The Summer Masters Series is a one-week summer intensive program. We bring in masters of their craft, that are willing to share the tricks of their trade - just for you! Classes are open to rising 9th graders through just-graduated 12th graders.
Rates and Times are guaranteed for the 2018 Summer Masters Series. Limited to first 20 students rising 9th graders - graduating 12th graders only. First come first serve, a deposit of 50% is required to reserve a slot.
Musical Theater & Jazz Style
Original Broadway companies: Contact, Chicago, Victor/Victoria, Carousel.
Other Broadway credits: Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. World premiere productions: Hearts Desire, Jekyll and Hyde, Spirit, The Broadway workshop of Fosse.
Other credits: A Chorus Line (Pittsburgh Musical Theater), On Your Toes (Gateway Playhouse, NY), Sophisticated Ladies (Drury Lane, Chicago), Feld Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, danced six years with artistic director Mikhail Baryshinikov in American Ballet Theatre, four years on the television series Fame, and played the male lead in the award winning music video Nasty opposite Janet Jackson.
As a singer, an educator, and a scientist Kim has devoted her entire career to voice. She has performed in venues ranging from pop to opera & sacred music, and taught in the public school and university setting. She tailors voice exercises and repertoire specifically for clients who have experienced vocal injury in her role as Singing Voice Specialist.
Awarded a federal grant to study voice motor learning in aging singers & speakers, her work has been published in the Journal of Voice and in Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, 3rd edition. She is editor of The Voice Foundation Newsletter, Interim Head of Voice at Point Park University, and a Founding Partner of Estill Voice International, LLC, a voice training and software company for “...your speaking, your singing, and your health” with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.
MT Jazz & Styles
Jerreme Rodriguez is a New York based Theater Artist currently in Pittsburgh performing in The CLO Cabaret production of Miss. Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage. Other Pittsburgh Credits include Lucian in WIG OUT! With Pittsburgh Repertory Theater, and numerous productions with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. He was last seen as the Emcee in Cabaret at Mary Moody Northen Theater in Austin, Texas and has performed with Austin Playhouse and Austin Lyric Opera. Jerreme was also seen as Greg in the National Tour of A Chorus Line directed by Baayork Lee. He was assistant Director/Choreographer for All Shook Up at Theater at The Center, The Lost in NYC at the Wild Project, and Choreographer for a workshop of Adultolescence presented at Shetler Studios. In New York, Jerreme is a librettist in The BMI Lehman Engle Musical Theater Workshop where he focuses on creating New Musical Theater Works. He has originated the roles of Mikael/Reina in Theater 167’s I Like To Be Here, Abe O’Brian in M33 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, and Count Portabello in Helldrivers of Daytona. Proud alumni of Interlochen Arts Academy and Point Park University, Jerreme places great value in Theatrical Training and Furthered Education.
Acting for the Camera & Casting
The Talent Group was founded in 1994 by Stephen Black and Richard Kohn. Together they have over fifty years combined experience in the entertainment industry; in front of the camera, as agents and in television and film production. Mr. Black was a successful actor, director and highly respected acting teacher in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles. He is one of six national representatives for the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Mr. Kohn was a voice-over agent at J. Michael Bloom & Associates in New York representing such talent as James Earl Jones, Kathleen Turner, Wesley Snipes and Alec Baldwin. In Los Angeles, Richard was the Director of Program Development for D. L. Taffner where he developed television pilots for all four major networks.