Instuctor: Annie Venable
Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)
Material Fee: $20 per semester; will be used to pay for music, props, sets, supplies, and publisher/royalty fees.
Required Text/Supplies: Costume components and stage props may be requested
Description: These students will enjoy learning a wide variety of music, as well as basic theatrical concepts. Foundations of music such as melodic pitch, basic sight-singing, rhythm, and dynamics will be taught and/or reinforced through games and hands-on-activities. Students will also be exposed to more advanced skills such as note reading, harmonization, and basic music theory. In addition to singing, skits and other drama activities and games will be an integral part of this course. These exercises are designed to practice team building and teach acting skills such as stage presence, vocal projection, improvisation, and auditioning. In addition to one or two short community performances, we will work toward the production of a musical drama. Students will learn their music, choreography and lines, and will also have the opportunity to help with behind the scenes aspects of putting on a performance such as helping to create sets and props. A few outside rehearsals will be required in preparation for the drama, but this is the only time extra practices should be necessary. Some of our past elementary productions have included “I Witness News, Live from Jericho”, “America the Land of the Free”, “Christmas in Reverse”, “A Tribute to the 50’s”, and “Willy Wonka Kids”. My plan is to continue with the musical “Agape League” in the fall. (This was put on hold in the spring of 2020 due to Corona). Since we never got to perform it, returning students will have the option of keeping their same roles. New students are welcome to join in on the fun. I look forward to a great year with our awesome students!