FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Keisuke Hoashi, President, MiPAC
The Michigan Performing Arts Camp (MiPAC) Opens for its First Season in Summer 2016
New summer music camp will be hosted at Adrian College in Adrian, MI
ADRIAN, MICHIGAN (Feb 22, 2016) – The Michigan Performing Arts Camp (MiPAC) announces it is accepting applications for its first season, June 26 – July 23, 2016.
MiPAC is a four-week summer music camp for young musicians ages 10-18 of all musical levels. It is hosted on the campus of Adrian College in the city of Adrian, Michigan, and is open to both resident and day campers.
“What really makes our camp special is the freedom that we give to our campers,” said Timothy Martuch, co-founder and Artistic Director of MiPAC. “They can choose to focus on a single instrument, or play different ones in every ensemble, even move among every musical style, genre, or field we offer. There’s no added cost to experiment, and no penalty for being curious. The only limit is how much you can fit into your day.”
MiPAC will have over 30 ensembles and classes, including 3 bands, 4 orchestras, 12 jazz groups, 4 choirs, rock bands, and chamber ensembles. Every camper performs every week, and each ensemble plays different music for each concert. A total of 25 performances are scheduled, all of them free and open to the public.
For campers interested in creating their own original music, MiPAC offers a complete “New Works Program” that features its “New Musical Workshop.” Keisuke Hoashi, MiPAC’s co-founder and president, developed and ran this workshop for 8 summers at other camps, eventually producing 21 original shows.
“We teach our campers the whole process of collaboratively writing an original one-act musical, and challenge them to put it up on stage in just 12 days,” said Hoashi. “It is the most challenging, exciting, and rewarding class we offer – and it’s truly amazing, every time, to see these young musicians premiere their very own Broadway-quality show for the world to hear.”
Keisuke Hoashi is a Hollywood actor with more than 150 film and TV credits, including Bob’s Burgers, Criminal Minds, Mad Men, Hot in Cleveland, and Jane the Virgin. He founded the New York Summer Music Festival in Oneonta, NY, and served as its Director of Communications and Resident Actor from 2006–2013. He is a former multimedia designer for the NCR Corporation, IBM, and AT&T.
Timothy Martuch holds degrees in Composition and Music Theory from Adrian College, where he is an Adjunct Professor and Performing Arts Recruiter. He is active throughout Michigan as a composer and performer, including positions at the Prelude String Orchestra, A Joyful Noise Music Studio, and Broken Television Entertainment.
# # #