Summer Music Theatre

This program has been canceled for the 2020 summer semester. Please check back for information on the 2021 Summer Music Theatre program.

The Summer Music Theatre (SMT) program is a 13 day hands-on theatre experience that runs 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. There will be no activities on the first Saturday of the program. Summer Music Theatre’s mission is to train and develop the next generation of music theatre performers. This program is open to middle, high school, and junior college students with a strong interest in musical theatre. Students must be between the ages of 14 and 19. Some previous music theatre experience is a plus; students should have some experience in one or more performance skills, including singing, dancing, or acting. The intensive 13-day summer program offers students the opportunity:

  • Develop critical techniques as well as stage, vocal and dance skills in a professional atmosphere.
  • Learn selections and scenes from such classic musicals as Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair LadyWickedInto the Woods, and more.
  • Participate in a wide range of scenes providing every performer a major role to play.
  • Have hands-on experiences in the use of props, costumes, set elements and staging in the music theatre scenes they prepare.
  • Perform in a showcase finale for family, friends, and community at the School of Music Opera Theatre Center (Ferguson Hall, Room 99).

Instructors (TBA, changes may be made)

Name Title
Vicki Fingalson Vocal coach and stage director
Jeffrey Madison Artistic Director
Linda Talcott Lee Movement and choreography
Dawn Baker Musical coach
Julian Ward Musical coach

Price

Application deadline:  N/A

$425 per student. A 20% discount will be provided for each student from the same family. On acceptance into the program, a non-refundable registration deposit of $75 is required. Checks should be made out to the U of M School of Music; please place "SMT" in the memo line. Mail your check to the following address:

University of Minnesota School of Music
Summer Music Theatre
2106 4th Street South
Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The remainder of the fee is due on N/A.

Auditions

Auditions will be electronic submissions (video) of one aria/art song/music theatre selection as well as a one-minute monologue (memorized). Submissions can be made in either Mp4 or YouTube link formats and should be submitted to smt@umn.edu.

Summer Music Theatre is supported by a generous grant from the Twin Cities Opera Guild.