The Institute for American Musical Theatre offers a specialized and challenging singer-focused program for its students. With only 25 to 30 singers chosen each year, there will be plenty of individual attention to nurture these students into becoming emerging professionals. IAMT is also the only program in the country and the world to offer Voice Barre® group voice classes with master voice teacher and creator of the VoiceBarre® teaching system, Andrew Drost.
Students who are accepted into the two-year training program will be singing, acting and dancing five days a week with four or five VoiceBarre® classes, Song Interpretation Class, Audition Technique Class and "Music Study Hall" which allows IAMT students the opportunity to work with one of the amazing pianists that are on the IAMT staff to work on, and learn new music . Classes (ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, contemporary dance, bodyART, MELT Method, HIIT classes, yoga and Pilates) will be taught by our incredible faculty, as well as by special guest teachers from throughout the performing arts world. Students will have the unique opportunity of having four consecutive semesters of voice training, covering the past 100 years of Broadway composers. Our singer-focused students will be well-versed in the work of legendary artists like Gershwin, Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Sondheim and the notable composers of today. IAMT makes sure that your "book" is representative of who YOU are and will showcase what it is you are selling!
Our goal is to train and prepare a select group of talented young singers to be equally confident in their acting and dancing abilities by the end of the program. There will be many performance opportunities, from intimate cabaret-style presentations to performing original scenes from Broadway musicals, all representing the various styles of music that have shaped Broadway into what it is today.
Our second year students will have the unique opportunity to learn and perform a brand new and award winning musical from Main Street Musicals, an organization dedicated to supporting the writing of new musicals. Learning a brand new musical from the ground up is an important skill set that most college and conservatory programs do not offer. It will give our students the opportunity to create a character, applying everything they have learned in our program and giving them the experience they'll need to originate roles on Broadway.
Living in New York City provides our students with the opportunity to study with our outstanding working faculty as well as interact with special invited guest artists. Being exposed daily to working Broadway professionals as well as meeting casting directors and agents will give IAMT students a distinct advantage in the "real world".