"Thank you for having this program. There are so few available. The staff was amazing and very caring. They went above expectations when it came to individual needs... " br>- George Washington University - Musical Theater parent
"Without USPA and all of their help, I really don't believe that I would have been accepted into The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU (my first choice college)." br>- Alex Roesler
"It was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about the college theatre audition process. And it made me less nervous for them. I applied for 9 colleges and had to audition for all of them, but the workshop prepared me mentally and physically." br> - Anna (College Audition Boot Camp Student)
Kennedy Center appearances include Celebrate Broadway starring Linda Eder and John Lithgow and the 35th Anniversary Celebration starring Angela Lansbury. He also had the honor of staging and performing "One" with the song's creator, Marvin Hamlisch, in honor of Steve Schwarzman in New York City. World tours include A Chorus Line (Bobby), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), and 42nd Street. He assisted Paula Abdul with the choreography for Off-Broadway's Reefer Madness and the feature film The Master of Disguise starring Dana Carvey. Robert is on faculty at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, where he teaches "Movement for the Actor." He spent last summer teaching Theatre Dance at the United States Performing Arts Camps in Washington D.C. and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Choreography Credits include Cats, Evita, Wonderful Town, Carousel, Les Miserables, A Funny thing happened...Forum and Deborah Gibson live in concert. Robert is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy - NYC.
Cherene is an actor/singer/composer/lyricist/poet. Her film/TV credits include the multi award-winning short, Perhaps Tomorrow, Arthur, City of Angels, The Long Walk Home (w/Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek), Out of Darkness (w/ Diana Ross), Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, The Jury, Chappelle's Show, Third Watch, Beyond Belief, Caroline in the City, The Drew Carey Show and The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno.
Having completed the national tour of Civil War Voices, Cherene has appeared on Broadway in Scottsboro Boys, off Broadway in Walking Down Broadway (World Premiere), The Last of the Thorntons (World Premiere) and regionally in Black Pearl Sings (Merrimack Rep and Triad Stage), Doubt (Hartford TheatreWorks and Cleveland Playhouse), The Miracle Worker, Home, Straight As A Line (Edinburgh Scotland), Coyote on a Fence, Flyin' West, A Piece of My Heart, The Good Times are Killing Me (World Premiere), Playboy of the West Indies (U.S. Premiere), Othello, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
As a singer, Cherene has shared the stage with CeeCee Winans, Marvin Sapp, Donald Lawrence, Fred Hammond, been a back-up vocalist for Jason and DeMarco, Rosalind Russ, Marion LoGudice, award winning neo-soul artist, Nhojj and a solo artist throughout NYC. She is a member of the award winning Marble Community Gospel Choir and is currently working on her first original music CD and a book of poetry.
B.J. Gandolfo has music directed many regional productions including Cabaret, The
Who's Tommy, Cinderella, Grease, They're Playing Our Song, and Once on this Island.
She plays keyboards on Disney's The Lion King (Broadway and national tour), and has
also played on the New York productions of Jane Eyre, Annie Get Your Gun and Bat Boy.
She toured with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Who's Tommy, and
Pittsburgh CLO's production of Miss Saigon at Proctors Theatre. She is a graduate of
New York University.
Are you or are you on your way to becoming a "triple threat"? Our Musical Theater Camp is designed to help hone students' essential skills so they are prepared for the demands of a Broadway career. Campers will take part daily in intensive voice, acting, and dance workshops taught by outstanding Broadway artists and college faculty. Our Musical Theater Camp curriculum consists of workshops that will focus on acting, improvisation, scene study and interpretation, song study and interpretation, vocal instruction, dance for musical theater, audition techniques, performance analysis, and a brief history of musical theater. Students will have a "work in progess" showing on the last day of camp.
Students are assessed on the first day of the program and are grouped accordingly by ability. Our Musical Theater faculty works closely with students, giving one on one feedback to address individual strongpoints and weaknesses. Our program provides instruction for all levels - beginner to advanced.
*Tuition includes room, & meals.
*Registration Fees, Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation fees are not included in Tuition and are additional.
*Commuter (where offered) includes lunch. Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation are not included and are additional.
**Tuition for Boot Camps, such as College Audition Boot Camp, does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
***Locations, Prices, Dates, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice.
The faculty is comprised of professional industry artists and college professors representing their schools. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553 or 415 924-6442
**USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.
If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.