June 22–July 11, 2020
Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s new Musical Theater Acting Intensive (MTAI) is designed for emerging theater artists, ages 15 to 25.
Led by Broadway veteran Laura Marie Duncan, Musical Theater Acting Intensive is a rigorous, three-week program that delves deep into the complex art of character development, with intensive studies in acting, singing, and movement.
Students will also explore classical and contemporary repertoire, with daily classes in subjects ranging from Shakespeare to clowning to pop and rock vocal techniques. Another key component of MTAI is its focus on audition preparation. Throughout the three weeks, students will refine one to two audition pieces, so that they leave the program with the skills and confidence needed to nail their next audition.
MTAI is modeled after Boston Conservatory’s top-ranking musical theater programs and gives students who are considering a degree in theater an opportunity to experience Boston Conservatory's signature training. The program is designed to complement the Conservatory’s related summer intensives—Musical Theater Dance Intensive, which develops strong theater dance technique, and Vocal/Choral Intensive, which is designed for serious singers interested in musical theater or classical music.
Who Should Apply
Emerging theater artists between the ages of 15 and 25 who want to train with Broadway professionals and develop the acting, singing, and movement skills essential to developing a role and that character’s personality. Musical Theater Acting Intensive also focuses on audition preparation, so it is ideal for students interested in pursuing theater, whether academically or professionally.
Faculty and Guest Instructors
Musical Theater Acting Intensive is led by Broadway veteran and Boston Conservatory Associate Professor of Theater Laura Marie Duncan. Additional faculty and guest instructors will be announced this spring.
Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Meals
Please note: Tuition costs listed are valid through January 15, 2020. Prices will increase for most programs on January 16. To lock in the current prices, you must pay in full by January 15.
|Application Fee:||$90 (non-refundable)|
|Housing and Meals:*||$2,075|
|Move-In Date:||Monday, June 22, 2020 (time TBD)|
|Move-Out Date:||Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.|
Students living on campus enjoy housing in the Conservatory’s historical brownstones and the many offerings of the Berklee cafeteria, just down the street. Learn more about housing.
*Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Students may request a waiver of housing and meals with proof of alternate options. All waivers are at the discretion of the Summer Programs Office.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying to this program should prepare the following materials:
- One headshot
- A video audition consisting of:
- one brief contemporary monologue;
- one song from the musical theater repertoire (32 bars);
- and one piece of your choosing. This is your opportunity to show us your creativity. In this piece, we are looking to see what sets you apart as an artist. Show us your interpretation of Shakespeare, a performance of your own original music, how you dance, or anything else you can imagine—the sky's the limit.
Video auditions should be appropriately lit and in focus, and applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves to the faculty. Individual files can be as large as 5GB.
Instructions on how to submit your application are available in the online application portal. Create your account to begin your application now.
May 1, 2020