Singing camp features on-stage experience

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For all of those kids out there who love to sing, a summer camp in Westminster will take that vocal passion to the stage.

P’zazz Camp will be 9 a.m. to noon June 3-14. It is focused on the art of singing, teaching kids the basics of vocal production and performance.

The camp is open to children ages 9-13 and those interested must audition for the camp, which ends with a complete performance including group and solo songs as well as choreography.

“This camp is really for those kids who just love to sing, but have never had the opportunity to perform in a stage setting before,” said choral director Stacey Monahan, a pianist, vocalist and church organist. “It’s a great opportunity for them to just really kind of accomplish something pretty huge this summer and have a lot of fun doing it.”

Monahan, who has conducted several children’s choirs in the past, works with Jeannie Card, whose been conducting P’zazz Camps for 10 years.

Card is also the current director of P’zazz Children’s Choir, a youth entertainment-based choir that performs throughout the year.

The two work together to create performances done by the campers. The songs performed are upbeat.

“We love to get those kids who can sing, but don’t know what to do with it yet,” Monahan said. “We train them and teach them stage presence and expression and introduce them to vocal sound quality.”

Monahan said the two-week camp is a very focused and kids who audition should be able to maintain their attention for three hours. To break up the singing, the campers also design their own T-shirts and create props for their performance.

Snacks are provided and campers are encouraged to bring lots of water to rehearsals.

The camp will be held at Card’s home located in the north Westminster area. More specific details on the location will be given upon registration.

Deadline to register is May 25, and the cost is $200. Scholarships are available.

For more information or to register visit https://sites.google.com/site/pzazzcamp, or call 303-466-8275.

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