K-12 Teachers & Students
Residencies & Workshops
The Arts at Millersville is happy to help arrange workshops and/or residencies in the arts for schools, libraries, and community centers. Areas of exploration include music, theater, and visual arts for children and youth of all ages and backgrounds.
M-Uth Theater is a nationally honored theater arts-learning project in which mixed-ability teens and young adults create original dramas based on social justice issues pertinent to their lives and the lives of their peers around the globe. Enrollment in this daily month-long summer program is FREE and largely arranged by referrals from various social service agencies, school guidance counselors, etc. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore, take risks, and work hard.
“Congratulations…to the entire M-Uth Theater company for an unforgettable performance at the American Alliance for Theater & Education Conference [in Washington, DC]. Very moving, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and, ultimately, inspirational. I am filled with admiration and gratitude. Bravo!” - Dr. Rives Collins, AATE Immediate Past President and professor of Theater at Northwestern University
The Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University showcases the artwork of students in grades K-12 as part of an arts engagement program, Studio for Students. These rotating art exhibits feature the work of public, private and home-schooled students from across the region and are free and open to the public. Regular building hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Studio for Students aims to recognize and encourage student commitment in the arts. By providing exhibition space to blooming artists, Studio for Students creates an opportunity for young people to display their work in a gallery setting and be viewed by University faculty, peers, staff, and visitors while also brightening the halls of the performing arts center. Each exhibition hangs for a full month and a reception is held for each participating school. There is no fee for schools to participate.
Millersville University encourages the public to browse the corridors leading to Clair Performance Hall throughout the upcoming months to enjoy the student artwork on display. The exhibition schedule includes works of students across Lancaster County.
Upcoming Exhibits include:
- March 2015: Columbia Junior High of the Columbia School District
- April 2015: Lancaster Day School
This will complete the exhibits until October. Earlier exhibits this year included: Linden Hall School for Girls; Washington Elementary School, School District of Lancaster; Park Elementary School, Columbia Borough School District; “Something To Crow About” student artwork from throughout the region.
School Day Matinees feature engaging, age-appropriate presentations from a variety of performing arts genres, all with meaningful curricular connections. These works feature the highest artistic quality and the lowest ticket prices in the region. Study Guides are provided in advance of each performance, and workshops led by Millersville University educators can be included to enrich the experience.
"Thought provoking, dramatic, humorous, and entertaining . . . thank you for the valuable educational experience."- Janice Estabrook, I.U. 13
Please contact Barry Kornhauser at 717-871-7812 or by email at Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu for additional information and interest in participating in the mentioned programs.
Discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Millersville University’s ARTS SMARTS CAMPS in visual art, theater, and music for kids entering grades K to 8. Visual Arts, Music, and Theater are taught by MU arts education undergraduates and graduates dedicated not only to their arts, but to teaching those arts. Each half-day week-long camp is designed to provide young people with the means to actively explore the beauty, diversity, and complexity of our world through the artistic process, generate an appreciation of the arts as a vital force in their lives, and enable them to develop their own creativity and skills through a genuine understanding and practice of the art forms. These programs encourage artistic expression and appreciation, foster knowledge and skills, and inspire the imagination through an active hands-on exploration of the artistic process, and they are also just plain fun (and the best bargain in the region)! No previous experience is necessary.
NEW THIS SUMMER: Week 1 at the Ware Center | Week 2 on Campus
Additionally, Millersville University's Department of Music offers Summer Music Camps specializing in Recording Technology, Musical Theatre, Keyboard (New!), Brass & Windwind, Jazz, Strings, and World Percussion. The Music Dept Camps offer commuter and overnight options. For more information, please click here or call 717-871-4700.