"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)
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. Previously a professor in the Bolger Music Theatre Program at UCLA, Karen Morrow is a well sought after teacher/performer who travels the U.S conducting Master Classes for other universities and Arts Conferences.
Beverly Sanders is one of the finest character actresses in the industry. Audiences will recognize her face from such hit television shows as VERONICA MARS, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and the hit HBO series ENTOURAGE in which she has a recurring role. Another generation will remember her in the series, THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, LOTSA LUCK and RHODA in which she was a regular on the series. And she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her glorious performance in QUEEN OF THE STARDUST BALLROOM. Beverly has worked for directors such as Norman Jewison (JUSTICE FOR ALL) Gary Marshall (BEACHES) Sir Richard Attenborough (MAGIC) and Brian Levant (THE FLINTSTONES VIVA LAS VEGAS) A consummate actress Beverly Saunders has worked in the theater at the MARK TAPER FORUM, THE BURT REYNOLDS THEATER, and THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE.
She is on the faculty of USC as part of the Cinema Studies Program where she teaches Acting for Writers and is in her 12th year on the faculty of the Relativity/LA Center Studios Extension Program where she has created workshops in "Acting for Movies and TV" and "One Person Show From Concept to Opening Night". This is Beverly's second season with the Relativity/LA Center Studios ARTS CAMP WORKSHOPS in our Musical Theater workshops where she brings her extraordinary energy in leading the acting portion of the workshop.
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.
Are you or are you on your way to becoming a "triple threat"? Our Musical Theater Camp is designed to help hone students' essential skills so they are prepared for the demands of a Broadway career. Campers will take part daily in intensive voice, acting, and dance workshops taught by outstanding Broadway artists and college faculty. Our Musical Theater Camp curriculum consists of workshops that will focus on acting, improvisation, scene study and interpretation, song study and interpretation, vocal instruction, dance for musical theater, audition techniques, performance analysis, and a brief history of musical theater. Students will have a "work in progess" showing on the last day of camp. Students are assessed on the first day of the program and are grouped accordingly by ability. Our Musical Theater faculty works closely with students, giving one on one feedback to address individual strongpoints and weaknesses. Our program provides instruction for all levels- beginner to advanced.
It was a lot of fun and I made lot of friends! - Justin W
*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.