The magical worlds of music theater and opera combine music, theater, dance, poetry, and visual spectacle. Join us as we train young musicians to captivate the sensibilities of the audience as they learn to create beautiful music!
Participants in the PIMF Music Theatre & Opera Program will perform a variety of selections from beloved vocal masterpieces (see below), which include music appropriate for every age and skill level. Students in this program receive hands-on training to discover the many levels of preparation and production required to create compelling music and opera theatre performances.
Daily instruction will focus on the essentials of vocal health and technique, how to present a character and convey emotions through stagecraft and acting skills, the importance of music theory and how it affects the dramatic impact of the performance, set construction, costumes and makeup, and much more. Group instruction (as well as optional private voice lessons) will encourage the singer to love the performance experience by finding his or her true voice. A variety of repertoire will be selected to match the abilities of young singers. All campers will participate in either group or solo performances in the Grand Finale Showcase.
This Program Includes:
Advanced singers may be awarded opportunities to perform in student recitals. The festival concludes with a Grand Finale concert, allowing all campers to showcase their prepared scenes.
"I have been to PIMF for two years now and it’s an incredible place to be. I’m always so inspired even months after I’ve attended and I continue to enjoy uncovering the new things that I can learn there. Can’t wait for next year!”
- Megan F., 2018
"Awesome - my daughter’s playing improved with the high level of music instruction. She also met quite a few kid musicians from all over the world that she’s been keeping contact with. I really loved the focus on practicing. She will be returning next year!”
- James M., 2018
"Our son loves PIMF and improves his level of play and repertoire for percussion. He loves the experience and time with friends in the dorms. He is going into his fourth summer in 2019. Thank you PIMF!”
- Jeff D., 2018
"The 2019 PIMF season will be my 3rd year at this camp and I absolutely love it!! Working with the members of the Philadelphia Orchestra has made me learn and grow so much and being able to work with other musicians my age is so much fun! I am so excited for this upcoming year and many years of PIMF!!!!”
- Kate F., 2018
“Our children love this camp so much. This is their fourth season, and I'm sure we will be back next year. What they learned this year was just amazing. The atmosphere is not only professional, it's fun! They come home inspired by all they see and set new goals for their playing. The staff are always so courteous and helpful. The Philadelphia Orchestra teachers are always the best. Thank you for all your hard work.”
- Jean F., 2019