Kiersten Whitehead

Musical Theater
Friends Community School’s music teacher Kiersten Whitehead brings her passion for the performing arts to two Musical Theater Boot Camps at FCS Summer Camp for rising 5th through 8th graders. Kiersten directs several FCS performances throughout the school year—including the annual, full-length 6th-grade musical—but looks forward to these camps that “allow for freedom,” Kiersten explains. “It’s an immersion. We can focus on the specialty all day.”

Musical Theater Boot Camp will “hit the big three,” Kiersten says, referring to acting, singing, and dancing. The first session (July 23-28) will focus on Disney musicals; the second session (July 30-August 3) will focus on classic musicals like The Wizard of Oz and Annie. Based on a program Kiersten started at Imagination Stage, the sessions will each tackle four or five songs. The week will culminate with a performance.
 
Kiersten’s own stage experience—usually in comedic operatic roles—informs her coaching of young performers. “I’ve always loved being able to help kids find their voice.”
 
To sign up for Musical Theater Boot Camp, visit the FCS Summer Camp page.
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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
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College Park, Maryland 20740
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