The vocal sessions will consist of ensemble singing techniques including warming up the voice, unison blending, harmonisation and vocal projection. The ensemble pieces will be musical theatre chorus numbers. Repertoire will differ between groups of differing age.
Dr Becky Bennison
Dr Becky Bennison is a musicologist and head teacher of music at Macarthur Anglican School. She has extensive experience working with young performers and composers.
Students will learn a dance number to: “magic to do” from pippin, focussing on developing skills in the style of theatre and bob fosse, and learning about stage presence and intricate movement, as well as how to contrast their movement and story telling through dance
Students will learn a dance number to “Happily Ever After” sung by theatre performers Jordan fisher and Angie keilhaucer, focussing on developing skills in the style of theatre dance. The students will learn about stage presence and big expressive movements, as well as story telling through dance
Elleirah Moon has been training and working in the musical theatre industry since the age of four. Most recently, she has obtained a diploma in music performance and is currently in her second year at AMPA completing her bachelor of music – music theatre
Elleirah has many years of dance experience training in styles that include; jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, acro dance, lyrical, modern, ballroom, Latin American and cheer Pom.
For the January Workshops Sam has prepared the ultimate Audition Masterclass! In her sessions she will dive into the world of auditions breaking down each core aspect of an audition into four parts Voice, Dance, Acting and Audition Etiquette and most importantly how to nail the audition and blow the panel’s minds! Sam’s goal for her masterclass is to prepare our young performers for the pressure of auditions.
Sam Taylor has a wealth of knowledge about Musical Theatre and has performed in musicals such as Wicked, Whistle Down The Wind, Annie, Beauty and the Beast and many more. Sam will begin her Diploma of Musical Theatre at Brent Street at the end of January.
The drama section will be running in two main parts. The first half will be focusing on the skills required for a successful performance. The second section will be a mixture of composing and working on both scripts and monologues for the final performance.
A bit about me, I am a Sydney performer, I have been studying speech and drama for over 18 years. I have a bachelor of performance from the University of Wollongong and I am about to complete my masters of primary teaching also from the University of Wollongong.