Summer Music and Theatre for Creative Kids!
What makes Pow-Wow unique?
We believe the combination of high-quality music instruction your child will receive and the experience of presenting a fully-staged theatrical performance using those newly-gained musical skills makes the Pow-Wow program different from other summer programs that specialize in either solely music or theatre. Pow-Wow is an innovative hands-on introduction to many aspects of the arts, and an opportunity for children to experience total immersion in a musical environment.
Our trained music instructors teach students the basics of violin and piano, instruments that may be new to many participants and help them develop a love of music. Arts and crafts time is often spent on creating sets or props, as well as other fun activities. Music, singing, acting, movement, and creativity are taught in small and large group settings. As the session winds down and the excitement builds, students use the skills they gained in music, art, singing, and movement in the final performance on Friday for friends and family - a unique presentation of instruments, story, and song adapted by the faculty specifically for Pow-Wow.
Ages 5 - 9 (students must be entering kindergarten by Sept 2017)
The one-week Prep program provides younger students with an introduction to our very popular music and theatre program, Pow-Wow. Students will meet for half a day to learn piano, violin, and singing, as well as art and movement. On Friday, students will give a concert followed by a pizza lunch with their parents.
Session 1: June 19 - 23, 2017 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm (Sold out!)
Yas Ishibashi (Artistic Director), Haeeun Shin (piano, Eurhythmics), Sarah Bacon (violin)
"Three Nanny Goats" on Friday, June 23, 1:00 pm, at All Saints' Church in Belmont
Session 2: June 26 - 30, 2017 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi (Artistic Director), TBA (piano, Eurhythmics), Sarah Bacon (violin)
"Brementown Musicians" on Friday, June 30, 1:00 pm, at First Church in Belmont
Pow-Wow Prep Sample Schedule:
- 8:30-9:15am Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupA+B) or Piano & Violin (Group C+D)
- 9:15-10:00am Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupC+D) or Piano & Violin (Group A+B)
- 10:00-10:20am Snack & Recess
- 10:20-11:20am Singing and Drama
- 11:20am-12:20pm Arts & Crafts
- 12:20am-12:30 Pick-up
Ages 5 - 11 (students must be entering kindergarten by Sept 2017)
Pow-Wow is a two-week, full-day program. On the last Friday evening, students will give a performance for friends and family.
Session 3: July 3 - 14, 2017 (no July 4) from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi (Artistic Director), Haeeun Shin (piano, Eurhythmics), Ellery Klein (violin)
"How the Music Came to the World" on Friday, July 14, 7:00 pm, at First Church in Belmont
Session 4: July 17 - 28, 2017 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yas Ishibashi (Artistic Director), Jane Parkhouse (Artistic Director, violin), Peter Morelli (piano)
"Frog Brings Rain" on Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm, at First Church in Belmont
Pow-Wow Sample Schedule:
- 9:00-9:40 Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupA+B) or Piano & Violin (Group C+D)
- 9:40-10:20 Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupC+D) or Piano & Violin (Group A+B)
- 10:20-10:40 Snack
- 10:40-11:00 Vocalization
- 11:00-11:45 Singing and Staging
- 11:45-12:30 Lunch
- 12:30-1:30 Drama
- 1:30-2:30 Art
- 2:30-2:45 Circle Games
- 2:45-3:00 Story
Artistic Directors: Yas Ishibashi, Jane Parkhouse
Pow-Wow Camp Manager: Peter Morelli
- Session 1 or Session 2 (Pow-Wow Prep): $310
- Session 3 (Pow-Wow): $825
- Session 4 (Pow-Wow): $875
- CIT Session 1: $195
- CIT Session 2: $195
- CIT Session 3 or 4: $425
- Summer Registration Fee: $15 (no fee for current Powers students who have paid their 2016/2017 annual registration fee)
- Financial Aid is available for this program on a limited, rolling basis. Download the Summer 2017 Financial Aid application here! (Having trouble viewing our PDF forms? Download Adobe Reader here for free.)
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CITs are chosen by an application process. Learn more about our Pow-Wow CIT program here.
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