Musical Theatre Sunday Sessions

Musical Theatre Sunday Sessions
Masterclass Sundays

Musical Theatre Sunday Sessions is a course that provides you with the foundational techniques required to begin your journey as a professional Musical Theatre artist. Looking at the various disciplines of the Musical Theatre performer, you will gain knowledge and experience in the techniques used by West End and International artists. You will also begin to consider your own casting type and gain songs and monologues to show you off to the best of your ability. This particular term will focus on Masterclasses with industry professionals.

The Development courses offered by Associated Studios employ the same highly experienced coaching staff who teach on the more advanced courses.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Applicants must be 18 or over to apply
  • Performers looking to work with industry professionals
  • Performers wishing to audition for drama schools
  • Less experienced performers who need to build the essential skills for Musical Theatre performance
  • Performers with one strong element, who wish to develop as a triple threat performer
  • Applicants with extensive amateur dramatic experience looking to develop into a professional performer
  • Performers looking to gain audition technique in preparation for full-time training

PROGRAMME:

Throughout the course you will work on developing a strong foundational technique in the craft of Acting, Singing and Dance. You will be given the opportunity to perform every week and gain feedback by staff, industry professionals and leading West End artists, to help develop your skills and improve your audition techniques. 

Acting:
Acting lies at the heart of every good Musical Theatre performance. In your development year at Associated Studios you will learn how to build your understanding of how to reach your acting potential. You will do this through working with Directors and Actors/Acting Practitioners who will use a range of classes and techniques to help you discover how to harness the power of drama.

Areas of work may include:

  • Text Class:Including work on the seminal classical and contemporary playwrights which may include Shakespeare, Chekov, Ibsen, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Pinter and David Hare.
  • Acting Technique:Looking at the approach of practitioners such as Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Stanford Meisner and Mike Alfreds. You will create a tool-box of techniques you can draw on to create a truthful performance.
  • Monologues: You will explore how to choose and perform monologues suitable for acting and musical theatre auditions.
  • Scene Study: Putting your technical skills into practice, you will work on scenes from set plays with a director.

Singing and Music:
The study of singing and music is fundamental to developing into a professional Musical Theatre Artist. The Development year is about understanding your singing voice and building the strength and flexibility required to perform consistently. You will also develop your versatility for approaching different styles of Musical Theatre from ‘legit’ classical MT and Operetta through to Contemporary Musicals and Pop/Rock. You will work with a number of Musical Directors, Singing Teachers, Directors, Movement Directors, Vocal Coaches and Composers.

Areas of work may include:

  • Vocal Technique: You will build the vocal, physical and mental strength, flexibility and stamina required to succeed in the competitive singing industry, through establishing a rigorous practice regime.
  • Repertoire: Learn how to find appropriate songs from across the breadth of the Musical Theatre genre. Understand how to cut and present sheet music required for professional auditions.
  • Vocal Performance: Work with Musical, Movement and Acting Directors to develop your individual performance by acting through song.
  • Audition Technique: Working with the staff, you will gain greater understanding of the techniques behind successful singing auditions for further study.
  • Performance Confidence: Work through the common problems of anxiety and lack of confidence in a safe, nurturing environment.
  • Ensemble Singing: Learning to sing as part of a group.

Dance and Movement:
Building your understanding of dance and movement will underpin the physical work required for the other disciplines. Dance classes aim to bring you up to the standard required to successfully audition for further full-time training. As well as undertaking work to condition your body to be at its peak fitness, you will learn to use your technique to adapt into different dance styles and genres, learning how to connect your acting to your movement and vice versa. You will work with a range of Dance Practitioners, Choreographers and Movement experts on a range of classes to give you a rounded experience through your year.

Areas of work may include:

  • Dance Technique: You will work on a range of dance techniques from Ballet to Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Building your language of the body and how to use it.
  • Musical Theatre Routine:Working with choreographers and current industry performers, you will explore the different styles and genres of dance and movement within the world of Musical Theatre which may include work inspired by choreographers and practitioners including: Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Matthew Bourne.

*please note all course content is subject to change.

FEES AND FINANCE

  • £900 for a 9 week course. (£820 if you book before Friday 29th March 2019)
  • Following acceptance of an offer to join the course, the deposit for the course is 25% of the full agreed fee
  • Course fees may be paid in instalments.

DETAILS

 


 

Start Date: Sunday 29th September 2019

 

Should you be interested in this course but unable to attend all sessions, please contact the office on 0207 385 2038 or email info@associatedstudios.co.uk

 

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Times:

 

  • Sundays: 13:00 – 20:00

 

Fee: £900.00
Early Bird Fee: £820.00 (Book before 3rd September 2019)

 

Finance: Interest free instalment plans available

 

Entry: No audition necessary based on CV and performance experience.

 

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.