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Summer Musical Theatre Intensive at The Hartt Community

200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117

860-768-4451


Spend two weeks at the University of Hartford fostering excellence, artistry, and a love of musical theatre. The Hartt School Community  Division’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensives offer a full-day musical-
theatre training experience for youth, lead by faculty from Broadway and the University, including Music Director Wendy Cavett (current conductor of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical) and Program Director Michelle Murray Fiertek (one of Disney Hollywood Studios’s original Ariels). Master classes, improvisation, singing and dance technique, script analysis, character development, and college audition preparation with University faculty (for high school students) are included, as are professional headshots for all participants. Master classes this year include Hamilton, An American Musical Choreography, where students learn the original choreography from Broadway’s Hamilton, presented by a member of the Broadway creative team (Preprofessional); and Performance Technique Master Class, where students will perform for Broadway actress Janelle Robinson and receive feedback and coaching (Junior).
The Preprofessional program is for students age 14–20, and includes a residential option for those looking to live on campus. The session runs July 9–20, 2018. Applications are due April 6.
The Junior program is for students in grades 4–8. The session runs July 16–27. Applications are due May 18.
Both programs are located on the University of Hartford campus. Classes are held in the beautiful Handel Performing Arts Center in Hartford, Conn. Facilities include five studio spaces, two black-box performance spaces, dressing rooms, and public spaces, all within a two-hour drive of Boston and New York City. Dining halls and dorm residents are located on the main campus, just a five-minute drive away in West Hartford, Conn. Transportation between the two campuses is included.
Watch a video about the SMTI experience. For more information or to apply, visit hartford.edu/hcd/smti.
SMTI Preprofessional:

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS
An opportunity to learn the original choreography from Broadway’s Hamilton, presented by a member of the cast, straight from the stage to the studio.

TRACEY MOORE – “AUDITIONING FOR COLLEGE” MASTER CLASS
Sing and present a monologue for renowned Broadway actress Tracey Moore, author of “Acting the Song: Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre,” and current Associate Professor of Theatre at The Hartt School. Get valuable feedback on your collegiate audition material.

STEPHEN DEANGELIS – MUSIC THEATRE AUDITION MASTER CLASS

Perform for top NYC casting director Stephen DeAngelis who will offer one-on-one feedback and coaching to strengthen your musical theatre audition technique. Find out how to make the best first impression, learn which cuts best show your personality and vocal range, investigate best current practices for preparing your submission material, get insider information on choosing audition material for large auditions such as StrawHat/NETC/full seasons and more. Moreover, there will be a Q&A about the business.

SMTI Junior:
IMPROVISATION MASTER CLASS: An opportunity to learn about and practice theatrical improvisation with New York-based actress and writer Moira O’Sullivan. Have fun, get comfortable, and be able to handle yourself in all acting situations!
PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS: Perform for Hartt/HCD Voice faculty member Janelle Robinson and get feedback and coaching on your musical theatre performance technique. Janelle is a master performer and teacher whose Broadway credits include the production of Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s Mary Poppins in which she originated the role of Mrs. Corry; Oklahoma, also produced by Cameron Mackintosh; and the revival of Showboat in addition to the 1st National Tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Showboat.
HIP-HOP DANCE MASTER CLASS: Learn the hip-hop movement style from Connecticut’s own dancer and instructor Keith Crockett in this high energy, fun, and very supportive environment!

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