Academy Summer Programs

Academy Summer Programs2020-06-18T15:18:52-04:00

Virtual Summer Music Theatre Intensives

Meet The Academy

What are your Musical Theatre Teens doing this summer? The Metropolitan School of the Arts presents a New Virtual Musical Theatre Summer Intensive designed for aspirational students who want to get a leg up for Fall Auditions, Lift their Dance, Acting and Singing skills or even consider auditioning for the Academy or a Gap Year option for 2020/21 at the Academy. Students who attend the Intensive will get a chance to work with some of the country’s top talent and will not skip a beat this summer.

DATE: August 10-14, 2020
TIME: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY: By Audition – Open to rising 8-12 grade and Postgraduate/Gap Year Candidates
COST: $380.00
Apply before June 16 to receive Early Bird discount rate of $350!

CLASSES  INCLUDE:
Dance – Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater Technique and Choreography
Acting – Improvisation, Monologue coaching
Voice — Private vocal coaching, song interpretation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jump Start Your Year

This one week Musical Theatre Intensive is designed to help you jump-start your fall audition season for school, college, GAP Year or online professional auditions. Taught by Broadway Theatre professionals and College Theatre Professors. (faculty to be announced soon)

DATE: August 17-21, 2020
TIME: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY: By Audition – Open to rising 8-12 grade and Postgraduate/Gap Year Candidates
COST: $380.00
Apply before August 1 to receive Early Bird discount rate of $350!

CLASSES INCLUDE:
Dance – Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater Technique and Choreography
Acting – Improvisation, Monologue coaching
Voice — Private vocal coaching, song interpretation
Video audition preparation
Business of the Business


 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Voice:
One 32 bar cut of your choice from the Musical Theatre cannon.

Dance:
Skilled dancers should send in videos of the Ballet and Jazz Requirement listed below. Dancers who have not been trained in classical ballet need only send in the jazz requirement video or elect to send a video of them performing the skills of the beginners dance video.

Applicants with Ballet Experience:
Ballet Barre to include: Plies, one simple tendu exercise both sides, Développés devant, a la second and derriere both sides, Grand Battement en croix both sides.
Center Work to include: Adage including, developpe’s devant and a la second and arabesque line (16 counts each side) Allegro: 16 sautes in 1st, 16 changement, small petit allegro (16 counts each side)

Applicants with Jazz Experience:
Single or double Pirouettes in parallel, Jazz combination of choice (32 counts)
Perform a dance of your choosing, or from the following suggested genres: contemporary, jazz, hip-hop or ballet. The selection should be no longer than one minute. Do not submit videos from performances. You should be the only person in the video.

Applicants with No Dance Training:
Please watch the following link and send in a video of you performing these movements. Do not sweat it have fun, do your best and show your personality!!
Beginners dance video..

Acting: (Required for Jump Start Your Year)
One monologue of your choice.


FACULTY:

N. Thomas Pedersen: Meet The Academy – Voice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Doherty: Meet The Academy – Ballet

 

 

 

 


Matt Bassett : Meet The Academy – Acting

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jenn Hopkins : Meet The Academy – MT Jazz

 

 

 

Shu-Chen Cuff : Meet The Academy – Ballet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Melissa Dobbs : Meet The Academy – Meditation and Reflection

Thank you for your interest in MSA!