Summer Musical Theater Academy

We are excited to announce the 2017 Summer Musical Theater Academy at Montclair State University!

The Musical Theater Academy is an exciting two-week academy designed by the MSU Department of Theatre and Dance, including acclaimed Professors Michael Allen and Eric Diamond. This intense, two-week session includes singing, acting and dancing, with additional theater technology classes for gr. 5-12 students who exhibit behind-the-scenes interest. 

The 2017 Summer Musical Theater Academy will be held at the Montclair State campus from July 24 to August 4, 2017. Fieldtrips to New York City will be held on July 29 and July 30, 2017. A final performance from the participants will be held in a local New Jersey theater on August 6 (with August 5 as rehearsal day), 2017.

Application deadline: June 16, 2017, late registration ends June 23, 2017
Late registration fee of $75 will be charged if registering between June 17 and June 23, 2017.

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Eligibility

The academy is designed for students from 5th through 12th grade. A brief, recorded audition is required. Please make a two-minute video of your performance. You may choose to sing a song (in any language), do a monologue, perform any type of dance, act out a scene, or show your costume design or stage design (lighting, sound, set, scene, etc.). Please upload your video to a website and share with us the link for your video in the registration form. We recommend using Youtube, Dropbox, Vimeo, or Google Drive. Parents who don't have access to these platforms are encouraged to use Youku (for China) or Skype video upload.

If you use Youtube for uploading your video, please make sure that your setting says "unlisted" so that only those who know the link will have access to the video. MSU Gifted & Talented Program will not share the video with anyone but the professors from the Department of Theater and Dance who will be reviewing the videos.

Staff will notify students of admission in May and June 2017 upon review of the audition.

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Application and Registration

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Application link: https://aries.montclair.edu/gifted_and_talented/

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/wcHZGPRbgSpSE3MD2

Please note that you will have to complete the application first before registering for courses. Once you complete the application, a confirmation email will be sent to you with your applicant ID. Use the applicant ID and the link to complete your course registration.

Payment link: https://secure.touchnet.net/C27528_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=4&SINGLESTORE=true

You can choose to pay half of the tuition when you register. Please note that any balance must be paid by June 16, 2017, to guarantee your child's spot. A confirmation will not be sent out if tuition has not been paid in full before the classes begin. 

Tuition:
Commuter: $2,300
Residency: $5,000
Lunches at Montclair campus dining hall, weekend (July 29 & 30) field trips to New York City, and weekend performance (August 5 & 6) are included in both options. Breakfast, dinner, and campus lodging are included in the residency option. Residential students will be staying in Machuga Heights in double rooms on campus.

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The Musical Theater Academy features:

- exclusive access to University Theater Professors with Broadway experience
- unique daily theater classes taught by University Theater Professors
- be part of a final musical production and perform it on a stage
- live in Montclair campus residence halls, meals included (residency option)
- convenient, on-campus accommodations
- cultural and academic trips to NYC attractions including a Broadway play
- two-week session running from 7/24/17-8/4/17
- limited to the first 100 registrants

Production Tech: The Production Tech Program can offer interested students the opportunity, depending on skill level, several positions assisting with design, build, and production operations. This program will consist of working with the professional faculty and staff in the areas of stage scenery, costumes, lighting, sound and props. Any students interested in management may find this two-week program a chance to challenge your multi-tasking skills. The two areas of stage and production management will follow the coordinating of all the elements involved in conducting rehearsals, scheduling, and communicating quickly and efficiently with a large group of people. The same Student Production Tech Team and Stage Managers will work with faculty. 

MUSICAL THEATER ACADEMY SCHEDULE

Week 1

 

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN

 

Group 1

Group 2

 

 

 

 

Field trips to NYC

 

 

9:00am

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

10:00am

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

11:00am

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

12:00pm

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

 

Lunch

1:00pm

Music 2

Dance1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance1

2:00pm

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

3:00pm

Music 2

Dance 1

Music1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

Music1

Dance 2

Music 2

Dance 1

4:00pm

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

5:00pm

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

 

Week 2

 

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN

 

Group 1

Group 2

 

 

 

 

Performance

Time TBA

Performance

Time TBA

9:00am

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting1

Acting 2

Staging 1

Dance 2

Rehearse 1

Music 2

Tech 1

Music 2

 

 

10:00am

Acting 1

Acting 2

Acting 1

Acting 2

Staging 1

Dance 2

Rehearse 1

Dance 2

Tech 1

Dance 2

 

 

11:00am

Music 1

Dance 2

Music 1

Dance 2

Staging 1

Dance 2

Rehearse 1

Acting 2

Tech 1

Acting 2

 

 

12:00pm

 

LUNCH

 

LUNCH

 

LUNCH

 

LUNCH

 

LUNCH

 

 

1:00pm

Music 1

Dance 2

Dance 1

Music 2

Staging 2

Dance 1

Rehearse 1

Music 1

Tech 2

Music 1

 

 

2:00pm

Staging 1

Acting 2

Staging 2

Acting 1

Staging 2

Dance 1

Rehearse 2

Dance 1

Tech 2

Dance 1

 

 

3:00pm

Staging 1

Acting 2

Staging 2

Acting 1

Staging 2

Dance 1

Rehearse 2

Acting 1

Tech 2

Acting 1

 

 

4:00pm

Staging 2

Acting 1

Staging 1

Acting 2

Staging 2

Dance 1

Rehearse 2

Music 1

Run thru 1

 

 

5:00pm

Staging 2

Acting 1

Staging 1

Acting 2

Staging 2

Dance 1

Rehearse 2

Dance 1

Run thru 2

 

 

 

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions: 973-655-4104, during business hours M-F 8:30am-4:30pm ET or at: giftedmsu@mail.montclair.edu

 

MSU G&T Team