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Musical  Theater

Program Coordinator & Contact

Dr. BRUCE EARNEST

The IPAI Germany Musical Theatre Program combines European Casting Opportunities with three weeks of comprehensive training focused on competitive Belting, Legit and Crossover techniques, Dance, and Acting.

PROFESSIONAL  CASTING  SESSIONS 

All MT Artists take participate in a 3-day Musical Theatre Intensive in Hamburg or Vienna and work with casting directors from Stage Entertainment, the largest producer of musicals in Europe. Workshops and Master Classes culminate in professional casting auditions, workshops with Ralf Schaedler, and personalized feedback. Artists who receive call-back auditions (during or in the months following IPAI) will continue to receive specialized preparation and coaching  by IPAI faculty. Housing and transportation for the Musical Theatre Intensive in Hamburg or Vienna are included.

WORLD-CLASS  INSTRUCTION

Each IPAI Artist receives at least 2 voices lessons, 1 - 2 coachings, acting & dance classes, and 1-2 workshops or master classes per week. They work with choreographers, casting agents and voice teachers whose students are currently performing in shows such as Rocky, Aladdin, Wicked, Lion King, Mamma Mia, Elton John's Aida, Sister Act, Tarzan, Phantom of the Opera, and many others. 

MT  FELLOWSHIP  ARTISTS

Outstanding students, promising young artists, and emerging young artists may be offered a significant scholarship and the opportunity to join IPAI as a Fellowship Artist. Musical Theatre Fellows have usually completed a Master of Fine Arts or Artist Diploma, are on the cusp of starting their professional career, or are already performing professionally and exploring opportunities to audition/sing in Germany or Europe. MT Fellowship Artists receive special attention, may be invited to call-back auditions during the summer or in the fall with Stage Entertainment, or offered roles with theaters and productions.

PERFORMANCE  OPPORTUNITIES

Each young MT Artist is a featured soloist on our Musical Theatre Song Night concert and is cast in at least 2 group numbers. Other performance opportunities include: a "Broadway to Brass" Musikkapelle Concert, the IPAI Gala Concert, Cabaret Night, and the IPAI Vocal Competition. 

 

MASTER  CLASSES

Singers perform in weekly master classes that focus on style and interpretation, healthy belting, audition techniques, mind/body awareness, coping with stress and nervousness, the business of performing, career building and more! 

HEALTHY  BELT  TECHNIQUE

Our esteemed faculty specialize in healthy Musical Theatre belting and crossover singing technique and are regularly invited to give workshops, master classes, and lectures in the United States.

 

DANCE  &  MOVEMENT  CLASS

New choreography can always be exciting to learn and perform in a workshop setting. Not only will MT artists learn and perform choreography in ensemble and group musical numbers on our showcase concerts, they will also learn essential dance/movement technique and mechanics in class that apply to all performers. While performance opportunities may be given to advanced level dancers, dancers at all levels are encouraged to apply for IPAI.

 

ACTING  &  DRAMATIC  COACHING

Our faculty artists offer daily acting classes, workshops, and individual dramatic coaching to refine your audition package and maximize your impact as a total artist. Special attention is given to audition selections chosen for the Musical Theatre Intensive casting auditions. 

 

LANGUAGE  &  CULTURE

Our faculty are fluent in German, French, and Italian. IPAI Artists learn and practice in daily German Language class and by living in a Bavarian village for three weeks. Instruction includes the basics of functional conversational German, an introduction to German culture and etiquette, learning to slate and answer basic audition questions in German,  as well as opportunities for more advanced speakers to refine their language skills. Our artists receive Musical Theatre and lyric diction coaching in German, French, Italian, English, and Czech integrated into their weekly lessons and coaching sessions. 

CAREER  BUILDING  &  DEVELOPMENT

In addition to professional development & audition workshops, IPAI artists receive one-on-one feedback from each of our esteemed faculty throughout their IPAI residency.  Our three-week training program culminates in  a Next Steps Conference that offers an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with our faculty, strategic planning for the "next steps" of your artistic career, personal advice, and mentorship from our esteemed international faculty artists. 

ROOM  &  BOARD

Tuition includes accommodations at Hotel zur Post in Kiefersfelden, a full traditional Bavarian breakfast each morning, and a catered hot lunch with salad bar each afternoon. Students are responsible for dinner each evening and the cost of flights and transportation to/from Kiefersfelden, Germany. 

 

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