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CSA Track

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The Complete Singer-Actor Track

For students interested in singing-acting in English at the highest level, the track features distinct threads of study, catering to the experience, background, and goals of each student.

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Overview

Discover the core values of singing-acting at the highest level that will serve story-telling in all genres.  In a mix of group classes and private instruction, students will develop rich performance capabilities through music and movement. This programme is geared towards performers who are interested in exploring the interdisciplinary nature of singing performance in English. A final performance of repertoire that will focus on the American songbook and traditional musical theater caps off the program.

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Courses and Experiences will include:
  • 2 Private Voice Lessons
  • 2 Private Coaching Sessions with pianist
  • Daily Complete Singer/Actor Class
  • Daily Movement & Dance Class
  • 4 Music Theater Style & Audition Techniques Classes
  • 4 Studio Classes
  • 4 Alexander Technique Classes
  • Musical Theater Staging and Repertoire Rehearsals 
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A Day in the Life

Students work closely with Juilliard artist faculty in both group and one-to-one sessions. Daily schedules include rehearsals, coaching, and masterclasses, culminating in memorable and life shaping experiences for every student.

See below for a day in the life of a student in the Complete Singer-Actor track.

7:00am
Rise and Shine!
8:00am
Breakfast
9:00am
Movement & Dance Class
10:00am
Complete Singer-Actor Class
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Town Hall (Announcements & Lecture)
2:00pm
Alexander Technique Class
3:00pm
Musical Theater Style/Audition Class
4:00pm
Free Time/Practice Time
5:00pm
Private Voice Lesson
6:00pm
Dinner
7:00pm
Movie Night!
10:00pm
Lights Out
*Students will receive individualized schedules upon arrival to the programme.
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Course Descriptions

Students will participate in core courses tailored to the artistic focus of each programme. Core courses engage students in creative exploration, programme-specific repertoire, and performance techniques. These skills and more are further enforced with general courses that students from both programmes will experience.

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The core class of the Complete Singer-Actor (CSA) intensive: A daily two-hour exploration of singing-acting in musical theater. The first hour will include physical warm ups, acting exercises, across the floor dance combinations, and discussions on musical theater topics. The second hour will be dedicated to putting these skills to practical use by staging songs and scenes from the musical theater repertoire for the program’s final concert.

Musical Theater Style/Audition

For students in the CSA intensive only: An informal master class dedicated to musical theater style and how to give a successful musical theater audition. Topics included will be the differences between classical and contemporary/commercial vocal techniques, audition expectations for musical theater, how to choose the most successful audition song for you, finding your 8, 16, and 32 bar cuts of audition songs, and much more!

Morning Movement & Dance Class

For students in the CSA intensive only: Learn how to warm up your body like a professional performing artist: including strengthening and stretching exercises, as well as fundamentals of dance movement with combinations at center and across the floor. Students will also be introduced to different styles of partner social dancing, such as Tango, Waltz, Swing, etc.

Studio Class

For students in both programs: Small groups (7-10 students) are assigned to one voice teacher for the duration of the intensive. Several times during the week, the teacher will meet outside of private lesson times with the whole group in an informal master class, as an opportunity for students to see other students in the learning process, reinforcing key concepts, and receiving a chance to ask questions and learn from their colleagues.

Alexander Group Class

For students in both programs: Learn how to let the right thing do itself. Learning through conscious awareness about how we think about our singing and what we are doing with our thoughts and bodies, both unconscious and conscious, to compromise healthy coordination needed for artistry, efficiency, ease, poise, and freedom. Alexander Technique learning involves techniques to stop the habitual patterns that keep us from making change, while calming the nervous system so that it is in the best state of learning and performing. Some techniques include Constructive Rest and Inhibition (not doing your habit) and learning about how the relationship of our head to our neck and back is primary for full functioning.

Daily Town Hall Sessions:

These unique sessions are led by our expert faculty and offer invaluable insight into the professional world of vocal arts. Sessions will focus on special topics that are prevalent to the development of young singers, such as:

  • The Importance of Vocal Health
  • Contemporary vs. Classical Singing
  • Dealing with Nerves
  • Your Body Tells the Story: Physical Theater in Singing
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The College/Conservatory Prep (CCP)

Find out what its like to be a student in the College/Conservatory Prep (CCP) track

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