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Musical Theatre Intensive

 
 
 

Program Description

Summer Academy Musical Theatre ProgramWhere better to study musical theatre than the home of Broadway? Take part in the MMC Summer Academy Musical Theatre Intensive for the opportunity to study theatre and hone your skills in the heart of New York City.

The program offers training in dance, voice and acting, as well as college audition preparation and access to Broadway shows. You will focus on the fundamentals and process of your craft and have the opportunity to share your work with friends and family at the end of the program.

Faculty from Marymount Manhattan’s nationally renowned Musical Theatre program will lead the intensive, giving students a true college experience. Guest artists from the industry will also be brought in for seminars and special topics.

Applicants must be 16 years of age on or before July 1, 2020 in order to participate in the Musical Theatre Intensive. This program requires that all participants live in the Marymount Manhattan College Residence Hall, located at 231 East 55th Street, for the duration of the program.

 

Program Dates

Session I: Sunday, June 28, 2020 to Saturday, July 11, 2020 (inclusive of housing check-in and check-out dates)

 Session II: Sunday, July 12, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020 (inclusive of housing check-in and check-out dates)

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  • Program Description

    Summer Academy Musical Theatre ProgramWhere better to study musical theatre than the home of Broadway? Take part in the MMC Summer Academy Musical Theatre Intensive for the opportunity to study theatre and hone your skills in the heart of New York City.

    The program offers training in dance, voice and acting, as well as college audition preparation and access to Broadway shows. You will focus on the fundamentals and process of your craft and have the opportunity to share your work with friends and family at the end of the program.

    Faculty from Marymount Manhattan’s nationally renowned Musical Theatre program will lead the intensive, giving students a true college experience. Guest artists from the industry will also be brought in for seminars and special topics.

    Applicants must be 16 years of age on or before July 1, 2020 in order to participate in the Musical Theatre Intensive. This program requires that all participants live in the Marymount Manhattan College Residence Hall, located at 231 East 55th Street, for the duration of the program.

     

    Apply Now!

  • Program Dates

    Session I: Sunday, June 28, 2020 to Saturday, July 11, 2020 (inclusive of housing check-in and check-out dates)

    Session II: Sunday, July 12, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020 (inclusive of housing check-in and check-out dates)

     

    Apply Now!

  • Meet the Faculty and Instructors

    Additional faculty for the Summer 2020 sessions will be posted by December 1, 2019. Some 2019 faculty are included below for reference.

    • Christine Riley
      Musical Theatre Intensive Director

      Christine Riley is a Music Director, Vocal Coach and Arranger in NYC. National Tour and NYC Credits include: My Vaudeville Man (The York Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (National tour), A Moment in Time, a new musical  with Stewart F. Lane, Gemini the Musical  (The Acorn), The Quiet Clock (Stage 7 2), Seesaw (The Connelly Theatre), Count to Ten (Theatre at St. Clements), Flight of the Lawnchair Man (37 Arts), and Mud Donahue and Son (45th Street Theatre). Riley was the MD for Shout! The Mod MusicalEdgesSweet Charity, Rags, Triumph of Love, Wonderland, Realabilities, and The Boys From Syracuse at Marymount Manhattan College. She was also the MD for many regional and university theatre productions, including: Romance, Romance (The Glove Theatre); Frankenstein (Casino Rama); Nunsense (Fallsview Casino); CatsMiss SaigonGypsyGuys and DollsFiddler on the RoofHonk!Annie Get Your GunThe Sound of MusicSouth Pacific (all for the Prather Entertainment Group); The Who’s Tommy; The Full Monty; The Pajama Game; Urinetown; The MusicalCabaret; You’re a Good Man, Charlie BrownCocoanutsA Chorus LineOnce Upon a Mattress; and A New Brain. Riley also arranged and conducted a new musical, Caterina’s Son, in Florence, Italy. She received her BM from Ithaca College and an MM from Arizona State University. She is the proud mom to Scarlett and Natalie. Read more.

    • Emily Clark
      Summer 2020 Musical Theatre Faculty

      Emily Clark is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. She teaches courses in Musical Theatre History, Musical Theatre Techniques, Scene Into Song, Advanced Theatre Studies, and the Daily Dance Program. She recently directed and choreographed an all-female production of Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys From Syracuse and served as director and choreographer for a new production of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland. She has performed and choreographed at institutions across the country, working with fantastic theatrical mentors, including Bill Russell, Patricia Birch, Larry Fuller, and Georgji Paro. She also serves as the advisor for the Musical Theatre Association at MMC, which sponsors training and production in musical theatre throughout the year. Clark is a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre and Performance at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She received a BA from Marymount Manhattan College, an M.Ed. from the University of LaVerne, and an M. Phil from CUNY Graduate Center. 

    • Stephane Duret
      Summer 2019 Musical Theatre Faculty

      Stephane Duret was last seen in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on Broadway and is also the Founding Director of KAISER’S ROOM, a non-profit that offers arts programming to individuals with cognitive and developmental delays in NYC. Duret started his Musical Theatre training at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, and now holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He is thrilled to call NYC home. Previous credits include Off-Broadway: The Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theatre); The Biscuit Club and Hard Times (the cell theatre). International: Parade (Jerusalem, Israel); Zorro (Shanghai, China); Regional: Violet (Waitsfield, Vermont); Aida, Hot Mikado, Ragtime, Cabaret, Curtains, Sweet Charity, and The Producers (Chicago, Illinois). He is a proud member of A.E.A.

    • Summer 2019 Musical Theatre Faculty

      Nick Ferla is a New York-based music director, collaborative pianist, and accompanist. Some recent credits include music directing a production of Spelling Bee in the city and a benefit gala at the American Museum of Natural History. He also made his Carnegie Hall debut accompanying a young artists’ recital. Nick’s musical direction credits include regional productions of Miss SaigonRagtimeInto the Woods42nd St.The WizHello, Dolly!Ordinary Days and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. He is a faculty accompanist at NYU Steinhardt, Marymount Manhattan College, and AMDA, and a staff accompanist with Broadway Artists Alliance and MT College Auditions.

    • Carla Stickler
      Summer 2019 Musical Theatre Faculty

      Carla Stickler is a singer, actor, and teacher residing in Brooklyn, NY, best known for her performance as Elphaba on Broadway and in the touring production of Wicked. She has performed the role of Sophie Sheridan in the National Tour of Mamma Mia! and Liesl in The Sound of Music: Asia Tour. Stickler keeps busy doing readings and workshops in the city. She is a world traveler and has headlined as a Guest Entertainer onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines. She holds her Master’s Degree in Theatre Education in Colleges and Communities through New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. As an educator, she travels around the United States teaching masterclasses and maintains a private voice studio in New York City. Stickler has worked closely with The Educational Theatre Association and spent 5 summers attending the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE as a teaching artist and guest performer. She holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MA from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. She is a proud member of AEA, NATS, and MTEA. www.CarlaStickler.com

    • John Tedeschi
      Summer 2019 Musical Theatre Faculty

      John Tedeschi is a much-sought-after teacher in NYC who serves on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College and Rider University. His students have enjoyed the honors of the stages of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional, Opera and Theatre Companies, National Tours, Recordings, Cruises, Cabaret, and many other wonderful venues. Tedeschi focuses on the stability of breath and the physical connection of palate, larynx, breath, and onset as a foundation for placement, range, versatility, focus and stamina.

      He has produced art festivals, fashion shows, modern dance, opera, rock, theatre and recital performances. Directing credits include The Telephone, Susannah, Rigoletto, OH! The Sport of Love, Don Giovanni, Across the Sea, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Carousel, Orpheus in the Underworld, Songs for a New World, Hymn to Her, Permission, Pippin, A Night of Theatre, and many opera scene studies. He has served as Vocal Supervisor on Les Miserables, Tommy, Blood and Fire, and has produced Baggage Claim, Malan: Fashion Show, Carnival of Culture, The Gay Life Expo, September Concert, and Detour. John recently played Bruce Bechdel in FUN HOME in the premiere regional production in the town where the story takes place; this production earned John a BroadwayWorld Best Actor nomination.  John’s film work includes The Vampire Leland, Stuck on Someday, October, Statue, and television work on Mysteries at the Museum, All My Children, The History of the Wife, and Brini Maxwell Show.

      Tedeschi holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University, College for the Arts and a Master of Music from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. John lives, with his husband Joel, in Stockbridge, MA and Manhattan, NY where he tries to be patient while waiting for the subway.

  • A Typical Day

    Although no two days will be exactly the same during the Summer Musical Theatre Intensives, a typical day during the program might look like this: 

    10:00am - 11:30am: Dance

    11:30am - 1:00pm: Musical Theatre History and Ensemble Singing

    1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Private Vocal Coaching

    2:30pm - 5:00pm: Acting for Musical Theatre

    5:00pm - 6:00pm: Special Topic Seminar

    7:00pm - 10:00pm: Evening activities

    Over the past few summers, students have attended Broadway shows like Anastasia, Come From Away, Errol and Fidel (NYMF), Mean Girls, Once On This Island, Hello Dolly!, Beetlejuice, Oklahoma!, and Hadestown. They were also treated to backstage tours and visits from cast members, field trips around NYC, and the opportunity to talk with a panel of Marymount Manhattan College alumni.

  • Housing

    Participants will be housed in the College’s 55th Street Residence Hall. Housing is available to students accepted for the intensive, and who will be at least 16 years of age as of July 1, 2020. Note: All program participants are required to live in the residence hall for the duration of the program.  

    Session 1: Residence Hall Check-in will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Check-out will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

    Session 2: Residence Hall Check-in will take place on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Check-out will take place on Saturday 7/25/2020.

    Additional information regarding check-in and check-out will be provided to each accepted student in May.

    View the Housing Information Sheet for the Musical Theatre intensive.

    View the Resident’s Guide to Community Living .

  • Meal Plan

    All students participating in the Slice of New York Intensive and who are living in the residence hall are required to participate in the Marymount Manhattan Dining Dollars meal plan. The cost of this plan for the two-week period will be $100.

    The meal plan is a declining balance card, and students may add more money to their card throughout the course of the program. Students will have access to the MMC cafeteria (located on the main campus at 221 East 71st Street) from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

    Evening and weekend meals are not included in the meal plan. Grocery stores and restaurants are located near the 55th Street residence hall. The estimated budget for additional meals, transportation, and other personal costs is approximately $150. This budget will vary depending on the student’s individual needs.  

  • College Credit

    This is a non-credit intensive. College credit is not available.

  • Program Costs

    Program Costs
    Tuition and Housing:         $3,850
    Meal Plan:                             $   100
    Total Program Cost:           $3,950

     

    Payment Due Dates
    Deposit:                                 $    500       Due on or before 4/22/2020
    Final Payment:                     $3,450       Due on or before 5/15/2020

     

    Refund Policy
    All requests for a refund must be made, in writing, to Jacqueline Noel (j  noel@mmm.edu ):
    On or before 6/1/2020:                                       100% Refund
    Between 6/2/2020 and 6/20/2020:                   50% Refund
    After 6/20/2020:                                                       0% Refund

  • Application Requirements

    1. Marymount Manhattan Summer Academy Program Application .
    2. Marymount Manhattan Summer Academy Program Recommendation Form from a high school teacher.
    3. Statement of Purpose: In one or two pages, please describe what you hope to achieve during the Summer Intensive Program in Musical Theatre and what has prepared you for this experience.
    4. A headshot and theatre resume.
    5. An audition video consisting of two contrasting 16-32 bar song cuts from the Broadway repertoire (no pop/rock songs, please).
      • Please state your name, hometown, and the titles of your audition selections at the beginning of your video.
      • You must use live or taped accompaniment. A capella audition will not be considered.
      • Make sure your video shot is at least from the waist up. 
      • Please do not submit a video from a production.

    Questions about the program and application requirements can be directed to Professor Christine Riley (criley@mmm.edu ).

  • Priority Application Date

    All application materials for either session are due by March 18, 2020. Applications received after that date will be processed as they are received. Applicants who apply by the March 18, 2020 priority application date will be notified of acceptance into the program by April 1, 2020.

    Enrollment and registration in any Summer Academy Intensive does not imply acceptance into any degree program at Marymount Manhattan.

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