Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer camp

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

The After Care program is located in Mason’s deLaski Performing Arts Building. Before the final checkout, search for and add “After Care” to your cart.

In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.

7-11 Age Group
Dates: July 27 – 31, 2020
Only 7 spaces remaining.
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12-18 Age Group
Dates: July 6 – 10, 2019
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PROGRAM FACULTY


 

Emi Eiting, voice lessons Director/ Vocal Instructor
for 12-18 Age Group: Emi Eiting
Read about Ms. Eiting

For the last 7 years Emi Eiting has been a high school choral director in Fairfax County, Virginia. She led 4 choirs, taught Music History and directed the school musical each year. Before her career in education, she had many years of fun in the theatre. She worked consistently as an actor, music director, pianist, and stage manager at a number of regional theatres around the country, spent some time singing on a cruise ship, and toured the country with a familiar children’s show before moving to Boston. In Boston she found a theatrical home with Speakeasy Stage Company with whom she worked on a number of shows including Songs for a New World, The Wild Party (LaChiusa), and Saturday Night. Emi has performed her solo cabaret show- ‘Standing in the Middle of the Road’ with Speakeasy Stage (Boston) and at Danny’s Skylight Room (New York). She has worked in New York with composers Jason Robert Brown, Lance Horne, Brian Lowdermilk and Scott Evan Davis. In November 2016 Emi performed as a solo artist at the Kennedy Center on a concert featuring the music of Scott Evan Davis. She left public education in 2016 to be a stay at home mother, but remains active as a freelance pianist, adjudicator, conductor, vocal coach and director. Emi holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from George Mason University. She has additional training in Musical Theatre from Interlochen Arts Program in Traverse City, MI.

Mary Lechter Staff Member Director for 7-11 Age Group: Mary Lechter
AFYP Director and Faculty at Mason’s School of Theater
Read about Ms. Lechter

A graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Speech Communications, Mary has been working professionally as an actor in the metropolitan Washington-area, Los Angeles, and New York since 1985. She has worked at Washington area theaters including Theater of the First Amendment, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, and Source Theatre. Television, radio and film credits include ABC’s All My Children, Barry Levinson’s Avalon, Diesel Films’ Dracula’s Mother, the MGM/Lionsgate thriller Hit and Run, and several spots for NPR’s Morning Edition.

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).

 

 

TESTIMONIALS


“My favorite part was the teachers and the wonderful recital at the end.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Participant

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“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

 

 

 

 

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