Georgetown University, D.C.
College Audition Workshop
|Dates||June 23 - June 28, 2013|
|Grades||12 - Age 20 ONLY|
|Audition||No Audition Required|
|Tuition includes room and meals|
Commuter tuition includes lunch
Grade entering in Fall 2013
Program Director: Stephen Brotebeck
Musical Director: Doug Bowles
Faculty: Gail Humphries Mardirosian, Irina Tsikurishvili, Michael J. Bobbitt, N. Thomas Pedersen, Karl Kippola
College Audition workshop Details
You're beginning your senior year in high school. The college performing arts auditions are looming. Your questions are mounting. What is a contemporary monologue? Where do I find a monologue? How do I choose what monologue is right for me? How do I approach classical work? How do I present myself in the interview? I want to do musical theater. Do I have to act and dance? How do I prepare? Is my preparation enough from my own school?
This intensive College Audition Workshop will give you the tools to forge ahead with confidence next fall! The College Audition Workshop provides you with the opportunity to prepare for the audition and interview process that is essential for your college application to top theater training programs.
Give yourself the edge! This is an opportunity you can't afford to miss. When you look at the statistics of the number of students auditioning for the small amount of coveted places in your first choice school, the odds are daunting. You can beat those odds with the right information, coaching from faculty who make the decisions, and the confidence that comes from knowing you're prepared. 89% of students who have attended a USPA college audition workshop in the past three years have been admitted to their first choice college program.
This College Audition Workshop is designed for current high school seniors and transfer students who will be entering college in the fall of 2012 and who are preparing for auditions in theater or musical theater.The College Audition Workshop will answer questions about monologue selection, vocal performance, give you important interview tips, tell you how to dress appropriately, and more. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a mock audition with feedback at the end of the weekend.
What you get with The College Audition Workshop:
- Renowned faculty familiar with college audition requirements
- Mock audition and feedback
- 18 hours of concentrated instruction
- Individual coaching on your monologue and vocal performance
- Interview tips
- Panel discussions with admissions counselors, faculty and students
- Preparation, important feedback, and CONFIDENCE!
** Check-In and Travel Information
Students check-in between 2 - 3:30pm on the first day of camp.
Residential Students will be housed at Harbin Hall.
Flights should arrive into Reagan (DCA) or Dulles (IAD) on the First Day of camp between 10am and 2pm.
Flights should depart from Reagan (DCA) or Dulles (IAD) on the last day of camp after 7pm.
Transportation is available to and from Reagan (DCA) for $30 EACH WAY, or Dulles (IAD) for $50 EACH WAY.
Georgetown University DC Travel Forms
Directors and Faculty
Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Movement Associate), Ghost The Musical (Directing Intern). Stephen most recently directed the Kennedy Center Spring Gala, Songs In The Key of Equality at the Metropolitan Room and choreographed the Inaugural Great American Songbook Hall of Fame ceremony presented by Michael Feinstein. Other NYC credits include Enchanted April, Brotography, Scenes from a Balcony, Who Murdered Love? and Anonymous Lives by Chris Wade. Regional Directing: Kiss Me, Kate, Grey Gardens, Altar Boyz and Steel Magnolias. Regional Choreography: All Shook Up, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, State Fair, Anything Goes, South Pacific and Honk. His performance credits include Pippin (North American Tour and Goodspeed), West Side Story (European Tour; Directed and Choreographed by Joey McKneely), and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Stephen has also performed for Holland America Line and Crystal Cruises. Artistic Director of Broadway Bodies. MFA (Directing) Penn State University, BFA (Musical Theatre) Western Michigan University. Stephen is a member of AEA, AGVA and an associate member of SDC.\n
Doug Bowles, music director/accompanist/vocal instructor, serves on the music theatre voice faculties of The Catholic University of America (1993 MM recipient), Howard University and was, for ten years vocal instructor, music director and musician in residence at the American University. He has music directed nearly 135 musical theatre productions to date on all levels including: The New York Musical Theatre Festival (Joan Cushing's PETITE ROUGE), Kennedy Center Page to Stage (Various works), Kennedy Center Special Event with John Lithgow and Linda Eder), Various Regional (including Totem Pole Playhouse, Dakota Theatre Company et al), with American U in Yaroslavl and St. Petersburg Russia and a world premiere of THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ PROJECT, with the composer advising, for Metro Stage. Doug is an acknowledged expert in the styles of the 20s - 40s in American popular music with 4 Wammy Nominations. His CD of songs from the 1930s (entitled NEW DEAL RHYTHM) has received many accolades from notables such as Michael Feinstein, Ethan Morrden, Leonard Maltin, Vince Giordano and many others. As a vocalist he has covered the gamut of singing from Opera (local and regional credits approaching 30 roles), musical theatre (NY, DC, American Regional and Europe/Eastern Europe) and Jazz/Swing/Classic American Pop (American regional, DC, NY, Europe, Bahamas). Doug's band "Doug Bowles and his SingCo Rhythm Orchestra" (swing and hot jazz) has received multiple award nominations for best swing band, and best vocalist from the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMY).
Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian
Gail is an arts administrator, professor, and director focusing on the arts in the international arena. She is currently a professor at American University in Washington, DC, where she has received the University's Award for Outstanding Service, the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Alpha Chi Omega Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Arts. Gail has directed over 130 productions (including serious drama, musicals, children's theatre and the classics) and over 70 special events. Her international credits include work in the Czech Republic (where she taught and directed as a Fulbright Senior Scholar), Greece, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Greece. She is currently writing a book entitled Teach to Reach Through Arts Integration: The Teacher as Innovator and Collaborator.
Irina Tsikurishvili is a Founder and Resident Choreographer for Synetic Theatre. She graduated from the Tbilisi Chabukiani Ballet School. She is a 30-time Helen Hayes Award Nominee and has won the award seven times for her choreography of The Idiot, Faust, Hamlet...the rest is silence, The Master and Margarita, Frankenstein, Macbeth and Carmen, which won over her other nomination in 2009, Romeo and Juliet. She has also choreographed for the Stanislavsky Theater Studio, including The Idiot, Little Tragedies, Don Quixote and La Malade Imaginaire.
She received multiple Helen Hayes Awards and nominations as leading actress or as choreographer including Hamlet...the rest is silence, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Faust, Carmen and King Lear.
Michael J. Bobbitt
Michael J. Bobbitt is the Producing Artistic Director for Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo in Maryland. He has directed, choreographed and performed at many theatres in the Washington DC Area, including Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre Society, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Metro Stage, Rorshach Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Center Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, The Washington Savoyards, The Music Center at Strathmore, The Kennedy Center, The Helen Hayes Awards and the Washington National Opera. He also has extensive international credits and is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
N. Thomas Pedersen
N. Thomas Pedersen is Head of Music Theatre at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC and the Artistic Director of The Washington Savoyards, DC professional Light Opera Company. For 10 years Mr. Pedersen was Artistic Director of Theatre Ten Ten, New York's oldest Off Broadway Theatre and Music Director at The Long Beach Civic Light Opera, The Library Theatre and the University of Michigan Opera Theatre.
Karl Kippola is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at American University in Washington, DC. A proud member of Actors' Equity Association, Karl has appeared in well over a hundred professional productions in his twenty-five year career, as well as directing dozens of plays and musicals. He holds both an M.F.A. in Acting from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in Theatre History from the University of Maryland, and his book (Acts of Manhood: The Performance of Masculinity on the American Stage, 1828-1865) will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012.
Experience an exciting summer in Washington, D.C. with US Performing Arts, as we celebrate our ninth year in the nation's capital. Founded in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Georgetown provides a vibrant arts community with many art, dance, and theatre shows. Steps away from Georgetown's main drag, you'll find trendy restaurants and designer shops amidst historic and picturesque gardens, homes, and museums. Nearby neighborhood Foggy Bottom, rich in historical and cultural attractions is home to the Lisner Auditiorium, Watergate hotel and apartments, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
All of our Georgetown programs include a VIP backstage tour of the Kennedy Center.
*Tuition does not include one-time registration fee($150), weekend stays, or airport transportation.
*College Audition Boot Camp tuition does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553
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