NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Know a child whose inner muse loves Broadway music? For the first time ever, Camp Broadway (http://www.campbroadway.com) is providing a unique summer camp tailored to kids interested in, if not downright smitten by, Broadway music. Taking place August 12-16, "Camp Broadway Pops" (http://www.campbroadway.com/camp-broadway-programs/camp-broadway-pops), offers a collaboration with The New York Pops Teaching Artists, to enable kids ages 10-17 to create original musical theatre compositions and lyrics inspired by a Broadway musical.
"For six years, Camp Broadway has performed with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall at our annual birthday gala concert. We are proud to continue to grow this collaboration to reach more young people. This new camp concept, bringing kids from all across the country to learn in the heart of New York City, will provide a life-changing experience for everyone involved," says Anne M. Swanson, The New York Pops Executive Director. "Camp Broadway and The New York Pops share the common goal to encourage the love of music at every level."
To attend Camp Broadway Pops, no prior musical training or background is required. The New York Pops Teaching Artists will lead campers through workshops, classes and events, culminating with the opportunity to record their original compositions and perform them during a Family Finale Concert. With participants' musical ideas being taken from concept to creation to the recording studio to the stage in just five days, Camp Broadway Pops promises to be unlike any camp on the planet, according to Melissa Caolo, Camp Broadway's Managing Director.
"As with all our programs, Camp Broadway Pops will deliver an authentic Broadway experience, but this session lets kids brush elbows with The New York Pops Teaching Artists," Caolo says. "Campers will spend much of their training at Smash, a recording studio that caters to Broadway and other popular musicians. Then they will put on their own performance at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, a cabaret-style venue. When it's all over, these kids will walk away saying, I can't believe what I just got to do! I created something!"
The Camp Broadway Pops package includes:
- Five days of training and activities
- Interactive classes and workshops with Broadway musicians and composers
- Q&A sessions with industry professionals
- A behind-the-scenes look at a Broadway orchestra pit
- Matinee ticket to a Broadway show and a Pre-show lunch at a Times Square Restaurant
- A Recording and professionally engraved score of the compositions created during camp
- Official Camp Broadway t-shirts and merchandise
- Official Cast of Characters Headshot
- Healthy lunches, snacks and water
- Complimentary admission to the Family Finale Concert
For children wishing to attend two consecutive weeks of camp, Camp Broadway Pops (August 12-16) conveniently follows Camp Broadway (August 5-9) -- a different summer camp program designed for theatre-loving kids wanting to experience Broadway like a professional.
For more information about Camp Broadway Pops, visit: http://www.campbroadway.com/camp-broadway-programs/camp-broadway-pops.
Learn more about Camp Broadway's original camp program at: http://www.campbroadway.com.
For more information about The New York Pops, visit http://www.newyorkpops.org.
About Camp Broadway
CAMP BROADWAY® is dedicated to presenting programs that promote life-long learning through the performing arts. Camp Broadway has been the industry leader in theatre arts camps, educational programming and special events since 1995. It's hosted over 20,000 children from around the world at its summer camps and enabled over 350,000 students to attend a Broadway show as part of their Broadway-themed workshops. Camp Broadway is the recipient of the Ovation Award for Excellence from the Educational Theatre Association.
About The New York Pops
THE NEW YORK POPS is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of their highest subscription renewal rates. Now in its 30th season, The New York Pops celebrates the diversity of popular music's evolving songbook. Every concert is a unique experience, with influences ranging from Broadway melodies to film scores, jazz, rock, pop and everything in between. Under the leadership of dynamic Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music.
Managing Director, Camp Broadway
Main Office: 212-575-2929
Dan Dutcher, DDPR
Publicist, The New York Pops
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