The Summer Musical Theater Training Program is a two-week intensive designated to address the needs of current students of theater as well as artists who have already been working in the theatrical community and are seeking a professional environment in which to hone their skills.
The Summer Musical Theater Training Program provides a diverse curriculum to develop the skills needed to become a well-balanced performer in all disciplines of musical theater.
Our faculty is a mixture of professionals from the entertainment world who are skilled instructors in their respective disciplines. the faculty have high expectations and provide an intense, but nurturing environment in which to train.
Upon completion each student receives a written evaluation, including ongoing goals, from each instructor in every class.
Prospective students interested in this program have the option of applying for either a full-time or part-time course load.
FULL TIME: Program hours are Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
PART TIME: Program hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday 1;00pm – 5:00pm
Part-time curriculum does not include dance portion of the program.
Focus on text analysis, sensory work, actions and truthful behavior within the scene.
Music and lyrics are approached from the actor’s point of view; music is considered enhancement for dramatic intention, while lyrics are explored as monologues. Basic acting elements of time, place and character are applied to the vocal performance.
Discover the physical production of musical theater sounds; legit, belt and mix. Technical skills addressed include alignment, release of tension and the production of the sounds most commonly heard in musical theater.
Build sight reading skills to proficiently read unfamiliar material. Sight singing, ear training and written theory are topics included during the course. Advanced artists may test out of this class.
Ballet, jazz/theater dance are included in the program.
Identify the appropriate roles and material for the actor’s type. The class focuses on selecting and polishing material, entering/exiting, dress and overall presentation for an audition.
BUSINESS OF THE BUSINESS
Designed to demystify the business. Topics include: dealing with agents, managers and casting directors securing union/non-union employment; headshots, resumes and correspondence; and learning “who does what”.
PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS OR VOCAL COACHING
Private lessons support student’s vocal skills. This is optional; additional fees will apply.
Application DeadlineProspective students applying after July 15th should contact the Admissions Dept
Early Application Deadline: April 1st
Late Application Deadline: July 15th
Acceptance NotificationAcceptance notices are sent within 30 (thirty) days of auditions.
FEES & TUITION
Application Fee: $50
Full-Time Tuition: $1,500
Part-Time Tuition: $1,200