"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)
Serious students only. Letter of recommendation required.
Tuition includes room, & meals Commuter includes reg fee & lunch Age at start of program
Directors & Faculty: Program Director: Andre Garner
Faculty:Courtney Young, Jesse Kissel, Carol Schuberg, Mary Saunders
Master Class Instructors: Rebecca Luker
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.
Born in Switzerland, Karen began her career with Zurich Dance Theatre (CH); Raza Hamadi's Ballet Jazz Art (France); and Matt Mattox’s JazzArt (France) before coming to New York City. She enjoyed a successful dancing and acting career in both the US and Europe before starting to choreograph and teach.
Karen is the co-founder and resident choreographer for Other Informed Theatre Company (www.otherinformed.com). OITC is currently developing the soulful pop rock musical, Lighthouse, which Karen is choreographing and helped co-create.
Karen is the Associate Choreographer on All That Glitters, the new Liberace Musical, which finished a Broadway workshop in NYC and is slated for an out of town try-out in San Francisco, and most recently choreographed for the Guggenheim Works & Process series and Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab. She was commissioned to choreograph a Gershwin Ballet, Passage, for the European dance company Weave Dance Collective.
In New York City, Karen also served as choreographer on the original Off-Broadway children’s musical Quiet Clock, The Musical; Zarra, Unmasked At Last (37 Arts-starring Chita Rivera, Assoc.); and Broadway’s 27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition (Minskoff Theatre, Assoc.). Film and regional credits include the Hallmark Entertainment film A Christmas Carol: The Musical, which starred Kelsey Grammer (Asst.); Goodspeed Musical’s Very Good Eddie (Asst.); the world premiere of TUTS’ Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Asst.); and Nice Work If You Can Get It, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Spamalot, and Legally Blonde at Weathervane Playhouse.
Karen also worked with Broadway choreographer Dan Siretta on the re-development of the First National Tour of Some Like It Hot, starring Tony Curtis; and has provided choreography for numerous stage and film industrials in the US and Europe. She is currently on Dance Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College.
Find out more about Karen by visiting www.karensieber.com
Courtney is an educator, a director, a choreographer and a recovered performer. This spring she will work as assistant director to Garry Hynes on 1776 for Encores! at City Center in New York City. Other recent credits include Titanic, Avenue Q, The Addams Family and Singing in the Rain. She worked as resident choreographer for Susan Stroman on The Producers on Broadway and associate director/choreographer for Robert Longbottom on Carnival at the Kennedy Center and the US national tour and Korean production of Dreamgirls. As a performer, Courtney was on Broadway and on national tours in Young Frankenstein at The Hilton Theatre, The Producers at The St. James Theatre, The Full Monty at The Eugene O’Neill, Little Me at The Roundabout Theatre Company, Cats, Fosse (US and Japan tour), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has worked at Carnegie Hall, The Goodspeed Opera House, The Papermill Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, City Center and The Old Globe Theatre. She received a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from Penn State University where she studied with Susan H. Schulman.
Numerous appearances with the Boston Pops in their Red, White, and Blue Celebration, the Indian Hill Symphony's in their Paul Whiteman Celebration, and most recently with the Naples Philharmonic for their Rhapsody In Blue concert series. Regional: King and I (Luntha), Fiddler On the Roof (Perchik), Oklahoma (Curly), Leonard Bernstein's Mass, The Shadow Box (Joe), and Jerome Kern's Roberta (John Kent). Adjunct faculty member at both Marymount Manhattan College and The Boston Conservatory. Master Teacher/Musical Director for US Performing Arts in Washington DC. Musical Directing Credits include: Kennedy Center's A Celebration of Women in the Arts with Chita Rivera, Lily Tomlin, Jenn Colella, Julia Murney, etc., Grand Re-Opening of The Eisenhower Theatre (Kennedy Center, Washington DC), TOVAH: Out Of Her Mind (Tovah Feldshuh), Hello Again, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret, Assassins, Jesus Christ Superstar, and for the past three years, the Music Director of the Marymount Manhattan College Senior Showcase. Member of Actors Equity.
Carol Schuberg has performed on Broadway in Meet Me in St. Louis, and in the National tour of Cats, Promises, Promises, Tap Dance Kid, Barnum and Gigi. She has played Erma in Anything Goes, Sheila in A Chorus Line, Electra in Gypsy, Rose in Bye, Bye Birdie, and Conchalla in the The Late Henry Moss. She choreographed Avenue X for Cain Park, Two Gentlemen of Verona for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and Nine for New York University. She was Assistant Choreographer for Tony Stevens on Sweet Charity (for the Istanbul Opera), Sheba, Promises, Promises, Bye, Bye Birdie, The State Farm Industrials, and the King.com Industrial. She also assisted Michael Smuin for the film The Fantasticks, Ted Pappas on The Pajama Game for the New York City Opera, and Janet Watson on Anything Goes and Gypsy. Carol has taught theater dance, jazz, tap and ballet at New York University, the American Music and Dramatic Academy, Broadway Dance Center and Jefferson High School for the Performing Arts in Portland Oregon. She received her BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah.
Head of Voice for the BFA in Musical Theatre at Penn State University, and Program Head of the new MFA in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre. Mary also maintains a professional voice studio in NYC. In the current Broadway season, her students can be seen in Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Book of Mormon, Newsies and Beautiful. Mary is frequently invited to present her workshop Bel Canto/Can Belto in the U.S and Europe. Her DVD tutorial Bel Canto/Can Belto: Teaching Women to Sing Musical Theatre was released in 2007. A second installment, "What about the Boys?" is scheduled for release in 2014. Mary is a member of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing. (AATS)
Master Class Instructor
Broadway: MARY POPPINS (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics nominations); NINE; THE MUSIC MAN (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics nominations); THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Outer Critics nomination); SHOWBOAT (Tony nomination); THE SECRET GARDEN (Drama Desk nomination); THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. NYC Opera: X (THE LIFE OF MALCOLM X), BRIGADOON.
Off-B'way: INDIAN BLOOD, CAN'T LET GO, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Regional: PASSION (Kennedy Center); SHE LOVES ME (Reprise); TIME AND AGAIN (Old Globe), HARMONY (La Jolla Playhouse). Concerts: Solo evenings with Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, The Kennedy Center, Feinstein's, Library of Congress, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, City Center. Symphony engagements including the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra & Royal Stockholm Symphony. Film: Spectropia; TV: The Good Wife, Law & Order-SVU, CBS TV movie: Cupid and Cate; Matlock; An Evening with the Pops, An Oscar Hammerstein Celebration. Recordings: Greenwich Time, Leaving Home (PS Classics), Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter, Aria, Aria 2 and Aria 3. Ms. Luker resides in NYC with husband Danny Burstein, stepsons Alex and Zach.
In our signature experience, we are making exciting changes this year! Each week of Broadway Conservatory, we will offer a stand-alone experience, so you can choose to do one week only or combine them both for an exciting and enriching successive week camp! Each of the two weeks has a different focus. Week one looks at the student's INDIVIDUAL CRAFT, with emphasis on songs and monologues. Week two will look at COLLABORATION, with the different focus of working together in scenes and musical numbers. Master Classes, a Broadway show and talk-backs will be included each week.
Our mornings will be full of individual instruction in a master class setting, and will include exercise of the vocal instrument and body instrument. In the afternoons, students can choose the discipline on which to focus. Each day will feature different master class teachers who will expose the students to multiple styles and varied approaches to musical theatre. You can create your own journey with us!
We require a letter of recommendation. This is an advanced camp experience. Please be able to hold pitch, deliver a musical theatre song using acting and voice, move with some facility, and be comfortable using your speaking voice in an expressive manner. You should have been in a musical production at your school.
* Rory O'Malley, King George III in Hamilton and a Tony Nominee for Book of Mormon and many TV shows under his belt, will be teaching a master class for our students in NYC in week 1!
* Week 1 students will see Finding Neverland
*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. Â 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.