present the

Summer Camp

The El Paso SMTI represents the collaboration of three of the region’s premier performing arts training programs. ActorSpace, Youth Opera of El Paso, and Kids Excel.

A 6-week intensive program where you will work with a team of music, theatre, and dance professionals. This team is comprised of working professionals and master teachers from the three collaborating studios.


Each day consists of three 80 min classes in each of the following disciplines; Musical Theatre Stage Craft, Movement, & Music, with the last two hours of each day focusing on our summer production.

The intensive culminates with a fully staged, full length musical.


SMTI’s faculty members have regional, national touring, opera, television and film credits, and draw from these experiences to create this dynamic program. Professional guest artists familiar with the partner programs and their missions may also be invited to teach in the intensive.

Classes and Rehearsal Sessions will include:

  • Dance – Choreography, Technique and Movement for the show

  • Acting and Stage Craft; Preparing for a Role

  • Solo and Ensemble Vocal work

  • One on One time with Instructors

Kimberley WolFenbarger-Nakamoto

Artistic Director

David A. Nakamoto

Executive Director

August

THIS . IS . EL PASO  Benefit Concert for the

Victims of the El Paso Shooting

with proceeds going to the

El Paso Community Foundation

September

Music Literacy Programs - Focusing on Theory, Sight Singing, solfege for State/College Auditions

October

Texas Future Music Educators Assembly - Division of TMEA for students to explore the Field of Music

November

6th grade Honor Choir - Helping students prepare

for Middle School All-Region <Pilot Program>

December

Palo Duro High School Performance

Collaboration in Amarillo Texas

February

Annual Children's Opera Production

March

University of New Mexico Choir Collaboration

in Albuquerque New Mexico

April

Texas Future Music Educators Assembly - Division of TMEA for students to explore the Field of Music

May

Kids Excel Performance at the Plaza Theatre

June

All State Choir Camp - Taking students to camps

in Canyon, Texas and Midland, Texas

July

Summer Musical Production - Collaboration with ActorSpace, Kids Excel, and El Paso Community College

Our Program