Photography © Tim Barden Images 2014. Poster design by Sally Olson 2014.

Photography © Tim Barden Images 2014. Poster design by Sally Olson 2014.

The Bill Reed

Musical Theatre

Summer Intensive 2014

Sunday, June 22nd to Saturday, June 28th

Professional musical theatre training with world-class faculty from New York City’s Circle in the Square Theatre School:

  • Vocal Technique
  • Song Interpretation
  • Broadway Dance Technique
  • Physical Acting

A comprehensive program dedicated to enhance your performing skills through:

  • Acting Technique: bringing authenticity to your work
  • Developing Voice Qualities for Theatrical Singing: legit, belt, and mixed
  • Study of the Vocal Mechanism and Vocal Technique
  • Song Form Analysis: key selection, phrasing, and diction
  • Physical Expression: technique for movement and dance
  • Dancing for the stage: technique for all levels
  • The Alexander Technique: improving habitual patterns of posture and movement
  • College and Professional Audition Prep

 

While I love taking classes in the city, I will always have a place in my heart for lessons with you (Bill), and workshops with you and Alan. I think, to this day, it’s the best training I’ve ever had. Thank you for that.

- Campbell Dunsmore

Note: Interested participants who are not currently students at Bill Reed Voice Studio should contact us to arrange an audition.
Please email us admin@theatricalsinger.com

Ages: The summer intensive is open to people ages 12 to adult. We have three separate age groups.

  1. Fantasticks – ages 12 to 14
  2. Guys & Dolls – ages 15 to 17
  3. Producers – 18 to adult

Fees & Payment Options:

  • $100 deposit by Feb. 15th to reserve your spot! (refundable until May 1st)
  • $650 in-full (register before March 15th)
  • $700 in-full (register after March 15th)

All activities take place at Spotlight Vermont, South Burlington.

Listen for our upcoming radio spot on VPR and VPR Classical starting on March 3rd! Click here to view the list of times to tune in!

Registration Timeline

January 1, 2014 Registration Open
February 15, 2014 Reserve your spot by this date!
March 15, 2014 Discount period ends
May 1, 2014 Refund period ends
June 15, 2014 Last day to Register

Workshop Registration

Payment

To register for the 2014 Summer Musical Theater Intensive with Bill Reed, please click on the Buy Now button below. You will be redirected to PayPal, where you may pay for the workshop using their secure transaction system. This system only accepts payment by credit card. If you would like to pay by check or make a partial payment to hold your spot, please contact us at: admin@theatricalsinger.com.

Please note: In order to officially reserve your spot, we kindly ask that a deposit of at least $100 is made by Feb. 15th (refundable until May 1st). A non-refundable payment-in-full is due by the first day of the intensive. Under no circumstances will there be a refund of the tuition after registration. Thank you.

Deposit to reserve your spot! – $100




Register in-full before March 15th – $650




Register in-full after March 15th – $700




Balance – $550




Balance – $600




New Participants
In addition to payment as described above, if you are not a current or past student of Bill Reed, please send an email to  admin@theatricalsinger.com with answers to the following questions:

1. Performing Experience
Please list your performing experience (productions, roles, etc.).

2. Vocal Experience
Please list current and past teachers, coaches and/or directors, and include how long you have been studying voice.

Scholarships
There is a limited amount of financial assistance available for those in need.  Please contact Bill Reed at 802.863.7326 or via the website contact form for more information. Available scholarship funds are thanks to the 2013 Student Showcase concert that kicked off the 2013 Summer Musical Theater Intensive.

As UVM is not a partner in the 2014 Bill Reed Summer Musical Theater Intensive, the Intensive is not eligible for funding through the Dual Enrollment program, Academically Talented High School program or Linking Learning to Life program. However, Bill encourages school-aged participants to find ways to earn something toward their tuition and help their parents pay for the intensive.  When students use some of their allowance, babysitting and snow shoveling earnings to help pay for this training, they tend to be more committed to the work and take bigger risks in the workshop.

Required Forms
All students are required to fill out the Liability Waiver and Consent for Use of Image Form.  Students will not be able to participate in workshop activities until we have received a copy of this form signed by both the student and the parent/guardian (if the student is a minor).

Private Lesson Registration
All students will be scheduled into a one-on-one session with each Bill Reed on Vocal Technique and Tim Guiles on Musical Coaching. These private sessions will serve to supplement the instruction received during group lessons throughout the week.

In addition to these private sessions as part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to take Private Lessons with all Musical Theater Faculty (Acting Technique/Song Interpretation with Alan Langdon, The Alexander Technique with Sami Pincus, Singing Technique with Bill Reed, Dancing for Actors with Larry Crabree or Musical Coaching with Tim Guiles). Private lessons will be given each evening from 6:30-8:30pm and will have a set fee of $75/hour, $60/three-quarters of an hour and $45/half-hour.

Students must register for lessons directly with the instructor during Program Check-in. Lesson slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and payment is required at the time of sign-up, payable by check to the instructor.

Note: Signing up for private lessons constitutes an agreement between the student and the instructor. The instructor agrees to provide the lesson, and the student agrees to arrive on time and prepared for the lesson. Refunds will not be given for missed lessons.

 

Schedule and Activities

Click here for a Sample Schedule of Program Activities.

Private Instruction

Each student will be scheduled into a one-on-one session with each Bill Reed on Vocal Technique and Tim Guiles on Musical Coaching. These private sessions will serve to supplement the instruction received during group lessons throughout the week.

Private Lessons

Participants will have the opportunity to take Private Lessons with all Musical Theater Faculty (Acting Technique/Song Interpretation with Alan Langdon, Alexander Technique with Sami Pincus, Singing Technique with Bill Reed, Dancing for Actors with Larry Crabree or Musical Coaching with Tim Guiles). Private lessons will be given each evening from 6:30-8:30pm and will have a set fee of $75/hour, $60/three-quarters of an hour and $45/half-hour.

Students must sign-up for lessons directly with the instructor during Program Check-in. Lesson slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and payment is required at the time of sign-up, payable by check to the instructor.

Note: Signing up for private lessons constitutes an agreement between the student and the instructor. The instructor agrees to provide the lesson, and the student agrees to arrive on time and prepared for the lesson. Refunds will not be given for missed lessons.

 

Faculty

Bill ReedBill Reed

Bill Reed has dedicated his professional life to guiding singers in their quest to realize their potential as performing artists. Born into a show business family, Bill began his vocal music education at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. (Bill is a proud member of the Badger Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.) He completed his studies at Columbia University, where he earned a doctorate in vocal music education. After a busy and rewarding career as a college professor and concert singer, Bill established a private voice studio in New York where for the past twenty-five years he has been privileged to work with singers from all over the world whose specialties have ranged from opera to pop and rock, and Broadway to folk and country. He has consulted on a number of Hollywood movies and commercial recordings, and his students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, City Opera, many European opera houses, and in hundreds of Broadway shows. Bill’s students have won Oscar Hammerstein, MAC, Emmy and Tony awards. Bill has also been teaching singing at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC for the past twenty-five years and is a founder of the acclaimed musical theater program there.

In Vermont, Bill’s adult students have had leading roles in numerous local community and professional musical theater productions. His college and school-aged students have performed extensively in school productions and have gone on to study singing and musical theater at many of the most prestigious colleges, universities, and conservatories in the country. A number of Bill’s Vermont students are working professionals and have recently performed in leading roles at the New York City Opera and on Broadway. Bill is in demand nationally as a clinician and has been invited to give workshops at many colleges, universities, and meetings of professional organizations. Bill’s website can be found here.

“Working with Bill I gained the endurance to do eight shows a week on Broadway. This man is magic!” – Gary Lynch, “Javert” in Les Misérables

Click here to see a feature on master voice teacher, Bill Reed

 

Alan LangdonAlan Langdon

Alan Langdon is a celebrated teacher of theater and musical theater, and has taught and developed training programs at schools and theaters around the world. He currently teaches scene study, European/Chekov scene study and musical theater scene study at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City. He is the former Head of the Circle in the Square/NYU TISCH undergraduate program, and was the chairman of the theater programs at Hiram College and Simpson College.

Alan has directed off-Broadway, regionally and at Universities and Colleges. He headed the intern program at Williamstown Theater Festival. He has acted off-Broadway in the original production of The Fantasticks and in Intimate Relations. Among students who have studied with him are: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Felicity Huffman, Mathew Lillard, Idina Menzel, Benicio del Toro and Molly Shannon. He has been cited in Outstanding Educators in American and Who’s Who Among Teachers.

 

Larry CrabtreeLarry Crabtree

Larry Crabtree is originally from Syracuse – NY, where he received his training at the Center of Ballet & Dance Arts, under the Direction of Deborah Boughton. Larry has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Syracuse University, taught/choreographed/performed at Le Moyne College with the Le Moyne Student Dance Company and the Le Moyne College Singers, in addition to directing and choreographing with Angela Saturno a “Community Wide Dance Project” for the International Healthy Building Conference at the Syracuse OnCenter. Larry was Assistant to the Director/Principal Dancer & Ballet Master for the Anglo-American Ballet for over 20 years in NYC, where he trained with Catherine Kingsley. He has performed as a Guest Artist/Principal Dancer with the New York Theater Ballet, Shore Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and Peter Pucci Plus Dancers. His varied career in Ballet, Modern, Musical Theatre and Jazz has traveled him throughout the United States and Europe, in addition to national television programs. He is the Founder/Creator of “Body by Me-Torture by Larry”, Personal Training Workouts, established in NYC, in 1998. He has been a Faculty Member at the Anglo-American Ballet School, Circle in the Square Theater School and STEPS Studios in NYC; Dance Centre North, Center of Ballet & Dance Arts and The Ballet And Dance Center in Syracuse, NY, and at the Center for Dance & Theatre in NJ.

SamiPincus1Sami Pincus

Sami Pincus has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 20 years and is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique and the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, London.

Sami was introduced to the Alexander Technique while earning an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts from Brown University, as a dancer in the Brown University modern repertory dance company, Dance Extension and through participation in the Marymount College Drama Program in London. Impressed by the Alexander Technique as a means of enhancing performance and improving overall well-being, she chose to pursue a career as an Alexander Technique teacher. She combines a dedication to health and optimal functioning with a passion for the performing arts. Please visit www.samipincus.com for more information about Sami and The Alexander Technique.

Tim GuilesTim Guiles

Tim Guiles developed a love for accompanying while playing for school choral groups as a young boy. In high school he went on to become the musical director of a local summer theater which employed mostly NYC equity actors, and in college he was involved with the pre-broadway production of  ”Working”.  Tim also has considerable accapella experience, including competitive Barbershop quarteting and jazz acappella.  His musical theater work in Vermont includes “Sweeney Todd” and “A Little Night Music” at the Lost Nation Theater, “Les Mis” at Spaulding High School,  and “The Last 5 Years” and “Miss Saigon” at the Bundy in Waitsfield.

Tim is the accompanist for the Mad River Chorale directed by Piero Bonamico and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Bob Decormier.  He also directs the Mad River Chorale Acappella singers.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the minimum age to participate in the program?

A: Students must be at least 12 years old by the start date of the program to participate.

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 are 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 contact Sally Olson, Managing Director (admin@theatricalsinger.com), and express their intent 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 the 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 Bill Reed billreed@theatricalsinger.com if you have questions about repertoire.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?

A: For more information on the program, please email Managing Director, Sally Olson: admin@theatricalsinger.com.