Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent. This career exposure program is designed to foster self-esteem, self-expression and self-efficacy by engaging in vocal performance, songwriting, production/beat making, and dancing. This summer camp aims to help students build self-confidence, enhance their personal expression and articulation, develop performance skill and comfort on stage, teamwork, and artistic craft while learning about the history of one of Detroit’s iconic contributions to pop culture and the lessons to be learned from the legacy of Motown Records.
Example of Workshops during Camp:
- Presentation Confidence
- Music Technology
- Artistic Collaboration
- Visiting Artist Presentations
- Demystifying Songwriting
- Group Singing Lessons
Open to Junior High School Students completing grades 5-8 in the year prior to the summer workshop.
Registration Deadline: July 23, 2021
- Complete the online registration form
- Include your most recent school report card
This program is a non-audition-based program. It is limited to 30 participants, and are admitted on a first come, first served basis.
Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.
What is the cost to participate?
Admitted participants will be selected by audition, and provided a full scholarship to attend this program thanks to the generous support of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Do I have to audition?
No. While there is not an audition for this program, all completed application materials must be received by the deadline. We encourage students that are interested in exploring their creative potential to apply online by the application deadline.
I am not a 6-9 grade student, can I still participate in the program?
The curriculum framework for the Spark Summer Camp is research-based and developmentally appropriate and is therefore only open to youth that are completing grades 5-8 in the year prior to the summer workshop. Older students should explore our other summer opportunities.
What does an online workshop look like?
A virtual summer workshop is an all-online opportunity to work on challenging projects together with peers from all over the nation during the course of two weeks. A physical meeting place is replaced with an online learning platform where you can check the materials and progress on the project. Communication will be facilitated with tools such as email and the Zoom platform.