Emerson is providing this information based on its current plans and in accordance with health and safety information currently available. Emerson may, in its discretion, or under direction of government or health authorities, change plans regarding modalities of courses or activities, and physical access to any facilities.
This is a remote program. It will take place in a synchronous live format while using Zoom in EST, with asynchronous elements using our Canvas online learning management software and Google Suite.
Musical Theatre Studio introduces you to the rigors of Emerson's nationally renowned undergraduate BFA training in musical theater. The five-week program, eligible for four college credits, focuses on technique-based training in skill development for singing, acting, dance and song interpretation and reflects on the training in the Emerson BFA Musical Theatre Program, which emphasizes process. The priority is not on performance or production, but on the fundamentals, vocabulary and discipline of the craft. Preparation for college admission auditions will also be addressed.
The faculty members, including alumni and current upper-level students of the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Emerson College, have Broadway, regional, national touring, summer stock, television and film credits, and draw from these experiences to create a dynamic cross between scholarship and rigorous training. Professional guest artists including alumni who graduated from the Emerson BFA Musical Theatre Program may also be invited to teach in the intensive.
During the last week of the program, students who are rising seniors are offered an option to audition for the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Emerson for future admittance consideration.
The musical theatre faculty at Emerson College has achieved valuable and effective experience in online teaching of singing and acting. Dance has also moved successfully to online teaching with an important educational aim for those seeking deeper understanding of the heritage and history of musical theatre dance. Last summer’s Musical Theatre Studio, taught entirely online, drew acclaim from students and parents and set a national standard of excellence for summer pre-college online studio training.
Musical Theatre Studio is offered as a noncredit or college credit program option.