Summer Scholars Production Camp

Production Camp, June 16-July 2, 2017
This camp is a two week, alcohol and smoke free, residential camp.  Campers reside in Cresswell Residence Hall next to McComas Theater. Campers develop their talents in music, dance, and drama through intensive classes during the first week. All scholars practice choral techniques, rehearse basics in contemporary Broadway style and jazz dance, and participate in extemporaneous role-playing activities. Since production camp involves the use of many talents, students with multiple skills, especially those who play musical instruments, will be given special consideration. Activities during the first week will consist of try-outs for the parts in the production, blocking, and initial rehearsals.  Week two is vigorous with full rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and the final productions, which are presented to the public on Friday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 1, at 1:00 p.m.

Priority Deadline: May 1, 2017

Who is eligible: 

Students in grades 7-12.

Special Restrictions: 

All applicants must submit a current official sealed transcript including most recent standardized test scores and a letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor..  Applicants also must demonstrate talent in the performing arts. Applicants may send a five minute video audition tape/CD or DVD demonstrating talent in music, drama, or dance. A video of a recent production delineating character is acceptable. Live auditions may be scheduled upon request.  In lieu of demonstration of talent, applicants may submit verification of current or past participation in a state appointed program for gifted or talented students.

Pre-registration is required and all fees must be paid in advance of the camp. A deposit of $150 or the total registration fee must accompany the application form. Applicants will be notified when their application is accepted, and further and receive additional information about the program.

An on-line application is available at or by calling Joe R. Underwood at 662.323.8969 (home) or 662-312-2911 (cell).

Type: Overnight Camp

Sponsoring Unit: 

The program is sponsored by the College of Education, Office of the Dean in cooperation with the Department of Communication.

Other Information: 

Additional information is available at the Summer Scholars' website:




Dr. Joe Ray Underwood, Director
Summer Scholars Program
222 Hiwassee Drive
Starkville, MS 39759
662-323-8969 (home) or 662-312-2911 (cell)

For More Information: 

Contact Dr. Underwood (662-323-8969)