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    CUNY Queens College: Musical Theatre Summer Pre-College


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This Musical Theatre Workshop provides a unique opportunity for students, 10-16 years old, interested in performing in musicals to be trained in singing, acting and dancing. It will consist of classes in vocal technique, dance, song/audition repertoire, acting, and scene study.

    Vocal Technique/ Sight-Singing

    Students will learn how to breathe and produce sound properly in a group setting through vocal warm-ups and exercises. They will also learn the fundamentals of reading music.


    All students take a dance class everyday. They will learn musical theatre style dance combinations and an overview of the dance techniques incorporated in this style of dance. Proper dance shoes will be required.

    Song/ Audition Repertoire

    Students will work on performing appropriate solo material from the musical theatre repertoire. They will explore how to present a song to an audience or at an audition for a musical production.

    Acting/ Theatre Games

    Acting is an art that young students are rarely given the opportunity to explore. In this class, students will learn acting techniques through theatre games and group improvisations. Students will also be introduced to script analysis, characterization and work on monologues.

    Scene Study

    Every student will be assigned a lead role in a scene from a musical such as The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, Seussical and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. These scenes will include both dialogue and music so that each student gets the experience of creating a character on stage through speaking and singing. 

    Private Coachings

    Each student will get one 10-15 minute private session, the first week, to work with a voice teacher on the music they are preparing for Song/ Audition Repertoire Class and the Showcase. Additional sessions will follow, as needed, over the next three weeks. Students will need to bring a blank cassette tape to record these sessions so that they can practice the music at home.


    At the end of the four weeks, all of the students will perform in a Showcase open to the public. Every student will perform a scene and a solo number. There will also be at least three dance numbers performed. Some monologues may also be included.