After going all-virtual last summer, the Lied Center for Performing Arts will offer in-person summer camps for students in 2021.
All students and teachers must adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines, including observing social distancing and wearing masks.
The camps are:
Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive, June 21-25
High school students (entering ninth grade through recent graduates) are invited to start their summer with this transformative experience at the Lied Center. In this five-day camp geared toward intermediate to advanced students interested in careers in musical theater, four Broadway and professional theatre artists will lead classes to strengthen students’ skills in voice, dance and acting.
Leading the Triple Threat Broadway Intensive will once again be Tony Award-winning Broadway music director Jason Michael Webb, who will work with each student individually. Additional instructors are film and TV acting coach Lelund Durond Thompson, performer and vocal coach Alicia Olatuja and dancer Katie Pohlman.
The application process is now open, and submissions will be reviewed beginning April 1. Applications will continue to be reviewed until May 1 or until all spots are filled. Tuition is $250 per participant, with optional housing on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus for an additional $200. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information or to submit an audition and application, click here.
Lied Center Piano Academy, July 11-16
The Lied Center Piano Circle, Lied staff and Glenn Korff School of Music will host the third annual Lied Center Piano Academy. This camp is an exceptional experience for talented young pianists entering ninth grade through recent high school graduates. Students will participate in private lessons, master classes, career development workshops, practice skills and performance practice, all while building relationships with other young pianists who share their passion for music.
New this year, the Piano Academy will be led by artistic director Paul Barnes. He is the Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at Nebraska and has been a part of the academy since its inception. “I have been passionately dedicated to inspiring young pianists in reaching their full human and musical potential, and the academy fulfills that aspiration perfectly,” he said. “My vision includes creating an exhilarating and inspiring environment where high school pianists from all over the country can be challenged to explore every aspect of their musicianship. Using the world-renowned faculty of the Glenn Korff School of Music, I want to inspire young pianists to think in very new ways about music that will make them a force for good in the world.”
The academy artist for 2021 is Jessica Osborne, who will be joined by Korff School faculty and other professional teaching artists. Tuition is $175 per participant, with optional housing on campus for an additional $250. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information or to submit an audition application, click here.