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Summer camps and classes at the ISU Community School of the Arts

April 3, 2014

Make plans to nurture creativity this summer by enrolling in theater, music and visual arts classes at the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts (CSA).

The school provides year-round, high quality learning experiences in the performing and fine arts to persons of all ages. A variety of fun and engaging classes and camps for kids are offered during the summer, culminating with art exhibitions, music recitals and theater performances. Most classes require no previous music, art or theater experience and are designed for students with beginning to intermediate skill levels.

Located on the ISU campus, programs run June 2 - August 8, and include the "Arts Sampler," a fun and exciting week filled with theater, music and art activities. Arts samplers run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and provide comprehensive, multi-disciplined experiences in the arts. Arts samplers include classes such as, "Music and Movement: Body Shape Jam, " "African Drumming and Dancing," "Theater: The Imagination Stage,""Ceramics,""Build-A-Band" and "Digital Photography and Photo Editing."

Residential camps include "Summer Choral Experience," "Drum Major Clinic" and "Rock Camp", running seven days and six nights in early July. Created for high-school students, these intense camps build excellence through specialized classes and private music lessons.

For preschoolers, one week, hour-long classes include "Art: Squiggles and Doodles" and "Music: Swirls and Twirls." One-week full- or half-day classes for children and teens include "The Guitar Club," "Jazz Camp,""Digital Photography and Photo Editing on Mac Computers, ""Ceramics, ""Piano Camp, ""Theater: The Imagination Stage," and "Sing and Dance." New this year is a week-long college prep course in music theory and skills for students ages 12 and up.

Adult programs offered this summer include bookmaking, fabric sculpture, landscape drawing and African drumming.

Summer registration is open. Visit  to view a comprehensive list of summer offerings. Free parking is available. For information about scholarships or to register by phone call 812-237-2528. 


Contact: Petra Nyendick, director, Community School of the Arts, School of Music, Indiana State University, 812-237-2575,