through December 28, 2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winter Excel Online
Sunday, December 27 & Monday, December 28, 2020
11:00am – 4:00pm ET (Eastern Time) – Each day
Ages: 9-19 (divided by age)
Zoom Online Intensive
Broadway Workshop’s Winter Excel is a two-day weekend program geared toward students (ages 9-19) with a strong passion for the performing arts. In this program, students will receive a wide variety of training from our staff of incredible Broadway guest teaching artists.
Winter Excel teaching artists include: George Salazar (Be More Chill, Godspell), Sierra Boggess (Phantom, Little Mermaid, Les Mis), Jason Gotay (Bring it On, Spider-Man), Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, In the Heights), Vasthy Mompoint (Prom, Spongebob), Ryan McCartan (Frozen, Wicked, Heathers), Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls, Les Mis), and special guest star to be announced!
Students will begin each day with a group morning meeting and then head off to their smaller group workshops (students are divided by age), where they will receive one-on-one coaching and a more personalized setting. In their first class period, students will meet with a Broadway teaching artist and work on song interpretation, audition technique, and how to connect to their material. The second day of the program builds on the first day. Our small class groups allow for students to get comfortable with the other students and teachers and allow them to embrace what is special about them and apply it to their song work.
Students will have a 45-minute lunch break following their morning master classes.
Students will return to smaller groups to take part in a rotating set of acting workshops, including on- camera scene work and improv. These classes will be led by various Broadway and film/television actors.
In the final part of the day, students will come together for an exciting virtual dance workshop featuring different Broadway guest teachers directly from Broadway’s best dance shows!
MORE ON BROADWAY WORKSHOP: ONLINE INTENSIVES
Things you’ll need to participate in the Online EXCEL Intensive:- A computer or device (such as a phone or tablet) with internet connection. We strongly recommend using a computer.
– A 16-32 bar accompaniment track for your song (see below for information on how to get a track if you need one).
– A second device (phone or tablet) to play your 16-32 bar accompaniment track (You can play the track from the computer you are Zoom(ing) from).
– Zoom – available through download at www.Zoom.com. You will need to create a Zoom account (free).
– Be prepared with paper and pen to take notes of anything that may come up during the class.
Students will need two or three musical theatre or pop/rock audition songs in the correct key for this workshop. We suggest that you do not sing songs currently on Broadway and stay away from overdone musical material. You will need a track to sing along with – you can try to find a track online or you may email our musical directors to create a track for you (information below). Feel free to contact any of the people on this list and they will do their best to get you a track ASAP of your cut. If you are looking for song suggestions – Click HERE to browse for song cuts.
We have put together a list of helpful places to find tracks for your musical theater/pop songs.
Piano Tracks – App
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