, this studio acting program is designed for students entering 9th-12th grades who immerse themselves in scene work under top-notch faculty while seeing productions in the Bay Area.

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Syracuse Summer College(opens in a new window)

This 6-week academic program allows high school students to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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Emerson College Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Explore your passion at Emerson College. Choose from filmmaking or film writing, acting, musical theatre, stage design, creative writing, journalism or political communication-social advocacy-leadership.

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Hotchkiss Summer Portals(opens in a new window)

We accept 8-10th graders in Fall 2007 who have a strong interest in chamber music or environmental science. Hands-on instruction from well-known faculty, scholars and artists. Substantial financial aid is available.

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Putney School Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Work closely and cooperatively with professional artists, writers and performers in the visual arts, the performing arts, and creative writing on a spectacular hilltop campus in southern Vermont.

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts(opens in a new window)

AADA alumni have been nominated for 95 Oscars, 236 Emmys and 83 Tonys. 6-Week Intensive Programs. New York. Los Angeles.

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BIMA -The Berkshire Institute for Music and Arts(opens in a new window)

BIMA engages Jewish teens in an intensive summer arts program at Williams College to advance their skills in music (choral/jazz/chamber ensembles), creative writing, or painting.

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Yale Summer(opens in a new window)

We seek exceptionally promising students of all backgrounds and educate them to develop their intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts(opens in a new window)

Study creative writing, music, theatre arts, visual arts and dance at a summer arts camp for students ages 8-18 or an arts academy for 435 high school students.

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ACTeen Film/Theater Conservatory(opens in a new window)

Audition for NYC’s 1st and most recommended teen film and theater acting conservatory. Professional working staff and graduates (currently starring in nine TV series) attest to quality training.

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Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

Students learn in a friendly and structured style of life and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships(opens in a new window)

Welcome to Summer Discovery Pre-College Programs, the world's finest and most popular teen summer high school enrichment, internship, and middle-school enrichment programs.

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US Performing Arts(opens in a new window)

Taught by leading industry professionals and partnered with universities across the country, our programs give students the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.

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Sarah Lawrence College Programs For High School Students(opens in a new window)

Discover Sarah Lawrence’s unique programs. 2-week courses in 8 fields. Whatever your interests, SLC will help you explore your passions in a supportive environment. High School courses offered in Fall and Spring too!

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Barnard Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Experience college life and prep while exploring New York City with high school young men and women from across the country and around the world!

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Summer Institute for the Gifted(opens in a new window)

SIG is the ultimate 3-wk summer program for gifted students. Great campuses and 30+ academic, performing arts and sports classes. Then show off your talent at the SIG Final Program!

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Northwestern University College Prep Program(opens in a new window)

Experience college life, pursue new academic challenges and earn college credit. Take a two-week seminar or choose from a variety of three- to eight-week courses.

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EXPLO: Exploration Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

At Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark’s School, make friends from around the world, discover new interests and abilities, and have fun. More courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program!

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Julian Krinsky Pre-College Enrichment(opens in a new window)

JKCP offers an innovative lineup of programs that include instruction by professionals in tennis, business leadership, science, computers, fitness, cooking, the performing arts, engineering and more.

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Alfred University Theater Institute(opens in a new window)

The AU Theater Institute, created for talented high school students, offers a unique blend of in-depth training, dynamic, engaging faculty, terrific facilities and lovely surroundings.

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Young Actors Camp Hollywood(opens in a new window)

As a launching pad for actors who aspire to work in the Los Angeles film/TV industry, our training DURING and support AFTER camp is the most unique of its kind.

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Idyllwild Arts(opens in a new window)

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered students of all ages an exciting array of performing and visual arts courses since 1950.

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Great Books Summer Program(opens in a new window)

Great Books Summer Program is a lively, warm and welcoming community of outstanding young people, grades 6th-12th, who love literature and ideas.

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Great Summers(opens in a new window)

Experience the summer of a lifetime! Free info. and expert guidance on 800+ outstanding programs for high schoolers, from pre-college, academic, teen tour, and language, to community service and travel.

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USC Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Workshops include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls

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Arts and Performing Arts Camp at Long Lake(opens in a new window)

An oasis for Performing and Fine Arts. YOU design your perfect summer in Fine Arts, Music, Theater, Rock Bands, Dance, Circus, Magic and fun water fun and land sports.

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp(opens in a new window)

Campers (ages 9-16) freely explore the performing and creative arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment with professional artists and instructors.

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University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

This college-preparatory program engages you in the most rigorous and rewarding study of your life.

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Abroad Programs by SPI(opens in a new window)

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life!

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Center for Creative Youth(opens in a new window)

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts, high school students spend 5-weeks at Wesleyan University. We offer 10 art forms, plus amazing interdisciplinary classes. All arts, all of July.

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ArtsAbroad Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance camp and travel programs in Europe and the Caribbean. Open to students age 14-19. Prepare for college, see the world, and improve your art!

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