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. A Cappella auditions will be held on 9/12 & 13 - look for information at the start of the semeseter if you wish to participate).
Performing Arts Groups (choirs, dance, band front, instrumental, & theater) will hold a Performing Arts Camp over Labor Day Weekend in 2014. Full days & evenings of rehearsals and activities can be expected from Friday night until Monday afternoon, followed by a Labor Day Music Activities Pool Party with dinner, live music, awards (the "Aldos"), & games. Sunday morning will be free to attend Church or study. There is no fee for Performing Arts Camp.
In addition to Performing Arts Camp, The Villanova Band, including new students, are invited to arrive before New Student Orientaion. Move-in will be Sunday, 8/17, 1pm-4:30pm. Students will move into their regular dorm rooms for the year. There will be a brief welcome & introductory meeting at 5pm, followed by a rehearsal in the evening. Parents are encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/21 if at all feasible.
The fee for Early-Arrival Band Camp will be $50 per registrant.
Band members will additionally meet during the Labor Day Performing Arts Camp, but should only register for Early-Arrival Band Camp.
All participants must register.
Villanova Singers (all male)
Villanova Voices (all female)
Villanova Gospel Ensemble
Nova NASSA (Indian/Hip-Hop)
Villanova Band (including scramble band, pep band, concert band)
Villanova Student Music Theatre
Villanova Student Theatre
Music Activities Stage Crew (MASC)