Teen Programs

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Auditions

High School Music Collaborative 2017-18

HSMC with Chris Von Sneidern at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. April 2017

 

High school musicians will engage in a diverse season of creating music, producing concerts, performing, and learning to teach younger performers. Selected artists will also work together to create the 2018 Youth Music Festival. Recording studio time, and live local performances are also planned for this season.

AUDITION DATES (by appointment only):
Tu 8/29 | 4:30-6:30pm | Firehouse Arts Center Theater
Th 8/31 | 4:30-6:30pm | Amador Theater

Download the audition PACKET HERE
Sign-up to AUDITION by clicking HERE

NOTES:

  1. Sign-up to AUDITION by clicking HERE. Please read the entire audition form as you fill it out and commit your selected audition date and time to your personal calendar as there may not be an email reminder.
  2. Please download the audition PACKET HERE and have the necessary paperwork ready to hand-in at your audition.
  3. We ask that you choose 2-3 songs to audition with that display your talents best.
  4. Collectively, your songs should NOT exceed 3 minutes. This means you may need to edit each song.
  5. If you play multiple instruments, we strongly encourage you to audition with them.
  6. There will be a brief interview following your musical audition
  7. The High School Music Collaborative requires a solid commitment (see the audition form for all known performance dates) as well as independent rehearsal time. If you are selected, you should be prepared to commit to the program.

 


Summer Drama Camps for Teens

Grades Entering 9-12

Creatures of Impulse HIGH SCHOOL Camp   It’s time for another year of your favorite award-winning teen improv camp! Games, scene work, long-form improv, genre work, and more will be a part of this fun performing arts experience; Creatures of Impulse style. There will be a culminating performance Friday 8/4 at 5:00pm at the Firehouse Arts Center featuring performers from both camp sessions. Campers must provide their own lunch. A small afternoon snack is provided.

  • Firehouse Arts Center
  • Directors: Mark Duncanson & Jeff Zavattero
  • 5 classes | $245R/$270N

     High School—Ages 14-17

  • M-F 7/31-8/4 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Registration Code: 1283

Performing Arts Classes and Workshop | Fall/Winter | 2017-18

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Grades 6-8

Music Theater Vocal Coaching       Be a part of a Firehouse Arts Center’s holiday tradition. Participants will learn songs in a supportive and process-based environment in preparation for the 6th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival. Those registering for this program must be available for the performance on Saturday 11/25 at 6:00pm. In addition to trained and experienced teaching artists, high school music students from the High School Music Collaborative will help guide the young performers in this process.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Andrew Mondello
  • Sa | 9/9-9/30 10am-12pm
  • 4 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Registration Code: 4687

 

Grades 6-8

Youth Chorus            Be a part of a Firehouse Arts Center’s holiday tradition. Participants will learn songs in a supportive and process-based environment in preparation for the 6th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival. Those registering for this program must be available for the performance on Saturday 11/25 at 6:00pm. In addition to trained and experienced teaching artists, high school music students from the High School Music Collaborative will help guide the young performers in this process.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Andrew Mondello
  • M | 9/25-11/13 | 5-6pm
  • 8 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Registration Code: 4685

 

Grades 6-8

COI Middle School Phase I        Students in COI Phase I will learn the basics of improv including the “Yes, and…” principle, making their fellow improviser look good, building on the ideas of others, and letting go of one’s own ego. Learning through scene work and improv games is the focus of this session. This class is for MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • F | 10/6-10/20 | 4-6pm
  • 3 classes | $82R/$91N
  • Registration Code: 4705

 

Ages 11-17

TEEN Winter IMPROV Camp       Get ready to make stuff up on stage this winter! Beginning and experienced improvisers will have an excellent time learning and applying the rules of improv on and off stage. Making each other look good, “Yes, and…”, and being in the moment will be the focuses of this three-day camp rooted in the Creatures of Impulse style of improv. This camp culminates in a free in-camp performance at the Firehouse Arts Center Theater at 1:30pm Friday 12/29.

 

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Jeff Zavattero & Mark Duncanson
  • W-F | 12/27-12/29 | 9am-3pm
  • 3 classes | $117R/$129N
  • Registration Code: 4696

 

Ages 11-17

TEEN Winter DRAMA Camp        Whether you are a beginner looking to get a taste of theater or an experienced performer hoping to stay sharp for your next audition or production, middle and high school age students will find this fast-paced camp energizing, educational, and fun. Teens will engage in scene, dance, and vocal work. Camp culminates in an in-camp performance at the Firehouse Arts Center Theater at 1:30pm Friday 1/5.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Summer Drama Camp Staff 2017
  • Tu-F | 1/2-1/5 | 9am-3pm
  • 4 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Registration Code: 4693

 

Grades 6-8

COI Middle School Phase II       Prerequisites: COI Middle School Phase I, Pleasanton Teen Improv Camp. Students in Phase II will build on principles in Phase I and enhance their performance skills by adding space object work and using your “where”; both aspects help actors create places and things on stage without props and sets on stage. A short culminating in-class performance is scheduled for the last class. This class is for MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • W | 1/10-1/31 | 4-6pm
  • 4 classes | $109R/$119N
  • Registration Code: 4710