OYES: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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Upcoming camps

Renaissance Vocal Music Camp

July 7, 2014 - July 20, 2014

with Jaye Hersh

  • Ages 12 & up
  • Mon – Fri 3pm – 5pm July 7 – 18
  • Two Showcase Performances: July 19 & 20
  • Tuition $175

The Renaissance Vocal Music Camp will be directed by Jaye Hersh, and students will explore the music of Shakespeare’s time and learn to sing a capella harmonies with a small ensemble. The Renaissance Vocal Music Camp is for students 12 years and older, and the final showcase performance will be in conjunction with the Shakespeare Out Loud showcase on July 19 – 20. Students will perform their prepared musical selections within the Shakespeare showcase. Tuition for the two-week choral workshop is $175, and those who decide to participate in both workshops will receive a 25% discount on tuition.

Jaye Hersh is a founder, director, and vocalist with Madrigali, an Ojai based group of musical performers singing traditional Renaissance and medieval music. Hersh was also the vocal director at Nordhoff High School and the Music Director at the Ojai Shakespeare Festival.

Tuition $175

Shakespeare Out Loud

July 7, 2014 - July 20, 2014

with Laurie Slade

  • Ages 12 & up
  • Mon-Fri Noon – 3pm
  • July 7 – July 18
  • Two Showcase Performances: July 19 & 20
  • Tuition $225

Laurie Walters will be leading a Shakespearean scene study workshop entitled Shakespeare Out Loud.

Participants will examine dramatic selections from some of Shakespeare’s most well known works, and then rehearse and perform the selections for a final student showcase.

Ms Walters is a professional actress with extensive experience in the classics, performing in works from Shakespeare to Shaw at theaters across the country including LA Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory Theater, Boston’s Huntington Repertory, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Festival, and many others.

Basic Costume Construction Workshop

June 23, 2014 - July 3, 2014

with Susan Pennington

  • Ages 8 & up
  • June 23 – July 3 / 2pm – 5pm daily
  • Showcase Parade on final day of class.
  • Tuition $225.00 (includes all materials)

In this class students will learn basic sewing skills as they construct a simple skirt and a tunic. They will also explore introductory concepts in costume design such as color, line, and fabric. Students will consider character, tone, setting, and relationships as they design and construct one costume from a favorite play or musical. Sewing machines and fabric will be provided.

Susan Pennington has been a costumer in both St. Louis and Ojai, most recently winning a Four-star award for her costume work for Ojai Art Center Theater’s production of Fiddler On The Roof.

Tuition $225.00 (includes all materials)

Disney’s Cinderella Kids

June 23, 2014 - July 11, 2014

A Three Week Intensive Musical Theater Experience

  • Monday – Friday 9am – Noon
  • June 23 – July 11 (No camp on Friday, July 4)
  • Ages: 4-14
  • Tuition $250.00 Through May 30th / $285 May 31st – June 23rd

The Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio summer camp schedule is now complete, and the cornerstone of the summer programs is the three-week intensive musical theater camp for kids age 4-14.

This year OYES will be producing Disney’s Cinderella, Kids. Participants in this three-week intensive camp will experience vocal training, dance instruction, acting skills, and production techniques.

The camp will be led by OYES artistic director Krista Kim. Kim has a B.A. in Music Education from James Madison University where she studied voice. She served as the Arts and Enrichment Coordinator for The Friends of West Hollywood Elementary School where she directed and coordinated their productions of Annie, Aladdin and Alice In Wonderland.

Glee Camp

June 16, 2014 - June 20, 2014

with Krista Kim & Audrey Pennington

  • Ages 4 and up
  • Mon. – Fri 1pm – 4pm
  • June 16 – 20
  • Showcase Performance at 6pm, Fri. June 20
  • Tuition $125

And Glee Camp returns this summer with Artistic Director, Krista Kim, and Audrey Pennington leading a special one-week Broadway Musical workshop. All participants will perform solo and ensemble works that will be rehearsed, choreographed, and performed in a showcase on Friday, June 20 at 6pm.

Tuition $125