The Summer Masters Series is a one-week summer intesive program.
August 1 thru 5, 2016
a one-week program
Classes are open to rising 9th graders through just-graduated 12th graders
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Train in Jazz, Modern, and Musical Theater Techniques with Tome' Cousin
Tuesday / Thursday
Train in Vocal Health, Technique, and Musical Rep with Betsy Lawrence
Rates and Schedules
|Rates and Times are guaranteed for the 2016 Summer Masters Series|
Mon-Fri, 10am - 12pm
Monday / Wedneday / Friday Only
Mon,Wed,Fri, 10am - 12pm
Tuesday / Thursday Only
Tue,Thr, 10am - 12pm
* Class size is strictly limited to 25 students total.
** Tuition is due in FULL at registration in order to hold your spot. PAID TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
Jazz, Modern & Musical Theater Techniques
Tome’ Cousin – has molded an award winning international career that includes collaborations in dance, theater, music, lm, photography, television and literature. BA: Dance History, and Choreography, Point Park University and MFA in New Media Art and Performance from Long Island University. He has appeared on Broadway, multiple National and international tours, on stage and in the creation process. Tome’ is noted master teacher and movement coach in the Broadway acting community and worldwide. He has been on the faculty of The Luigi Dance Studio NYC, The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, The Alvin Ailey School, STEPS NYC, Point Park University, the National Ballet of Korea, the National Ballet of Poland, Kunferstadam Germany, Shanghai Musical Theater Academy in China and is currently on faculty at Carnegie Mellon University.
Vocal Health, Technique & Musical Repertoire
Betsy Lawrence holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in both voice and music theater & a Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. She has many national television credits including the currently running “Red White and Rock“, “The American SoundTrack”, “More Rock at 50”, “My Music”, “The Roots of Rock and Roll”, “The British Invasion”, & “Roots in Country”. Betsy has backed up major recording such as FrankieValli, Frankie Avalon, BJ omas, Glen Cambell, Lulu, Connie Francis and many more. Betsy most recently returned from Nashville TN where she appeared as a featured soloist for two PBS television shows, singing country classics and 70’s classic rock. She’s featured on national radio and television commercials as well including one for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Captain Morgan’s Rum, & the “Silver Microphone” award winning Dad’s Dog food. Betsy was invited to sing at the United Nations for the “Nuclear Disarmament World- wide“ convention headed by Ted Turner & Mikhail Gorbachev as well as being invited to sing at the French embassy in Washington D.C. on numerous occasions. She has appeared as a soloist with e Pittsburgh Symphony under the late Marvin Hamlisch, the Manhattan Philharmonic, and the River City Brass Band. A few of her operatic credits include New York City Opera Touring Company, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Opera Center, and the American Opera Project in New York City.
Betsy is active in the Pittsburgh musical theater scene, doing roles most recently with Civic Light Opera & Pittsburgh Music eater. Internationally she appeared with Stella productions in Hamburg Germany.
Betsy has one of the most in demand vocal studios in Pittsburgh and has an active master class schedule. She is a founding member of RESONANZ , a 501 c3 non-pro t concert series. Betsy is the director of the Carnegie Mellon University Jazz choir as well as an artist lecturer in operatic studies and jazz voice.