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Drama! With a Beat! | Ages: 8-11

August 7, 2023 @ EST 1:00 pm - August 11, 2023 @ EST 4:00 pm


Do you ever think about where music comes from? In this skit-building camp we will explore a variety of sources that influence and inspire music from different cultures and time periods. We’ll examine how nature influences music, like birds creating melody and the tides of the sea creating rhythm. We’ll also study musical innovators such as Evelyn Glennie, deaf Scottish marimbist; Ellie Mannette and the Trinidad All-steel Percussion Orchestra; and many others who pioneered new ways of creating music. We’ll take what we learn and create skits to tell the story of music.  We will work with a musician to add percussion pieces played on natural and ethnic instruments.  We will look into the rhythms and sounds in the words we write. On the final day, we will perform our skits-with-a-beat for family and friends.

Teaching Artist(s): Marna Rossi
Location: Writers & Books
Camp Date: August 7 – August 11
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Price: Members $143 | General Public $161
Deadline To Register: July 30, 11:59 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 12

Scholarships Available. If your scholarship application is declined or the award does not meet your need, please email office@wab.org with the subject line “SW Scholarship” to discuss an adjustment.

Extended care is available for an additional charge of $32. Please click here.

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Cancellation: In the event that a camp must be canceled due to low enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances, you will be notified as far in advance as possible, generally 3-5 business days. A full refund will be issued.

Withdrawal: To withdraw, email vanessaf@wab.org. If you withdraw at least 10 business days before the first day of  camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 15% administrative fee. If you withdraw between 5 and 9 business days before the first day of  camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the above cited dates.


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August 7, 2023 @ EST 1:00 pm
August 11, 2023 @ EST 4:00 pm
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Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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