Intensive FAQ

After 32 years of producing the annual Bill Reed Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, this year Bill is taking a sabbatical to work on a book. The intensive will not be held in 2019. Workshops, cabarets and concerts will be offered as usual during the academic year.

We’re looking forward to resuming the intensive in 2020. General information from the 2018 intensive appears below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the minimum age to participate in the Bill Reed Musical Theatre Summer Intensive?

A: Participants must be at least 12 years old by the intensive start date.

Q: Is there any housing available?

A: Unfortunately, we are not able to offer housing as part of the workshop, but we may be able to match you up with another local workshop participant with whom you might be able to work out a housing arrangement. We’re happy to provide a list of suggested hotels – just ask!

Q: Who Should Attend?

A: The intensive nature of this course makes it ideal for people who LOVE to sing and perform, whether you are preparing for a career, or want to be involved in musical theater productions on a regional level. Students are divided into groups by age [12-14, 15-17, 18+], enabling instructors to work intensively with all participants at the appropriate level. The program is available to anyone at least 12 years of age by the program start date and is open to teens as well as adults. All students should have a strong interest in musical theater and basic vocal skills of matching pitch and carrying a tune. Experience in musical theater productions is helpful.

Q: How do I register?

A: Registration opens January 1. Participants must email to enroll. Participants are expected to pay either the full fee or a deposit to hold their spot in the program.

Q: Where do classes meet?

A: All classes and activities will take place at Spotlight Vermont in South Burlington, VT. Directions to Spotlight may be found here.

Q: How will students be supervised?

A: Bill Reed Voice Studio will provide adult supervision for all classes and program activities that are part of the program. Roll call will be taken and students are expected to be in attendance for all roll calls.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Discipline, courage, humor, imagination and your willingness to open and grow! Tuition for the course includes all materials and activities associated with the program. Due to the nature of the course, we suggest bringing comfortable clothes to move in and a water bottle to keep hydrated. There may be opportunities for purchases and activities not associated with the program, so you may want to bring a small amount of cash for these extras.

Q: Is there any preparation necessary?

A: You should prepare and memorize (2) songs in advance of your arrival: (1) ballad and (1) up-tempo, in legit and/or belt style. Please bring sheet music for each song (for the accompanist). Email if you have questions about repertoire.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?

A: For more information on the program, please email