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ADVANCED

Education Programs


These advanced education programs offer a unique opportunities for students to remain full time high school students while still receiving superior, comprehensive musical theater training from a dedicated and caring professional faculty. These are intensive study programs in musical theater for students who plan to attend college with a major in the performing arts.

We offer three different course selections:


TEEN ENRICHMENT ARTS LAB (TEAL)

(ages 13 - 18)


September 14th - November 20th, 2020


Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 8:00PM

This class is NEW FOR 2020. The Teen Enrichment Arts Lab (TEAL) is an in-person program designed for students in 9th through 12th grade who are engaged in virtual learning in their home school districts. In the TEAL program, students will attend classes Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Students will explore the fundamentals in acting, singing, and dance; learn the structure of script analysis, writing and music theory, study the history of musical theater, and discover the techniques in auditions and performance. This program is audition based and will be used as a stepping stone into our Pre-College Program.

For more information please contact our Conservatory Director, Brady Patsy, at 412.539.0900 ext. 238 or conservatory@pittsburghmusicals.com

Topics of Instruction
  • Acting
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Audition Techniques
  • Ballet
  • Fitness
  • Jazz
  • Movement
  • Monologue Technique
  • Music Theater Rep.
  • Music Theory
  • Playwriting
  • Script Analysis
  • Sight Singing
  • Stage Management
  • Tap
  • Technical Theater
  • Vocal Conditioning
  • Voice & Speech
Requirements:
  • An audition is required for entrance into Teen Enrichment Arts Lab, please contact us for details and requirements.

Space is limited - a deposit is required to hold your spot. Please note: Once tuition has been paid, it is non-refundable. We will be happy to hold a credit for up to one calendar year and will apply your unused tuition to future classes.


PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM (PCP)

(ages 15 - 18)


September 14th - December 11th, 2020


Monday - Thursday 1:30PM - 5:00PM, and Friday 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Students of the Pre-College Program will attend their high school for half of the day, and PMT for the other half of the day to train with our resident artists.

For over a decade, Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Pre-College Program has served as a pathway to Broadway, feature films, and University training. Graduates have matriculated at Yale, CMU, NYU, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, Penn State, Point Park and many others. The Pre-College program offers advanced classes for students with "Broadway Dreams."

Topics of Instruction
  • Acting
  • Audition Techniques
  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Movement
  • Monologue Technique
  • Music Theater Rep.
  • Music Theory
  • Playwriting
  • Script Analysis
  • Sight Singing
  • Stage Management
  • Tap
  • Technical Theater
  • Vocal Conditioning
  • Voice & Speech

Enhanced study options also available.


Requirements
  • Sophomore, junior or senior in high school
  • 2.5 GPA at your high school
  • Demonstration of talent through audition
  • Submission of application materials
  • An audition is required for entrance into the Pre-College Program, please contact us for details and requirements.

Space is limited - a deposit is required to hold your spot. Please note: Once tuition has been paid, it is non-refundable. We will be happy to hold a credit for up to one calendar year and will apply your unused tuition to future classes.


TEEN PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE PROGRAM (TPIP)

(ages 13 - 18)


September 14th - December 12th, 2020


Monday & Thursday 4:00PM - 9:00PM, and Saturday 9:00AM - 3:30PM

This program is 3 days / week: 2 weekday evenings, and during the day on Saturday.

Please note, this is different from our 5 day a week, half day Pre-College Program.

NO audition is required for entrance into the TPIP program.

Topics of Instruction
  • Acting
  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Jazz
  • Monologue Technique
  • Music Rep.
  • Set Design
  • Sight Singing
  • Tap
  • Technical Theater
Example Curriculum

Subject to change on a per semester basis, but typically Teen Performance Intensive students experience the following:

Mondays
  • Music Repertory - 1 hr
  • Ballet - 1.5 hrs
  • Jazz - 1.5 hrs
  • Tap - 1 hr
Thursdays
  • Acting - 1 hr
  • Ballet - 1.5 hrs
  • Jazz - 1.5 hrs
  • Pointe - 1 hr
Saturdays
  • Production Meeting - 1 hr
  • Tales & Treats - 3 hrs
  • Audition Tech. - 1 hr
  • Acting/ Music Rep. - 1 hr
  • Musical Theater Dance - 1 hr

Space is limited - a deposit is required to hold your spot. Please note: Once tuition has been paid, it is non-refundable. We will be happy to hold a credit for up to one calendar year and will apply your unused tuition to future classes.


Tales and Treats Theater Company

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company. In the fall semester they produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students serve as the writers, directors, choreographers, designers and technical staff as well as perform on stage in these shows!

Past Participating Schools
  • Avonworth
  • Bethel Park
  • Blackhawk
  • Canevin
  • Elizabeth Forward
  • Fayette Township
  • Fox Chapel
  • Franklin Regional
  • Gateway
  • Hampton
  • Highlands
  • Keystone Oaks
  • Knoch
  • Monessen
  • Montour
  • Mt. Lebanon
  • North Allegheny
  • North Hills
  • PA Cyber
  • Penn Hills
  • Penn Trafford
  • Peters Township
  • Pine Richland
  • Pittsburgh Public
  • Quaker Valley
  • Ringgold
  • Serra Catholic
  • Seton-LaSalle
  • South Hills Christian
  • Sto-Rox
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Upper St. Clair
  • West Mifflin

Tuition Rates and/or Questions

For current rates and/or other inquiries, please call or email us:

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures at Pittsburgh Musical Theater—for our students, resident artists, patrons and staff. You must follow all instructions regarding drop-off and pick-up procedures as well as posted instructions while at the PMT Studios for classes and performances. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending classes and performances you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Do your part for the safety and health of yourself and others!



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