S.T.A.T.E.!

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S.T.A.T.E. 2020
Summer Theatre Artistic Training Experience

An intensive two-week musical theatre summer program for high school students about to enter 11th-12th grades

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MISSION:  
To give focused and talented young artists a two-week immersion in collegiate musical theatre training at Penn State.  Students will get a sample of the rigors of artistic training as well as an idea of the unique components of integrated training that are the hallmark of Penn State Musical Theatre.  Practical classes and advice in navigating the college audition process as well as the professional musical theatre industry will also be included.

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HIGHLIGHTS:  

Students will train with Penn State faculty, guest professionals, and noted alumni in all three areas of musical theatre (voice, acting, dance).  Individualized attention and private instruction are also included.  Days also include the integrated approach to musical theatre unique to Penn State through studio classes.  Evenings include master classes, cabarets, and a menu of offerings for the serious musical theatre student.

DATES:
June 21 – July 4, 2020

COST: $2950 
includes instruction, private lessons, housing, food, program materials, field trips, master classes, and activities

PARTICIPANTS:
We are looking for 30-35 students for our 2020 program.  Acceptance is by audition (see below).  Students interested in applying should be entering the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2020.

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ABOUT PENN STATE MUSICAL THEATRE:
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is one of several professional training programs offered by the School of Theatre at Penn State. The program’s mission is to train students so that they may compete successfully in the professional musical theatre. Students are recruited nationally and are admitted into this highly selective program after a rigorous audition process. Throughout their time at Penn State, they share a positive, professional, and dedicated attitude as artists and humans that allow them to enter the Industry with the best chance of success.

Our faculty is made up of artists dedicated to both the profession of theatre performance and musical theatre training. As working actors, dancers, music directors, choreographers, and directors, we bring our students years of Broadway, national tour, regional theatre, and film and television experience. With a ratio of eleven faculty to forty-eight students, the training is individualized, specific, and demanding.  

Read more about Penn State Musical Theatre here:
https://theatre.psu.edu/musical-theatre/aboutmt 

HOW TO APPLY
POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
MEDICAL INFORMATION
LOCATION, TRAVEL, AND HOUSING
SAMPLE SCHEDULE
FACULTY

For questions or more information contact Shannon Ritter (shannon@psu.edu)

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Contact Us

Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255

Email: theatre@psu.edu

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