Broadway artists, professional faculty, and students with a passion for singing join together for this 6-day intensive Voice Camp. Daily workshops offered will focus on developing healthy vocal techniques, music theory,sight-reading, song interpretation, and acting for the singer. Students will work on broadening the versatility of their vocal performance - studying classical styles as well as Broadway belt and pop genres. Voice classes will not only be group-oriented but will also provide one-on-one coaching and feedback for students. Interactive workshops will provide students with instruction on on how to sell the lyrics of a song, build vocal repertoire for auditions, and find and select new material to sing.
** 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 \nwww.stephenbrotebeck.com
Rachelle Fleming, D.M.A.
Dr. Fleming, versatile vocalist and actress, is a Music Theater Department Voice Instructor at The
Catholic University of America. Dr. Fleming has also taught at: the Actors Studio MFA program at The New
School in NYC; The University of Miami's Frost School of Music; The Eastman School of Music's Community
Division; as well as privately. She recently served as voice teacher for the Billy Elliott national tour. In addition
to serving as a voice teacher of classical, musical theater, jazz and popular singing genres, coursework/group
teaching includes: Acting for Opera Theater for voice performance majors for which she developed a new
curriculum; Music Theater Performance Workshop for collegiate Music Theater majors; and master classes and
workshops nationally. Dr. Fleming holds a DMA in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the University of
Miami, an MA in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, a BA in Voice Performance from
SUNY, and coursework certification from Estill Voice International. Rachelle has studied, researched and
performed extensively in Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) singing techniques and styles, and has
become a recommended teacher for vocalists with vocal health issues.
Of her singing, Jazz Weekly writes, "Rachelle Fleming's voice on 'After The Love Is Gone' is as
agonizingly penetrating as a Dear John Letter" in their review of Sony Records 2011 release of Tiempo Libre's
My Secret Radio. Recent solo and principal performances by the versatile vocalist and actress include
appearances: with three-time Grammy nominated Tiempo Libre at Festival Miami; with the Florida Lakes
Symphony Orchestra; with the Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra at the Rochester International Jazz Festival;
with the great jazz pianist Fred Hersch, for a Classical Action benefit concert; with international jazz pianist
Shelly Berg; for the Boca Raton Arts Festival; the role of Joanne in the musical Company; and the role of
Lieutenant Simone in Pocket Opera's NYC premiere of 'jazz opera' Space in the Heart. Rachelle is a
background vocalist on Renee Fleming's 2010 Decca/Mercury Records pop CD, Dark Hope. Promotional work
for Dark Hope includes: performing background vocals on the nationally televised concerts Live From Lincoln
Center's "Renee Fleming @ The Penthouse," and for President and Mrs. Obama at the Ford Theatre's annual
July 4th Celebration; as well as a music video for the hit single "Endlessly."
Doug Bowles Music Director
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).
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
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency. For more on travel insurance, please visit: Assurance Solutions.
Dates, Prices, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of college professors representing their schools and professional industry artists. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. Photos by Tito Deverya (UCLA TFT), Lauren di Matteo, and Chris Vanderhorst.