Institute for American Musical Theatre presents
IAMT is THRILLED to announce our first annual VOICE COMPETITION in conjunction with our dance competition at BellaMoxi.
Bowling Green, KY
JAN 24th 2020
FEB 7th 2020
FEB 14th 2020
MAR 20th 2020
APR 24th 2020
MAY 1st 2020
The Institute for American Musical Theatre is offering singers ages 12 to 18 the opportunity to participate in THREE masterclasses as a part of our new Vocal Competition.
1. "VOCAL TECHNIQUE" masterclass with IAMT Founder and NYC's favorite vocal coach Andrew Drost. This class will discuss healthy vocal technique and why it is so important when singing 8 shows a week on Broadway! Mr. Drost's vocal technique called "VoiceBarre®" has revolutionized the process of learning to sing and he cannot wait to share it with YOU!
2. "MOVEMENT FOR SINGERS" masterclass with IAMT Dance Head Nicholas Cunningham will follow. Mr. Cunningham, an accomplished performer, was also the assistant choreographer on the Tony Award-winning musical "La Cage Aux Follies". This masterclass is to give young singers the experience of what a typical dance call for singers would be like in a real Broadway callback! In today's musical theatre industry, being a confident mover/dancer is important and necessary.
3. "ACTING THROUGH SONG" masterclass will be conducted by Mr. Drost, Mr. Cunningham and IAMT Acting Head Michael Minarik (at select cities). Taking your art beyond singing "words & notes" and become a storyteller it what gets noticed by casting directors and is how you book a job. This class will be a conversation about what it means to be a singing actor!
After the masterclasses, the Voice Competition will begin in one of the designated ballrooms at our BellaMoxi location. Singers will sing along to their own prerecorded track, receive valuable feedback from our professional judges and will be eligible to win a $500 cash award and scholarships to attend IAMT's famous "BROADWAY BOOTCAMP" in Summer 2020 or be recruited to attend IAMT's two-year professional training program in New York City and work with some of the very best industry professionals in the country. The $199 fee includes the three masterclasses and one vocal submission. Singers may add additional songs to be adjudicated for a $25 fee per song.
We like to think of our Voice Competition as a performance opportunity and an educational experience for the participants-not a competition to win or lose. Art is subjective and we aim to make everyone feel like a winner through encouragement and positivity. Potential is what we look for at IAMT, not just a finished product. Come and experience the IAMT difference and see firsthand why IAMT has become the #1 Musical Theatre Summer Program in NYC and is quickly establishing its place as one of the premier professional training programs in the country!