Teen Programs

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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.

Congrats to our 2017-18 High School Music Collaborative Members:

  • Luka Morgan
  • Katalina Garber
  • Isabella Wells
  • Natalie Cruz
  • Amita Haravu
  • Brenna Adams
  • Logan Adams
  • Sophie Huang
  • Lauryn Hedges
  • Anushka Banerjee
  • Demi Magana

Questions? Contact Mark Duncanson at 925-931-4828 or email mduncanson@cityofpleasantonca.gov


Performing Arts Classes | Fall /Winter 2017-18

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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