The Center for the Arts 2014 Summer Camps


Limited scholarships are available.
Contact Pamela Roberts for more information.

College Bootcamp
students 1 Mon-Fri – July 28-August 1, 1:00 to 3:00PM – The Application Process – Recommended for high school seniors.

$200, which includes a college admissions handbook.
(Does not include applicable fees)
Class Limit 15, Minimum 8

July 28-August 1: College applications are complicated and time intensive. The College Application Boot Camp is designed to help seniors with the college application process before the school year starts. Students will begin the UC and CSU applications as well as the Common Application. Students will brainstorm and write a personal essay that can be used with a variety of applications.

About the instructors:

jill-haleyJill Haley, M.S.W is an independent college counselor with over twenty years experience in advising high school students. She is a credentialed high school counselor with a specialized degree in college counseling.
You can find Jill’s monthly college advising column in the Union newspaper on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

Irene Frazier, M.A. has taught English for 32 years, and developed writing curriculum for all levels. In many years of teaching English to college bound seniors, she has guided thousands of students in writing college application and scholarship essays as well as SAT preparation.

ethan-lewis400Teen Songwriting & Performance Skills
July 28-August 1
Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
$200 members, $225 non-member
(Does not include applicable fees)
Ages 13-19
Class Limit 15, Minimum 8
Acoustic instruments are encouraged for ease of setup and collaboration with other instruments and vocals.

Songwriting, arranging and instrumental backup: This class will work on using your own lyrics or taking something already written (poetry, etc…), adding a melody, chords, song arrangement, and different instrumental parts to go with the song. Bring any instrument you play at an intermediate to advanced level and we will work on incorporating it into a piece. This class is open to anyone interested in writing a song and ways to play along with and back up a song on their instrument (you don’t have to be a singer to write a song!).

About the Instructor:

Instructor Ethan Lewis is a favorite fiddle and guitar instructor at Nevada City School for the Arts for the last 6 years. He is also a member of the working band A Thousand Years at Sea. Ethan will guide students in exploring their songwriting talents and help ready them for an informal end-of-camp performance.

Ethan Lewis began taking private violin lessons when he was four and a half years old. Lewis attended The Crowden School, from fourth through seventh grade, which is a prominent musically oriented institute in Berkeley, California. Lewis won the Music Teacher’s Association Award in 1994, as well as in 1995, going on to win the Music in the Mountains violin competition located in Grass Valley, California, in 1997, and 1998. Ethan has an extensive list of private violin students, who study with him in the local region.

Presented with support from
And generous individuals in our community.


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