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Wednesday, March 5
 

4:00pm

Boring Ballads No More!
Ballads in Musical Theatre don't have to be boring in performance, nor poor choices for auditioning if you have the skills to enliven the text, keep performance spontaneous and engage the listener.

Speakers
avatar for Leland Blair

Leland Blair

Associate Professor of Acting & Musical Theatre, Head of Performance, West Virginia U
Lee Blair is Associate Professor of Acting & Musical Theatre with West Virginia University. His teaching is Stanislavski-based with emphases in comedy, musical theatre and auditioning. As a director for the WVU School of Theatre & Dance, Lee has helmed productions such as The Moors... Read More →
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William Perry Morgan-Hall

Greensboro College


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BH Crystal Bllrm

5:30pm

Broadway Audition Bootcamp: Dance
Work one-on-one with Broadway director/choreographer in fast-paced dance workshop and learn a combination from a Broadway show. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Buscher

Josh Buscher

Open Jar Institute


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 203 B

5:30pm

Tap Technique Workshop: Drills, Patterns, and Combinations
Brush up your technique, get new ideas, and have a blast! Mayer's style of tap is a unique blend of musical-theatre and contemporary tap with east- and west-coast influences. For intermediate and advanced dancers.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Frost Mayer

Rebecca Frost Mayer

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca Frost Mayer is working toward her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy (Musical Theatre/Choreography Focus) at VCU. In addition to her work as a choreographer, director, playwright, and actor, she is a dance instructor with extensive training in ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. She holds... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC East Bllrm

5:30pm

Improvisation Techniques for Singing Actors
Singing improvisation exercises to help young singers get "out of their heads" and into "the moment." We will work on exercises from the Groundlings, Second City and others.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Morath

Kathy Morath

AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Kathy Morath is an actor, director and educator, specializing in Musical Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre History. She is currently a faculty member at AMDA in New York City. A 25-year veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway and Regional Theatre, Ms. Morath has also directed for... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm - Salon A

5:30pm

Succeeding at College Musical Theatre Auditions
College musical theatre auditions can be stressful. Be prepared and ahead of the competition with advice from behind the table and hands-on experience. Bring material!

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Accetta

Valerie Accetta

Head of Musical Theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress, she played Margy Frake in the First National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair, starring John Davidson. Other performance credits include Cinderella, The Sound... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Alley

Stacy Alley

Assistant Professor of Theatre, The University of Alabama
Stacy Alley is Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance at the University of Alabama. She is also a professional director and choreographer whose recent credits include work at Forestburgh Playhouse in NY (A Chorus Line, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), the Oklahoma Shakespearean... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Guida

Marisa Guida

Virginia Commonwealth University
Marisa is the Course Coordinator & Lead Instructor for an interdisciplinary theatre & business course for the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. Marisa is a professional actress and vocalist with over 15 years of performance experience & holds an M.F.A. in Theatre... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Crystal Bllrm

7:00pm

Preparation for Undergrad Auditions with Accompanist and Acting Teacher
Chance to meet accompanist and try out your audition on the stage where the undergrad auditions will be held. Accompanist will assist you; acting teacher will time and give suggestions.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bail

Karen Bail

Music Theatre Teacher, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs HS
Karen Bail, Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan. Has acted in many productions since 1982 in the Tampa Bay Area. She is both a high school teacher at Pinellas County Center for the Arts in charge of the musical theatre program... Read More →
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Keven Renken

Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs HS


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm - Salon A
 
Thursday, March 6
 

9:00am

Musical Theatre and Fitzmaurice Voicework: Unlock Your Potential
Explore how to unlock your vocal potential by combining musical theatre techniques with the basics of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Bring sheet music and movement clothes.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Parker

Chattanooga State Community College
Jeffrey Parker is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Chattanooga State's Professional Actor Training Program, where he teaches Voice/Speech I-IV, Musical Theatre, and Acting. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, and is an Associate Teacher of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Precision Dance Technique
Discover and practice the secrets of precision dancing from a former Radio City Rockette. Practice in guiding and different kicks including strut, piano, and the famous eye-high kicks. For advanced female dancers.

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Tomczak

Karyn Tomczak

Assistant Professor, Program Director: Dance, Western Carolina University
Karyn Tomczak performed professionally in the US and internationally for over 15 years in such shows as 42nd Street, Sophisticated Ladies, Will Rogers Follies, and Funny Girl. She was seen on PBS in Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, which was choreographed by Tony-award winner... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 204 A/B

10:30am

Riffing 101: How to Spice Up Your Vocals
Learn about the major and minor pentatonic scales, the country pentatonic scale, the blues scale, bends, turns, scoops, dips, licks, runs, and how to begin improvising with this vocabulary.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Edwards

Matthew Edwards

Shenandoah Conservatory
Matthew Edwards is an Associate Professor of Voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, Artistic Director of the CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute, and author of "So You Want to Sing Rock 'N' Roll?" His current and former students perform on and off-Broadway, on national and international tours... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Clipper Suite

1:00pm

A Singing Audition Tune-Up
Need one more lesson on your audition song? Bring your music and work with a voice teacher and accompanist.

Speakers
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Randall Richardson

Performance Studies, Department Chair, Samford University
Randall Richardson is Professor of Voice at Samford University and Department Chair of Performance Studies. In addition to teaching careers, his students have performed in Las Vegas, Disney World, cruise ships, national TV commercials, film, Off-Broadway, opera companies, national... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Clipper Suite

1:00pm

Character-Driven Musical Theatre Dance
This how-to musical theatre dance class will help participants understand how making actor driven character choices will help catch the eye of casting directors. For intermediate and advanced dancers.

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Amy Fritsche

Kent State U
Amy Fritsche earned her Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Southern California. Amy is currently teaching acting, and musical theatre at Kent State University. Amy has performed in films... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 204 A/B

4:30pm

Thanks for the Music: Collaboration in Musical Theatre
With the addition of so much technology into the musical theatre process, how can we protect the vital collaboration between stage and music director?

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bremner

Kelly Bremner

Emory & Henry College
Kelly J. G. Bremner is an Assistant Professor at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA where she teaches classes in directing, devised and applied performance, and Theatre History. When not teaching, Kelly has a rich and diverse resume that combines her interest in devised performance... Read More →
avatar for Christianne Roll

Christianne Roll

Assistant Professor, Florida Southern College
Christianne Roll is an expert on the female musical theatre belt voice. She received her BFA in musical theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her doctorate from Columbia University. While at Columbia, her dissertation research produced the first study of female musical... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 202 A/B

5:30pm

Musical Improvisation
Improvise songs on the spot. Explore song structure. Express feelings and ideas musically and learn to improvise musically as a group.

Speakers
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Sherry Landrum

Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

7:00pm

Singing in Styles
Add vocal expressions and stylisms to your musical theatre audition songs. Participants will experiment with exercises for laryngeal flexibility and singing styles and genres. Bring your music!

Speakers
avatar for Edrie Means

Edrie Means

Professional; Co-Founder CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Musical Theatre Styles Specialist, Independent Artist; Shenandoah U
Edrie Means, an active professional actor, is a ”rock star of vocal crossover” and recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles. Her students have appeared on the radio, National TV, on America’s Got Talent, The Voice, American Idol, Kidz Star USA, Grammy award... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm
 
Friday, March 7
 

9:00am

The Magic of Adaptation: Disney's Stage Musicals
After exploring DTG's adaptation process using Disney's current stage musicals as case studies, participants will learn how to apply them for use in their own practice.

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Lisa Mitchell

Disney Theatrical Group
Lisa Mitchell is the Senior Manager of Education & Outreach at Disney Theatrical Group, where she engages young people through Broadway performance and student-driven production. She works with an ensemble of Disney Teaching Artists, who bring DTG’s education and outreach programs to life in schools across the country. Lisa chairs arts-education committees for various organizations, and is a national workshop facilitator. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Theatre from the City College of New York... Read More →
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David Scott

Disney Theatrical Group
David R. Scott is the Manager of Theatrical Licensing at Disney Theatrical Group where he oversees the stock and amateur business. He has contributed to the Broadway productions of Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher and the National Tour of... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Jubilee Suite

9:00am

Broadway Audition Bootcamp: Dance
Work one-on-one with Broadway director/choreographer in this fast-paced dance workshop. Learn a combination from a Broadway show. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Whiting

Jeff Whiting

VIP
JEFF WHITING (director/choreographer) NATIONAL TOURS: Bullets Over Broadway, Young Frankenstein, Louis and Ella. RECENT: Chasing Rainbows (World Premiere), James Taylor Live (Carnegie Hall), Gypsy (Capital), Loch Lomond, It Happened in Key West, Cookies (NYMF), The Scottsboro Boys... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Express Yourself: Enhancing Expression through Vocal Technique
Participate in an interactive discussion of vocal technique and its power to enhance your expressive talents. Volunteer singers will be chosen from among the attendees.

Speakers
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William Martin

U of Alabama
Dr. William A. Martin is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama in the Department of Theatre and Dance where he serves as Director of Vocal Instruction for the Musical Theatre Program. Most recently Dr. Martin played the role of Maurice on NETwork's National/North American... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Clipper Suite

10:30am

An Actor's Approach to Musical Theatre
Hands-on workshop explores ways the musical score and text serve to awaken the actor's inner life and inspire specific and personal acting choices.

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Kieran Cronin

U of Arkansas
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Amy Herzberg

University of Arkansas
Amy Herzberg is Head of Acting at the University of Arkansas. Extensive professional credits include La Jolla Playhouse and resident acting company with San Diego Rep. She holds an MFA in Acting from Cal Arts. Additional training: Uta Hagen, The Actors Center in New York and American... Read More →
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James Odom

U of Arkansas
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Nathaniel Stahlke

U of Arkansas


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Clipper Suite

12:00pm

Musical Theatre Interest Group
For all SETC participants who wish to be a part of the SETC Musical Theatre Committee. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Alley

Stacy Alley

Assistant Professor of Theatre, The University of Alabama
Stacy Alley is Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance at the University of Alabama. She is also a professional director and choreographer whose recent credits include work at Forestburgh Playhouse in NY (A Chorus Line, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), the Oklahoma Shakespearean... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Bay Pointe Suite

12:00pm

Female Musical Theater Singing: Is It Really Belting?
Belting has evolved from Ethel to Idina! Using vocal exercises and discussion, discover the different styles of belting. Ideal for female singers and voice teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Christianne Roll

Christianne Roll

Assistant Professor, Florida Southern College
Christianne Roll is an expert on the female musical theatre belt voice. She received her BFA in musical theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her doctorate from Columbia University. While at Columbia, her dissertation research produced the first study of female musical... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Clipper Suite

1:00pm

Contemporary Musical Theatre Dance for the Intermediate/Advanced Dancer
Learn exciting contemporary musical theatre dance choreography specifically designed to aid in picking up on choreography quickly and efficiently, as well as warm up and technique work.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wildes Arnett

Sarah Wildes Arnett

Valdosta State U
Sarah Wildes Arnett is Assistant Professor of Dance at Valdosta State University (GA) and an active professional choreographer and performer in both the theatre and modern dance communities. Sarah has most recently worked for Peach State Summer Theatre (GA) and Terranova Dance Theatre... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 204 A/B

1:00pm

You Can Sing ANYTHING!
Ever been told you will never be able to belt? You will never be able to sing rock? Well you can, anyone can. Come learn how to unlock your voice and sing any style you want. Bring music to sing.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Edwards

Matthew Edwards

Shenandoah Conservatory
Matthew Edwards is an Associate Professor of Voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, Artistic Director of the CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute, and author of "So You Want to Sing Rock 'N' Roll?" His current and former students perform on and off-Broadway, on national and international tours... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Clipper Suite

4:00pm

Shakespeare vs. Sondheim: A Musical Theatre Approach to Shakespeare's Text
Looking for a fresh way to perform Shakespeare's texts? Discover the links between dynamics in Sondheim's music and punctuation in Shakespeare's text to find a cool way to rehearse a script!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Morgan

Amanda Morgan

Assistant Professor of Performance, University of Mississippi
Amanda serves as Assistant Professor of Performance at the University of Mississippi teaching musical theatre, acting, and voice (singing & speech). Amanda spent 3 years as the Director of Music Education at Charleston Stage, where she served as music director, director, sound designer... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BH Crystal Bllrm

5:30pm

JAZZ...and All That! (Intermediate Jazz Dance)
After a short warm-up, the focus moves to corner work including turns and leaps followed by a jazz combination. Wear appropriate clothing and jazz shoes/jazz sneakers if you have them. "We are gonna sweat, y'all!"

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Fussell

Lindsay Fussell

choreographer/dance teacher, Chattanooga State CC
Lindsay teaches Theatre Dance, Jazz and Tap at Chattanooga State, Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Center for Creative Arts and serves as a choreographer at all three locations. Recent musicals include Shrek the Musical, 9 to 5, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, Xanadu, City of Angels... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

5:30pm

Song Authenticity: A Marriage of Singing and Acting
Two professional actors team together to provide hands-on and skill-building strategies for song authenticity. Connect voice and acting to enhance audition and performance.

Speakers
avatar for Edrie Means

Edrie Means

Professional; Co-Founder CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Musical Theatre Styles Specialist, Independent Artist; Shenandoah U
Edrie Means, an active professional actor, is a ”rock star of vocal crossover” and recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles. Her students have appeared on the radio, National TV, on America’s Got Talent, The Voice, American Idol, Kidz Star USA, Grammy award... Read More →
avatar for Susan Pike

Susan Pike

Independent artist and educator, Independent Artist & Educator
Ms. McCormack- Pike is a professional actor, director, producer and educator in the DC area. Her students have appeared on Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatres, Las Vegas and Disney Orlando. Ms. McCormack-Pike received an MFA in Acting from The Catholic University of America... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Crystal Bllrm
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

Get the Job: Musical Theatre Audition Workshop
Performers will perform SETC auditions and receive specific feedback and adjustments to fine tune the audition for presentation.

Speakers
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Michael Wainstein

Chair, Performing Arts, SCAD
Michael Wainstein is the Chair of Performing Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been a stage director and artistic director for the past 25 years and has attended and adjudicated thousands of auditions over the years. He has directed at regional theatres and i... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Surviving the Dance Call: Dance Audition Techniques
Techniques to help you survive and ace your dance call. Appropriate for dancers and non-dancers. Will learn choreography - dress to move!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wildes Arnett

Sarah Wildes Arnett

Valdosta State U
Sarah Wildes Arnett is Assistant Professor of Dance at Valdosta State University (GA) and an active professional choreographer and performer in both the theatre and modern dance communities. Sarah has most recently worked for Peach State Summer Theatre (GA) and Terranova Dance Theatre... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 204 A/B

10:30am

FOSSE: And All His Jazz!
Focus is on the style of one of the most unique choreographers to grace musical theatre. Intermediate to advanced dancers. Teachers also welcome.

Speakers
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Robin Lewis

Rider University
ROBIN LEWIS appeared in the Broadway productions of Fosse, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Gardens and the First National Tours of Victor/Victoria and The Producers. Other national touring includes A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, Beauty and the Beast and special... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 204 A/B

10:30am

No-Fear Singing
Geared to serve the performer who is uncomfortable with singing; employ a variety of approaches including the Alexander Technique and other tools to combat anxiety.

Speakers
avatar for Missy Barnes

Missy Barnes

Rollins College
Missy Barnes is serving her third year as an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She is an ATI certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Missy has worked as a director, choreographer, actor, singer, dancer, and movement coach on numerous... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Musical Improv for Musical Theatre People!
Are you afraid of musical improvisation but are a musical theatre performer? Get some tips and tools to play and improve your instincts as well as get to know your voice and its capabilities!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Morgan

Amanda Morgan

Assistant Professor of Performance, University of Mississippi
Amanda serves as Assistant Professor of Performance at the University of Mississippi teaching musical theatre, acting, and voice (singing & speech). Amanda spent 3 years as the Director of Music Education at Charleston Stage, where she served as music director, director, sound designer... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

1:00pm

Broadway Belting Workshop
Broadway "WICKED's" Kristy Cates will help you with trouble-spots in your song. Learn vocal warm-ups and how to vocally approach different genres of music and song interpretation. Bring sheet music (in the correct key).

Speakers
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Kristy Cates

Creative Director-Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre, New York Film Academy
Broadway: Elphaba in Wicked (Broadway, Tour, Chicago), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland. Off Broadway: Marvelous Wonderettes, Bardy Bunch. Favorite Regional roles: Ragtime (Mother) Hello, Dolly! (Irene), Boeing, Boeing (Gloria). Creative director: The Professional... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Clipper Suite