All activities will take place on Zoom
Daily singing and acting classes offer students the chance to increase their confidence, improve their singing and enhance song interpretation and stylizing skills. Dynamic faculty and alumni from Montclair State University’s College of the Arts including the Cali School of Music, acclaimed Music Theater program and the Theater and Dance Department will keep students excited and engaged as they learn about all aspects of music theater from performing, acting, directing, dancing, composing, health and well-being, auditioning, and more! If you love singing and music theater this summer experience is perfect for you!
10:00 – 10:30. Acting Games
10:40 – 11:10: Breathing/Stretching/Vocal Exercises
11:20 – 11:50: Aural Theory
12:00 – 1:00: Chiming Chats
1:00 – 2:00: Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:45: Vocal Styles/Technique Classes
Body Mapping Masterclasses 2:00 – 3:30: Friday July 17 and Thursday, July 23
Additionally, each student receives three 30-minute private voice lessons and one private direction of song lesson.
Artistic Director, George Spitzer, Cali School of Music, Adjunct Professor of Voice
INSTRUCTORS AND PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
Heather J. Buchanan, Cali School of Music, Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Patrick Burns, Adjunct Professor, Cali School of Music, Theory and Aural Skills
Christian Confalone, Senior, Theater Studies and Theater Education, MSU
Aaron De Jesus, Department of Theater and Dance, Adjunct Professor, Selected credits: The Lion King (Timon), Spamalot (Patsy), Wicked (Averic, Boq u/s), Peter Pan (Peter), Little Shop… (Seymour), Forum (Pseudolus), El Muerto Dissimulado (Clarindo), The Crucible (Cheever), Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli).
Gregory Dlugos, Department of Theater and Dance, Clinical Specialist
Sarah Brett England, Music Theater Program, Collaborative Pianist
Brooke Garfunkel, MSU Alum, Marin Shakespeare Company and Equalogy
Mark Hardy, Associate Professor, Department of Theater and Dance
Susan Kerner, Professor, Department of Theater and Dance
Darius Jordon Lee, MSU Alum, credits include Ain’t Too Proud (Broadway), TV: Power Book II (Ghost), Off-Broadway and Regional credits include Clueless the Musical, West Side Story, Fences, Dreamgirls, I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Lori McCann, Cali School of Music, Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of Voice Program
Rob McClure, MSU Alum, Broadway credits include Chaplin the Musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon in Vegas, I’m Not Rappaport and Avenue Q.
Mia Pinero, MSU Alum, regional credits include West Side Story (Maria), Oklahoma! (Laurey), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle),
Jan Prokop, Cali School of Music, Associate Music Theater Voice Coordinator and Adjunct Professor
Alex Racioppi, MSU Alum, credits include Beauty and the Beast at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Silly Girl), West Side Story (Velma), Grease (Patty Simcox), A Chorus Line (Val).
Scott Richards, Cali School of Music, Associate Professor, Composition and Musical Theater