PMT Conservatory

TEEN PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE PROGRAM (TPIP)

Advanced Education Program for ages 13 - 18


The Teen Performance Intensive Program is an advanced education program offering unique opportunities for students ages 13 - 18 to receive 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.

Tales & 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 act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows!



TPIP PLATINUM


Mondays 4:00PM - 9:00PM, Thursdays 4:00PM - 9:00PM, & Saturdays 9:00AM - 4:30PM


MONDAY CLASSES
Musical Theater Repertoire OR Creative Writing (choose one)
(4:00PM - 5:00PM)

Music Theater Rep: Students will begin to learn the skills required for musical theater style singing, including; reading music, part singing, and how to warm-up their voice properly. They will also begin to build a repertoire of songs that they feel comfortable singing for auditions and have the opportunity to practice singing by themselves in the front of class.
Creative Writing: Students will be taught basic writing techniques for theater, film, and television. Students will create outlines and write their own scripts with advanced writing software used by industry professionals.

Jazz
(5:00PM - 6:30PM)

Students in jazz study proper dance technique, fundamental steps, strength and flexibility. Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

Ballet
(6:30PM - 8:00PM)

Students in ballet will build the foundation of solid ballet technique that is vital to becoming a well rounded dancer and musical theater performer.

Tales & Treats Rehearsal/Review
(8:00PM - 9:00PM)

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company called Tales & Treats. They produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows! In this class, students will engage in a brush-up rehearsal to review what they worked on the previous Saturday morning. This is part of the Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program rehearsal process.


THURSDAY CLASSES
Music Theory OR Monologue Techniques (choose one)
(4:00PM - 5:00PM)

Music Theory: Students will receive an introduction to understanding and interpreting sheet music. Students will learn the fundamentals of musical notation, learn to identify notes and rhythms and practice applying these skills to improve overall musical comprehension.
Monologue Techniques: This class is a concentration of acting without a scene partner. Students in Monologue Techniques will learn how to perform believable, focused monologues in an audition setting, or on stage.

Ballet
(5:00PM - 6:30PM)

Students in ballet will build the foundation of solid ballet technique that is vital to becoming a well rounded dancer and musical theater performer.

Jazz
(6:30PM - 8:00PM)

Students in jazz study proper dance technique, fundamental steps, strength and flexibility. Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

Cold Readings/Self-Tape Techniques OR College Prep (choose one)
(8:00PM - 9:00PM)

Cold Readings/Self-Tape Techniques: Students in this class will learn the fundamentals of interpreting and applying scenes, monologues, and songs that they are seeing for the first time. They will also learn to understand the basic skills necessary to prepare for, film, and edit their own audition self-tapes. These techniques are extremely important in today's entertainment industry.
College Prep: This class is targeted for students ages 16-18 who are planning to continue their musical theater education into college. Students will learn necessary skills to prepare them for college level courses. While there is no prerequisite for this class, all enrolling students must be 16 - 18 years of age to register.


SATURDAY CLASSES
Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program
(9:00AM - Noon)

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company called Tales & Treats. They produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows! This is part of the Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program rehearsal process.

Jazz
(Noon - 1:00PM)

Students in jazz study proper dance technique, fundamental steps, strength and flexibility. Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

Acting
(1:30PM - 2:30PM)

Students in acting will use improvisation, theater games and exercises to stretch their imaginations, learn character building and other basic acting skills. Older students will be able to apply these skills to simple text, monologues, and scenes.

Audition Techniques
(2:30PM - 3:30PM)

Students will learn the fundamentals of preparing and executing a poised and successful audition. They will engage in mock auditions for the purpose of simulating real scenarios in the audition room. Students will also work on building a strong and balanced book of 16 and 32 bar song selections.

Tap
(3:30PM - 4:30PM)

Students in tap will learn the proper execution of basic steps, sounds and technique. They will then be challenged to put them together in combinations as they advance in their study.


This package enrolls the student for all 3 days, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday



TPIP GOLD


Mondays, 8:00PM - 9:00PM & Saturdays, 9:00AM - 3:30PM, + Additional Classes


MONDAY CLASSES
Tales & Treats Rehearsal/Review
(8:00PM - 9:00PM)

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company called Tales & Treats. They produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows! In this class, students will engage in a brush-up rehearsal to review what they worked on the previous Saturday morning. This is part of the Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program rehearsal process.


SATURDAY CLASSES
Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program
(9:00AM - Noon)

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company called Tales & Treats. They produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows! This is part of the Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program rehearsal process.

Jazz
(Noon - 1:00PM)

Students in jazz study proper dance technique, fundamental steps, strength and flexibility. Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

Acting
(1:30PM - 2:30PM)

Students in acting will use improvisation, theater games and exercises to stretch their imaginations, learn character building and other basic acting skills. Older students will be able to apply these skills to simple text, monologues, and scenes.

Audition Techniques
(2:30PM - 3:30PM)

Students will learn the fundamentals of preparing and executing a poised and successful audition. They will engage in mock auditions for the purpose of simulating real scenarios in the audition room. Students will also work on building a strong and balanced book of 16 and 32 bar song selections.


ADDITIONAL CLASS ELECTIVE OPTIONS:

Choose ONE additional Jazz class:

  • Jazz: Mondays, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Jazz: Thursdays, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Choose ONE additional Ballet class:

  • Ballet: Mondays, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Ballet: Thursdays, 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Choose TWO additional elective classes:

  • Creative Writing: Mondays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Musical Theater Repertoire: Mondays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Music Theory: Thursdays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Monologue Techniques: Thursdays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Cold Readings/Self-Tape Techniques: Thursdays, 8:00PM - 9:00PM
  • College Prep: Thursdays 8:00PM - 9:00PM (Age dependent)
  • Tap: Saturdays, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

This package enrolls the student for 2 days, Monday and Saturday, plus the dates and times of the additional elective classes chosen.



TPIP SILVER


Mondays, 8:00PM - 9:00PM & Saturdays, 9:00AM - 3:30PM, +1 Additional Class


MONDAY CLASSES
Tales & Treats Rehearsal/Review
(8:00PM - 9:00PM)

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company called Tales & Treats. They produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows! In this class, students will engage in a brush-up rehearsal to review what they worked on the previous Saturday morning. This is part of the Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program rehearsal process.


SATURDAY CLASSES
Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program
(9:00AM - Noon)

The students of the Teen Performance Intensive Program run their own children's theater company called Tales & Treats. They produce 30 minute shows for community children in our own Gargaro Theater. The students act as the directors, producers, writers, actors, marketers, and designers, as well as perform on stage in these shows! This is part of the Tales & Treats Children's Theater Program rehearsal process.

Jazz
(Noon - 1:00PM)

Students in jazz study proper dance technique, fundamental steps, strength and flexibility. Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

Acting
(1:30PM - 2:30PM)

Students in acting will use improvisation, theater games and exercises to stretch their imaginations, learn character building and other basic acting skills. Older students will be able to apply these skills to simple text, monologues, and scenes.

Audition Techniques
(2:30PM - 3:30PM)

Students will learn the fundamentals of preparing and executing a poised and successful audition. They will engage in mock auditions for the purpose of simulating real scenarios in the audition room. Students will also work on building a strong and balanced book of 16 and 32 bar song selections.


ADDITIONAL CLASS ELECTIVE OPTIONS:

Choose ONE additional class:

  • Jazz: Mondays, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Jazz: Thursdays, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Ballet: Mondays, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Ballet: Thursdays, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Creative Writing: Mondays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Musical Theater Repertoire: Mondays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Music Theory: Thursdays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Monologue Techniques: Thursdays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Cold Readings/Self-Tape Techniques: Thursdays, 8:00PM - 9:00PM
  • College Prep: Thursdays 8:00PM - 9:00PM (Age dependent)
  • Tap: Saturdays, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

This package enrolls the student for 2 days, Monday and Saturday, plus one additional elective class.


Space is limited - a deposit is required to secure your spot. Prices current for 2023 Spring school semester.


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