Music Theatre Performance
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Recommended: One of Dance, Dramatic Arts or Music (Grade 11 or 12 (U), (C), (M) or Open)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
After your ontariocolleges.ca application has been processed, your acknowledgement letter will let you know that this program requires an audition. Assuming that you have met all other requirements of the Music Theatre Program, you will need to do the following to be considered for the program.

There will be four components to the audition:

  • Acting - one to two minute monologue from a contemporary/modern play, fully memorized.
  • Singing – two contrasting songs from the musical theatre repertoire (one ballad and one up tempo). An accompanist on the piano will be provided.
  • Dance ability will be assessed in a group situation; the Choreographer will conduct a group warm-up and teach a series of dance moves plus a combination.
  • Musical understanding will be examined through a written test (those with RCM certificates are exempt), as well as an ear test (for everyone).

Please bring your resume with an 8x10 headshot to the audition.

Click here for upcoming Audition Dates and additional information about the auditions.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
For those who combine a passion for performing arts with singing, acting and dancing abilities, this intensive performance program is ideal. The program has an extremely rigorous acting component, and graduates will have trained with professional instructors in a variety of styles and methods, both for stage and for film. Vocal music work includes technique, interpretation, with all solo work supported by one on one tutorials. An intensive dance curriculum includes ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and modern styles with a specific music theatre focus. Musicianship will be stressed through key-board instruction, sight singing instruction, choral work and elementary composition All skills will be integrated through performance.

This program will appeal to students who have a passion for performing, are able to demonstrate their potential through an audition process, are ambitious and possess a strong work ethic. Students will be required to work with professional instructors in a highly disciplined environment.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Performance opportunities in every semester, with the shows distinguished by high production values.
  • Productions are presented in our 1200-seat Chrysler Theatre (Windsor) and Capitol Theatre (Chatham), in addition to a smaller intimate Studio setting.
  • When you apply to this program, you are welcome to attend any of our performances which take place in December and April. Please contact Katherine Kaszas, Artistic Director at 519-972-2727 Ext. 4184 for details.
  • Click here to view our Professional Faculty active within the entertainment industry.
  • Click here for current productions.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates will find work as performers in professional theatres, on cruise ships, in dinner theatres, in theme parks, summer festivals and in commercial musical theatre productions as well as in film. Opportunities also exist in commercial voiceovers and studio recording.

Click here for some exciting stories of St. Clair graduates in the professional world.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
WHY CHOOSE ST. CLAIR COLLEGE'S MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM?

A comprehensive, focused conservatory-style training program, Music Theatre Performance offers a solid base for your future career. Learn from industry professionals; our faculty members are working artists within the industry. Attention to supporting the individual and fostering professional development is ensured by one on one coaching. Blending the classical with the contemporary, St. Clair's Music Theatre Program concentrates on practical strategies for stretching the imagination and developing strong performance skills, without neglecting the business of "the business."

Our Music Theatre Program's acting courses include: Theatre History and Stagecraft, Text Analysis & interpretation, Character Development, Improvisation & Physical Comedy. The music component offers: the History of Music Theatre, Musical Theory, Ear Training and Sight-singing, Vocal Technique & Interpretation. Dance courses include Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. Master Classes are offered by guest artists from the world of entertainment.

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
PART111
3
Theatre History and Stagecraft
PART112
2
Acting I
PART117
2
Improvisation I
PART119
2
Voice & Text I
PART105
2
Vocal Technique I
PART116
8
Dance I
PART118
2
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. I
PART129
2
Musical Theory I
PART131
2
Ear Training I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 2
PART211
2
Theatre History and Stagecraft 2
PART212
2
Acting II
PART217
2
Movement for Actors I
PART222
1
Performance I
PART219
2
Voice & Text II
PART216
8
Dance II
PART225
2
Vocal Technique II
PART218
2
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. II
PART229
2
Musical Theory II
PART231
2
Ear Training II

Semester 3
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PART306
2
Movement for Actors II
PART305
2
Acting III
PART319
2
Voice & Text III
PART316
8
Dance III
PART325
2
Vocal Technique III
PART303
2
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. III
PART320
2
Musical Theory III
PART310
2
Ear Training III

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
PART410
2
History of Music Theatre
PART401
2
Movement for Actors III
PART402
2
Vocal Technique IV
PART404
4
Acting IV
PART416
8
Dance IV
PART427
2
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. IV
PART431
2
Ear Training IV
PART429
2
Musical Theory IV
PART422
1
Performance II


Semester 5
PART504
3
Acting V
PART501
2
Voice & Text IV
PART516
8
Dance V
PART503
2
Vocal Technique V
PART527
2
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. V
PART529
1
Musical Theory V
PART531
1
Ear Training V
PART522
2
Performance III
PART535
2
Vocal Workshop I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 6
PART602
3
Acting VI
PART616
8
Dance VI
PART625
2
Vocal Technique VI
PART627
2
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. VI
PART629
2
Musical Theory VI
PART633
2
Theatre Business
PART622
2
Performance IV
PART635
2
Vocal Workshop VI