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Music Theatre - Performance

Brockville Campus | Program Code: 1012 | Open for International Students
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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.

Program Details

Code 1012
Start Date September
Credential Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus Brockville
Program Length 3 Years
Delivery Full-Time
Open for international students

Program 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.
  • Learn more about the professors
  • Voice Teachers and Guest Artists
  • Where our Alumni are now

Program Outline

2020-2021

This applied course introduces basic jazz technique with an emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Various jazz styles, history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre are introduced. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught individually and reinforced. Proper jazz class format is introduced.

This applied course introduces basic ballet techniques with emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment.  Rudimentary terminology is introduced. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce techniques based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cueing. Students learn the basic components of a ballet class and the physical and mental disciplines required to complete the elements and begin to assess personal physical skills and limitations in classical technique. Steps are taught individually and reinforced.

This course applies techniques of basic musicianship to the performance of ensemble musical theatre repertoire and introduces students to the rehearsal process. Students integrate music and text in repertoire from the musical theatre genre in a variety of styles and eras. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to retain and execute music and text and perform in an ensemble setting.

This applied course introduces basic tap technique and terminology, covering various styles. Students develop skills in timing, rhythm, style and musicality. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written work, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cueing. Steps are taught individually and reinforced. A proper tap class format is introduced.

This applied course prepares students to analyze text and apply it to the preparation of performance materials. This course will focus on the works of William Shakespeare to develop skills of text analysis. Through a systematic assessment of written assignments and participation in class discussions, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform text.

This applied course prepares students to perform songs at a basic level in a variety of periods and styles from the musical theatre repertoire.  Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform songs suitable for audition purposes.

This foundational course introduces students to a variety of acting methods such as Stanislavsky, Hagen, Adler, Meisner, Strasberg. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and in-class participation in practical exercises and improvisation, students have the opportunity to develop their skills as an emerging actor. 

This theoretical and applied course introduces the basic skills of music literacy through music theory, sight-singing, ear training and keyboarding for the beginner musician. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to read and notate music at a basic level in order to prepare music in courses and placements. Students may write a test administered by the course instructor based on equivalency in order to exempt the course.

In this course, students examine the evolution of the American Musical from circa 1866 (Gilbert and Sullivan/The Black Crook) – circa 1950 (Lerner and Loewe) through research and discussion of the influential performers, composers, lyricists, choreographers, producers and directors in the first part of the 20th century. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the musical theatre genre. Students apply that knowledge to the preparation and performance of songs with respect to the appropriate style and historical context.

This foundational course is an introduction to vocal technique and movement for the stage. Students apply multiple techniques, strategies and exercises for the proper use of the voice. Using various established voice, speech and movement techniques, students explore and develop the rudiments of body awareness in relation to proper vocal technique. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and in-class activities, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to apply proper voice, speech and movement techniques.

In this applied course, students utilize dance technique from the Co-Requisite courses in the rehearsal and performance of ensemble and solo musical theatre choreography. Students are introduced to the rehearsal process by exploring repertoire from the musical theatre genre in a variety of styles and eras in order to execute choreography within a stylistic and historical context. Students rehearse and develop material to be performed in a review-style show as coordinated by faculty. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce choreography within a historical context based on visual reproduction and verbal cueing.

This theoretical and applied course introduces the basic skills of music literacy through sight-singing, ear training and keyboarding for the musical theatre performer. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to read and prepare music and musical scores at a basic level in order to prepare music in courses and placements. Students may write a test administered by the course instructor based on equivalency in order to exempt the course.

This course enables the emerging singer to develop sound vocal practices based on the learner’s individual vocal production. Basic vocal anatomy and physiology will be explored through a combination of exercises, scales and individual repertoire in group sessions and individual tutorials.

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This applied course introduces pre-intermediate jazz technique with an emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Various jazz styles, history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre are reinforced. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught individually and in combinations and reinforced. Students are expected to have an understanding of the format of a proper jazz class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 4

This applied course introduces pre-intermediate ballet technique with emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment.  New terminology is introduced. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught individually and in combination and reinforced. Students are expected to have an understanding of the format of the ballet class and the physical demands required at a pre-intermediate level.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 8

This course applies techniques of intermediate musicianship to the performance of ensemble musical theatre repertoire and reinforces rehearsal skills. Students integrate music and text in repertoire from the musical theatre genre in a variety of styles and eras. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to retain and execute music and text and perform in an ensemble setting.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 11

This applied course reinforces tap technique at a pre intermediate level, covering various styles.  Students continue to develop skills in timing, rhythm, style and musicality. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written work, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught and reinforced individually and in combination at a pre-intermediate level. Students are expected to have an understanding of proper tap class format at a pre-intermediate level.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 22

This applied course continues to prepare students to analyze text and apply it to the preparation of performance materials. This course will focus on modern text to develop skills of text analysis. Through systematic assessment of written assignments and participation in class discussions, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform text.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 95

In this course, students examine the evolution of the American Musical from circa 1950 (Frank Loesser) – Present Day through research and discussion of the influential performers, composers, lyricists, choreographers, producers and directors in the latter part of the 20th century through present day. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the musical theatre genre. Students apply that knowledge to the preparation and performance of songs with respect to appropriate style and historical context.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 103

This foundational course continues the exploration of a variety of acting methods such as Stanislavsky, Hagen, Adler, Meisner and Strasberg. Students will apply skills and techniques to a variety of texts. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and in-class participation in practical exercises and improvisation, students have the opportunity to develop their skills as an emerging actor. 

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 101

In this applied course, students utilize dance technique in the rehearsal and performance of ensemble and solo musical theatre choreography from the Pre and Co-Requisite courses. Students rehearse and perform material for a review-style show as coordinated by faculty. Students continue exploring repertoire from the musical theatre genre in a variety of styles and eras in order to execute choreography within a stylistic and historical context. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce choreography within a historical context based on visual reproduction and verbal cuing.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 106

This foundational course continues the exploration of vocal, speech and movement for the stage. Students apply multiple techniques, strategies and exercises for the proper use of the voice. Using various established voice, speech and movement techniques, students explore and develop the rudiments of body awareness in relation to proper vocal technique. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and in-class activities, students have the opportunity to use spoken text to explore heightened language, emotional motivation and support for the voice.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 104

This theoretical and applied course continues the skills of music literacy at an intermediate level through music theory, sight singing, ear training and keyboarding for the beginner musician. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to read and notate music at an intermediate level in order to prepare music in courses and placements. Students may write a test administered by the course instructor based on equivalency in order to exempt the course.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 102

This applied course prepares students to perform songs at an intermediate level in a variety of periods and styles from the musical theatre repertoire. Students are expected to maintain the material presented in this class for assessment and audition purposes.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 100

Students integrate acting, music and dance by drawing on material covered in semesters 1 and 2 in a capstone project coordinated by faculty. Mentored by faculty, students are oriented to rehearsal and performance etiquette and locations.  

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 4 + MUTH 8 + MUTH 11 + MUTH 22 + MUTH 104 + MUTH 108

This theoretical and applied course builds upon basic skills of music literacy through sight singing, ear training and keyboarding for the musical theatre performer. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests, and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to read and prepare music and musical scores at an intermediate level in order to prepare music in courses and placements. Students may write a test administered by the course instructor based on equivalency in order to exempt the course.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 107

This course reinforces sound vocal practices based on the developing strengths of the learner’s individual vocal production. Learners will develop good vocal habits and independent practice strategies to apply to the performance of repertoire. Vocal anatomy and physiology will be explored through a combination of exercises, scales and individual repertoire in group sessions and individual tutorials.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 108

This course continues to develop students basic warm up techniques with emphasis on posture, strength and proper flexibility. The importance and benefits of physical warm up for the musical theatre performer are introduced. Students reproduce technique based on visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the ability to improve their body awareness and ability to prepare themselves physically for their course work.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 105

This applied course expands ballet technique to an intermediate level by depending upon muscle memory for execution.  New terminology is introduced and demonstration is provided by instructor for new techniques. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught individually and in combination with reinforcement of technique. Students are expected to have an understanding of the format of the ballet class and the physical demands required at an intermediate level.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 16

This applied course expands jazz technique at an intermediate level with an emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Various jazz styles, history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre are reinforced. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught individually and in combinations and reinforced. Students are expected to have an understanding of the format of a proper jazz class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 15

This applied course reinforces intermediate tap technique, covering various styles. Students continue to develop skills in musicality, timing, style, rhythm and performance. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written work, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Demonstration is provided when necessary as new steps are taught individually and in combinations in a musical theatre context. Students are expected to know the format of a tap class and the physical demands required at an intermediate level.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 23

In this applied course, students integrate acting and musical preparation techniques in the rehearsal and performance of musical theatre scenes.  Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform scenes with respect to character development and interpretation of the intention of the composer, lyricist and book writer.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 201 + MUTH 205 + MUTH 208

This applied course prepares students to perform monologues and scenes at an intermediate level from the modern repertoire with a focus on European playwrights such as Ibsen, Chekov, Wilde. Students apply acting techniques, script analysis, exploration of character, physical and emotional expression in the rehearsal process. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform a variety of texts.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 201

This course integrates acting, music and dance in a capstone project. Students rehearse and perform a fully produced musical theatre piece with public performances. Mentored by faculty, students interpret the intention of the composer, lyricist and book writer and apply acting, musical preparation, vocal, and dance techniques to the rehearsal of musical theatre piece. Students are assessed on both the preparation (ability to work independently and in a group to prepare materials and apply correction) and performance of the capstone project.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 206 + MUTH 15 + MUTH 16 + MUTH 21 + MUTH 23 + MUTH 201 + MUTH 202 + MUTH 208

This applied course prepares students to assemble and perform audition repertoire at an advanced level in a variety of periods and styles from the musical theatre genre. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written assignments, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform songs suitable for audition purposes.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 205

In this applied course, students utilize dance technique from the Co-Requisite courses in the rehearsal and performance of ensemble and solo musical theatre choreography. Students continue exploring repertoire from the musical theatre genre in a variety of styles and eras in order to execute choreography within a stylistic and historical context. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce choreography within a historical context based on visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Concepts and skills are introduced to prepare students for dance auditions in the musical theatre industry.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 202

This course expands knowledge of the fundamental concepts of vocal technique. Learners will continue developing strengths of the learner’s individual vocal production by the analysis and study of various established methodologies.  Vocal anatomy and physiology will be explored through a combination of exercises, scales and individual repertoire in group sessions and individual tutorials. Learners will apply knowledge of vocal structure and technique through study, research, reflection, presentation, and challenge.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 208

This course continues to practice the rudiments of voice, speech and movement for the stage. Students apply multiple techniques, strategies and exercises to text in order to explore heightened language, emotional motivation and expression through movement. Techniques for acquiring dialects are introduced.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 203

This theoretical and applied course continues the skills of music literacy at an intermediate level through music theory for the intermediate musician. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to read and notate music at an intermediate level in order to prepare music in courses and placements. Students may write a test administered by the course instructor based on equivalency in order to exempt the course.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 204

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This applied course expands jazz technique at a pre-advanced level with an emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Various jazz styles, history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre are reinforced. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Demonstration will occur when introducing new steps and previous steps are reinforced individually and in combinations. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work with the understanding of the physical requirements of a pre-advanced jazz class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 36

This applied course expands ballet technique to a pre-advanced level by depending upon muscle memory for execution.  New terminology is introduced with demonstration provided by instructor for new techniques. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Steps are taught individually and in combination with reinforcement of previous technique. Students are expected to have an understanding of the format of the ballet class and the physical requirements at a pre-advanced level.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 32

This applied course introduces pre-advanced tap technique, covering various styles.  Students continue to develop skills in performance, presentation, rhythm, and style. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written work, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Combinations of steps are taught at a pre-advanced level and demonstration occurs when introducing new steps in order to prepare the student for musical theatre auditions. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work, knowing the physical demands of a pre-advanced tap class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 49

This applied course prepares students to perform monologues and scenes at an intermediate level from the contemporary theatre repertoire with a focus on Canadian and American playwrights. Students apply acting techniques, script analysis, exploration of character, physical and emotional expression in the rehearsal process. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform a variety of texts.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 304

This applied course prepares students to perform monologues and scenes at an intermediate level from the classical theatre repertoire with a focus on European playwrights such as Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen and Strindberg.

Students apply acting techniques such as the use of intentions and objectives, script analysis, exploration of character, physical and emotional expression and the analysis of subtext in the rehearsal process.

Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform monologues suitable for audition purposes.

Prerequisite(s): MUTT 301

This course integrates acting, music and dance in a capstone project. Students rehearse and perform a fully produced musical theatre piece with public performances. Mentored by faculty, students interpret the intention of the composer, lyricist and book writer and apply acting, musical preparation, vocal, and dance techniques to the rehearsal of musical theatre piece. Students are assessed on both the preparation (ability to work independently and in a group to prepare materials and apply correction) and performance of the capstone project.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 302 + MUTH 32 + MUTH 36 + MUTH 49 + MUTH 301 + MUTH 303 + MUTH 304 + MUTH 305

This applied course prepares students to assemble and perform audition repertoire at a competent level in a variety of periods and styles from the musical theatre genre.  Through systematic assessment of their performance and written assignments, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform songs suitable for audition purposes.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 303

In this applied course, students integrate acting and musical preparation techniques in the rehearsal and performance of musical theatre scenes. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform scenes with respect to character development and interpretation of the intention of the composer, lyricist and book writer.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 303

This course expands knowledge of the fundamental concepts of vocal technique. Learners will continue developing strengths of the learner’s individual vocal production by the analysis and study of various established methodologies.  Vocal anatomy and physiology will be explored through a combination of exercises, scales and individual repertoire in group sessions and individual tutorials. Learners will apply knowledge of vocal structure and technique through study, research, reflection, presentation, and challenge.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 308

This course continues to practice the rudiments of voice, speech and movement for the stage. Students apply multiple techniques, strategies and exercises to text in order to explore heightened language, emotional motivation and expression through movement. Techniques for acquiring dialects are developed.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 306

This theoretical and applied course continues the skills of music literacy at an advanced level through music theory for the musical theatre performer. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments, tests and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to read and notate music at an advanced level in order to prepare music in courses and placements. Students may write a test administered by the course instructor based on equivalency in order to exempt the course.

Prerequisite(s): MUSICAL LITERACY THEORY 3

This course introduces students to the collective creation of an original theatrical piece. Students form a theatre company in order to create a new theatrical piece, culminating in public performances in Semester 6. Mentored by faculty, students delegate creative and production tasks (including playwriting, lyric writing, music composition and arrangement, choreography, technical design, administration, budgeting, outreach and public liaison duties) to create and tour an original work. Through systematic assessment of their written and group work, students have the opportunity to improve their skills in relation to creating an original work.

 

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 206

Co-requisite(s): MUTH 503

This course studies intermediate to advanced jazz technique with emphasis on posture, strength and proper placement. Various jazz styles will be introduced as well as the inherent history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre. Proper technique will be expected and self-correction will be encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 53

This applied course expands ballet technique to an advanced level with an emphasis on posture, strength, and body alignment. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Demonstration will occur when introducing new steps and previous steps are reinforced individually and in combinations. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work with the understanding of the physical requirements of an advanced level ballet class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 59

This applied course introduces advanced tap technique, covering various styles. Students continue to develop skills in performance, presentation, rhythm, and style recognition. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written work, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Classes are taught at a pace that prepares the student for the musical theatre industry. Combinations of steps are taught at an advanced level. Students should arrive warmed up and ready to work, knowing the physical demands of an advanced tap class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 62

This applied course simulates a professional dance call in order to prepare students for dance auditions in the musical theatre industry. Students research specific shows and theatre companies independently based on casting notices provided in order to prepare for each audition scenario. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written work, ability to learn and retain choreography, professionalism and preparedness, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to audition successfully. Guest professionals may provide feedback and students are expected to arrive warmed up and ready to audition in the chosen style.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 94

This placement course simulates the rehearsal process in the current Canadian musical theatre industry by taking students from the audition process to the public performance of a theatrical piece.  Students integrate acting, music and dance during the rehearsal process with particular attention to interpreting the intention of the composer, lyricist and book writer.  Students work independently and in a group to prepare and perfect their performances under the direction of an artistic team.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 401 + MUTH 53 + MUTH 59 + MUTH 62 + MUTH 94 + MUTH 400 + MUTH 402

This applied course introduces students to audition techniques using resources and skills acquired in previous courses. Through systematic assessment of their performance and written assignments, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to prepare and perform audition repertoire. Practices in Canadian arts institutions are discussed, including the roles, responsibilities and function of the self-employed artist in the Canadian theatre industry in order to develop research skills and seek out job opportunities.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 402

This course introduces students to basic business skills in the context of the self-employed Canadian theatre artist. Practices in Canadian arts institutions are discussed, including the roles, responsibilities and function of the self-employed artist and associations operating in the Canadian theatre industry. Students will students apply and modify skills and resources from previous courses to prepare audio and visual materials to generate a portfolio of materials needed for audition and promotional purposes.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 400 + MUTH 402

Co-requisite(s): MUTH 58

This applied course develops the acting techniques and etiquette required for acting auditions. Students will continue to build audition material by learning about monologue selection, preparing monologues for class, and receiving coaching and feedback in mock audition scenarios. Audition scenarios will be recreated in which students may be given breakdowns and sides in order to complete cold reads and improvisations. Students will learn proper etiquette skills in preparation for acting auditions in the industry. 

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 400

This course continues developing strengths of the learner’s individual vocal production. Learners apply knowledge of vocal structure and technique in order to apply techniques effectively.  Vocal anatomy and physiology will be explored through a combination of exercises, scales and individual repertoire in group sessions and individual tutorials. Learners will achieve this through study, research, reflection, presentation and challenge.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 408

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This applied course reinforces advanced ballet technique with continued emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Demonstration will occur when introducing new steps and previous steps are reinforced individually and in combinations. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work with the understanding of the physical requirements of a professional ballet class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 67

This applied course reinforces jazz technique at an advanced level with an emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Various jazz styles, history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre are reinforced. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Demonstration will occur when introducing new steps and previous steps are reinforced individually and in combinations. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work with the understanding of the physical requirements of an advanced jazz class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 63

This applied course continues to develop the acting techniques and etiquette required for acting auditions, incorporating voice-over and on-camera components. Students will become familiar with the technical components and apply the acting techniques associated with voice-over and on-camera work. Students will prepare and perform monologues for a panel of industry professionals and faculty. Each student will receive feedback from the panel and faculty based on professional standards. 

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 505

This applied course reinforces advanced tap technique. Students combine steps at an advanced level and classes are taught at a pace comparable to industry standards. Through systematic assessment of their performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work with the understanding of the physical requirements of a professional tap class.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 76

This placement course simulates the process of independently producing an original work by continuing the creative process begun in MUTH 58 and applying it to the formation of an ad hoc production company. Mentored by faculty, students integrate performance, entrepreneurial and production skills in the execution of a capstone project.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 58 + MUTH 503

This course integrates acting, music and dance in a capstone project. Students rehearse and perform a fully produced musical theatre piece with public performances. Mentored by faculty, students interpret the intention of the composer, lyricist and book writer and apply acting, musical preparation, vocal, and dance techniques to the rehearsal of musical theatre piece. Students are assessed on both the preparation (ability to work independently and in a group to prepare materials and apply correction) and performance of the capstone project.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 501 + MUTH 63 + MUTH 67 + MUTH 76 + MUTH 501 + MUTH 505

This applied course prepares students to audition through the refinement of audition techniques as applied to mock auditions. Students research shows and theatre companies independently based on casting notices in order to prepare for each audition simulation. Students are provided to arrive warmed up and ready to audition in the chosen style. Both formative and summative assessment of professionalism and preparedness will be provided within the weekly simulation experiences.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 500 + MUTH 502

This course continues developing strengths of the learner’s individual vocal production.  Vocal anatomy and physiology will be explored through a combination of exercises, scales and individual repertoire in group sessions and individual tutorials. Learners apply knowledge of vocal structure and technique in order to apply techniques effectively. Learners will achieve this through study, research, reflection, presentation and challenge.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 508

This course applies acting skills to the rehearsal and performance of a collection of scenes or a play. Acting techniques are reinforced and applied in the rehearsal process and students are assessed on their professional and creative process, preparedness and final performance. The course culminates in a public performance in studio open to faculty and peers, as well as the general public or invited guests.

Prerequisite(s): MUTH 501

Requirements

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.

If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older.

Other Requirements

Performance Audition

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

  1. Virtual audition through Zoom. 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.

Fees

2020-2021

Tuition
Program Fees
Ancillary Fees
Total
CAD
Tuition
$2,721.36 CAD
Program Fees
$0.00 CAD
Ancillary Fees
$2,154.82 CAD
Total
$4,876.18 CAD

Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2021-2022.

Tuition
Program Fees
Ancillary Fees
Total
CAD
Tuition
$14,600.00 CAD
Program Fees
$0.00 CAD
Ancillary Fees
$2,866.15 CAD
Total
$17,466.15 CAD

Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2021-2022.

Brockville

Our Brockville campus received a major facelift in 2018 and has a brand new library, complete with individual and group study space, a newly renovated cafeteria, student common lounges, and more.

Brockville Library
Brockville cafeteria
Brockville Campus

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.

Testimonials

" The professors taught me how to prepare a self-tape, write a cover letter, properly prepare my resume, and I even got to workshop my audition monologue ina master class hosted by a Canadian theatre actor. The skills I learned through the triple-threat curriculum are crucial when it comes to feeling ready to take the next step."
Owen Boucher
"This past spring I was fortunate enough to be cast in Oh Canada Eh’s Niagara Falls summer show. This was an amazing opportunity that I received but I would not have gotten there if it wasn’t for St.Lawrence College’s Musical Theatre Performance program. I was given the vocal, dance and acting training I needed in order to obtain my first job out of school."
Sabrina Merks
" I'll never forget waking up to my acceptance e-mail and thinking: They believe in me. This place and these people have not made me who I am... They've made me figure out who I am. They gave growth to the woman that I've always been, deep down. My faculty supported every crazy idea I had. "
Susan Waycik
"SLC gave me the artistic and social skills I needed to land a job in my field right after I graduated. It is a place called “Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show” in Niagara Falls. It has been my favourite job to this day. I have been asked to return for their summer season this year, and perform again which will keep me in work in the career that makes me the happiest."
Connor Jesso

Other 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.

Program Contacts

Program Contact
Janet Venn-Jackson

JVennJackson@sl.on.ca
613-345-0660, ext. 3407

Admissions Information
Contact a member of our recruitment team
ask@sl.on.ca
1.800.463.0752 and ask for Recruiting

International Students Contact
international@sl.on.ca
+1 613.544.5400 ext. 5514