Student Life

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Camp students

A new wave of excitement and energy arrived on North Campus, in the form of some 200 high school students, who, during the month of July, immersed themselves in intensive training more typical of the college or university level than high school. They're here for the MPulse Summer Performing Arts Camp, where faculty from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance lead them in two- to three-week intensives in wind instruments, jazz, musical theatre, percussion, dance, performing arts technology, vocal arts, harp, and theatre and drama. New this summer was the Jazz Institute. "It's exciting to be a part of the first summer jazz program in school history," says Andrew Bishop, saxophonist and faculty member in Jazz and Improvisation Studies. "I'm especially excited about the saxophone workshop with my amazing colleague and legendary saxophone teacher Donald Sinta." MPulse students, most of whom are considering college study in these areas, stay in North Campus residence halls, getting a first-hand taste of daily life at a University and exposure to the rigorous training provided by the School.