PMT Conservatory

TEEN

Education Programs for ages 13 - 18


Teen programs offer a wide variety of class options in musical theater disciplines that prepare them to be superstars on stage and off! By engaging in activities that teach the importance of face-to-face interaction and spending time away from screens, students are empowered to become confident leaders that communicate effectively and gain additional transferable life skills to carry with them far beyond their teen years.

PMT strives to sufficiently challenge, while never overwhelming your student. If you have questions regarding the age range for this program and the best class selections for your student, please email us at conservatory@pittsburghmusicals.com or call (412) 539-0900 x238 before completing registration!

No prior experience is required for entrance into our teen programs.



PACKAGES


SUPER 2-DAY BUNDLE

Saturdays, 9:00AM - 4:30PM and Mondays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM


This package includes:

SATURDAY CLASSES
Acting
(9:00AM - 10:30AM)

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.

Jazz
(10:30AM - Noon)

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.

Musical Theater Repertoire
(Noon - 1:00PM)

Students in musical theater rep 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.

Musical Theater Workshop
(1:30PM - 3:30PM)

MTW is a performance-based musical theater preparation class, in which students will learn dance, acting, and group vocal skills. Divided into acting exercises, singing techniques, choreography, and more, students will combine all these skills, and put them into action to perform musical selections in the form of a 10-15 minute medley at the end of the semester as part of PMT's MTW Showcase, which is performed at either the Byham Theater in downtown's Cultural District, or PMT's very own Gargaro Theater in the West End.

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

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


MONDAY CLASSES
Ballet
(6:00PM - 7:00PM)

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

Jazz
(7:00PM - 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.


There is no prerequisite for this program.

SUPER SATURDAY PACKAGE

Saturdays, 9:00AM - 3:30PM


This package includes:

SATURDAY CLASSES
Acting
(9:00AM - 10:30AM)

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.

Jazz
(10:30AM - Noon)

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.

Musical Theater Repertoire
(Noon - 1:00PM)

Students in musical theater rep 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.

Musical Theater Workshop
(1:30PM - 3:30PM)

MTW is a performance-based musical theater preparation class, in which students will learn dance, acting, and group vocal skills. Divided into acting exercises, singing techniques, choreography, and more, students will combine all these skills, and put them into action to perform musical selections in the form of a 10-15 minute medley at the end of the semester as part of PMT's MTW Showcase, which is performed at either the Byham Theater in downtown's Cultural District, or PMT's very own Gargaro Theater in the West End.


There is no prerequisite for this program.


TECHNICAL THEATER PACKAGES


TECHNICAL THEATER SUPER 2-DAY BUNDLE

Saturdays, 9:00AM - 3:00PM and Mondays, 7:00PM - 9:00PM


This package includes:

SATURDAY CLASSES
Technical Theater Program
(9:00AM - 3:00PM)

This program provides students with a unique look behind the curtain by offering in-classroom and hands-on experiences in the full range of technical theater disciplines. Students will develop the skills needed to analyze text, create conceptual drawings and presentations, communicate their thoughts and ideas in a professional manner, and improve their teamwork skills.

Topics of study include basics of design in set, lighting, costumes, sound, and properties. The program also includes courses designed to prepare students to communicate and collaborate with a team of designers. Hands-on experiences will range from technical theater communication and safety to courses where students will learn carpentry, painting, sound editing software, sound console operation, the science of light and lighting, and programming industry standard lighting software.

All of these courses will culminate in the student's ability to work alongside PMT's professional designers on student and professional company productions.


MONDAY CLASS
Technical Theater & Design Class
(7:00PM - 9:00PM)

This program provides students with a unique look behind the curtain by offering in-classroom and hands-on experiences in the full range of technical theater disciplines. Students will develop the skills needed to analyze text, create conceptual drawings and presentations, communicate their thoughts and ideas in a professional manner, and improve their teamwork skills.


There is no prerequisite for this program.

TECHNICAL THEATER SUPER SUPER SATURDAY PACKAGE

Saturdays, 9:00AM - 3:00PM


This program provides students with a unique look behind the curtain by offering in-classroom and hands-on experiences in the full range of technical theater disciplines. Students will develop the skills needed to analyze text, create conceptual drawings and presentations, communicate their thoughts and ideas in a professional manner, and improve their teamwork skills.

Topics of study include basics of design in set, lighting, costumes, sound, and properties. The program also includes courses designed to prepare students to communicate and collaborate with a team of designers. Hands-on experiences will range from technical theater communication and safety to courses where students will learn carpentry, painting, sound editing software, sound console operation, the science of light and lighting, and programming industry standard lighting software.

All of these courses will culminate in the student's ability to work alongside PMT's professional designers on student and professional company productions.


There is no prerequisite for this program.




PREMIUM Ã LA CARTE CLASSES


MUSICAL THEATER REPERTOIRE

Mondays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Students in musical theater rep 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.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

MUSICAL THEATER TECHNIQUES

Mondays, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Students will learn how to apply musical theater skills into the flow of performance. They will learn how to act lyrics, transition from a scene or monologue into a musical number, and study the art of the duet. Students will also learn how to stage numbers and scenes, as well as how to research a musical and study a character.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

MOVEMENT

Thursdays, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Students will learn how to use their physicality to support written or improvised material. They will learn specific movement techniques to help them communicate emotions and actions to an audience. Curriculum will include mime work, mask work, Laban, Alexander Technique, stage combat, and more.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

VOICE AND SPEECH

Thursdays, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Students will learn how to efficiently articulate and communicate text. They will study the art of connecting their voice to given material in order to tell stories with excitement and clarity. Curriculum will include IPA, dialects, breath support, vocal safety, and more.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

COLD READINGS/SELF-TAPE TECHNIQUES

Thursdays, 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Students in cold readings/self-tape techniques 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.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

à LA CARTE CLASSES


JAZZ

Mondays, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

or

Thursdays, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

or

Saturdays, 10:30AM - Noon

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.

There is no prerequisite for this class.



MUSICAL THEATER REPERTOIRE

Saturdays, NOON - 1:00PM

Students in musical theater rep 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.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

ACTING

Saturdays, 9:00AM - 10:30AM

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.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP (MTW)

Saturdays, 1:30PM - 3:30PM

MTW is a performance-based musical theater preparation class, in which students will learn dance, acting, and group vocal skills. Divided into acting exercises, singing techniques, choreography, and more, students will combine all these skills, and put them into action to perform musical selections in the form of a 10-15 minute medley at the end of the semester as part of PMT's MTW Showcase, which is performed at either the Byham Theater in downtown's Cultural District, or PMT's very own Gargaro Theater in the West End.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

BALLET

Mondays, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

or

Thursdays, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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

Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

There is no prerequisite for this class.


TAP

Saturdays, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

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

Dance classes are leveled by age and skill level - placement will be according to our principal of sufficiently challenging, while never overwhelming your student.

There is no prerequisite for this class.

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



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