We are currently taking applications and auditioning for places on all 2018/19 courses: 3-year BA Opera Performance Studies, 2-Year Musical Theatre Diploma, 1-Year Musical Theatre Diploma and 7&4-month Musical Theatre courses (commencing September 2018), and 1-Year and 4-month Opera courses.

How to apply:

You can make an application simply by submitting the form below. You can also upload your picture and CV.

Alternatively email your CV, headshot and a covering letter detailing your performance experience to info@associatedstudios.co.uk.

If you are applying for a course, and are invited to audition, there is a £40 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 call the office on 020 7385 2038 to pay by card.

If you wish to apply for a workshop, please email your CV and headshot to info@associatedstudios.co.uk. There is no audition or audition fee required for the workshops.

How to Audition for a Course:

If your application for a course is successful, you will be given a date to audition.

Audition Requirements for Musical Theatre Courses

  • If you would like to audition for any of our Musical Theatre courses please prepare two contrasting Musical Theatre songs lasting no longer than 3 minutes each, plus one monologue.
  • There will be a short interview after your audition. Please use this time to ask any questions regarding our courses. Associated Studios prides itself in giving useful and constructive feedback at audition so that it is a worthwhile experience for you. We will also give you advice regarding which is the most suitable course for your level of experience.

Audition Requirements for Opera Courses

  • If you would like to audition for any of our Opera courses, please prepare two contrasting songs/arias. One of these should be in English and one should be in French, German or Italian. We may film your audition so that our Repetiteurs can plan the Opera scenes should your audition be successful.
  • Students applying for the BA Opera Performance Studies should send in a reference from their current singing teacher or Head of Music/Choir Master if possible. Please be aware that the BA Opera Performance Studies programme takes into account that young voices must develop slowly and safely. Please choose repertoire which is appropriate for your age and voice type. Lieder and chanson etc are welcome as well as suitable arias, especially by Mozart and Handel.

An accompanist will be provided at your audition. Please ensure songs and arias are in the correct key, taped together with any cuts or instructions clearly marked.

Please bring with you an up to date CV with your current address, mobile number, email and headshot attached, with your name and contact information written on the back.

One of our Staff members will contact you after the review process. If you have any questions about Associated Studios Applications, please contact us.
Overseas Applicants
Associated Studios welcome overseas applicants.
Overseas applicants should send in a video of the following:
  • If you would like to audition for any of our Musical Theatre courses please sed in a video of two contrasting Musical Theatre songs lasting no longer than 3 minutes each, plus one monologue. You may be asked for a Skype interview.
  • If you would like to audition for any of our Opera courses, please send in a video of two contrasting songs/arias. One of these should be in english and one should be in a french, german or italian. You may be asked for a Skype interview.
Please be aware that the only course for which student visas can be arranged is for the BA Opera Performance Studies.

Testimonials

“Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the opera course with Associated Studios.”

Emma Walsh – Soprano

“Having completed the part time Musical Theatre course at Associated Studios and also had individual coaching with Leontine my confidence has improved massively and I would not hesitate to recommend them both.”

Alice Stokoe – currently playing Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot in London’s West End

 

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Testimonials

“Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the opera course with Associated Studios.”

Emma Walsh – Soprano

“Having completed the part time Musical Theatre course at Associated Studios and also had individual coaching with Leontine my confidence has improved massively and I would not hesitate to recommend them both.”

Alice Stokoe – currently playing Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot in London’s West End

Auditions

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.