One Semester; 1/2 Fine Arts Credit
Prerequisite: Permission of vocal and/or theatre instructors, previous experience
Studies in Musical Theatre will explore the related disciplines of music and drama using group and individual work to develop the skills of vocal and physical performance. This course will include instruction in stage terminology, vocal production, audition techniques, choreography and scene composition. As both a singer and an actor, the student will learn to use the tools of characterization in order to effectively communicate the emotions of songs. Students will participate in performances of musical theater scenes and must have background or skill in both vocal music and drama.