Performing Arts provides summer programming for all ages

Performing Arts provides summer programming for all ages


Calling all music lovers! Rowan University's College of Performing Arts offers educational, instructional and professional development programming throughout the summer. 

Youth Programming

Summer Music Camps 
Under the direction of department faculty, Rowan's Summer Music Camps provide campers with the opportunity to experience life on a college campus while making connections to peers and professors. Open to students entering grades 7 through 12, campers will engage in a variety of activities including personalized lessons and instruction, small and large group ensembles, masterclasses and performances by guest artists. With flexible options for both residents (overnight) and commuters, these music camps are designed to nuture individual musicianship and enhance technical skills. 

Jazz Camp will run from July 12 through July 18

Band, String and Music Tech & Business Camp will run from July 21 through July 25 

Register for camp here

students playing wind instruments on stage led by faculty instructor


Gloucester County Summer Theatre Camp at Rowan University 
Gloucester County's summer camp returns for Summer 2024 in partnership with Rowan University! The activities and instruction campers love will have a new home in the College of Performing Arts' acting studio, Black Box and Tohill Theaters. Programming will provide a basical understanding and appreciation for performing arts through games, exercises, improvisation and instructional rehearsals, culminating in a collaborative production on stage. 

For student entering grades 3 through 7, the camp will run July 8 through August 10 

For students entering grades 8 through 12, the camp will run July 8 through August 17

Register for camp here 

Professional Development Workshops

Bringing Jazz Into the Classroom: A Blueprint for the Non-Jazzer | June 24-28 

Led by Norman "Skip" Spratt, this course is designed for the "non-jazzer" with a desire to better understand and utilize jazz pedagogy in any educational setting. Elements such as jazz interpretation and improvisation as well as how to teach these concepts in the classroom will be the primary focus. Using proven and reputable jazz resources, participants will learn the basics of improvisation and theoretical elements like modal improvisation, 12 bar blues, pattern playing and stylistic considerations. 

This course will run Juny 24-28 from 12:30-5:30PM. Register here 

Engaging Movement in General Music: Thinking Outside the Box | July 8-12

headshot of Dr. Missy Strong, music ed instructor

Movement is integral to true understanding in music, helping students better comprehend multiple music concepts. Movement also lends to a sense of community and belonging, assisting teachers with many overarching cultural sensitivity and social/emotional goals. Beyond looking at a sequential framework for approaching movement from Pre-K through Middle School, participants will learn why movement (including folk dancing) is crucial in the general music classroom. Led by Dr. Missy Strong, the workshop will also discuss how to boldly and joyfully include all genres of music, including Pop, Global, Classical and Hip Hop, to help meet students where they are and draw them into this important (and fun!) component of being musical. 

This workshop will run from July 8 through July 12 from 12:30-5:30PM. Register here