• Audition Master Class: Preparing a Successful College Audition

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    Name: Audition Master Class: Preparing a Successful College Audition
    Date: August 10, 2019
    Time: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Goodspeed’s Audition Master Class is a one-day workshop with Brent Wagner, Emeritus Chair and Professor of the acclaimed Musical Theatre Department at the University of Michigan. Professor Wagner will guide high school students through all aspects of preparing a vocal audition for musical theatre, including analyzing music and lyrics, acting the song, selecting and preparing the music, and understanding audition techniques, particularly for college auditions.

    Each student will present two songs and will work individually with Professor Wagner, gaining a valuable set of audition tools and techniques for their future in musical theatre.

    For high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors only. Limited spaces. Financial assistance may be available.


    Application Deadline: Friday, July 19

    Final Notification of Acceptance: Friday, July 26

    Location: The Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio (20b Norwich Road, East Haddam, CT)


    Schedule (Subject to Change):

    9:45am Arrival and Check-In

    10:00am Introduction to the College Audition Process

    11:00am Individual Song Work

    1:00pm Lunch Break

    2:00pm Individual Song Work, Continued

    4:00pm Group Review

    5:30pm End of Master Class

    5:30pm Optional Presentation: “Exploring College Musical Theatre Programs” (Parents Invited)

    7:00pm End of Presentation

    All students accepted into the Audition Master Class should plan to prepare two 16-bar audition cuts of musical theatre songs to present during the Individual Song Work portions of the class. Students should have the songs fully memorized and prepared to perform in order to receive individualized feedback from Professor Wagner. Each student accepted into the class will be sent additional detailed information on what and how to prepare with their acceptance notification.

    The Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio
    20b Norwich Road
    East Haddam, CT 06423
    Contact Information:
    Erin Coffey: 860.873.8664 x521 or ecoffey@goodspeed.org
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