"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)
No Audition Required BUT some experience and a passion for singing is expected.
Tuition includes room, & meals Commuter includes reg fee & lunch Age at start of program
Directors & Faculty: Program Director: Andre Garner
Faculty: Rachelle Fleming
Musical Director: Doug Bowles
Andre received his B.S. degree from Virginia Tech University in Management and earned an MFA-Acting from California State University-Long Beach.
He has appeared in the Broadway productions of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Xmas, The Music Man, Marie Christine, and Grease. His Off-Broadway credits include From My Hometown and Little Ham, which earned him two Audelco Award nominations for Outstanding Actor.
Andre has traveled the country in several national tours including: The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Joseph...Dreamcoat, and Miss Saigon, as well as internationally with A Chorus Line. He as worked in many of the most reputable regional theaters in the country such as Goodspeed Opera House (Abyssinia), The Ford's Theatre (Children of Eden), GEVA Theatre (The Music Man), Pioneer Theatre (Five Guys Named Moe).
He has appeared in the NY City Center Encores! concert presentations of Cabin In The Sky, Lost In The Stars, and Broadway Bash 2003. He is featured in the Actor's Fund performance of Dreamgirls and adds multiple cast album recordings to his list of credits.
Andre has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Cal-State-Long Beach and Relativity School. Andre is currently an adjunct faculty member of Baruch College.
Andre is a member of Actor's Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
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).
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.
*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.