Geva Theatre Center
Category: Music Director
|Dates||August 7, 2022 –August 7, 2022|
Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY is seeking a Music Director with piano and vocal coaching experience and a passion for working with emerging artists for its 5-week musical theatre summer conservatory training program for young artists ages 12-18. The program runs July 5 – August 7, 2022. The Music Director will teach a Song Prep course that focuses on individual vocal coaching, exploring methods and approaches of selecting and preparing a musical theatre song for an audition or performance, audition technique, essential musicianship, acting and storytelling through song, and mentoring a student’s vocal approach in the 32-bars of a song they will select, rehearse, prepare, and present as an audition for Geva’s casting team and resident artists. The Music Director will also teach a Singing Ensemble course where the students will explore music together as a full company, including the concepts of integrated ensemble, artistic discipline, breath, the physical commitment to making sound, and supporting the acting and telling of a story through song. During this course, students will collaborate with both the Music Director and the Choreographer on the creation of two musical theatre song & dance numbers that the company will perform at Showcase. Additionally, the Music Director will participate in several panel discussions, collaborative sessions with other faculty to select Showcase material and cast students, and provide music direction for all Showcase songs. A Music Director with acting and directing experience may also choose to take on directing a showcase scene/song or two if they desire, or they may choose to focus on musical direction only. An accompanist will join the Music Director during all class periods and as many showcase rehearsals as possible to provide support for the Music Director and students. Pay + housing and travel provided.
How to Apply
Contact Lara Rhyner at [email protected] for additional details.