Students age 11 – 18 of any musical skill level can sign up for this FREE camp
Dayton, Ohio (July 28, 2020) – Registration is now open for Levitt Dayton’s first-ever virtual songwriting camp as part of the Levitt Connect: Inspire program. The camp is open to students in the Dayton area between ages 11 and 18 and is great for students with any level of musical experience or none at all! The camp will take place August 3 – 8 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM each day and it is offered free of charge.
The Levitt Pavilion Dayton has partnered with Art as Mentorship to present this virtual camp. Students will have the opportunity to virtually join a group of other young musicians and songwriters for a week-long camp where they will learn from GRAMMY-winning artists and music professionals including Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Gina Chavez, Deron Bell of Dayton Funk All-Stars, Hector Flores of Las Cafeteras, and Making Movies! On the last day of camp, students will perform live-streamed on the Levitt Dayton Facebook page. Best of all, students who attend all 5 days unlock the opportunity for a deeper dive with industry professionals AND will be invited to perform on the Levitt Dayton stage along with Latin Grammy-nominated Making Movies sometime in our 2021 season.
“As we explored ways to stay connected to our community during this difficult time, we knew we wanted to continue our educational outreach. This virtual world offers us a unique opportunity to connect artists from across the country with students right here in Dayton.” Lisa Wagner, Executive Director, Levitt Dayton.
This camp is made possible by the support of PNC and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.
Interested students and/or parents can click here for a full curriculum and more information.
Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton is the non-profit that manages, programs and fundraises for the new Levitt Pavilion. Levitt Pavilion Dayton is reinvigorating Dayton’s urban core by reactivating Dave Hall Plaza, which in turn inspires people’s health, happiness, and well-being by offering enjoyable experiences through a rich spectrum of music genres. The venue also provides access to high quality cultural and educational experiences for all audiences from our community. Levitt Pavilion Dayton presents 50 free family-friendly concerts with an expected reach annually to over 50,000 individuals of all ages and backgrounds in the Dayton region. As the only free major outdoor performance space in Dayton, we provide access to all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, or socioeconomic status. www.levittdayton.org
The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation was established in 2006 by Jack and Sally Eichelberger, longtime Oakwood residents, to enhance the legal profession, the arts and the Greater Dayton community through the awarding of grants. Jack Eichelberger was a well-known Dayton attorney and real estate investor.
Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is a national foundation that exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. Through its support of creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation empowers communities to transform underused public spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life. http://levitt.org/
Major Capital Campaign Donors include: Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, City of Dayton, CareSource, Sinclair, Montgomery County, The University of Dayton, The Dayton Foundation, Heidelberg Distributing, The Kettering Fund, DP&L, Key-Ads, Dayton Bag & Burlap, Hollywood Gaming, Premier Health, The Fifth Third Foundation, and Miller