Texas Christian University
|Dates||July 7 - July 12, 2013|
|Grades||9 - College Freshman|
|Audition||No Audition Required|
|Tuition includes room & meals|
Grade entering in Fall 2013
Program Director: Harry Parker
Faculty: Alan Shorter
Musical Theater Details
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
** Check-In and Travel Information
Students check in on Sunday. The workshop concludes with a "work in progress" showing on Friday.
Students check-in between 1 - 2:30pm on the first day of camp.
Flights should arrive into Dallas/Ft Worth(DFW) on the First Day of camp between 10am and 12pm.
Flights should depart from Dallas/Ft Worth(DFW) on the last day of camp after 6pm.
Transportation is available to and from Dallas/Ft Worth(DFW) for $30 EACH WAY.
Texas Christian University Travel Forms
Directors and Faculty
Program DirectorDr. Harry B. Parker is the Chair of the Department of Theatre at Texas Christian University, and the Managing Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU. A native of Oklahoma City, Harry received a B.F.A. (magna cum laude) in Theatre from TCU, and from the University of Kansas in Lawrence he earned an M.A. in Theatre (Acting/Directing), and a Ph.D. in Theatre and Film. He has also served on the faculty of Westmar College in Iowa, and spent eleven years as the Director of Theatre at Emporia State University in Kansas. For seven summers Harry worked professionally as the Assistant Artistic Director at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, where he assisted in staging over 30 major musicals. He has directed more than 80 professional, community and academic theatre productions across the country including Emporia State University's production of The Car, which performed at the 1997 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional Festival. Harry has directed professionally at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.); Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston); American Heartland Theatre (Kansas City); and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City). In Fort Worth, he has directed professionally for Amphibian Stage Productions and Jubilee Theatre, as well as having directed 7 shows for Circle Theatre. His directing credits include Holiday, Antigone, South Pacific, The Importance of Being Earnest, Extremities, Godspell, The Miser, Charley's Aunt, The Philadelphia Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Will Rogers Follies, The Comedy of Errors, Marvin's Room , The King and I, The Matchmaker, The Laramie Project and The Taming of the Shrew. He has served on the TCU faculty since 2003.
FacultyAlan Shorter serves as coordinator for the musical theatre BFA programs at TCU. He attended Moorhead State University, received his B.A. in Theatre & Drama from Indiana University, Bloomington, and holds an M.F.A. in Directing from Minnesota State University. Alan's work as composer, music director, stage director, conductor and pianist has been seen at numerous regional theatres and in national tours, including The 1940's Radio Hour, The Desert Song, A Christmas Carol and The Student Prince. His Midwest credits include Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, The Cricket Theatre, The Ordway, Hey City Stage, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Tony-Award-winning Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis (where he was both Artistic Associate and Composer-in-Residence). At TCU he has directed Anything Goes, The Laramie Project and Doubt, and served as Music Director for Little Women and A Chorus Line.
Originally founded in 1873 in Thorp Spring, Texas, TCU was relocated to its present day 275-acre campus five miles from dowtown Fort Worth in 1910. TCU is host to the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, PianoTexas International Academy,and the Scheiffer Symoposium in Journalism. TCU's distinguished College of Fine Arts, home to the Departments of Design, Merchandising and Textiles and Theatre, School of Art, School for Classical & Contemporary Dance and School of Music offers a wide range of academic disciplines for students.The TCU campus provides excellent facilities to house our summer programs in Theater, Musical Theater, and Design.
*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
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency. For more on travel insurance, please visit: Assurance Solutions.
Dates, Prices, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of college professors representing their schools and professional industry artists. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. Photos by Tito Deverya (UCLA TFT), Lauren di Matteo, and Chris Vanderhorst.
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