1 year part-time Advanced Musical Theatre Course

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Associated Studios is thrilled to bring this part-time, advanced Musical Theatre course to Australia.

This professional development course focuses on evolving, encouraging and refining your existing vocal, acting and dance skills. The part-time nature of the course allows you to continue your regular work whilst taking the opportunity to develop and polish your skills.  The primary objective of the course is to prepare you for work and for auditions, build your confidence and build an excellent audition folder.

A key ethos of our training is allowing you to develop in accordance with your individual needs. You will be working with eminent theatre practitioners including Directors, Musical Directors, Vocal Coaches, Choreographers, Casting Directors, Agents, Composers, and Performers. You will take part in an Industry Showcase in Melbourne at the end of the academic year. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a further term in London from February to June of the following year. Whilst in London you will be exposed to the British Musical Theatre Industry and your London stay will culminate in a West End showcase, in front of an invited audience of Casting Directors and Agents.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

  • Applicants must be over 18 to apply.
  • Performers recently graduated from Drama School or University.
  • Performers wishing to re-focus their career.
  • Seasoned performers looking for a safe space to work on their skills.
  • Dancers and Actors with a reliable singing ability and some performance experience, wishing to expand their casting in the performing arts industry.

THE PROGRAMME

The purpose of the course is to focus on the advanced skills and techniques required to connect all aspects of your performance into a more holistic and engaging experience for the audience. The focus of this course is on you as an individual performer and connecting to your place in this industry.

Acting

Acting lies at the heart of every good Musical Theatre Performance. This course will build on your previous training and experience. You will look at a variety of acting approaches and techniques with a number of expert Practitioners, Directors, Voice Teachers and Writers. There will be a focus on integrating skills to prepare you for the professional industry.

Acting Classes include improvisation, text, an introduction to heightened acting, monologue and scene study

Singing and Music
The study of singing and music is fundamental to developing into a professional Musical Theatre Artist. On this course you will focus on developing your working knowledge of the voice. You will continue to explore the development of your individual vocal identity and how to best use that in a professional performance context. You will work on technique from the point of view as an artist and look at how your choices impact the journey of the character and the drama of the piece. You will work with Musical Directors, Singing Teachers and Vocal Coaches.

Classes include Vocal Technique, Repertoire, Vocal Performance, Audition Technique, Performance Confidence and Mock Auditions.

All students will receive some 1-1 Singing Lessons throughout the course.

Dance and Movement
Building your understanding of dance and movement will underpin the physical work required for the other disciplines. We stream our dance classes to allow you to work at the level suitable for your current experience and skill level and use the training to bring out the best in you. You will look to build your strength, flexibility and stamina through the rigorous nature of the classes. You will also work on the skills required to pick up audition routines quickly and with precision, giving you more flair and connection within the audition room. You will work with a range of Dance Practitioners, Choreographers, Stage Combat Directors and Movement experts on a wide range of classes. Dance classes will focus on Technique and Musical Theatre routines.

Industry
Our industry classes form a core component of our Musical Theatre Advanced Course. These classes are about providing you greater access to the decision makers within the industry and giving you the opportunity to gain greater insight from a range of professionals currently working in the West End and beyond. You will also engage with performance entrepreneurship to hone the ‘hidden skills’ of the performer such as CV writing, marketing, headshots, networking and personal health and well-being. You will work with a range of people from the industry including Casting Directors, Agents, Musical Directors, Directors and current successful Artists.

Classes include Agent and Casting workshops, Marketing sessions and Industry Showcase rehearsals.

*Please note all course content is subject to change.

To apply:

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

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AUDITIONS

There is a $50 audition fee to cover the cost of the panel and accompanist. The fee must be paid in advance of your audition to complete your application.

Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

Audition Dates:

MELBOURNE January 14-18th 2019

NEW ZEALAND December 2018


FEES and FINANCE

  • $8,300 for 1-year part time course (includes monthly1-2-1 singing lessons)
  • Following acceptance of an offer to join the course, the deposit for the course is 25% ($2075) of the full fee
  • Course fees may be paid in quarterly or monthly instalments. Each termly fee is due one month before the beginning of term.

TESTIMONIALS

‘I studied with the Associated Studios London in their 4 month part-time professional program in 2014. The wealth of knowledge gained, personal growth achieved and lifelong relationships developed throughout the time was remarkable. I recommend the studio and it’s teaching to anyone out there starting out in the field or looking to finesse their craft. As an Aussie who flew to London for this training, I am thrilled at the news of its opening in Melbourne and can’t wait for the future generation of Australian Musical Theatre artists to have the opportunity to thrive like I did.’ – Rachael Ward (Evita, Singin’ in the Rain & The Wizard of Oz)

‘Associated Studios opened up many doors for me.  This course is unique and fresh. Constantly working with industry professionals keeps you ready and seen. Associated Studios provides an environment of inspiration, nurture and challenge. I can’t recommend this course enough’ – Erin Cornell (Cats & Wicked)

DETAILS


Start Date: Monday 25th February 2019
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Times:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8.30am – 5pm

Fee: $8,300 including GST (includes monthly 1-2-1 singing lessons)

Finance: Interest free instalment plans available

Entry: Via audition

Leontine Hass – CEO

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach
Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.

Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.

Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.