(Registration is open from June 17-July 17)
Music Activities and Performing Arts Camp is the place to be if you wish to continue singing, dancing, playing your instrument, acting, or twirling here at Villanova. It is for all students and no auditions are required to participate in Performing Arts Camp! New students and upperclassmen alike will spend an intensive few days preparing performances for the new year. Music, lines, and routines are learned, lasting friendships are made, performances, tours, and other activities are planned for the academic year ahead.
For Incoming Students, Performing Arts Camp is a great opportunity to quickly get involved in college life. You will have the opportunity to meet and perform at the start of your Villanova career with other talented Villanovans. For many, this is a continuation of performing experiences from high school. For others, this may be an opportunity to explore or revisit performing arts that were left behind years before. It could even be a chance to explore something new!
Groups that participate in Performing Arts Camp are listed at right (or below on a mobile device). For more information about each group, visit Performing Groups, where you may click on a group name for more information. No prior experience is necessary, with the exception of the instrumental groups.
(Note that A Cappella Groups hold workshops throughout the academic year and do not participate in Music Camp. In 2015, a cappella auditions will be held from 9/11-13 - look for information at the start of the semeseter if you wish to participate).
Performing Arts Groups (dance, band front, orchestra, jazz band, & theater) will hold a Performing Arts Camp from Friday, 8/28 (evening) through Sunday 8/30. For people interested in Band or Choir, see information for Early-Arrival Band or Choir Camp in the next section. For Performing Arts Camp, full days & evenings of rehearsals and activities can be expected from Friday night until Sunday afternoon, followed by a Music Activities Picnic on West Campus. There is no fee for Performing Arts Camp.
In addition to Performing Arts Camp, The Villanova Band, Villanova Voices (women's choir), Villanova Singers (men's choir), & Gospel Choir (SATB) including new students, are invited to arrive before New Student Orientaion. For the Band, early arrival is to accomodate learning routines for Football season and playing at Orientation. In 2015 only, for Voices, Singers, & Gospel, early arrival is to prepare students who will be participating in our World Meeting of Families Concert in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, 8/24. Move-in will be Sunday, 8/16, noon-3:30pm. Students will move into their regular dorm rooms for the year. There will be a brief welcome & introductory meeting for new students & parents at 4pm, a light dinner at 4:30pm, followed by first rehearsals. Parents are strongly encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/20 if at all feasible.
The fee for Early-Arrival Band Camp & Choir Camp will be $50 per registrant, to help offset the cost of meals, which are provided from Sunday evening through Wednesday evening.
Band members & Choir members may additionally meet during the 'First Weekend' Performing Arts Camp (this is up to the discresion of the directors), but should only register for Early-Arrival Band/Choir Camp.
All participants must register - registration closes on Friday, July 17.
Villanova Singers (all male)
Villanova Voices (all female)
Villanova Gospel Ensemble
Dance Company & Ensemble
Irish Dance Team
Nova NASSA (Indian/Hip-Hop)
Wazobia African Dance Company
Villanova Band (including scramble band, pep band, concert band)
Villanova Student Music Theatre
Villanova Student Theatre
Music Activities Stage Crew (MASC)
Band Auxiliary will not participate in Performing Arts Camp in 2015. If you are interested in participating in Dance Team, Twirlers, or Wildcat Dancers, please contact coordinator, Diane.George@villanova.edu.