Santa Fe University of Art & Design
|Dates||July 17 - July 28, 2013|
|Audition||MUSIC THEATER PERFORMANCE SKILLS Audition Requirements!|
|Tuition includes room & meals|
If you are a triple threat, or on your way to becoming one -
Music theatre performers are often not given the credit they deserve for the complexity of the craft they pursue. They must be well-trained in singing, acting, and dancing, and in order for those skills to work most effectively the performer must understand how the impulse to communicate provides both the energy and inspiration for all three of these skills. This workshop will show them how to "put it all together".
This 10-day training session in music theatre performance skills will include song analysis, private voice lessons, monologue classes, dance classes and an audition preparation curriculum designed to prepare high school students who plan to apply to college music theatre programs, or audition for summer theatre internships or regional theatres. Classes will show students how to select and prepare audition material - both songs and monologues - and provide coaching, rehearsal, and performance of this material with voice teachers, acting teachers, vocal coaches, and musical directors. Students will prepare material in a format that would be suitable for either college auditions or recorded submission, and each student's audition presentation will be filmed and given to the student to use in their college applications. A showcase performance at the end of the workshop will include choreographed group numbers, and each student will perform the audition pieces that he or she has prepared.
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US Performing Arts, 350 Ignacio Blvd Suite 101, Novato, CA 94949
His professional directing credits include work Off-Broadway (The Water Coolers, Tallulah Hallelujah!), National Tours (Brigadoon, The Sound of Music, West Side Story), North Shore Music Theatre (The Secret Garden) TheatreVirginia (A Wonderful Life, Pirates of Penzance) and many others. International work includes My One and Only produced in Cologne, Berlin, Munich and Vienna, and the Fantisticks for the Venice Carnival of Music, Theatre and Dance.
He received a National Endowment for the Arts Opera/Musical Theatre Development grant for his original work Barbary Keep in collaboration with composer lyricist Ronald Strauss.
Mr. Wesbrooks received his Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) in Psychology, Theatre, and Music from Eastern New Mexico University graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts professional acting training program. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity Association.
He has received the National Theatre Conference Award and the American Theatre Association's Distinguished Career Award. For his commitment to new plays, Jory has received the Margo Jones Award twice, the Shubert Foundation's James N. Vaughan Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement and Contribution to the Development of Professional Theatre, Carnegie Mellon's Commitment to Playwriting Award, and the Regional Theatre Tony Award.
Gail is currently a regular soprano soloist with Serenata of Santa Fe, and has soloed with Canticum Novum, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Women's Ensemble, Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and Show Time Santa Fe. Ms. Springer served on the Board of the Albuquerque Dance Theatre, is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Voice and Speech Teachers Association, and Estill Voice International. She has served as an Arts Panelist for the Santa Fe Arts Commission, is a member of ArtWorks, and was appointed Arts Commissioner by the City Council in 2010.
Ms. Springer received her early music and piano training at Chicago's Sherwood Music School, her BMEd and MMEd from University of New Mexico, further study at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and with master teachers in America and Europe.
He has worked as a composer, arranger, and accompanist for a variety of performers and productions in New York and San Francisco. He was music director for the improvisational satirical group The Committee in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as for touring companies of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Godspell. He composes for the concert hall and chamber as well as the stage; his opera Queen of the Night was first produced in Paris at the Atelier de la Main d'Or. In Santa Fe, his music has been performed by numerous groups, including the Santa Fe Symphony, Serenata of Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra.
Santa Fe's culture, art, and multicultural traditions are a continual draw for visitors. It is home to America's third largest visual arts market, the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe Opera and many performing arts organizations, the renowned annual Indian Market and Spanish Market, fantastic restaurants with world-class chefs, hundreds of eclectic shops, and easy access to endless outdoor activities from hiking to skiing. Now the word is out to filmmakers, and a number of directors and photographers are finding the Santa Fe area a perfect setting for their productions.
With an average 283 sunny days per year, four distinct seasons and a year-round temperate climate, Santa Fe is a very environmentally enjoyable city.
*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
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