PROGRAM Overview

Promising young performers can hone their talents through the Musical Theatre and Acting Prep Program at McCallum Fine Arts Academy. Faculty members of McCallum’s acclaimed Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance programs offer private lessons and group classes in voice, acting, and dance throughout the summer. As experienced performers themselves, our instructors understand the importance of creating a positive and challenging environment in which middle school and high school students can build technique and confidence in the performing arts.

MTAPP helps students gain professional-level skills and prepare for roles in high school, community theatre, and professional theatre performances. MTAPP also equips high school students for auditions to gain entrance into highly competitive college and university theatre programs. MTAPP can assist students at all levels of performance ability, and no auditions are required.

Students may register for the musical theatre package of classes, encompassing acting, voice and dance or in classes in a single discipline. 

It’s all designed to help young performers shine on stage!

Admission

MTAPP at McCallum is designed for students ages 12 to 18, who want to improve their technique in voice, acting, dance, or all three disciplines by participating in weekly private lessons and/or group classes. 

Students should register at least two weeks before the beginning of the class session. Those who register early receive priority scheduling for private lessons.

Curriculum

MTAPP provides exceptional, professional-level training to students ages 12 to 18. Students may choose from an array of private lessons and group classes in acting, dance, or voice, or select the Musical Theatre package that includes all three disciplines. Private lessons in contemporary pop singing are open to students of all ages.

Acting

  • Private Acting Lessons – one hour or half hour:  Weekly training of the imagination, mind, body, and voice for the actor, with application to monologues; suited to audition preparation.
  • Private Alexander Technique – 45 minutes: Weekly classes explore ways to release unnecessary muscular tension and redirect energy for more flexibility and ease in the body and voice for more successful performing and living skills.

Dance

  • Ballet Class  – Dancers learn movement proficiency and the basis of all modern dance technique within a classical ballet training framework.
  • Broadway Jazz Dance Class – Dancers learn movement proficiency and versatility within jazz and musical theatre dance.
  • Tap Dance Class – Dancers gain a greater understanding of rhythmic structures in traditional and contemporary approaches to tap technique.

Private Voice Lessons

  • Musical Theatre Voice – one hour or half hour:  Weekly private lessons concentrate on the fundamentals of vocal technique with application to the musical theatre repertoire.
  • Contemporary Pop Singing – one hour or half hour: Singers learn to sing with style by concentrating on the fundamentals of vocal technique, with application to contemporary music such as pop, rock, jazz, blues, and country. Open to all ages.

Musical Theatre Package

  • This intensive schedule is designed for the student who wants to work on all disciplines of musical theatre performance. It includes weekly group classes in ballet, Broadway jazz dance, and tap dance, and weekly half-hour private lessons in voice and acting.

Registration Process

No audition is required. Students simply register and pay for classes below and then coordinate with their instructors for lesson scheduling.

Musical Theatre Voice (1 hour) 5 lessons $225

Weekly one hour lessons (private) concentrating on fundamentals of vocal technique and applying to Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock or Classical repertoire. Instructor will call to schedule lesson time.

Instructors: 

Private Acting (1 hour) 5 lessons $225

Weekly one hour lessons training imagination, mind, body, and voice for the actor and applying to monologues. Great for audition preparation! Instructor will call to schedule lesson time.

Instructors: Jessica Tate Eggleston, Marya Spring Cordes

Group Ballet Class  (1 hour) 5 lessons $85

Weekly ballet classes where dancers learn movement proficiency and the basis of all modern dance technique within a classical ballet training framework.

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MTAPP Repertoire Class Monday, July 17, 2019 6:00-8:00pm

Open to all currently enrolled MTAPP students, Repertoire Class allows students to perform songs and/or monologues they have been working on during the summer session. The student will receive valuable feedback from MTAPP faculty and guests to further help with skills and their overall performance package.

Musical Theatre Voice (1/2 hour) 5 lessons $115

Weekly half-hour lessons (private) concentrating on fundamentals of vocal technique and applying to Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock or Classical repertoire. Instructor will call to schedule lesson time.

Instructors: 

Private Acting (1/2 hour) 5 lessons $115

Weekly half-hour lessons training imagination, mind, body, and voice for the actor and applying to monologues. Great for audition preparation! Instructor will call to schedule lesson time.

Instructors: Jessica Tate Eggleston, Marya Spring Cordes

Group Broadway Jazz Dance Class  (1 hour) 5 lessons $85

Weekly Broadway jazz dance class where dancers learn movement proficiency and versatility within jazz and musical theatre dance. Learn jazz fundamentals and iconic choreography from Broadway.

Instructor: 

Private Alexander Technique (45 minutes) 5 lessons $165

Release unnecessary muscular tension and redirect that energy for more flexibility and ease in the body and voice. This holistic, intense and purposeful experience creates a powerful and lasting effect in your daily life. *Ages 14-18

Instructor:

Musical Theatre Package $485

This intensive schedule is designed for the student who wants to work on all disciplines of musical theatre performance. Includes weekly group classes in ballet, jazz, and tap dance.

Also includes weekly half-hour private lessons in voice and acting.          

Group Tap Dance Class Class  (1 hour) 5 lessons $85

Weekly tap dance classes where dancers gain a greater understanding of rhythmic structures in traditional and contemporary approaches to tap technique. Learn tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap.

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MTAPP Summer Session June 12 – July 28, 2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION due Friday, May 26, 2019.

Please note that the session is 7 weeks in length to allow for vacations, etc.

MacTheatre requires that payment for MTAPP lessons are credit card only. No cash or checks.

 A $20 registration fee will be applied to any late registrationd.