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Music Theatre - Performance

Available at: Brockville

Overview

The Music Theatre - Performance program gives aspiring musical theatre professionals theoretical and practical training in three core disciplines of acting, singing and dance. Our faculty of experienced professionals guide students through personalized instruction and coaching, as well as courses in stagecraft, musical theatre history, music theory and audition preparation. This demanding “triple threat” program allows you to hone your skills by performing in front of audiences in studio, main stage productions and in our unique touring productions where students learn to create and produce original theatrical pieces. Our students receive mentoring from faculty and guest industry professionals to become competent and job-ready for a competitive and rapidly changing industry.

Learn more - download the Music Theatre - Performance Program Brochure (pdf)

As a St. Lawrence College Student you will have the unique opportunity to pursue a three-year Advanced Diploma in Music Theatre - Performance and a Bachelor of Music Theatre with our partner, Queen’s University. This new educational pathway enables graduates of the Music Theatre - Performance Program to apply to the Bachelor of Music Theatre program at Queen’s University with advanced standing. Upon successful completion of four semesters, successful graduates would receive a Bachelor of Music Theatre Degree. For more information, please contact Janet Venn-Jackson at JVennJackson@sl.on.ca or 613-345-0660, ext. 3407.

Highlights

  • Guest industry experts provide unique learning opportunities through workshops in specialized skills and techniques to augment the core curriculum. 
  • Students perform in multiple musical productions including performances at the Brockville Arts Centre, recognized as one of the finest historic theatres in Eastern Ontario.
  • Our campus is situated in a safe, historic community along the St. Lawrence River with easy access to three of Canada's largest cities, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.

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Stage Season 2017-2018

See our student excellence in song, dance, and drama, live on stage! Learn about the shows being produced this stage season.

Beauty and the Beast 12 Angry Jurors

New Faces The Wedding Singer

Penelopiad

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about the professors and Voice Teachers and Guest Artists in the Music Theatre - Performance program.

Our Alumni

Our Alumni are often seen on TV, on the stage and in various productions. Check out where our alumni are now for a peek at some of our recent grads.

Career Opportunities

The Music Theatre – Performance program prepares you to work in the professional entertainment industry, including large scale commercial musicals, summer theatre, night clubs, cruise lines, industrial shows, film and television.

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Program Name

Music Theatre - Performance

Program Code

1012

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

3 Years

Location (Campus)

Brockville

Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $2,059.55. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $2,981.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Students are required to maintain private singing (technique) and portfolio (repertoire) lessons throughout the duration of the program. Your one-on-one coaches are assigned to you from the Music Theatre - Performance teaching staff. The cost of your private lessons is included in the tuition and compulsory fees quoted above.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
MUTH 4  Jazz 1
MUTH 8 Ballet 1
MUTH 11 Ensemble Singing 1
MUTH 22  Tap 1
MUTH 95 Script Analysis 1
MUTH 100 Musical Theatre Performance 1
MUTH 101 Acting and Script Analysis 1
MUTH 102 Musical Literacy 1
MUTH 103 Musical Theatre History and Vocal Repertoire 1
MUTH 104 Voice and Speech/Movement 1
MUTH 105 Physical Warm Up Technique
MUTH 106 Applied Performance 1
MUTH 107 Ear Training, Sight Singing and Keyboarding 1
General Education Course (Required)

Semester 2
MUTH 7 Stagecraft
MUTH 15 Jazz 2
MUTH 16 Ballet 2
MUTH 21 Ensemble Singing 2
MUTH 23 Tap 2
MUTH 96 Script Analysis 2
MUTH 200 Musical Theatre History and Vocal Repertoire 2
MUTH 201 Acting and Script Analysis 2
MUTH 202 Applied Performance 2
MUTH 203 Voice and Speech/Movement 2
MUTH 204 Music Literacy 2
MUTH 205 Musical Theatre Performance 2
MUTH 206 Performance Placement 1

Semester 3
MUTH 32 Ballet 3
MUTH 36 Jazz 3
MUTH 49 Tap 3
MUTH 300 Musical Theatre Scene Study 1
MUTH 301 Acting 3
MUTH 302 Performance Placement 2
MUTH 303 Musical Theatre Performance 3
MUTH 304 Applied Performance 3
General Education Course (Required)

Semester 4
MUTH 53 Jazz 4
MUTH 59 Ballet 4
MUTH 62 Tap 4
MUTH 85 Advanced Scene Study
MUTH 94 Applied Performance 4
MUTH 400 Acting 4
MUTH 401 Performance Placement 3
MUTH 402 Musical Theatre Performance 4

Semester 5
MUTH 58 Original Production
MUTH 63 Jazz 5
MUTH 67 Ballet 5
MUTH 76 Tap 5
MUTH 500 Dance Audition 1
MUTH 501 Performance Placement 5
MUTH 502 Musical Theatre Audition Technique 1
MUTH 503 Theatre Business
MUTH 505 Acting 5
MUTH 602 Promotion and Portfolio Development
General Education Course (Required)

Semester 6
MUTH 80 Ballet 6
MUTH 84 Jazz 6
MUTH 90 Acting 6
MUTH 92 Tap 6
MUTH 403 Musical Theatre Scene Study 2
MUTH 504 Performance Placement 5
MUTH 600 Performance Placement 6
MUTH 601 Musical Theatre Audition Technique 2
MUTH 603 Dance Audition 2

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math
  • Successful performance audition (there is a fee to audition) 

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Performance Audition

There are two ways an applicant can complete a performance audition:

  1. Attend an audition in person. All applicants must complete and submit an application to audition form prior to their audition date. Download the audition form (pdf). Click here to learn more about performance auditions, including upcoming dates and locations.
  2. If you can't attend an audition in person, you audition via an electronic submission by sending program coordinator Janet Venn-Jackson a YouTube submission that includes all required audition elements as detailed on the audition form (pdf). Please ensure you present a classical plié, a classical tendu, a single or double pirouette right and left side, a time step and a one-minute dance combination of the musical theatre genre on your audition YouTube submission.
If you're interested in applying to our Music Theatre - Performance program, we would love to have you come to our Brockville campus and experience our program as student-for-a-day. Contact program coordinator Janet Venn-Jackson to arrange a date and time.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

Testimonials

I think Brockville is a great city. It’s quite small so it’s a great transition city, but it’s also directly in between Toronto and Ottawa so you get access to both marketplaces which is a huge plus being in this industry.



Catarina Ciccone

Program Contact

Janet Venn-Jackson
JVennJackson@sl.on.ca

Admissions Information

Connect with a College Career Advisor:
dreamit@sl.on.ca

International Students Contact:
international@sl.on.ca


Additional Information

Admission to the Joint Bachelor of Music Theatre program between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University
Admission to the joint Bachelor of Music Theatre program between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University begins with an application through the OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) website (ouac.on.ca) using the QMT program code. The Ontario Secondary School prerequisites for the program include English 4U and one additional 4U course in addition to four other courses at the 4U or 4M level. Applicants outside of Ontario should visit queensu.ca/admission for program requirements. Following your application, you must successfully complete an audition through St. Lawrence College. Auditions will take place in Brockville, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario. Those residing outside of these areas are to submit a digital audition. Upon receipt of your application you will be sent more information regarding the audition process. For information regarding your audition please contact Janet Venn-Jackson, Program Coordinator, at jvennjackson@sl.on.ca

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Classes are held in studio space designated for this program.

Recommended Background

It is essential that students demonstrate ability, experience and interest in musical theatre. Prospective students should take dance, theatre arts, and music courses while in high school. Private dance, voice and piano lessons and participation in community theatre are assets.

Because of the extremely physical nature of our program and its demanding schedule, it is essential that proper nutrition, proper sleep habits, and regular physical activity be part of your lifestyle to maintain your health and well-being.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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