Arts organizations across Shelby County are gearing up for summer programming. For Memphis youth looking to create and connect this summer, there's no shortage of arts engagement opportunities.
Scroll on for our roundup of youth arts camps, workshops, and more. If you know of an arts organization offering summer opportunities, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the details!
About: Violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar, recorder, drums; STEAM, literacy, Spanish
Dates: June 6-July 1 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Metropolitan Baptist Church 767 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38126
Organization website: https://harmonicsouth.org/
More info: email@example.com
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Dates: June 20-July 9th
Location: Memphis Music School, 5770 Shelby Oaks Dr., Memphis, TN, 38134
Organization website: https://memphisjazzworkshop.org/
Additional notes: Tuition - $600 early bird tuition Special if registered by May 21st! $675 regular tuition. Need-based and talent scholarships available.
About: Instrumental, music production/beatmaking; 0utdoor activities (fishing/hunting), community services
Dates: June 6-July 15 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Organization website: https://www.raisingthebarmemphis.com/
More info: Mikemosby@rtbmemphis.com
About: Vocal, musical theatre/production, choir, songwriting, music production/beatmaking; photography, choreography, fashion and makeup
Location: YAG Memphis 2788 Lamar Ave.
Organization website: https://www.mosaicinstitute.llc/
More info: LilRounds84@gmail.com
About: Vocal, choir, songwriting
Dates: July 11-July 15 (Monday-Friday)
Location: 232 Bickford Avenue, Memphis, TN 38107
Organization website: https://www.angelstreetmemphis.com/
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Vocal, instrumental, songwriting, music production/beatmaking; book club, photography, film
Dates: June 6-July 15 (Monday-Saturday)
Location: 990 College Park
Organization website: https://www.knowledgequest.org/
More info: Jcarter@knowledgequest.org
About: Instrumental, vocal, songwriting, audio engineering and production, film and videography
Ages: Rising 6th graders-graduated 12th graders
Dates: May 31st-June 24th, final show on June 25th
Location: Stax Music Academy, 910 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106
Organization website: https://staxmusicacademy.org/
More info: email@example.com
Additional notes: Audition required- Our next audition date is after school Fri., May 13th
About: Chamber music engagement (strings, woodwind, brass)
Dates: June 6-June 17 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN 38120
Organization website: https://prizmensemble.org/
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About: Vocals, music production, beatmaking, piano, drums, reading, photography
Dates: June 13-June 22 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Heal the Hood Foundation 3725 S. Hickory Ridge ML
Organization website: https://hthmemphis.org/healthehood/
More info: email@example.com
About: ¡Unidad! Bilingual Arts Camp offers campers one week of dual language enrichment designed to immerse students in arts and culture. Campers in 9th through 12th grade will learn and practice Spanish vocabulary, creative writing, theatre, and dance grounded in Latino/Afro-Latino culture and heritage. This camp is sponsored by Rust College and CazaTeatro Bilingual Theatre Group.
Ages: grades 6-8; grades 9-12
Dates: June 6-June 17 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Rust College, 150 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, MS 38635
Organization website: https://cazateatro.org/
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Theatre, set design, costume design
Dates: June 1-August 31 (Tuesday-Thursdays)
Location: 1254 Shelby Drive, Suite 1227, Memphis, TN 38116, Zoom, and other various locations to be announce prior to date of meeting
Organization website: https://www.bluescitycc.org/
More info: Ayana@bluescitycc.org
About: Instrumental, vocal, musical theatre/production, scriptwriting, music production/beatmaking
Dates: June 13-June 24 (Monday-Friday)
Location: 3003 Airways Blvd.
Organization website: https://www.memphisyoutharts.org/
More info: email@example.com
About: Musical theatre/production, choir
Dates: June 6-August 5 (Monday-Friday)
Organization website: https://www.yadamemphis.org/
More info: 901-267-4202
About: Vocals. music theatre/production, film, photography, acting, screenwriting, choir, songwriting, scriptwriting
Dates: July 11-July 22 (Monday-Friday)
Location: 120 St. Paul Ave. Memphis, TN
Organization website: http://www.princetonjames.net/
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Vocal, instrumental, musical theatre/production, choir, songwriting, scriptwriting, music production/beatmaking
Dates: May 31-July 22 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Harriet Performing Arts Center, 2788 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN
Organization website: https://www.yagmemphis.com/
More info: Sabrinanorwood@yagmemphis.com
Dates: June (Fridays, 5:30-8:30)
Location: MBAA Firehouse, 985 South Bellevue, Memphis, TN, 38106
Organization website: https://memphisblackarts.org/
About: A musical theatre, vocal, dance, and songwriting camp geared towards teaching professional skills and building confidence through the arts. Students will be challenged to use their creative skills to build components of an original production in 3 weeks together. Parents can expect to see their children on the BIG stage as professional performers to culminate one month of skill development, exposure, and growth among other like-minded, talented youth.
Who we seek: Kids who have a LOVE for the performing arts, (i.e. singers, dancers, musicians, actors). No prior stage experiences are necessary. We will meet you where you are.
Dates: June 1-June 30 (Monday-Friday)
Location: 3180 Old Getwell Rd. Memphis, TN 38118
Cost: $335 (limited scholarshipts available) — payments or arrangements should be made by May, 30th
Organization website: https://www.perfectinggifts.org/
Social media: IG: @perfecting_gifts, FB: @Perfecting Gifts, Inc.
More info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number: 901-410-1080