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Each Fall, Young Artists of America at Strathmore offers College Audition Workshops in Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, and Dance to prepare our students and their families for their musical careers ahead.

Students will coach and polish their audition materials, and have the opportunity to present them in front of an audition panel of leading professionals and university professors to gain valuable feedback as they prepare for their college auditions.

We invite you to browse through the upcoming College Audition Workshops below and reserve your spot.


College VOCAL Audition WorkshopS

in Musical Theatre and Classical Voice

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Young Artists of America at Strathmore is again hosting its popular College Vocal Audition Workshops for Musical Theater students and Classical Vocalists.

These workshops will provide students the opportunity to present audition repertoire for college professors (and peers), receive vaulable feedback, and learn from others’ experiences. Participants will work not only on the repertoire they are performing, but also on audition skills and tactics.

A brown-bag, lunchtime information session for both parents and students will provide the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of college professors, alums, and parents who have lived through the process.

Not ready for college auditions, but want to get a head start on learning about what colleges are looking for? You can also AUDIT the audition workshop for a reduced fee! See below for details.

Overview


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Date


Schedule

9:00am-12:00pm

12:15pm-1:15pm

1:15pm-3:15pm

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop

College Information Session - for Parents and Students

Classical Voice Audition Workshop


Location

Mansion at Strathmore at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

 

Students will present their audition repertoire for a panel of distinguished faculty, including:

  • Patty ThomChair of Voice and Opera, BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE
  • Kevin WilsonDirector of Vocal Pedagogy, BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE
  • Thomas PedersenHead of Musical Theatre Division, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
  • Caryn Reeves, Executive Director, WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA
  • Jeanne-Michele CharbonnetAssociate Professor of Voice, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Jan ProkopAdjunct Professor of Voice, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Faculty


Musical Theatre:  

  • Two brief, contrasting songs from the Broadway repertoire: one ballad and one uptempo selection. Limit each song to 2 minutes, preferably 32 bars (a verse and a chorus).
  • One monologue, no longer than two minutes.

Classical Voice:    

  • Two to three classical art songs in English, Italian, German or French.

Repertoire


These workshops are not only for students who are currently preparing for college auditions, but also for any student who is looking to improve their audition skills and is seeking feedback from people in the business.

The Audition Workshops are open to ALL students, regardless of participation in other YAA programs. Each session will be strictly limited to only 7 participating students to allow for individualized attention from the faculty, so sign up soon!

Participants


Not ready to present your audition repertoire yet, but you and your parents want to start gathering information for your future college search? AUDIT the Audition Intensives!

For a reduced fee, a student can come sit in on the Workshops and parents can sit in on the College Information Session to learn more about the process.

Auditors


Please visit our Tuition page to find out cost and to register for this workshop.

Tuition


 

College Dance Audition Workshop

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Overview

Learn to navigate through college dance auditions in this two-day workshop. No previous dance experience required.

The first day will consist of learning and brushing up on dance vocabulary, audition techniques, and more. Students will prepare (learn) a personalized choreographed musical theatre dance routine based on the requirements of the programs at the colleges they are applying to.

The second day will involve further work on the dance audition selection, and the day will culminate with a video of the student's solo dance that can be submitted as a prescreen video with their college application package if desired.

Students will leave this two day workshop with a solid comprehension of what to expect in a college dance audition.


Saturday, November 11, 2017  AND  Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dates


Schedule

Saturday, November 11
9:30-1:00pm

Sunday, November 12
9:30-1:00pm

Warm-ups, Vocabulary, Choreography
 

Choreography, Video recording


Location

Dance Studio at YAA@HolyCross Campus at Academy of the Holy Cross (adjacent to Strathmore.)

Click here for more details on our YAA@HolyCross Campus. 

 

Students will be prepared by two YAA faculty members who are extremely knowledgeable about the college dance audition process.

  • Dana Keane, Cast of original Broadway production of CATS; Director of STUDIO DANS
  • Casey Landon, Faculty, STUDIO DANS; BA from Point Park University

Click here to learn more about our College Dance Audition Workshop faculty.

Faculty


No previous dance experience required.

Students will have to submit in advance their college dance audition requirements to the faculty (ie. 2 minute solo dance, etc.) so that the faculty can prepare a personalized choreographed selection for the student.

Requirements


These dance workshops are not only for students who are currently preparing for college auditions, but also for any student who is looking to improve their audition skills and might be thinking about auditioning for college musical theatre programs with a dance audition requirement.

The Audition Workshops are open to ALL students, regardless of participation in other YAA programs. Each session will be strictly limited to only 7 participating students to allow for individualized attention from the faculty, so sign up soon!

Participants


Please visit our Tuition page to find out cost and to register for this workshop.

Tuition