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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

small star icon Summer 2014 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
 New! Advanced Musical Theatre Song and Scene Study


Grades 9–12*

Typical Day

A more in-depth exploration of the musical theatre canon, in which you will receive instruction in acting, voice, and dance specifically geared to musical theatre performance. The classes are led by experienced teachers who are accomplished theatre professionals able to guide you in scene study, character development, and “acting the song.” During the four-week session, there will be three master classes taught by working professionals from New York City: a day of dance with a master choreographer; an audition session with a New York casting director; and a day of direction from a working professional director of musicals. On the final Friday, the body of work that has been studied during the session will be performed in Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. Students will receive a DVD of their final performance. All family and friends are invited to this performance.

*Please note: A student entering eighth grade who has taken Youth Musical Theatre in previous years may take Advanced Musical Theatre Song and Scene Study with permission of the instructor.

To broaden exposure to the arts, Advanced Musical Theatre Song and Scene Study can be combined with the Songwriting Workshop or Video Game Creators and Animators to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

July 14- August 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$2,275 for the first registration
$2,047.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructors

Catherine Campbell Nesbit (co-lead instructor and music director) appeared in five Broadway shows (Oklahoma, Nine, Footloose, The Rose Tattoo, and Bus Stop) as an actor and singer, in addition to numerous national tours and regional productions, during her 25-year performing career. She received her master’s degree in voice performance in 1994 from Hunter College and is currently an active vocalist, choral conductor, accompanist, and vocal coach in Westchester County.

Kathy Muenz (co-lead instructor and choreographer) has a BA in theatre and dance and an MA in education. She has appeared in the Broadway productions of A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, and Camelot (with Richard Harris) as an actor, dancer, and singer. She has performed in national tours, stock productions, commercials, and television shows. She works throughout the year as a director, choreographer, and teacher.

Updated June 18, 2014

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Summer Precollege Programs:

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Program Descriptions:

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Creative Vocal Lab
Creative Writing Institute
Filmmaking Institute
Minecraft™ Animators &

Modern Journalism
Neu Curators
Photography Institute
Project Fashion Designer
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
STEM Scholars
Summer Percussion Seminar
3-D Video Game &
Makers Lab Creations

Visual Arts Institute
Vocal Intensive

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Youth Programs
(grades 4–8)

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