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Summer Show Choir and Movement Workshop Coming to the Gem City

June 19, 2018 1:32 PM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Guest clinician Mike Weaver returns for a week-long summer camp

By Taylor Tweedell

This June, Quincy will welcome the fantastic Mike Weaver to host a summer show choir and movement workshop for area students in grades 7-8 and 9-12. Weaver is a talented individual based in Chicago who works widely in conceptual and technical development with show choirs, competition programs, concerts and theatrical events.

Weaver is no stranger to the Quincy area, having served as a guest clinician at Quincy Senior High School’s “Showcase of Excellence,” the annual show choir and jazz band festival. Weaver is excited to return to Quincy for this week-long summer workshop.

“This workshop is for performers who want to step up their game,” says Weaver. “I have done workshops all over the country and Quincy seems to be in need of a training camp like this. The students are very talented and eager to learn. The community is a strong supporter for the arts. It’s phenomenal!” Participants will learn how to improve and build upon their acting, singing and dancing abilities.

Weaver has made a huge impact in my life as a show choir member and performer through Showcase of Excellence workshops. Weaver has such an amazing energy when working with students! He promotes positivity within show choir groups and gives great, intentional feedback about our performance and stunned us with this ability to create moving choreography within seconds. Weaver transformed our group’s attitude towards our set of music and helped us to better display our passion for the arts as we performed. I was in awe of his talent for choreography and his ability to drastically improve our show choir within such a short time frame. Attending a week long camp with Weaver is sure to immensely impact any performer who is ready and willing to learn.

This incredible author and award-winning director/choreographer invites students to attend and learn from him the week of June 25-29 from 12- 5 pm in the QHS Auditorium. The camp will conclude with a performance on Friday, June 29 at 6 pm. Kathi Dooley and Monica Scholz, local music professionals, encourage local students to attend. The intensive music and choreography sessions available through this program are designed to not only build greater skills and self-confidence in students, but to also promote the art of show choir in the region. The cost of the camp is $125, which includes all materials and a performance t-shirt. To sign up, click here to download the form. For more information, please call 773-383-0524 or email mkweave@gmail.com.

Weaver is an author and award-winning director and choreographer based in Chicago. He is nationally known as a clinician specializing in the performing arts with show choirs and has worked with many big name companies and attractions. Weaver is also the national chair for the American Choral Director’s Association.


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