Vocal and Acting Workshops.

Add some new skills to your toolbelt this summer!

Assuming social distancing requirements and restrictions remain the same (March 2021 Governor Northam’s Executive Orders/VADH & CDC guidelines), students will be in person and will be led by in person faculty. Enrollment will be limited to no more than 5 students per camp. Should guidelines change for better or for worse, we will modify plans and notify families of any changes.


Vocal Workshop: Nail Your Vocal Audition with Crystal Mosser

Step up your audition game! Nail Your Vocal Audition is designed to help you prepare for upcoming auditions: college prescreens and program auditions, school musicals, summer intensives, etc. Find good material, coach your songs, and fine tune your presentation. This workshop is an efficient way to make sure you are presenting your best foot forward! Auditioning is a different skill set and needs practice!

Dates: July 19-23
Times: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages: 10+
Tuition: $125


Vocal Workshop: Pop Music 101 with Jon Hamilton

Join this workshop and add a skill to your toolbelt! Just like dance, singing has many styles to study. Dive into pop music and add to your versatility as an artist. Throughout the week, you will learn vocal techniques specifically designed to meet the demands of today’s pop music. Practice breath support, strengthen your mix and belt voices, find ways to increase your vocal range in healthy and sustainable ways. Find the perfect song to showcase your new pop voice by the end of this fun week! American Idol…here you come!

Dates: July 26-30
Times: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages: 10+
Tuition: $125


Acting Workshop: Monologue Prep with Kirsten Noetzel

A good monologue is key to audition success! Style, cuts, era, slates, contrasting pairs, character journey— there’s so much detail to these short performances! No matter what your arts focus is, at some point you will be asked to perform a monologue. Join this intensive to make sure you are prepared for that moment. Students will work on spoken voice training, learn how to search for good material, gain skills for breaking down a monologue, and receive in-depth coaching. Actors will gain confidence in taking the time to work through the material and create a compelling beginning-to-end performance. Students will also watch and learn as others go through their process and make on the spot adjustments. Leave this intensive with a monologue and presentation you feel good about!

Dates: August 2-6
Times: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages: 10+
Tuition: $125


Acting Workshop: Improv Bootcamp with Kirsten Noetzel

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at improv comedy? Or are you curious about what it takes to audition and perform with MSA’s resident troupe, MetrImprov? Improv is the style of theater where actors create scenes and full plays out of thin air – it’s performed professionally at theaters, colleges, and on TV across the U.S. Come join us for a week of quick-moving, low-pressure improv bootcamp! If you are new to improv, this is a great chance to try it out in a safe environment. If you’re an experienced improviser, come and get those skills back in shape before company auditions in the fall!

Dates: August 9-13
Times: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages: 12+
Tuition: $125


Vocal Workshop: A Week at the Opera with Crystal Mosser

Building a foundation for singing can open so many doors! Classical voice training develops excellent breath support, a large vocal range and vocal flexibility. Proper breath support fuels a singer’s best possible sound and promotes good vocal health. Classical technique relies heavily on warm-ups and vocalises which challenge students to break out of their comfort zone and reach those unreachable notes. Diving into a thorough study of the voice will allow students to truly understand the ins and outs of their own voice and therefore the ability to branch out to other styles after solidifying a strong foundation. Strengthen the basics and find new opportunities around the corner!

Dates: August 16-20
Times: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages: 12+
Tuition: $125