Excellence in Performing Arts
Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp at Denison University offers talented high school dancers, musicians, and theatre-makers a chance to deepen their skills while collaborating with professional artists and ensembles and peers from across the country.
Denison’s Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp is made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council’s ArtsNEXT grant for innovative and experimental projects in the arts.
Live & Learn Together
At Denison’s Summer TUTTI performing arts camp, you’ll live and learn with high school peers from across disciplines (and the country) as you deepen your talents and skills, explore new ways of making art, and collaborate with professional artists and ensembles.
Meet Our Faculty
Guest Artists and Ensembles
Learn from and create alongside award-winning, nationally known artists, recognized for their collaborative and inventive new approaches to the performing arts.
Available Light is Ohio’s hippest and hottest presenter of new and original theatrical productions. AVLT is renowned by audiences and critics alike for bold creations by local artists and regional premieres of important new work by playwrights from around the globe.
One of America’s most adventurous string quartets, at the heart of ETHEL is a collaborative ethos – a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. In addition to premiering 21st-century works by a broad range of groundbreaking composers, the quartet creates and tours rich, often multimedia, productions in which community engagement is a key element.
A GRAMMY® Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet and GRAMMY®-nominated composer collective, Third Coast Percussion creates exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience.
“Tutti” is a musical term, taken from the Italian for “all together,” signifying that all instruments participate in the performance. TUTTI expresses our passion for bringing together artistic collaborators from across disciplines.
Denison’s TUTTI Festival is a days-long celebration of original works emerging from collaborations among professional and student composers, musicians, fine artists, dancers, theatre-makers, and creative people across the genres. Summer TUTTI is an outgrowth of this exhilarating experience.
How is Summer Tutti different from other performing arts summer camps?
At Summer TUTTI, our aim is to show you what a practicing artist’s life is really like. You’ll work alongside professional musicians, dancers, and theatre-makers, perfecting your skills in your core discipline through hands-on mentorship, and experiencing the power of interdisciplinary collaboration first-hand.
But I'm a musician, or a dancer, or a theatre maker! Why should I spend time working with artists in other disciplines?
We believe that all artists, and especially young artists, benefit from learning how other kinds of artists create and think, and that collaboration is an essential skill. We certainly don’t expect you to be good at everything you try, but we encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and open your mind to experiencing new and energizing things!
Can I apply to more than one program?
You may apply to more than one discipline (music, dance, or theatre), but you will only be accepted into one program. That said, everyone will participate in collaborative activities with students in the other disciplines.
What does ``Tutti`` mean?
The Italian word tutti means “all together”. In music, it refers to a passage or section played by all the voices or instruments. Denison University’s TUTTI Festival brings together composers, visual artists, dancers, theatre-makers, and creative people across genres for a week-long celebration of original works. Likewise, Denison’s Summer TUTTI performing arts camp brings together young artists for discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning and mentorship.
Do you accept high school freshman?
You must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior (age 15 to 18) by the time the program starts in June.