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Summer Academy 2017

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Summer Academy is a program of arts enrichment workshops and day camps in art, music,dance and theatre. A participant does not have to be a current student at Charter Arts to attend, the workshops are open to the community.

There are workshops for middle school students and high school students, ages 9-16.

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Pop & Jazz Vocal Workshop Participants Perform at MusikFest

Participants of the Pop & Jazz Vocal Workshop perform a 90-minute show at Musikfest!

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Shakespeare Rules! 

Mr. Morris will hold his amazing acting workshops again this summer, including: Teen Theatre Intensive, Comedy Improvisation and a Shakespeare Intensive. Shakespeare participants enjoyed doing an intimate showcase performance for their parents and families.  “I could teach this all day, ” said Mr. Morris who was in his glory with all that is Shakespeare.

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Opera and Classical Voice Workshop is a Hit!

Participants work with Charter Arts’ Artistic Director of Vocal Music, Mr. David Macbeth.

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Download Registration Form and mail in with payment.


610-868-2971 ext. 3185

Kids & Teens Program

There are more programs coming soon!

Musical Theatre & Theatre Tech Workshops will be posted soon.

For now, please see the workshops that are confirmed for this summer below:

Fun with Science
One Week Session:  July 10-14
9:30am-12:00pm daily
Fee:  $155 if registered by May 15, 2017.   $175 after May 15.

Enjoy a week of explorations in this fun camp focused on the wonders of science. The workshop will be taught by the Charter Arts Science Department.  Participants will experience a new exploration each day, which will highlight a specific area, including:  physics, environmental science, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, and biology. Open to children entering 5th-8th grades.

Lights, Sound, Action- Theatre Tech Workshop
One Week Session:  July 10-14
9:30-12:00pm daily
Open to children entering 6th-8th grades

Fee:  $155 if registered by May 15,2017.  $175 after May 15

This workshop is ideal for the child who enjoys the design and technical aspects of a stage production.  Participants will design a stage set, build props, and learn how to create sound and lighting design. They will meet with participants from a vocal workshop to learn how to manage a  an artist’s needs and translate those needs into a showcase production.
Instructor:  Shuman

Teen Theatre Intensive: Acting & Writing
For the younger teen actor who wants to push their acting to the next level, this workshop will be jam-packed with exercises that will fine tune the actor’s individual style. This workshop will also include some writing as well. A great workshop for a student who is considering attending Charter Arts.Open to children entering 8th-11th grade.
One Week Session: July 10-14
9:30am-12:00pm daily
Fee:  $175
Instructor: Morris

Shakespeare Intensive
“To be or not to be..”–This workshop will challenge the teen actor with all that is Shakespeare–from fundamentals to performing soliloquies. Certainly a MUST HAVE skill set in every actor’s arsenal of training and an important resume builder.
Open to teens entering 8th-12th grade.  (younger student may be considered on an individual basis.)
One Week Session: July 17-21
9:30am-12:00pm daily
Instructor: Morris

Opera and Classical Voice Workshop
Opera and classical music are more popular than ever with children and teens. From acts like Jackie Evancho and the Italian teen pop opera trio, Il Volo, classical voice is making an impact on all ages. This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced vocal student, with a developed voice. Not for beginners.  Open to teens entering 9th-12th grade. (8th grader may be considered on an individual basis)
One Week Session:  July 17-21
9:30am-12:00pm daily

Pop & Jazz Vocal Workshop
So you want to perform like a Pop Star or Jazz Singer? This program is designed to give vocal students a major edge in all aspects of performing in front of an audience. Each student will develop their music skills through coaching and ensemble work. Participants will create a show to be performed at Musikfest on August 8th.
Open to teens entering 8th-12th grade.  (a 7th grade student may be considered on an individual basis)
One Week Session:   July 31- August 4
9:30am-12:30pm daily
Instructor: Brown

A Limited Number of  Scholarships are available for the Pop & Jazz Vocal Workshop.  If  you would like more information, email:

Summer Academy Instructors:

Chet Brown works as a studio vocalist and voice over talent in the Philadelphia area and is a member of The James Gerard Orchestra.  He has an extensive performance career and is a member of the music faculty at Charter Arts.  Read more about Mr. Brown.

David Macbeth is the Artistic Director of Vocal Music at The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.  Read more about Mr. Macbeth.

Chris Morris is a member of the theatre faculty at Charter Arts.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and master’s degree in secondary education from Bloomsburg University.  Read more about Mr. Morris.

Christopher Ryland graduated from Charter Arts/(LVPA) in 2007.  Christopher subsequently attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster Pennsylvania where he studied medicine, while honing his skills and talents in theater and Japanese Language. Over the last few years, Christopher has spent time studying in the Rainforest in Australia and New Zealand, pursing studies in Shakespearean Theater at University of Houston’s Master of Fine Arts Department and continues to give back to students, teaching Suzuki Actors training classes and stage combat.

Tim Shuman is a member of the history faculty at Charter Arts. He also works as a professional actor, teaches technical theater and has background in theater production.  Read more about Mr. Shuman.