15-Week Online Musical Theatre Workshop


NYFA’s 15-Week online Musical Theatre Workshop introduces students to the integral skills required for success in the musical theatre field, and prepares them for the various demands of professional musical theatre. Designed for individuals with singing and movement abilities, this class is a good fit for performers and aspiring performers. Beginners will learn foundational audition and performance skills and more advanced students will have the opportunity to refine their craft. Upon completion, students will have gained invaluable knowledge and experience in the art  and craft of musical theatre through the convenience of an online platform. As this program is offered part-time, classes will be held in the evenings, and can be easily balanced with responsibilities during the day.


Workshop DescriptionWorkshop Name: 15-Week Online Musical Theatre Workshop

In the 15-Week Evening Musical Theatre Workshop, students will learn the essentials of performance, voice, movement, and auditioning. Throughout the workshop, students learn directly from industry professionals and experts, taking classes in Acting, Performance Lab, Ballet, Jazz/Theatre Dance, History of Musical Theatre, Voice Studio Lab, Audition Technique, and Basic Music Theory. 

Prerequisites – This is an introductory workshop, no prerequisites are required, nor is any prior experience expected. 

Weekly one-on-one voice classes are also available for an additional cost to complement this course. To learn more, request more information.



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. 

Performance Lab 

This is a performance-based class that approaches musical theatre 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 theatre genres. 


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 de bras, quality of movement, class etiquette, ballet terminology. 

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. 

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. 

History of Musical Theatre 

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

Audition Technique 

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

Basic Music Theory 

This class teaches students literacy in the written language of music. Actors who have the ability to read music fluently have a much easier time learning songs and can do so without the help of a coach or musical director. Sight singing is the ability to sing what is notated at a glance, and requires the ability to identify intervals immediately and sing them correctly, and on time.

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This 15-Week Workshop will meet as a class with a live instructor Tuesdays and Thursdays with an additional class on Wednesdays for weeks 14 and 15.

Scheduled classes are as follows:

  • One 2.5 hour class on each meeting day, as indicated above
  • 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Pacific Time 

*Exact weekdays are subject to change due to holidays.  

Total Course Hours = 80


This course requires the following software and equipment:

  • Laptop or desktop computer 
  • Smartphone with a camera

Musical Theatre
School Alumni

Sergio Melone  

Sergio Melone

Actor | Singer

Stephanie Cayo  

Stephanie Cayo

Actor | Singer

Pati Amoroso  

Pati Amoroso

Producer | Actor


Audition Requirements

To audition for a workshop, prospective students must submit an application online, as well as a virtual audition that consists of performing one musical theatre song. There is a required $50 application fee. For the audition video submission, please submit this form or visit our Audition Requirements page for more information.


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Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.