Acting Through Song for TEENS (Spring)

Acting Through Song for TEENS with Eric Shelley (Winter)


Age Range:



Class Dates & Times:



March 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5


Class Description:

This class is for young performers with some singing experience and is geared towards exploring musical theatre repertoire, although all genres of music are welcome. You will be able to experiment with new material or fine-tune songs that are already in your repertoire. 


You will also: 

  • receive acting and musical guidance to help shape your performance, focusing on techniques of  musical storytelling

  • analyze song structure and explore given circumstances 

  • practice interpreting the lyric, both musically and dramatically

  • build skills in vocal projection, articulation, intonation, physicality, character development, and stage presence

  • be given song suggestions that are appropriate to age and type, and will subsequently learn how to pick material for yourself

  • learn how to critique your peers in a positive, constructive way

  • get a 1-hour private coaching (in addition to the 7 class sessions) with the instructor, to be scheduled after class commences

  • gain overall confidence in performance skills


Materials/Resources Needed:

  • Face mask

  • Closed-toe shoes

  • Book (3-ring binder, preferably with plastic sheet protectors)

    • Book should include sheet music for current repertoire, as well as sheet music for songs that are being worked on

    • Instructor will provide available sheet music upon request

  • Pencil, dedicated notebook


Vaccination Status:

All students must certify that they are fully vaccinated, with the second dose being administered at least 14 days prior to the start of the class.


Prerequisites Needed:

Some singing experience (examples: voice lessons, school choirs, talent shows, school/community stage productions/concerts/showcases, summer camps, church, etc.)


Registration Deadline:

January 21

Acting Through Song for TEENS (Spring)