Students will receive a comprehensive study of musical theater with sessions ranging from building their voices to learning new and exciting songs. Musical concepts will be taught using selections from Broadway's latest hits. Whether they are beginning or advanced students, they will have the opportunity to build their skills and confidence as musicians and artists.
The Singer's Instrument
• Students will learn to maximize their vocal production by building confidence and exploring the foundations of vocal technique.
• Students will also learn the core concepts of music theory to maximize their understanding of the music they will be rehearsing.
Musical Theater Styles and The Singer's Repertoire
• To parallel some of the trends in musical theater today, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various genres of music including Gospel, Pop, and Rock.
• Students will work on selections from the most recent Broadway hit shows including Hamilton, American Idiot, School of Rock, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Once.
• During Week 2 students will get the chance to add new music to their audition portfolio as well as take a refresher course in audition technique.
• Singers will work on solo songs, duets, and group songs and will study performance techniques for each.
Acting - Scene Study
This intensive gives the actor a chance to explore acting techniques through scene work. The goals during the scene "rehearsal" are talking and listening; immediacy (being present); concentration and relaxation; identifying and pursuing character objectives; and developing character.
Voice and Body
We will examine and apply concentrated work on these two fundamental instruments of theatrical expression:
Vocal components covered are projection, diction, regional neutralization, resonance, and emotional connection of the voice and body.
Body work will cover movement of the body in the theatrical space, free movement to connect with inner emotional life, physical expression and opening up to audience and sharing the theatrical experience.