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'Bones!' is theme of this year's Camp Musicmania

April 15, 2013

Cindi Mason, director, Community Music School, 319-273-2142,

Caroline Boehmer, communications and operations coordinator, School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Community Music School will offer Camp Musicmania June 10 through 14, in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. The camp is for students who will be in grades K through nine in the fall.

Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted fine-arts camp focused on engaging campers in the excitement of exploring music, drama and art. The theme for the week will be "Bones!" Campers will be divided into two age divisions with age appropriate activities.

The younger age division is for incoming kindergarten through third grade students. Students will meet from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Activities will include singing, dancing, drumming, drama and art. All activities will be showcased in the younger age division Parent and Friends Performance on the final day of camp.

The older age division is for incoming fourth through ninth grade students and will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include singing, dancing, drama, art and rehearsals for the camp musical "Bones!" presented on Friday afternoon. Campers in the older age division also will have the opportunity to select an optional enrichment class of their choice from the following areas: music technology, folk dance and hip hop, make-up, costume and set design, claymation production or the scientific exploration of bones.

Deadline for registration is June 1; early enrollment is strongly encouraged. Cost per student is $75 for grades K through three and $95 for grades four through nine, with limited scholarships available. The cost includes supplies, snacks and a camp T-shirt. All campers should bring a sack lunch.

For more information, visit or contact Cindi Mason, director of the UNI Community Music School, at 319-273-2142 or