Summer 2020 registration is open!
MUSICAL THEATER VOCAL BOOTCAMP
“Singing With Style”
Young singers and actors will join vocal instructors, acting coaches, and choreographers from Acting for Young People and the Academy, for a week of musical theater skill building! Students will focus on vocal technique, choreography, and acting as they celebrate the tradition of Broadway and popular music. The program will culminate in a lively presentation in Mason’s professional performance spaces.
Ages: 7–11 | 12–18
Dates: Depends on age group (see below)
Times: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition: $385 (include show T-shirt and two performance tickets)
Discounts: Register by May 15 for $10 off
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, Music Theater Building, and Harris Theatre
After Care: $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.)Learn More
In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.
Director/ Vocal Instructor
for 12-18 Age Group: Emi Eiting
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Director for 7-11 Age Group: Mary Lechter
AFYP Director and Faculty at Mason’s School of Theater
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Mary founded AFYP in 1997, and has seen the company grow from being its only teacher with a sporadic program schedule in rented spaces to where it is today: a year-round program with a full staff, working in conjunction with Potomac Arts Academy, for which she is Associate Director.
She is a longtime member of Mason’s School of Theater faculty in the areas of Performance and Theater Education. She was named a 2013 “Teacher of Distinction” and was a 2014 TEDxGeorgeMasonU speaker (“Magic Moments: the Transformative Power of Theater“). She previously taught at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her professional memberships include The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor’s Equity Association, and the Educational Theatre Association.
Mary’s directing credits include An Experiment with an Air Pump and Shakespeare in Hollywood (George Mason University); Still Beating Hearts and A Godless Man (Theater of the First Amendment First Light Festival); Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown, 101 Dalmatians, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Willy Wonka, Jr.; Peter Pan, Jr.; A Seussified Christmas Carol; Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (AFYP).
“My favorite part was the teachers and the wonderful recital at the end.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 ParticipantSee More Testimonials
“My favorite part was the presentation at the Harris Theater!” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Parent
“It really pushed me to be better and learn ten whole songs in five days.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Participant
“My favorite part was getting the vocal instruction and learning new techniques.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Participant
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to contact the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889 or email@example.com.
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- To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.