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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 two different course selections:

ages 13 - 18

ages 15 - 18


TEEN PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE PROGRAM (TPIP)

(ages 13 - 18)


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.

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

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!


PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM (PCP)

(ages 15 - 18)


Monday - Friday
1:30PM - 5:00PM

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.

Tuition

For current rates, please call or email us:

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.

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


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