Musical Theatre Experience at the Pavilion

We provide one-on-one teaching and cutting edge, professional level training for people of all experience backgrounds. Come and explore your individual potential. Both programs culminate into a performance during final weekend. Partial scholarships are available by application. For questions contact Julie Jones at [email protected] or at 509.301.1081. Register online, see below, or by phone at 509.529.5553.


MTE Poster (.pdf)

Youth Program: Age 10-14

  • When & Where: July 23rd – August 12th at WWCC China Pavilion
  • Classes: Monday-Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Culminating Performance: August 12th at 2:00 PM
  • Cost: $150
  • Availability: 24 spaces available

Activate the Voice, Body, Mind, and Imagination

  • Act, Improvise, & Sing
  • Work in a Team
  • Perform & Move on Stage
  • Meet New Friends
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Adult Program: Age 14+

  • When & Where: July 23rd – August 12th at WWCC China Pavilion
  • Classes: Monday-Friday 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Culminating Performance: August 12th at 2:00 PM
  • Cost: $150

Individualized Coaching: Acting, Voice, Movement, Musicianship

  • Build Community
  • Gain Confidence
  • Collaborate
  • Building Auditioning Skills
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The Creative Team:

WWCC LogoJulie Jones
Vocal Coach/Program Coordinator

A graduate of Whitman College and Pacific Lutheran University, Julie Jones is the Vocal Music Director at Walla Walla Community College, where she teaches vocal studies and choral singing.  Julie is also the choir director at First Congregational Church of Walla Walla.

Julie has a passion for theatre, and has been the Vocal Music Director for dozens of locally produced plays and musicals throughout the Walla Walla community.

Embracing creativity, Julie is a holistic instructor, using many movement oriented techniques in her teaching.  She delights in her collaboration with students and musical/ theatrical colleagues.

An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Julie enjoys learning about the most up-to-date vocal pedagogy.  As a private instructor, she works with students of all ages and experience levels.

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Movement Coach/Acting Coach

A director, actor, & movement specialist; Anna is a New York based artist, currently attending the Asolo Conservatory M.F.A program on a full-ride scholarship. She received her B.F.A in Theatre Performance from Central Washington University. She is an RYT-200 certified yoga teacher, is Adavanced Actor Combatant certified with the Society of American Fight Directors since 2013, and an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Most recently, she has been directing, devising and performing in new works with Migration Theory in Boise, Idaho and Experimental Theatre Bitch in New York. There, she serves as an Artistic Director for Convergence Theatre Collective and she teaches movement and combat with Neutral Chaos Studio.  She regularly trains with Mary Overlie, the originator of Viewpoints work, SITI Company, Movement Research, Shakespeare Forum and Shakespeare & Company. As always, she loves to spend time in Walla Walla working with some of the most wonderful collaborators and the diverse artistic community of performers.

no-imageKristin Vining
Music Coordinator/Musical Coach

Kristin Vining, composer, pianist, and teacher, is actively involved in the Walla Walla community. An avid composer, Kristin has composed works for singers, dancers, theater productions, students, and friends at WWCC, Whitman College, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla High School, Summer Dance Lab, and Walla Walla Choral Society. She is an active collaborative pianist and has often played for WWCC, Whitman, the theater community, Summer Dance Lab, and the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival. Kristin teaches piano and aural skills at Whitman College, which she is pleased to call her alma mater.

Kevin LoomerKevin Loomer
Acting Coach

Kevin Loomer received his BA in Dramatic Art from Whitman College, an MA in Theatre Production from Central Washington University, and is the current Director of Theatre Arts at Walla Walla Community College.

Kevin should be no stranger to many Walla Walla locals. His directing/acting resume is long and includes many venues and projects in this community. Since 1980 he has directed and performed in several leading musical roles on the stages of the Fort Walla Walla Amphitheatre, The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, and Harper Joy Theatre.

Kevin has well over 40 years of theatrical experience, with almost every aspect of the art form under his belt. As an acting instructor at WWCC, in the past 10 years alone he has trained hundreds of students, and has directed over 40 productions of a variety of genres on the China Pavilion stage. Kevin is well equipped to work with actors and performers from all walks of life.

Lisa Anne RasmussenLisa Anne Rasmussen
Artistic Advisor

Lisa Anne Rasmussen has been actively involved with the Performing and Visual Arts programs at WWCC for over four decades.  She was promoted to Chair of this Division in 2017.  Lisa currently teaches Art Appreciation, Drawing and Painting.

WWCC LogoVelia Saldivar
Teaching Intern

Velia has been involved in theater ever since she can remember. She participated in shows at the community college this last year and participated in this Musical Theater experience last summer! She’s very excited and thankful to be able to learn more about her craft in such a positive environment.




WWCC LogoLola Bloom
Teaching Intern

Lola is passionate about Musical Theatre, and she is so thankful we are creating more opportunities to do it in Walla Walla. She has been in several shows at Walla Walla Community College, and she plans to transfer to pursue a degree in Theatre Performance. Lola is extremely excited to be back helping for the second year in a row and even more excited to be working with the most wonderful team of instructors/performers she’s had the pleasure to meet!

Quotes from MTE 2017

“The instructors helped us sing with our whole selves.”

“There was such a wide variety of ages and experience levels; we really got to learn about people skills and how to have respect for others.”

I appreciated the ability of this staff to create such a phenomenal learning environment. They know their craft really well, and they know how to teach it.

I always thought I had to go away to learn about the performing arts…I didn’t know that we had it right here!