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New York Film Academy Musical Theatre

Hands-on Intensive 4-Week Musical Theatre Workshop

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Hands-on Intensive 4-Week Musical Theatre Workshop

OVERVIEW

Musical Theatre Workshops are offered at our New York Campus only

The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at NYFA provides a unique environment where students of Musical Theatre can hone their skills with a Broadway-level faculty not found in any other program nationwide. The Four-Week Musical Theatre Workshop provides a rigorous and fun training experience that closely models the first four weeks of the longer programs. The program is designed for individuals with singing and movement abilities who may or may not have prior experience on a musical theatre stage. The following courses allow students to get an introduction to the integral skills required for success in this field and learn how to prepare themselves for the varied demands of a musical theatre career. The program culminates in a presentation for faculty, friends, and classmates.

Admission requirements for the Four-Week Musical Theatre Workshop are the same as for our One-Year Musical Theatre Program. All participants in the Four-Week Workshop will have the opportunity to be considered for our One or Two-Year Programs, pending space availability.

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES

  • Acting
  • Performance Lab
  • Voice and Speech
  • Ballet
  • Jazz and Theatre Dance
  • Voice Studio Lab
  • History of Musical Theatre
  • Ensemble Practicum
  • Audition Technique
  • Improvisation

MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

To audition for the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at NYFA, prospective students must submit an application. Applications can be completed online or brought to the audition. There is a required $65 application fee for the 1 & 2-Year Musical Theatre Conservatory Programs and a $50 application fee for the 4-Week Musical Theatre Workshop.

Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs and one monologue from a contemporary American play (each piece should be approximately 60-90 seconds in length).

  • When auditioning at the New York City location, a pianist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in a three-ring binder and in the correct key.
  • For all other auditions outside of the NYC campus, please bring an accompaniment backing track with you on a USB or mobile device (instrumental only, no vocals included).
  • We will not accept a cappella auditions (singing without music).
  • For video submissions, please make sure to include your name, the titles of the pieces and shows you are performing from, and the program that you are applying to.
Please do not choreograph your audition, use props, or perform into a microphone. We ask that you choose material that is age- and type-appropriate. It is important to remember that you must act your songs, so find pieces that excite you and that you have a personal connection to. The more connected you are to the character's circumstances, the more we are able to see your talent and personality.



Course Description (*Optional)

Acting
Performance Lab
Voice and Speech
Ballet
Jazz and Theatre Dance
Voice Studio Lab
History of Musical Theatre
Ensemble Practicum
Audition Technique
Improvisation

Acting

This class introduces actor training developed in part by Sanford Meisner, but also includes an eclectic mix of practical techniques from modern sources of training aimed at growing the actor’s listening and responding skills. The class begins with foundational exercises to train the actor's reflexes toward behavioral truth within imaginary circumstances. Once this foundation has been established, the students can apply themselves to scripted text.
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Performance Lab

This is a performance-based class that approaches musical theater the same way an actor explores text in a play. During the course, each student will develop necessary skills to thoughtfully investigate material in order to combine organic choices in movement, acting and singing. Students will explore the fundamentals of text analysis and research in order to provide intentions, stakes and conflict for each character in a variety of contrasting musical theater genres.
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Voice and Speech

In this class, students are introduced to the basic elements of preparing the body for authentic phonation, breath support, auditory sensory awareness and the freeing the natural voice. Students study the effective production of pure vowels and diphthongs, consonant action, and the interplay of the spoken word within imaginary circumstances.
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Ballet

This class provides a highly disciplined and developmentally appropriate sequence of ballet training. In class training focuses upon building strength, flexibility, musicality, and coordination. The class will cover the basics of placement/alignment, turnout, lines of positions, port a bras, quality of movement, class etiquette, ballet terminology.
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Jazz/Theatre Dance

This class is designed to teach each student the correct alignment and specific techniques necessary for advancement within this and all dance genres. Class is aimed at increasing strength, flexibility, endurance, and the ability to learn and retain choreography.
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Voice Studio Lab

This course provides an introduction to the basic functional skills of vocal production and singing. Topics include: breathing, muscular and air support, diction, the vocal anatomy, tone production, vowel and consonant modification, resonance and vocal health.
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History of Musical Theatre

This course provides students with an overview of early and modern theatre; including composers, lyricists, performers, directors, choreographers, and producers.
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Ensemble Practicum

This course is designed to help students increase knowledge of rehearsal techniques, professional behavior, and musical skills. Students will receive practice in ensemble singing in large groups, duets, trios, and small group numbers.
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Audition Technique

The study of musical and non-musical based audition techniques. Included in the class with be a unit of work focused on professional preparation and the business of acting covering topics related to casting, audition prep, head shots and resumes, personal style, awareness of type, and current trends in the profession.
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Improvisation

Students will explore the fundamental principles of improvisation and how it enhances and applies to all of their performance work. Working in pairs and groups, the students will create improvised scenes and environments, explore character, learn to trust instincts, and practice making honest, fully committed choices.
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Dates & Tuition

Fees

Tuition: $4,116 (USD)



Location & Available Dates

For New York City:
Jan 6, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020
Jul 6, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020



Please note: Dates and Tuition are subject to change
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