Performing Arts Schools and General
Mary Joy Nelson, Erin Tuttle
Prepare for your upcoming audition for a performing arts school, such as SCAPA, or school musical. You must have monologues and songs memorized to select the “no coaching” option. Students must choose one of the following areas to focus on during the workshop:
Drama: monologue, improvisation/cold reads, pantomime
Voice: singing, acting/expressing the song, pitch matching, rhythm, musicianship
Sunday, October 11th
2:00pm-4:00pm: 2nd-4th graders
Private Coaching Option: A 30-minute session will be set up for your student in September 2020. Song or monologue can be selected/provided at the coaching session if desired.
4:00-7:00pm: 5th-11th graders
Private Coaching Option: A 45-minute session will be set up for your student in September 2020. Song or monologue can be selected/provided at the coaching session if desired.
GSA Masterclasses and Preliminary Round Tapings
ONLINE Masterclass, IN-PERSON Tapings
Mary Joy Nelson, Margo Buchanan
Prepare for your upcoming Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) audition. Students will be asked to select a focus in drama, vocal music, or musical theatre.
DRAMA: prepare a 60-second monologue from a published play.
VOCAL: prepare a 2-4 minute classical song and be prepared to sight sing.
MUSICAL THEATRE: 2 contrasting MT songs and a monologue from a scripted contemporary play.
Prepare a timed package of material as described on the GSA website.
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, November 21 , 2020, 4:30-6:30pm
INDIVIDUAL AUDITION: VIDEOTAPING SESSION
Friday, December 12, 2020, 4:00-10:00 pm
(students will sign up for a 30-minute session per discipline)
Students registering for masterclass must attend both scheduled dates. Students are not required to participate in the masterclasses to register for an individual videotaping session. Be ready to tape as though for a live audition. Extremely well-prepared students will be the most successful in the taping session. An accompanist/coach will be present for each taping.
Private coaching sessions are also available. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in private coaching to help you select material. Students should have at least one selection prepared to work on at the first masterclass date.