The Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA) is a summer music festival and arts camp designed for students ages 6–18 who are interested in studying music.

The academy’s mission is to provide music and arts education of the highest quality to students of all ages and backgrounds. Supported in a creative and musically nurturing environment, WAMA students learn and perform alongside professional faculty and guest artists from across the country.

We invite your students to explore and develop their musical abilities with us through beginner, intermediate, and advanced music sessions!

New Session: WAMA Dance! June 15-19

In the past two years, the Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts has grown to bring more opportunities for learning in the arts to students around Arkansas.

In 2019, we introduced two new tracks: Beginner Piano and Intermediate & Advanced Visual Arts. This was in addition to our traditional offerings of Beginner Vocal and Instrumental Music, and Intermediate and Advanced Vocal and Instrumental Music.

For our summer 2020 sessions, we are pleased to announce that we are introducing an entirely new session: WAMA Dance!

For students in 6th grade and up, this new session focuses on Broadway and Theater Dance. Led by Resident Choreographer and past WAMA Instructor, Moriah Patterson, the WAMA Dance session is accessible for beginner and intermediate students, providing strong instruction in fundamentals, while honing and challenging the skills of more advanced dancers.

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting new session!

Advanced & Intermediate Voice June 22-26

Intermediate:
Students aged 8 to 18, must be graduates of the WILDMusic beginners vocal program or have 2-3 years of private instruction, choral, or musical theatre experience

Advanced:
Students ages 14 -18, are required to have more than 4 years of private instruction, choral, or musical theatre experience.

Advanced & Intermediate Piano June 22-26

Intermediate:
Students aged 8 to 18, with 2-3 years of previous instruction in piano.

Advanced:
Students ages 12 -18, with a minimum of 4 years instruction in piano.

Advanced & Intermediate Instrumental June 29-July 3

Intermediate:
Students aged 8 to 18, with 2-3 years of previous instruction in their instrument.

Advanced:
Students ages 12 -18, with a minimum of 4 years instruction in their instrument.

Advanced & Intermediate Visual Arts June 29-July 3

This program will help young visual artists aged 11 -18 learn new skills, support foundational knowledge and skill sets, and work collaboratively with instrumentalists and vocalists to create in new and exciting ways.

WAMA Beginner Musicians July 6-10

The WAMA Session for Beginning Musicians is designed for students between the ages of 6 and 13 who have little or no prior music experience.

Students in this program will explore the magic of music in a creative, playful environment that can inspire a lifelong love of artistic expression.