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Classes for Ages 18 and up

 

Hello All!

As we all know, with the advent of the Covid-19 we have closed our doors for in-person training, but have no fear, we are proceeding to help keep your interest alive and your training ongoing with our online classes.

 

ALL NEW ONLINE CLASSES OFFERED!

 

BEGINNING TO ADVANCED BEGINNING CLASSES – Online

BEGINNING ACTING FOR FILM & STAGE 

A gentle approach conducive to the beginner, this class will focus predominantly on character development, script analysis, and monologue work for film and stage. Learn how to establish a character through uncovering their desire, utilizing an imaginary space, and developing a biography for your character. Develop your imaginative capacities, unleash your creative impulses, deepen your intuition, and sharpen the analytical skills necessary to “breakdown” a monologue.  There will be 12 hours online as a class and one private coaching session per person.

Limited to 8 students. Online platform: Zoom *Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

Apr 13-May 18  (6 weeks)   Mondays  6:30-8:30pm   $141   DRAM 3034  206  –  Cliff Miller 

Apr 22-May 27  (6 weeks)   Wednesdays  6:30-8:30pm   $141   DRAM 3034 207 – Rick Roemer

 

PAGE TO PERFORMANCE 

Led by Craig Nigh

This class is a must for film and television actors, particularly for auditions!  This course offers a step by step process for examining scripts quickly and thoroughly.  Having a clear perception of the writer’s intentions will help inform the choices an actor makes and gives ultimate creative freedom inside the context of the story.  This class also focuses on a connection (with another actor or reader), and basic camera technique.  Scenes are recorded for playback and critique.  
Limited to 8 students.  Online platform: Zoom  *Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

April 9-May 14    (6 weeks)    Thursdays     10am-Noon    $136      DRAX 3062 200

Page to Performance Syllabus


AUDITIONS AS PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Led by Rick Roemer

This course will give actors the necessary tools and techniques to better understand the job of auditioning for film, stage & television. Yes, it’s a job!  We will cover strategies and techniques to succeed with monologues, cold readings and commercial auditions. In addition, we will cover self-taping, creating a website and building and formatting a resume, as well as learning to understand that an audition is an opportunity to perform!  This course will also include a private session with each student. Great for students with previous training.  Limited to 8 students.  Online platform:  Zoom.  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

April 21-May 26  (6 weeks)   Tuesdays    6:30-8:30pm    $141    DRAX 3069  210 

 

ACTING AND THE BIZ  

Be in the “know” about your business

Led by Paula Russell

Students will learn what makes a great head shot to get you in the door and how to build upon and format your resume. We will go over and practice the “7 simple steps to a great agent interview”, audition etiquette and technique from entering the room to slating, to working with copy, cold reading and improvising. The workshop is suitable for anyone with previous training and experience who is interested in pursuing acting and seeking representation. Limited to 8 members. Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon. April 18 and 25th PLUS a one hour private online session.

Online Platform: Zoom.  Materials Needed:  internet connection & audio/video capabilities with computer or tablet.

April 18 & April 25    10am-Noon      $76    DRAX 3034 210

Acting & the Biz Syllabus

 

VOICE & MUSIC CLASSES 

MUSIC THEORY DEMYSTIFIED

What key is this in… and what’s a key, anyway?
Led by Adam Roberts
 
Much like the words quantum physics, the term music theory strikes dread in the heart of many a singer and instrumentalist. But fear not! Unlike quantum physics, music theory is actually not rocket science.  Instructor Adam Roberts may hold a master’s degree in music theory, but rest assured that this class will start from the very beginning — a very good place to start. You’ll learn what Do, Re, and Mi is all about, and why they’re the building blocks of music theory. You’ll also learn how to identify keys, time signatures, note names, and basic chord structures. Far from being a dry academic lecture, this class is geared toward practical applications of music theory for singers, musicians, and songwriters, like basic skills in sight-reading, fluency with common musical terms, and learning why one chord follows another.
Online platform: Zoom  *Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.
April 11 – May 23 (7 weeks)   Saturdays    4:00-6:00pm   $101

 

INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY

From Annie to Wicked and (almost) everything in between

Led by Adam Roberts

This course is for Broadway fans looking for an entertaining tour through the history of musical theatre, as well as singer-actors seeking to expand their knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire.  We’ll take a journey deep into the chronicles of musicals as we delve into shows from the well-known to the obscure, with plenty of emphasis on Broadway writers and their work.  From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Sondheim and Tesori to Mirandi, students will embark together on a musical theatre adventure.

Online platform:  Zoom.  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.
April 13-May 18  (6 weeks)  Mondays  7:30-9:30pm    $86   DRAX 3071 210


BALANCE, BREATH, AND THE PERFORMER’S INSTRUMENT: 

While we’re all apart, let’s breathe together.

Led by Adam Roberts

Whether you’re an actor, musician, athlete, or speaker, this online workshop series will lead you through a myriad of experiences focused on grounding and centering, efficient movement, connection to breath, and physical awareness. We’ll explore ways to integrate your breath, voice, and biomechanics while staying active from home.

Limited to 8 students. Online platform: Zoom  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet

April 13-May 18  (6 weeks)  Mondays  12 noon-2pm    $106   

 

INTRO TO VOICEOVER

Led by Cliff Miller

This online course provides an introduction to the field of voiceover for actors and curious individuals. We will cover acting for voiceover, home studio setup, mic technique, and recording and editing. Through analyzing, performing, and critiquing voiceover copy, we will explore the many areas of voiceover while focusing on commercial and audiobook narration. Through repeatedly sharing our work and learning from others, we will develop foundational voiceover skills and reinforce the course’s learning objectives. There will be 12 hours online as a class and one private coaching session per person.

Limited to 8 students. Online platform: Zoom  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

April 15-May 20 (6 weeks)  Wednesdays   6:30-8:30pm    $141    

 

SPEAKING ONLINE:  Skills For Success

Whether living or boardroom, all the world’s a stage!

Led by Adam Roberts

This course is intended for anyone desiring to increase the power and impact of their speaking voice, whether online or in person.  Training in healthy vocal production is an essential part of speaking intentionally in any situation, from the stage and screen to the classroom and boardroom.  In this virtual course, you will learn a variety of techniques preparing and using your natural voice to speak confidently in a variety of environments.  The first few classes will focus on active exercises designed to healthily engage the various aspects of vocal production, while the final sessions will practically apply what you’ve learned to speeches, interpersonal communication or presentations.

Limited to 10 students.  Online platform:  Zoom  Materials needed:  internet connection with audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

April 15-May 27  (7 weeks)  Wednesdays  7:30-9:30pm   $151

   

TEACHING MUSICAL THEATRE VOICE

When your student says “I want to sing on Broadway!”

Led by Adam Roberts

If you’re a studio voice teacher, choir director, or stage director who’d like to integrate musical theatre work but aren’t aure where to start, this virtual workshop is for you.  We cover the unique features of vocal coaching for musical theatre performers, including both technical and stylistic approaches.  Participants will leave this workshop with a better understanding of repertory students, how to structure and focus a musical theatre vocal coaching or lesson, and a host of tips, tricks and resources to enhance your musical theatre teaching skills.  Limited to 10 students.

Online platform:  Zoom.  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

April 16-May 14  (5 weeks)  Thursdays  7:30-9:30pm         $81 

 

FOUNDATIONS OF SINGING 

Led by Adam Roberts

This course provides an introduction to vocal technique for the beginning to advanced-beginning singer. Students will have the opportunity to sing both individually and as part of a group. This class is ideal for anyone who desires to gain a foundational knowledge of singing, including stage and film actors.  Students are encouraged to focus on the musical styles that most interest them, with support from the instructor in identifying specific song choices.  By the end of the course, participants will have become better acquainted with the unique qualities of their individual voices. For optimal results, Foundations of Singing should be repeated multiple times prior to proceeding to the next level in our Singing Voice sequence. No prior singing experience necessary.

Online Platform:  Zoom.  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

April 15-May 27  (7 weeks)  Wednesdays  12:00-2:00pm      $151

 

PRIVATE COACHING IN MUSICAL THEATRE AND CONTEMPORARY VOICE

Led by Adam Roberts

Private coaching sessions with Adam Roberts are offered in musical theatre and contemporary vocal styles such as pop, folk, rock, etc. Coaching packages are tailored to each student’s unique goals and may include work toward preparing upcoming auditions, building a rep book, bolstering technique, expanding range, and strengthening a variety of performance skills. Coachings are available for adults from beginning through professional levels, and to advanced high school students. Call or email for an appointment time: info@adamrobertsvoice.com

Online Platform:  Zoom.  Materials needed:  internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet.

Apr 23-May 21  (5 weeks)  Thursdays   2:00-5:00pm  $401  DRAX 3063 

Apr 24-May 15  (4 weeks)  Fridays    1:30-4:30pm    $321    DRAX 3063 203 

Apr 25-May 16  (4 weeks)  Saturdays  9am-12pm & 12:30-3:30pm    $321    DRAX 3063 204