"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)
Relativity/LA Center Studios - College Audition Workshop
Jul 09 - Jul 14, 2017
All College-bound Students
No Audition Required
Tuition includes room, & meals Commuter includes reg fee & lunch Grade entering in Fall 2017
Directors & Faculty: Program Directors: Karen Morrow, Tom Pardoe,
H.Richard Greene, Stephen Amundson
Workshop Head (Voice & Music)
Voice and Music Co-Director Karen Morrow is an award winning actress/singer. She has starred on Broadway in such productions as A Joyful Noise, I'm Solomon, Music, Music, the Grass Harp, and the Tony Award winning Mystery of Edwin Drood. Her Off-Broadway credits include her starring roles in The Sing Muse and the Boys from Syracuse. A favorite actress of New York theater audiences, Miss Morrow appeared for five seasons with the New York City Center and most recently she stared in the National Tour of Jerome Kern's Showboat. Miss Morrow has received an Emmy, the coveted Theatre World Award, an Ovation nomination and five Dramalogue Awards. Along with her theatre, television, commercial, concert and cabaret appearances, Karen conducts a bi-monthly Master Class in performance and audition skills. Most recently a professor in the Bolger Music Theatre Program at Relativity/LA Center Studios, Karen Morrow is a well sought after teacher/performer who travels the U.S conducting Master Classes for other universities and Arts Conferences.
Tom got his start n the acting program at the University of Iowa. He studied with Gus Giordano's Jazz Dance Chicago before entering PCPA Theaterfest theater program. He attended The Theater School at De Paul University where he received his degree. Not a newcomer to Broadway Tom has appeared in Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast as well as An Evening with Betty Buckley at Carnegie Hall. He is well known to many audiences as he has been a part of world premieres such as A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, Eliot Ness in Cleveland at the Denver Center and Narnia at PCPA. He has performed in over 40 musicals in regional theater and in the European Company of Jerome Robbins' West Side Story. When you meet him you may think he is your best friend because he has appeared in many television shows including The Drew Carey Show, The Education of Max Bickford and as a recurring role with Jennifer Love Hewitt in Time of Your Life. No newcomer to education he is an Adjunct Faculty at Cypress College in both Theater and Dance wih a growing list of choreographic successes including Sweet Charity, Bat Boy, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tom Pardoe was the movement instructor for the new Warner Brother's movie Aqua Man and currently teaches an ongoing movement class for actors in Hollywood California. He is a welcome addition to the College Audition Bootcamp.
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 the right one 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 from my own school enough?
This intensive College Audition Workshop will give you the tools to forge ahead with confidence next fall. Guided by three of Relativity/LA Center Studios's top faculty members from the Theater Department with years of wisdom and experience on both sides of the audition table, you will spend your days with April Shawhan (Acting), Karen Morrow (Voice and Music), and Tom Pardoe (Movement and Dance) putting together the elements you will need for your college audition. They will take you through the process analyzing and training every detail that through their experiences they know will assist you towards your goal of getting into the college of your choice. When you leave the workshop you will have a toolbox from which to draw upon as you prepare yourself for the interview audition process for colleges and universities. This workshop has a limited enrollment. Register early to ensure your
The College Audition Workshop is like taking a course in preparation to take your SAT exam. This provides a rare opportunity for you to prepare for the audition and interview process that is essential for your college application to top theater training programs. Under the guidance of experienced theater faculty you will gain valuable insights for this significant component of your college application process. Note that participation in the Workshop does not constitute an application or audition for Relativity/LA Center Studios's Theater Program.
*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.