Curtain’s Up!


REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN!

Join us in creating and producing an exciting showcase in just one week.  Our talented and experienced faculty will guide you through specially designed training that will increase your confidence, ability and experience as a musical theatre performer.  You’ll be working with other students from multiple schools in the area, learning to sing, stage, act and dance in solo and ensemble songs spanning the golden era through current musical theatre.  Learning materials for the ensemble numbers will be sent to students to learn before the camp.  Additional song assignments will be made the first day after the directors have met individually with participants.

NO AUDITION REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE!

TYPICAL DAILY PROGRAM

9:00 Physical warmups and mental focus exercises

9:15 Express Rhythm Activity

9:40 Vocal warm-ups, rehearsal and choreography of 1st group number

10:50 BREAK

11:00 Dance rehearsal/song rehearsal

12:00 Rotating classes in: improvisation, stage movement, and “acting the song”

1:00 LUNCH (students to bring own food)

1:30 Rehearsal/choreography for 2nd group number

2:30 Solo rehearsals

3:00 Dismissal

DIRECTOR:
CHARLES HIGGINS (BM, MM)
Charles (Chuck) Higgins spent over eleven years on the stage full-time as a singer and actor. He has performed in theatre, opera, and musical theatre from Palm Beach to New York. He began his professional performance career at Disney World as a member of “The Kids of the Kingdom” doing three daily shows. At Disney he performed with movie and stage icons and was employed in television with the Disney Corporation. His Opera, Oratorio, and Concert experience includes many of the large venues of the Eastern US. In addition he performed a variety of work with symphony, to include Verdi’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, and Musical theatre works with symphony orchestras throughout the Southeastern US. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance from the Stetson School of Music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He has competed extensively in vocal competitions and has much to offer from his successes. Recently, he has devoted his professional life to teaching at CHSMA and Darton State College, while dedicating himself to directing theatrical musicals and choral organizations. His experience in audition and performance both as a performer and as a music director give his students an opportunity not usually seen in a single studio. He stresses technique combined with strong performance style. As member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, his students regularly do well, often placing 1st in North Carolina. He has had a student honored as Outstanding Music Theater Singer in the Mid-Atlantic region NATS., Outstanding Male Vocalist in North Carolina and has had a student who won 1 1st place in High School Men Music Theater for the Nation in National Association of Teachers of Singing. His students successfully audition for the UNC Playmakers Summer workshop as well as many other plays across the Triangle.


ACCOMPANIST/COACH:
JANE WILLIAMS (BME, MFA)
Jane Williams is the current Choral and Music Theatre Director at Orange High School in Hillsborough where she has directed numerous musicals, plays and concerts during her 15 years there. She has a specialty in commedia dell’arte, mask and European clown theater from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater in Blue Lake California; a MFA in Theatre from Virginia Tech; and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance & Bachelor of Musuc Education from Michigan State University. Jane has received training in Somatic Voicework by Jeanie Lovetri and Circlesinging & Vocal Improvisation from Bobby McFerrin. She seeks to teach her vocal and theatre students healthy vocal techniques in performance and rehearsals, as well as providing  an atmosphere where they can explore their creativity through performance. Jane loves to accompany productions, rehearsals, concerts & voice lessons; is an avid reader; a backyard birder; an amateur potter; and full-time persobal secretary and staff to her cat Louie.


CHOREOGRAPHER:
OLIVIA COEN (Boston Conservatory student in MT)

CAMP DATES: July 9th – 13th
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE: Friday, July 13th at 7:00 PM
FOR: Rising 7th through 10th grade students
WHERE: Community Church of Chapel Hill
TUITION: $375


LEARN:

  • Experience singing in a variety of musical theater styles
  • Increase your confidence onstage with movement and dance
  • Develop the skills you need to “act the song”

GROW:

  • Work on material chosen especially to challenge you
  • Receive professional coaching in singing, movement and acting
  • Gain the professional habits that lead to getting work as an actor

PERFORM:

  • in a musical theatre showcase for friends and family!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information please email us at info@chsma.com or call our office at (919) 960-6898.