SUMMER GLEE 2014
June 16 – 27, 2014
A TWO-WEEK, MUSICAL THEATRE AND VOICE WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG SINGERS, ACTORS AND DANCERS FROM ACROSS THE TRIANGLE
Summer Glee Registration is now closed.
Summer Glee Forms for download:
See scenes from Summer Glee 2014
LOVE TO PERFORM? WANT TO BUILD YOUR SKILLS?
Now entering its fourth year, the Summer Glee workshop at UNC gives up to 50 young participants, from grades 6-9, a rare opportunity to explore this greatest of all American art forms; musical theatre.
Taught by an extraordinarily talented and dedicated team of teachers and artists, our summer students build their vocal skills and confidence through group and individual voice instruction, work with a choreographer and acting coach, and take masterclasses with guest teachers, all of who have extensive musical theatre and Broadway experience.
Summer Glee offers an immersive, skill-building experience for young artists, in a safe and supportive environment. The workshop is also an opportunity to learn and perform music and scenes from Broadway shows like Matilda, Oliver, Hairspray, West Side Story, Wicked, Annie, Newsies, Into the Woods, The Sound of Music and many more…
In short, each young performer works to become a triple-threat, a singer, dancer and actor.
This unique program is co-directed by former UNC Department of Music voice professor, Nicole House and Sean Grier, co-director of choral activity at Durham School of the Arts (see Staff Biographies). Students and parents from past years speak of the sense of family, trust and community that is created, which allows for exploration and risk-taking in a supportive environment, while also marveling at the level of professionalism and performance standard that is achieved each year.
The heart of the program is voice and singing; teaching young singers how to focus on the story and emotion within a song, learning how to deliver a performance that connects deeply and authentically with the performer and their audience. Students work in small ensemble groups and perform in solo masterclasses during which they receive feedback from their voice teachers. Each singer also takes private voice classes with Caroline Miceli (see Staff Biographies) when they work on a song together that has been chosen individually for that singer. This is an opportunity for more experienced singers to achieve new heights of achievement and vocal training, while new singers can begin to learn the basics of vocal technique. It is a chance to experience the joy of music and performance, sometimes for the first time.
While Summer Glee focuses on the voice, singers also learn that sound does not come just from the head, it comes from the whole body. Students work with a movement teacher to connect their “instrument” to the movement and expression of their body, the home of the voice. Our movement teacher helps students find the ease, relaxation and co-ordination needed to support them as singers, while the acting coach leads them in improvisation, trust and scene work. The full teaching team, in addition to our special guests offering masterclasses, lead the summer students toward their culminating, public performance on June 27th at UNC; an opportunity to gleefully share all that they have learned.
See scenes from Summer Glee 2013
HOW DO I AUDITION FOR SUMMER GLEE?
To schedule an audition, please submit the registration form below. Auditions for new students, and assessments for students previously enrolled in either Summer Glee or Saturday Glee, will take place on the campus of UNC, Chapel Hill from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on March 22, 2014. All new and returning students will be contacted shortly after submission of the registration form below, and given a confirmed time for their audition or assessment.
New students are encouraged to audition, regardless of experience. We are looking for participants, who love to sing, have a great attitude and want to improve their performance skills. The program is structured to be able to cater individually to students at all levels.
SEE SCENES FROM SUMMER GLEE 2012
WHAT IS THE AUDITION PROCESS FOR NEW STUDENTS, AND THE ASSESMENT PROCESS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS?
Singers will be asked to perform the first verse and chorus from any ONE of the five songs listed below, OR may choose to sing the familiar song, “Happy Birthday”. Please note that singers will be unaccompanied. Links to performances of the songs are included, as well as links to sheet music for those students who may wish to use this for reference.
2. Consider Yourself from Oliver!
3. O What A Beautiful Mornin’ from Oklahoma!
4. Castle on the Cloud from Les Miserables
5. Getting to Know You from The King and I
All students should be prepared to answer a few questions about themselves during the audition, and to speak about their experience and love of music. This may include a discussion about their favorite musicals or singers, or any involvement in chorus programs, musicals or any other relevant theatrical or dance experiences. Please note, our teachers work to create a warm, and non-intimidating audition atmosphere for young, often nervous singers, while also encouraging all students to prepare to the best of their ability. An audition, or individual assessment is a great opportunity to learn!
The two-week program runs from June 16 – 27, 2014 on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill, in the Hill Hall Music Building. The workshop meets from 10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, with an hour break for lunch.
The tuition fee is $675 and includes all music and materials, due in full upon acceptance of a place in the program. Scholarships are available, based on financial need. Admission is by audition only for new students, and by vocal assessment for returning students. Any questions, please contact Lauren Bromley Hodge, Director of Community Chorus Project at:
(919) 428-1597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL STUDENTS, NEW AND RETURNING, REGISTER HERE TO AUDITION FOR SUMMER GLEE!