ATMTC Student Ensembles

2013-2014 Auditions for Student Ensembes!

2013-2014 Program

Auditions

Rehearsals

Training

Performance Opportunities

Additional Opportunities

Tuition

Student Ensembles Policies

2013-2014 Calendar

Casting Process

 

Founded in 1984, ATMTC Student Ensembles are elite performance and training groups for motivated and talented musical theater students. Program participants train in basic musical theater techniques and learn, perfect, and perform song and dance numbers from the musical theater, pop, holiday, and patriotic repertoire. The Student Ensembles bring their talent to VIP events in venues throughout the DC area, the United States, and abroad, and perform in Spotlight, a fully produced annual musical revue.


Members of Student Ensembles may have the opportunity to participate in master classes, Broadway and regional theater auditions, meet-and-greets with artists, backstage tours, and special performances.

 

2012-2013 Student Ensembles performing in Spotlight 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 Student Ensembles Program

ATMTC's Student Ensembles Companies:

2013-2014 Ensembles Directors & Staff

COMPANY 1

Upbeat Unlimited

Grades 3-8

 

COMPANY 2

Singular Sensations

Grades 8-12

Lisa Carrier Baker Program Director &
Singular Sensations Director

Todd Robinson Program Music Director & Upbeat Unlimited Musical Director

Rachel Doolan Upbeat Unlimited Director

Darius Smith Singular Sensations Music Director

Michael J. Bobbitt Producing Artistic Director

Kathryn Hnatio Education Director

Mel Bieler Assistant Production Manager

Madeleine Evans Stage Manager

Download the 2013-2014 Directors & Staff bios

Click here for Student Ensembles Policies.

 

 

Auditions

Students are accepted into the program by audition only. Staff will evaluate each student based on singing, dancing and acting ability. Acceptance is at the sole discretion of the ATMTC Staff.

Students with exceptional talents, but lacking in certain skills, may be accepted with an Improvement Plan for technique development.  This plan will require the student to take additional classes to advance their skill level in a specific area in order to remain in the program *Note: The cost of additional classes to fulfill these requirements is not included in the Student Ensembles tuition fee.

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Rehearsals

Student Ensembles rehearse on Saturdays from 12:00pm- 3:00pm at ATMTC Academy in Wintergreen Plaza (Rockville, MD).  For a full season schedule please read the Student Ensembles Calendar.

12 – 12:55pm - Core Training
The Core Training listed below, rotates each week between the two different groups.

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Core Music: Singing Technique, Harmony, Basic Music Theory, Sight Singing, etc.
Core Performance Technique: Acting, Song Prep, Auditioning, Musical Theater Styles, etc.

1:00 – 1:25pm - Group Vocal Warm-Up (Singing/Speech)
1:30 – 3:30pm - Performance Prep

 

Training

ATMTC is committed to providing young people the highest quality training in musical theater. The 2013-2014 Student Ensembles curriculum incorporates the National & State Fine Arts Standards of Learning and provides consistent core training in music and performance technique throughout the year.

 

This training is meant to build on basic skills that students should already have.  Students who have not taken ATMTC Academy technique classes may struggle with the demands of the Student Ensembles program.  Members are strongly encouraged to enroll in ATMTC Academy technique classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acting, and Voice.  Discounts will be extended to Student Ensembles members who enroll in ATMTC Academy technique classes.

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Enroll in two (2) ATMTC Academy Technique Classes – receive 10% discount classes*

Enroll in three (3) or more ATMTC Academy Technique Classes – receive a 15% discount* *These discounts do not apply to camps and workshops.

 

Performance Opportunities

Students will learn, practice, and perfect new material with challenging music and choreography to be performed throughout the season. These performances will include:

 

Road Shows may take place at VIP events, community centers, senior facilities, holiday programs, street fairs, and a variety of other venues in the DC area. A selection of past appearances is listed on the right side of this page. *Student Ensembles members can earn Student Service Learning Hours for participation in Road Shows.

 

Spotlight is a professionally, fully produced annual musical revue and showcase. This performance takes place in June, closing the 2013-2014 season.

 

Additional Opportunities

Members of Student Ensembles may have the opportunity to participate in other events throughout the season to both further their skills and expose them to the musical theater industry. Opportunities may include:

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Master classes
Broadway and regional theater auditions
Meet-and-greet with musical theater artists
Attendance at regional theater rehearsals
Backstage tours
Special performances

The Student Ensembles have performed with:

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Clay Aiken Broadway, TV and recording artist
Victor Borge Internationally recognized, pianist and comedian
Barry Bostwick Broadway, TV and Film star
David Foster Grammy Award-Winning composer
Melba Moore Broadway, TV and recording artist
Phil Vassar American Country Music artist
Alton Fitzgerald White Broadway performer

 

Tuition

Tuition Fee for the 2013-2014 school year (36-week program) is $2,600.00. The Students Ensembles tuition fee includes:

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Core Musical Theater Training with professional theater artists
Preparation and participation in Road Show Performances
Preparation and participation in Spotlight
Additional opportunities to work with guest artists
Costumes. *Please note: students will have to provide basics and some personal articles of clothing (i.e.: jazz pants, socks, shoes, etc.)
Additional Opportunities when available (see above).

 

Questions?  Contact Mel Bieler, Assistant Production Manager, at mbieler@adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

 

2012-2013 ENSEMBLE APPEARANCES:

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Interfaith Works - 40th Anniversary Gala
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington's Arts Biz Ball
Leisure World
Nancy Dworkin Awards
Newseum
Downtown Silver Spring Thanksgiving Day Parade
Children's Miracle Network
Winter Festival of Lights
Rockville Town Square
Kiwanis Club
Bethesda Urban Partnership - Winterwonderland
DAR Constitution Hall
Ronald Reagan Building
Washington Center - RIO
Smithsonian's National Zoo
Glen Echo Park's  Winterfest
Children's Inn at NIH
White House Pageant of Peace
Light Up Virginia Gateway
Rockville Hometown Holidays
Beltway Barks

PAST APPEARANCES:

Local:

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The White House Christmas Concert

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United States Capital; “Capital Fourth”

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U.S. House-Senate

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The Children’s Inn at NIH

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The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage

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The National Tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at The Warner Theatre

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Walter Reed Hospital

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The Silver Spring Thanksgiving Day Parade

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theatreWashington’s Inaugural Gala

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Verizon Center

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The National Harbor

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Wolf Trap’s International Children's Festival

National:

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Disney World; Orlando, FL

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Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, VA

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Hershey Park; Hershey, PA

International:

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Sovereign of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise

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Ireland

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Former Soviet Union