Musical Theater Summer Camp

Join the Choir School of Delaware in the heart of Wilmington, DE for a magical, musical, and joyful experience. Your child will have access to Young Artist Curriculum workshops such as History of Musical Theatre, College Readiness, Audition Packet Prep, and more! We will put on a culminating cabaret production with music from your favorite shows with a professional pit band in just five weeks.

Whether you’re a singer, dancer, actor, or in the tech booth, there’s a place for YOU! All are welcome.

Facts At-A-Glance

Camp Dates:

June 24 – July 27, 2024

Camp Location:

Christina Cultural Arts Center

Camp Times:

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm


July 26 and 27, 2024, Christina Cultural Arts Center

Age Eligibility:

Students entering Grade 6 – 12th Grade


Must want to sing and dance. Prior experience is not required.

Cost to Families:

Camp tuition is $400. Young Artists may apply for scholarships. Please contact for financial assistance information. 

The Addams Family (2023) Photos

Once on this Island (2022)
& Camp Activities

Musical Theater Showcase

The final performances are open to the public. Tickets will be on sale soon!


A primary focus during summer camp is preventing the dreaded summer slide. Our programming is centered around student reflection and literacy skills. Students will spend each morning in literacy centered activities that will assist them in their academic careers. Literacy skills learned through basic story-writing, history of musical theatre, and active discussions on social justice in the performing arts combine for a multitude of experiences and academic mentorship.  

Courses in songwriting, stage production, stage management, lighting design, costume design, and audition preparation will take place in the morning activities. Afternoons will be reserved for Cabaret Showcase rehearsals and dance classes. 

Camp faculty will offer classes that focus on analysis of themes in the performing arts, self-esteem, and life skills.

Field Trips

Field Trips take three times throughout the 5-week program. This year’s field trips will take us to Rehoboth Beach, a field day at New Castle Battery Park, and seeing a regional theatre professional production!


All who want to be part of this summer camp experience are welcome! Space is limited, so enroll today to guarantee your spot. No audition is required unless you wish to be considered for the Young Artist Program OR a paid Camp Counselor Position.

Step 1: To enroll, complete the interest form:

Steps 2: After the interest form is completed, we will contact you to coordinate the submission of:

  • Full Enrollment Form
  • Copy of report card or most recent grade report
  • Completed Child Health Appraisal Form (click to download)
  • Payment of $400 Enrollment Fee
    *Please list the camper name(s) in the notes

Questions or concerns? Contact Sophia DiLeo, Director of Music, at or 302-543-8657.

Auditions are not required for camp enrollment. All campers will automatically be members of the show ensemble.

An audition is only required if you wish to be considered for leading roles within the showcase, the Young Artist Program, and/or summer camp counselor positions. 

Live Young Artist auditions will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 10am-2pm. RSVP for the audition day or request an alternate time by completing the form below.

Audition Location

The Choir School of Delaware
2013 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19802

At your audition, please be ready to:

  • Sing a prepared Musical Theater and/or Pop Song
    • The Choir School will provide an accompanist.
  • Participate in a cold read of a poem
    • A cold read is when an actor reads aloud from a script with no practice or study in advance. 
    • The Choir School will provide the text during your audition.
  • Sing some simple vocal exercises to demonstrate your range.
  • Discuss your interest in the camp and any prior theater experience.

Note: We understand that summer is a busy time for families and you may have vacations scheduled. Please know that your/your child’s availability may impact how you are cast in the show. Attendance at daily rehearsals is important for everyone, but it is especially critical for lead and key supporting roles.

Become a Young Artist this Summer!

The Young Artists Program at the Choir School of Delaware is an opportunity for high school and early college aged students with an interest in performing arts careers to develop their performance and teaching skills while networking with their peers. Young Artists will serve as leaders in our summer production of a CABARET SHOWCASE.

All local teen artists who are considering careers in theater, music, and/or dance are strongly encouraged to apply.

Young Artists Program Fast Facts


June 24 – July 28, 2024

Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm

Age Eligibility:

Ages 14+

Location Eligibility:

Delaware resident

Work Location:

Christina Cultural Arts Center
705 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Young Artists will Receive:

  • Opportunities for musical theater performance in The Choir School Cabaret SHOWCASE
  • Private instruction and coachings from respected musical theater professionals
  • Mentorship and workshops to prepare for auditions
  • Courses focused on college and career readiness in the arts
  • Hands-on leadership opportunities 
  • Resume writing workshops

Job Duties:

  • Participate in all Musical Theater Summer Camp programming, including rehearsal and performance of Cabaret SHOWCASE 
  • Be a leader to all campers in your participation, focus, and attitude
  • Assist with leadership of workshops and classes
  • Assist with tasks around camp, including room setup and supervision of younger campers
  • Serve as a junior camp counselor and group leader during Friday field trips
  • Other duties as assigned by faculty

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Must be in high school or a 2023 grad
  • Must reside in Delaware
  • Must have open availability during camp hours
  • Must have a desire to sing, dance, and act
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA (C average) or higher
  • An interest in pursuing a career in the performing arts is a plus
  • Prior experience in musical theater productions is a plus, but not required

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:

Applications are received on a rolling basis until the program is full. To apply, please complete this form:

After you complete the form, we will contact you about next steps. Applicants will participate in a resume writing workshop, interview, and orientation.

Questions? Contact Sophia DiLeo, Artistic Director of Young Artist Program at or 302-543-8657.

The Choir School of Delaware is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

This program is made possible through partnerships with the City of Wilmington, Delaware and the New Castle County Workforce Development Program.