SPACC Brochure_2012



SPACC Brochure_2012
St. Thomas Playhouse
SPACC 2012
Summer Performing Arts Conservatory Camp at Camp Perkins
June 25-June 30, 2012
2010 Faculty & Staff
STP presents our Fifth Annual Summer Performing Arts Conservatory Camp
(SPACC) at Camp Perkins (check out This year, students
will explore the theme, STARS & SKY. Inspired by the area high above the trees,
landscapes, buildings and horizon, young artists will examine what we see above
us and what we image is above us. Through Greek scenes and monologues,
silent films set to music, pop/rock musical theater acting techniques,
experimentation with movement and vibrant music, young artists will expand their
knowledge to the topmost limit or the best and most possible they can achieve.
Fifth grade through high school youth will work with local professionals and
guest artists from around the country to engage in a conservatory-like
performing arts experience in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains. In
addition, we also offer amazing recreational opportunities such as rock climbing,
mountain biking, swimming, hiking, arts & crafts and more! Unforgettable
evening activities include: skit night, faculty night, talent show night, game night,
D.J. night, movie night and campfire night.
acting technique, Greek monologues &
scenes, silent film, stage combat
sight reading and ear training, vocal technique
and chorus
Rock Band
rock and roll history and school of rock
ballet, dance for musical theater,
hip hop and jazz/contemporary
Junior ~ Grades 5th-7th
Intermediate ~ Grades 8th & 9th
Advanced~ Grades 10th-12th Private lessons are available for an
extra per lesson fee.
We will conclude our week with a
special showcase on Saturday, June
30th at 3:00 p.m.
A Day at Camp
Rise and Shine!
Prepare for Morning Classes
Major Discipline Classes
Lunch & Afternoon
Class Preparation
Rotations between Visual
Arts ,Recreation, & Minor
Discipline Class Rotation
4:00-5:30 Free Time/Private Lessons
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:00-9:00 Evening Activity
9:00-10:00 Prepare for Morning
Juniors--Get Ready for Bed
10:00 Lights Out, Juniors.
Intermediates & Senior Get Ready for Bed
11:00 Lights Out, Intermediates &
Camp: June 25-30, 2012
Ages: Youth going into 5th grade
through high school
Cost: $900
Early Bird Special and Sibling Discount
For information contact:
Sara Gorby, Camp Administrator
P.O. Box 1070, Sun Valley, Idaho 83353, 208-726-5349 ext. 16, [email protected]
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Guest Artist: Acting & Musical Theater
Guest Artist: Hip Hop & Movement
Guest Artist: Voice & Music
Kevin Michael Wade is an actor based in New
York City. He grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, and
is a product of the thriving arts community there.
After studying dance, voice, and acting under
Larry Arancio, Kate Guyton, Michon Peacock,
and David Hibbard at CAP21/NYU's Tisch
School of the Arts, he began performing OffBroadway in the hit musical Angelina Ballerina,
produced by PBS, Hit Entertainment, and Vital
Theatre Company. He originated the role of
Maurice Mouseling in this successful show,
playing at the historic Union Square Theatre in
Manhattan. He can be heard on the original cast
album. Other favorite New York credits include
the title role in Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber
of Fleet Street, Mr Black in Michael John
LaChiusa's The Wild Party, The Husband in
Hello Again, Kid in Sam Shepard's The Unseen
Hand, and Pat in State Fair. He continues his
training as a professional actor through
performance and study of the art. Wood River
Valley residents may have seen Kevin in Pippin,
subUrbia, The Fantasticks, Violet, and Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kevin
specializes in character work, acting technique,
and contemporary musical theater and pop/rock
repertoire. He couldn't be more thrilled and
grateful to be returning to Idaho for St. Thomas's
amazing SPACC program.
Mary Kennedy Teaching Artist/Choreographer is
a Californian who received a bachelor’s degree
in communication studies with a minor in dance
at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
After graduation, Kennedy was awarded a dance
scholarship at the prestigious Jimmie DeFore
Dance Center for jazz, hip hop & ballet
technique. She relocated to Ketchum, Idaho
and, for four years, enjoyed teaching dance and
fitness classes at various locations including the
Sun Valley Athletic Club, The Ballet School and
Footlight Dance Center.
In 2000, Kennedy
attended National Dance Institute’s Teacher
Training Program in New York City. She moved
to New York that summer and has been teaching
with NDI ever since! Currently, she is the lead
NDI teaching artist/choreographer at PS (Public
School) 40, PS 183 and PS 158 in Manhattan.
She is Assistant to the Artistic Director for NDI’s
Saturday Advanced Team Program. She has
taught at NDI Residency and Teacher Training
Programs throughout the US including most
recently in Dulce, NM with NDI-New Mexico.
Kennedy has traveled on behalf of NDI to
Shanghai (2004) and Bali (2006) to teach, study,
and perform. She looks forward to once again
teaching dance in beautiful Idaho with the cast
and crew of St. Thomas’ 5th annual SPACC ’12 !
Baritone James C. Martin has won critical
acclaim for his performances in opera, musical
theater and concert as a versatile singer/actor
and entertainer, with an artistic repertoire that
spans from Bach to be-bop, Busoni to Burleigh
and Berg to Bernstein. He has appeared with
leading musical organizations throughout the
United States and abroad, including opera
companies of Mississippi, Chicago, San
Francisco, Santa Fe, St. Louis, New York,
Toronto, Strasbourg, Basel and Oslo; the music
festivals of Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen, Moab,
Colmar, and Tel Aviv; and concert appearances
with NY’s Continuum, Summergarden, Joy in
Singing, the American Composers Orchestra,
Meet the Composers, the New York Festival of
Song, Lincoln Center’s African-American History
and American Songbook series. He received his
Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan
University and his Master of Music from the
Juilliard School, where he was also a Young
Artist with the Juilliard Opera Center. He is a
recipient of the William Schuman prize, the
SONY Elevated Standards award, the Theodore
Presser and Irene Diamond scholarships,
amongst other honors and awards. Mr. Martin
serves as Instructor of Voice at Millsaps College,
creative consultant for the Meistersingers of the
Hattiesburg Civic Chorus and Concert
Association, voice clinician for the Mississippi
Conference on Church Music and Liturgy, and he
is the co-founder of the newly formed
Mississippi Vocal Arts Ensemble.
highlights include Joe/Show Boat, Billy Flynn/
Chicago, Marcello/La Bohème, Figaro/The
Marriage of Figaro, appearances with the Moab
and Marlboro music festivals, the consecration
of the bishop of Virginia at the National
Cathedral, and the New York Festival of Song at
Carnegie Hall. Upcoming engagements include
Elijah, appearances with the Mississippi Vocal
Arts Ensemble, the Vicksburg Chamber Music
Festival, and recitals around the country
including a program of spiritual and sacred
songs for the New York Public Library and
Carnegie Hall’s Honor! festival.
Acting and Drama
Kevin Wade-Guest Artist
Freddie Harris ~ Classical Theatre
Alyse Stark ~ Film
Brett Moellenberg ~ Stage Combat
Vocal Music
James Martin ~ Guest Artist
Izzy Taylor ~ Rock Band
Sidney Hudson ~ Theory & Voice
Mary Kennedy-Guest Artist
Peter Burke ~ Dance
Visual Art • Alison Higdon
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