Barry Brown has sung and played piano all across the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, West Germany, East Germany, Leningrad, Russia and even performed in the Caribbean aboard a cruise ship. He has performed on local and national television, and has been featured in commercials and jingles individually and with his various groups.
He wrote and produced “Broadway’s Orphans” featuring 40 young performers to standing-only crowds at the Broomfield Auditorium, raising awareness for orphans in Colorado. He also created the “Joyful Flash Mob” which teaches kids and their families that even the smallest thing, like the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can change the world. They volunteered at various charities, then flash-mobbed them, capturing it all on video.
“I enjoy creating fun, personal experiences. It’s great to watch confidence and enjoyment grow in a young performer after just a few minutes together. They can hear and feel the music coming out of them like never before, and they keep coming back for more, I love it! These experiences also raise awareness in kids and their families about how, through their gifts and talents, they can help others.”
Currently Barry performs with Colorado’s Premiere Vocal Group – “The 17th Avenue All-Stars” (winners of the national a cappella competition on which the TV show “The Sing Off” is based). The 17th Avenue All-Stars are The Official National Anthem Singers for the Denver Broncos.
Jeff LaGreca is a writer, director, teacher, actor, puppeteer and improviser who splits his time between New York City and Denver. Jeff teaches theater and music regularly with Broadway Classroom, an educational program that let’s middle school and high school students work on their craft alongside working Broadway & Theater professionals. Jeff has worked with the 52nd Street Project in New York City, where he taught, performed and made foam-core sets. He just finished his third year with the Centre Stage program with Queens Theater in the Park, a playmaking program that teaches young people to write and perform their own work, from inception to production. He wrote the book and lyrics to Bijou and the Bots , a new children’s puppet musical which will soon be debuting in New York.
Jeff hails from Denver originally and runs an event company called Nerd Riot, he is a founder of the Denver Independent Comic Expo (DinkDenver.com), plays in two Nerd Rock bands and runs an Escape Room business. He also has worked in many of the local theaters, directing and performing at the Arvada Center, The Avenue Theater, The Denver Performing Arts Center and others.
More Helpful Info!
July 31-August 4
Tuition and Scholarship Info
Scholarship assistance available for all camps to apply please e-mail Ashley Kidder (ashley@SwallowHillMusic.org) with the subject BELT IT OUT! CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APP
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Performance Friday 3pm
Who Can Sign Up?
Belt It Out! is for any student 10-13 years old and older who has the ability to carry a tune and is interested in performance. This is a non-competitive camp and there is no audition process to register.