The United Theatre Education Center is home to world-class facilities for music, performing and visual arts practice and education.

It provides youth and adults with arts education. Through music, film and arts education, the Center will aid in building a compassionate community of creative thinkers, leaders, and lifelong learners.

Music School

The RI Phil Music School @ the UNITED offers a range of music education programs and performance opportunities to people of all ages, incomes and ability levels. There are convenient lessons and exciting ensembles being created across different musical styles. You will find something for everyone! Sign up today and learn more by clicking the link below.

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Summer Programs

Let the UNITED be Your Favorite Place to Jam, Create, and Perform this Summer!

From the extremely popular Band Camp @ the UNITED Music School to new programs in dance, film, visual arts, musical theater, songwriting and more, we have programs and performance opportunities for your kiddos! Click any of the links below to learn more and enroll online or call or email us today!

Ages 0-6 April 23 - June 10 | 9 week session (days vary)

Moms, dads, caregivers, grandparents bring their infant-age 6 to class and join in on the fun in the circle! We all sing, dance, play and create music with Kerrie’s lead. It’s a blast! All children are born musical and want to explore and make beautiful noises with the people they love most! Don’t worry if you can’t sing a tune, Kerrie is there to support and guide, but to be honest you are your child’s #1 rock star. Seaside Music Together is licensed by Music Together LLC., an internationally renowned research-based children music curriculum. Kerrie plays guitar and sings most everything without much use of the electronics. We have a fun 55 minute class to play 10-12 songs from your cds and songbook each week (included with the fee). We use drums, triangles, eggs, bells, scarves, parachutes, sticks, and more!

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Grades: Middle & High School Thursdays June 27th - Aug 15 (no practice July 4) plus gig 8/15 6:30-7:30pm

EVAN “Zappa” DELANEY is looking for people to rock out with! Participants should be familiar and comfortable with playing their instrument and have basic reading skills. (Chord charts, lead sheets, and tablature). Includes a showcase for families on the final day. Instruments: guitar, bass, keys, drums, piano, and more.

Tuition: $175* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

 

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Wednesdays 6/26-7/31 6:30-8:00pm

Tuition: $125* ($25 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

Chord progressions, lyrics, arranging, technology, recording… brand your original music and influence your own craft.  Steve Johnson is a music educator, singer/songwriter and performing musician. He plays and writes a wide variety of music, drawing on many styles.

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Grades: Middle & High School Thursdays 6/27, 7/11, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 plus performance 8/18 in Wilcox Park 1:00 - 2:30pm

Ryan Piccolo returns! Learn about playing jazz by exploring your own creative use of scales and chords. We will be introduced to jazz improvisation by applying introductory jazz theory to classic jazz songs. Prerequisites: Minimum two years of band and/or instructor permission.

Tuition: $175* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: 7th and up Mondays 7/1-8/6 1PM - 2PM

Maggie Welch coaches the music and lyrics from your notebooks into your corner of the world… a creative and collaborative space.

Tuition: $100* ($25 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: Middle & High School Tuesdays 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 plus performance 8/18 in Wilcox Park 1-2:30pm

Dive into more complex jazz tunes and apply jazz theory concepts when creating your solos. Prerequisite: Audition or instructor permission.

Tuition: $175* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: 7th and up Tuesdays 7/2-8/6 1PM - 2PM

An acoustic summer guitar ensemble with Maggie Welch.

Tuition: $100* ($25 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: 3 thru 12 (audition required) Tuesdays July 9- Aug 20 6:30-8:30pm | Showcase August 20, 7pm at the Knickerbocker

Joy Smith’s United Excited! Troupe is an audition group that rehearses on Tuesdays and each season puts on a unique showcase. Onstage opportunities for our most committed and talented performers. An intensive study of the performing arts.

Tuition: $150* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration) 

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Grades: 1-4 Friday July 12th 9am-1pm

Come in any fairy or pirate themed costume from Tinkerbell to Jack Sparrow and join our theater games, songs, prop creation and skits and performances. Music and stage movement and presence work too! Notes: bring snack and lunch, water bottle and dress for movement.

Tuition: $75* ($25 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: 5-12 Monday July 22 through Friday July 26th 9am-1pm

This one week camp with our vocal coaches is designed for children of all skill levels. This will be a fun-filled week of building skill for the stage while boosting confidence and developing team-building skills. Campers will learn songs, scenes and choreography from Disney’s High School Musical and HSM The Series for a showcase performance on the last day of camp. Notes: bring snack and lunch, water bottle and dress for movement.

Tuition: $225* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: 3-7 (no experience necessary) August 5-9th 10am-3pm

Summer vacation is the perfect time to bring our local youth together through making music. Spend a week with our talented and hilarious music teachers playing drums, ukuleles, and singing the best summer jams. It’s a week of music theory disguised as music THRILLory. Whether beginning your musical journey or expanding your knowledge, we can’t be BEAT! (See what we did there?). Classes in our beautiful school, lunch in the historical Wilcox park, and a showcase on the last day at the legendary Knickerbocker Music Center! Early drop off and late pick-up options available.

Tuition: $250* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: Middle & High School August 12-16th 9am-1pm

Explore a world of visual expression designed for middle and high school-aged artists. Campers will delve into printmaking and sequential art, honing their skills under the guidance of accomplished artists. From crafting intricate prints to weaving compelling visual narratives, participants will explore diverse techniques and mediums. Through hands-on projects, collaborative exercises, and a culminating showcase, this camp aims to ignite a passion for fine arts, fostering an environment where young artists can bring their imaginations to life with every stroke and sequence.

Tuition: $225 ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Grades: 3-5 Monday August 19 through Friday August 23rd 9am-1pm

Our vocal coaches bring this one week camp designed for children of all skill levels. This will be a fun-filled week of building skill for the stage while boosting confidence and developing team-building skills. Campers will learn songs, scenes and choreography from Seussical the Musical for a showcase performance on the last day of camp. Notes: bring snack and lunch, water bottle and dress for movement.

Tuition: $225* ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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Ages: 12-18 August 19-23rd 9am-1pm

Ballet Rhode Island, the resident dance company of the United Theatre, is excited to offer a one-week Summer Dance Intensive (SDI). This program is designed to offer aspiring dance students the opportunity to study in a professional training environment. Our exceptional roster of teachers includes BALLET RI faculty and international guest teachers who are committed to providing individualized attention to maximize success! Daily schedule includes Ballet (technique class); Pre-Pointe / Pointe; Jazz; and Contemporary Dance. Prerequisite: At least two-years experience necessary.

Tuition: $250 (plus a $50 non-refundable fee due at registration)

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Grades: 7-12 August 26-30th 9am-1pm

Discover the magic of storytelling and dive into the world of filmmaking and digital media as young cinephiles explore various genres – from animation and music videos to short film and documentary/vlogging. Instructors will guide campers through hands-on activities, collaborative projects, and interactive workshops helping them develop a deep appreciation for the art of viewing and creating film and digital media.

Tuition: $225 ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

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