Teen Programs

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High School Music Collaborative 2018-19

The City of Pleasanton is seeking skilled  instrumentalists and vocalists for their high school music program. Students will write and perform music throughout the 2018-19 school year for several performances at the Firehouse Arts Center. A recording session to record original music from group is also planned. If selected for The High School Music Collaborative, there is a mandatory registration fee for the season.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES: Tu 8/28 & Th 8/30 | 4:30-7:00 p.m. | You must sign up to audition

NOTE: More audition and program information can be found on the audition form. Click below to be taken to the form.

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Performing Arts Classes & Camps 2018


Grades 6-8


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 7th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival. Those registering for this program must be available for the performance on Saturday, 11/24 at 6:00pm. In addition to experienced teaching artists, high school music students from the High School Music Collaborative will help guide the young performers in this process.

– Brush-up Rehearsal W 11/14 5:00-6:00pm

– Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all classes to be prepared for the performance on Saturday, 11/24 at 6:00pm.

– Those missing two or more classes may not be prepared to perform

– Participants are encouraged to bring water

  • M | 9/17-11/5 | 5:00pm-6:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Andrew Mondello
  • 8 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Code 9657


Grades 6-8


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.

  • F | 10/5-10/26 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • 4 classes | $87R/$95N
  • Code: 9661


Ages 11-17


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 masterclass-style camp energizing, educational, and fun.

  • W-F | 12/26-12/28 | 9:00am-3:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Summer Drama Camp 2018 Staff
  • 3 classes | $105R/$115N
  • Code: 9658


Grades 6-8


Prerequisites: COI Middle School Phase I, COI 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.

  • F | 1/11-2/15 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • 6 classes | $117R/$129N
  • 9662


Ages 11-17


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.

  • W-F | 1/2-1/4 | 9:00am-3:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Summer Drama Camp 2018 Staff
  • 3 classes | $105R/$115N
  • Code: 9659

Online resident registration begins Wednesday, August 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. PST