Summer Programs 2017

Welcome to NEMPAC’s 2017 Summer Program Offerings!

First – please review our policies. 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: Registration and program offering information will be available online beginning February 1, 2017.  Registration is not complete until payment is received via online invoice. Partial payment is accepted upon agreement. Please contact to arrange this. Registration and payment deadline for summer programs is June 1st, 2017. If payment is not received by June 1st you will not have a guaranteed spot in the program, and NEMPAC holds the right to open your spot to wait list students.

Enrollment Discounts:

  • 10% sibling discount each workshop week
  • Need-based scholarships are available. Please email for an application. Applications must be in by May 8, 2017 to be considered for funding.

Cancellation/Refund Policies: Withdrawal before June 1st will require a $30 processing fee and a full refund will be issued. Refund will not be issued after June 1st for any student that withdraws.

Wait-list: If you are on our wait-list for a program, we will begin to notify you on June 2nd if a spot has opened up.

Absence Policy: Unfortunately, NEMPAC cannot provide a make-up class for absences during any summer workshops. All absences must be communicated to your instructor or NEMPAC administration by the start of your workshop day.

Drop-off/Pick-up Policy: All students must be signed in and out of their workshop by a parent or guardian each day of class. NEMPAC does offer an extended day option for all workshops for an additional fee per day. Please check your workshop for extended day offerings. If you’d like to enroll in the extended day option, you must select it during the registration process and complete payment by June 1st. Any changes to your individual drop-off/pick-up routine must be communicated to the instructor before the change occurs.

Instructors: All Workshop Instructors are CORI certified. Student / Instructor ratio is 4 or 5:1 depending on enrollment. Lead teachers are CPR certified. Our lead instructors are very experienced, local conservatory graduates and arts educators in the Boston area.

Location of Workshops:  9 Hull Street in the North End and NEMPAC Studio Building (for music rehearsals). Our performance location may vary per week. We will notify you of this.

Lunches:  Students must bring lunches each day for full day programs. Healthy a.m. and p.m. snacks will be provided for Full Day Programs (Music Theatre Weeks). Special allergies should be communicated to staff and noted on registration. Our workshops are nut free!

Safety Protocol: Our workshops occur indoors in a secure area that is locked to the public. We ask parents to sign in and sign out your child each day. Our entrance to 9 Hull Street will be attended by an instructor at all pick-up and drop-off times.  Should your schedule change or should your child be picked up by anyone other than a parent, please let a teacher know in advance of this change. Children may attend a chaperoned outdoor music workshop in the Prado (about a 60 foot walk), and occasional theatre / movement classes will be held in the Old North Church courtyard area or Prado area. Students will be supervised at all times during any excursions.



 Children’s Music Theatre Workshops – 3 Weeks / 3 Different Productions!

Our Full Day Week Offerings this year include the following: aaaa9322-8fe9-4cc6-84d1-096150c285fc

  • Week One: July 10 -14, 2017 – Ages 5 – 11        (FULL as of 2/28) Wait List Closed. 
  • Week Two: July 17 – 21, 2017 – Ages 5 – 11       (FULL as of 3/23) Wait List Closed. 
  • Week Three: July 31 – 4, 2016 – Ages 5 – 11      (FULL as of 3/30) Wait List Closed.

Productions: Each week, students produce and perform in a production. Our productions are TBA at this time.

Director: Allie Meek / Masters in Theatre Education – Emerson College

Music Director: Alexandra Dietrich

Weekly Schedule:

  • Monday – Thursdays 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Early Drop-Off at 8:30 a.m. and Late-Pick-Up at 5:00 p.m. are optional (see below)

Location: Our primary rehearsal location is 9 Hull Street in the North End.

Description: The goal of this summer program is to provide children and teens with training and exposure to all performing arts. Each week has 18 to 22 children participants. Each Music Theater Troupe member will receive training in music, dance, theater  yoga, health & fitness, and leadership training. Performances for family, friends, and the community will conclude each week on Fridays. We will perform one musical a week, these will be announced mid-March.

Students will be split into three separate groups based on age for casting at the beginning of the week. The separate groups will generally rotate through staging rehearsals, dance/music rehearsals, and theatre games. Snack, yoga, warm-ups, group theatre games, and lunch will be done as a full group. There will also be full group dance/music or staging rehearsals depending on what we’re working on that day. 

Extended Care Option: Early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. ($5 per day) and late pick-up at 5 p.m. ($10 per day) available. (Monday- Thursday only)

Cost Per Week: $265.00

Performance Information: Please note our end of the week performances are on each Friday at Noon at the 9 Hull Street camp location. This will conclude our camp week.

Sample Weekday Schedule:

9:00 — 10 a.m.           WARM UP! Group Yoga

10:00 – 11 a.m.            Age Group Rotations through Dance, Music, and Acting Class

11:00 -11:15 a.m.       Snack (Healthy Snack Provided)

11:15 -12:30 p.m.       Age Group Rotations through Dance, Music, and Acting Class

12:30 -1:00 p.m.       Lunch (bring your bag lunch)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.       Outdoor Guest Performance Hour

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.      Theatre Games & Snack Time (bring your own snack)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.     Dance / Music / Staging Rehearsals


Teen Theatre Troupe Presents:

Broadway Bootcamp – Hamilton to Matilda!

Our Teen Theatre Troupe tackles Hip Hop, Pop and Rock musicals from the 2010’s!


July 24 – 28th | Ages 10 – 15 

Weekly Schedule:

  • Monday – Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Early Drop-Off at 8:30 a.m. and Late-Pick-Up at 5:00 p.m. are optional (see below)


This week-long intensive program from July 24th – 28th is designed for youth singers, actors, and dancers who are inspired to explore their creativeness and further develop their performance skills. Available for students ages 10-15, teens will have the chance to learn, rehearse and perform selections of songs, dances and scenes from some of todays hippest musicals. We’ll be introducing shows such as “Hamilton”, “Matilda”, “Legally Blonde”, “School of Rock”, “In the Heights”, “Heathers: the Musical”, “13: the Musical” and “Newsies”. This is a wonderful opportunity for budding broadway stars to learn more singing, dancing and acting skills with their favorite musicals. Allie Meek will act as Stage Director, Jaime Castellanos as Music Director and Noa Barankin as Choreographer. The week will culminate in a performance at Improv Asylum! 


  • Friday, July 28th performance for families at Noon at the Improv Asylum!

Location: Our primary location is 9 Hull Street in the North End, and our dress rehearsal and performance space is at the Improv Asylum – North End, Boston.

Extended Care Option: Early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. ($5 per day) and late pick-up at 5 p.m. ($10 per day) available. (Monday- Thursday only)

Artistic Directors:

Program / Stage Director: Allie Meek / Masters in Theatre Education – Emerson College

Music / Voice Director: Jaime Castellanos 

Choreographer: Noa Barankin

Cost: $350.00 / Week

Youth Improv Camp

June 26th – June 30th | Ages 8 – 13

Weekly Schedule:

  • Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Early Drop-Off at 8:30 a.m. and Late-Pick-Up at 5:00 p.m. are optional (see below)



The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and the Improv Asylum are very excited to continue their collaboration to offer a week-long summer Improv camp for children ages 8-13 that will be led by staff from both organizations. This camp will be held at Improv Asylum and will focus on basic improv and theater games with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration. Children will grow in acting confidence as they learn to act out spontaneous scenes and characters. What better place to learn the basics of improv than the Improv Asylum itself! Performances for family, friends, and the community will conclude each week on Fridays.


  • Friday, June 30th at 12:30 p.m. – performance for family and friends at the Improv Asylum!

Location: Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover Street, North End

Extended Care Option: Early drop-off at 8:30 a.m. ($5 per day) and late pick-up at 5 p.m. ($10 per day) available. (Monday – Thursday Only)


NEMPAC: Allie Meek / Masters in Theatre Education – Emerson College

Improv Asylum: Erin Farrington

Cost: $350.00 / Week

Sample Day Schedule:

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.         Check In

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.         Warm-Up 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.       Improv w/IA

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.     Theatre Game 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Snack

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.      Workshop (Stage Combat, etc) 

11:15 – 12 p.m.            Improv w/ IA

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.    Theatre Game 

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch 

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.        Improv w/IA

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.       Theatre Game 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.      Workshop (Stage Combat, etc)

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.      Snack 

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.      Improv w/IA

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.      Theatre Game 

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.      Closing 

Meet the Instruments Summer Workshop

August 7th – August 11th | Ages 4 – 7

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Weekly Schedule: 

  • Monday – Fridays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Late-Pick-Up at 5:00 p.m. is optional (see below)

Location: 9 Hull Street in the North End

Instructor: Jaime Castellanos (Find her Bio here!) with Interns (TBA).

Description: This workshop is our most popular for young musicians! Be sure to reserve a spot right away as this offering is guaranteed to have a wait list. This is a workshop designed for beginning musicians to learn which instrument they love the most! Each day will feature a workshop with a different instrument family, including: keyboard, strings, guitar, percussion, brass, and woodwinds. By the end of the week, your child will know what his/her favorite instrument is! Students will be led in daily warm-ups, listening exercises and songs with our program director. They will then have a special 90 minute workshop where they will hear, touch and have a chance to play on the instrument of the day! Maximum enrollment is 16 students.

Extended Care Option: Late pick-up at 5 p.m. ($10 per day) available. 

Cost Per Week: $250 / Week