Texas Musical Theatre Workshop combines a core set of studio classes taught by university faculty and industry professionals with master classes led by Broadway professionals. All classes divide our student artists into smaller groups and focus on acting, singing, dancing and auditioning skills, culminating in a final performance (the “Rave Revue”) for family and friends.
Classes meet from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout each week, with rehearsals, opportunities for one-on-one voice and audition rep coaching, and other fun activities scheduled most evenings between 7 and 9 p.m.
A Typical Class Day
|8:45 – 9:00 a.m.||Company Warm-Up|
|9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Dance (Ballet, Broadway Jazz, and Tap)|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Dance (Ballet, Broadway Jazz, and Tap)|
|12:15 – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:45 – 3:00 p.m.||Auditioning Skills and Rep Book Coaching|
|3:15 – 4:30 p.m.||Acting and Pre-Screen Video Coaching|
|4:45 – 6:00 p.m.||Voice and Musicianship|
|6:15 – 7:00 p.m.||Dinner|
|7:00 – 9:00 p.m.||Bonus rehearsals, optional one-on-one voice and audition rep coaching, off-site performances, artistic intern-led activities.|
|9:15p.m||Back to the dorm.|
|10:30p.m.||Everyone on their dorm floor for Quiet Hours|
Students will study the mechanics of healthy vocal production, including body alignment and breath support, as they master the stylistic characteristics of tone, articulation and resonance found in musical theatre repertoire.
Students will gain practical knowledge and techniques to make the auditioning experience a positive one, including selecting and cutting music, working with an accompanist, formatting headshots and resumes, and how to give an audition that lights up the room!
Students will learn the techniques of Meisner, Stanislavski, and other effective acting methods, adapting and amplifying them for the particular requirements of musical theatre performance.
Performance Workshop Rehearsal
This takes students from the studio to the rehearsal hall, synthesizing all the various elements and building them into a polished production number from a Broadway musical to be performed for family and friends in the TXMTW Rave Revue (final day of the Workshop).
Our master classes cover a range of topics as diverse as our stellar line-up of teaching artists and are always designed to provide a bridge for our student artists to the professional world of musical theatre. Students will receive a wealth of information, advice, and hands-on training directly from Broadway composers, directors and performers as well as teaching artists from across the country.
Supervised Free Time
What do students do when not in workshops, rehearsals and classes? Learn more.