Pow-Wow Summer Day Program

Pow-Wow Summer Day Program

Summer Music and Theatre for Creative Kids!

What makes Pow-Wow unique?

We believe the combination of high-quality music instruction your child will receive and the experience of presenting a fully-staged theatrical performance using those newly-gained musical skills makes the Pow-Wow program different from other summer programs that specialize in either solely music or theatre. Pow-Wow is an innovative hands-on introduction to many aspects of the arts, and an opportunity for children to experience total immersion in a musical environment.

Our trained music instructors teach students the basics of violin and piano, instruments that may be new to many participants and help them develop a love of music. Arts and crafts time is often spent on creating sets or props, as well as other fun activities. Music, singing, acting, movement, and creativity are taught in small and large group settings. As the session winds down and the excitement builds, students use the skills they gained in music, art, singing, and movement in the final performance on Friday for friends and family - a unique presentation of instruments, story, and song adapted by the faculty specifically for Pow-Wow.


Pow-Wow Prep

Ages 5 - 9 (students must be entering kindergarten by Sept 2019)

The one-week Prep program provides younger students with an introduction to our very popular music and theatre program, Pow-Wow. Students will meet for half a day to learn piano, violin, and singing, as well as art and movement. On Friday, students will give a concert followed by a pizza lunch with their parents.

Session 1: June 17-21, 2019, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
"Three Piggie Opera" will be presented on Friday, June 21!

Session 2: June 24-28, 2019, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
"Tikki Tikki Tembo" will be presented on Friday, June 28!

Pow-Wow Prep Sample Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:15am Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupA+B) or Piano & Violin (Group C+D)
  • 9:15-10:00am Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupC+D) or Piano & Violin (Group A+B)
  • 10:00-10:20am Snack & Recess
  • 10:20-11:20am Singing and Drama
  • 11:20-11:50am Lunch
  • 11:50am-12:50 pm Arts & Crafts
  • 12:50-1:00pm Pick-up


Ages 5 - 10 (students must be entering kindergarten by Sept 2019)

Pow-Wow is a two-week, full-day program. On the last Friday evening, students will give a performance for friends and family.

Session 3: July 1-12, 2019 (no July 4), Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
"How the Night Came to the Sea" will be presented on Friday, July 12, at 7:00 pm!

Session 4: July 15-26, 2019, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
"Rumplestiltskin's Daughter" will be presented on Friday, July 26, at 7:00 pm!

Pow-Wow Sample Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:15 Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupA+B) or Piano & Violin (Group C+D)
  • 9:15-10:00 Eurhythmics & Movement (GroupC+D) or Piano & Violin (Group A+B)
  • 10:00-10:20 Snack
  • 10:20-11:00 Vocalization
  • 11:00-11:45 Singing and Staging
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 Drama
  • 1:30-2:30 Art
  • 2:30-2:45 Circle Games
  • 2:45-3:00 Story


Summer 2019

Artistic Directors
Yas Ishibashi & Jane Parkhouse

Faculty & Staff
Yas Ishibashi, Jane Parkhouse, Linda Emmanuel, Jessica Cooper, Ellery Klein, Peter Morelli, Ryan Noe, Ceili Connors


  • Session 1 or Session 2 (Pow-Wow Prep): $335
  • Session 3 (Pow-Wow): $820
  • Session 4 (Pow-Wow): $920
  • Those selected for the CIT program will receive a 50% tuition discount.
  • Summer Registration Fee: $15


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CIT Applicants:

CITs are chosen by an application process. Learn more about our Pow-Wow CIT program here.

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