Applications are now open for SING CENTER STAGE, a unique 5-day performing intensive for talented high school aged singers July 18 – 22. Students will be coached individually by a nationally renowned faculty during morning and afternoon sessions surrounded by their peers, offering more impactful learning for everyone. The focus is on each singer, regardless of their style (musical theater, pop, classical), becoming the dynamic talent they were meant to be.
The award-winning faculty includes top level professionals from the worlds of Broadway, National Tours, Disney Films and Television. They include Karen Mason (Broadway: Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard), Peisha McPhee (Top LA vocal coach, American Idol, Disney/Pixar Films) and Tony winner Faith Prince (Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Bells Are Ringing, Annie). These mentors guide each singer to improve their confidence, performance skills, and connection and comfort with audiences. Students learn all that it takes to deliver a dynamic performance in a professional setting!
SING CENTER STAGE culminates with a final showcase performance, free to the public, on the stage of The Sheldon Concert Hall, one of St. Louis’ finest professional venues. All daily sessions are on the campus of Saint Louis University in Xavier Hall’s School of Fine and Performing Arts. Sessions are in a group of no more than 11 students, providing plenty of individual stage time for each singer.
Age: Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2022 along with students who graduated grade 12 in the spring of 2022 are eligible.
Cost: $495 for the week. Dates/Times: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Acceptance is by audition submission. Sing Center Stage is a program of The Cabaret Project of St. Louis, a not-for-profit arts organization. For application details, please visit www.thecabaretproject.org/sing-center-stage-2022 or contact Tim Schall at 314-359-0786 or [email protected].
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