A Music Theatre Ensemble
ATTENTION! Calling the next Broadway stars in the making!
Develop your performance skills as you learn the secret tools and techniques of the Music Theatre world! Work on popular tunes and scenes from Wicked, Annie, Matilda, Les Miserables, Seussical, Miss Saigon, Oliver! 13 The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera and other awesome favourites.
Perfect for the budding 10-17 year old voice student looking to develop their performance skills in music theatre. Work in an ensemble setting with your peers and bring your character to life as you sing, act and move! With a showcase of the highlights performed at the Conservatorium Concert, learn from experts of the trade!
|Course Outline||Course Outcomes|
|Performance and communication skills||Strengthen vocal ability, improve general music skills|
|Expressive development||Reinforce the connection between text/musical analysis and performance|
|Stage presence and overcoming stage fright||Character analysis and development|
|Music Theatre and Performance Practice||Develop techniques for auditions and performances|
|Song Structure||Received techniques to aid in one’s own learning|
|Movement, drama and acting||Assess strengths and weaknesses in performance and propose solutions for improvement|
|Voice and Vocal Health||Provide a foundation for further study and development|
|Effective Audition and Eisteddfod techniques||Learn to work in a team and bring your character to life|
|Staging – using the stage to enhance performance|
Details: High St Broadway (Music Theatre Ensemble)
Suitable for: Ages 10 to 18
Groups: Juniors (10-12yrs) and Teens (13+)
When: Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm (School terms)
Cost: $240 per 9 week term
What’s involved: Learn the ins-and-out of music theatre and sharpen your stagecraft, movement, performance techniques and memorisation skills. Be privvy to the tools that succeed in auditions! Based on your singing experience, our expert teachers will allocate a part and direct you and your cast members to bring the scene to life. Learn to move with flair, develop your confidence, put on your costumes and sing!
Concert performances: 2 per year (Jul and Dec)
Music Director: Brian Kjim-Lauratet
*All participants will have the opportunity to put on a show for at the Conservatorium EOY “A Midsummer Night” Concert. Held on Wed 12 Dec in Term 4, the pieces and excerpts chosen to be performed will be related to the theme.
New enrollees must submit a video of 2 contrasting unaccompanied songs / music theatre pieces. Email / share the link to email@example.com with a brief description.
Live audition – 2 contrasting songs at a pre-appointed time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise.
2018 Dates: Mid-term enrolments accepted
Term 3: Thursday 2 Aug – Thursday 27 Sep (9 weeks – final week is an informal in-house concert)
Term 4: Thursday 18 Oct – Wednesday 12 Dec (9 weeks)
Concert Performance: Wed 12 Dec, 7pm (Tickets will be on sale from November)
Secure your place for Term 3!Enrol now! »
Brian is a Multi-Instrumentalist, Voice Builder/Researcher and Music Educator. He studied Vocal Performance (B.Mus) and Vocal Pedagogy (M.Mus.) at Norges musikkhøgskole (The Norwegian Academy of Music), and Stage Performance and Opera studies at the prestigious Yale school of music in the U.S.A.
Music education being his passion, he joined forces with world leading researchers in 2012 to help improve vocal science and pedagogy. He currently holds a Level 4.5 research certification in Speech Level Singing (SLS) and travels across the globe running Workshops, vocal Masterclasses and Music Clinics.
Brian has also worked as a stage performer (Vocalist & Musician) on the classical / opera stage, playing roles such as Joas in Handel’s ‘Athalia’ and Matteo Borsa in Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’. He has also been on the Musical Theatre stages in roles such as Larry and Greg Gardner from Hamlisch’s ‘A Chorus Line’, Mistoffelees from Webber’s ‘Cats’ and Gus Field from Rogers’ ‘Babes in Arms’.
He brings a wealth of experience as an educator, teaching a variety of singers including; young adults, undergraduates, post-graduates, industry professionals on a one-to-one basis as well as directing choirs and musicals.
HOW DO I BOOK? It’s easy! Just contact the Conservatorium on (02) 4723 7600 / (02) 4723 7611 or email email@example.com
The Ensemble Program is proudly supported by Celestino, our partner in creativity.