OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Recommended: One of Dance, Dramatic Arts or Music (Grade 11 or 12 (U), (C), (M) or Open)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
After your ontariocolleges.ca
application has been processed, your acknowledgement letter will let you know that this program requires an audition. Assuming that you have met all other requirements of the Music Theatre Program, you will need to do the following to be considered for the program.
There will be four components to the audition:
- Acting - one to two minute monologue from a contemporary/modern play, fully memorized.
- Singing – two contrasting songs from the musical theatre repertoire (one ballad and one up tempo). An accompanist on the piano will be provided.
- Dance ability will be assessed in a group situation; the Choreographer will conduct a group warm-up and teach a series of dance moves plus a combination.
- Musical understanding will be examined through a written test (those with RCM certificates are exempt), as well as an ear test (for everyone).
Please bring your resume with an 8x10 headshot to the audition.
Click here for upcoming Audition Dates and additional information about the auditions.
Graduates will find work as performers in professional theatres, on cruise ships, in dinner theatres, in theme parks, summer festivals and in commercial musical theatre productions as well as in film. Opportunities also exist in commercial voiceovers and studio recording.
Click here for some exciting stories of St. Clair graduates in the professional world
This is a conservatory style training program that prepares emerging talents for careers in the entertainment industry. The curriculum focuses on those three areas that comprise the “triple threat” performer; acting, singing and dancing. Students train with professional instructors active in their field. Acting is of primary importance with a wider variety of styles and methodologies taught to prepare individuals for stage and film. Vocal music work includes technique, interpretation and solo work supported by one on one tutorials. A rigorous dance curriculum includes styles with a specific music theatre focus. Musicianship will be stressed through key-board instruction, sight singing instruction, choral work and elementary composition.
WHY CHOOSE ST. CLAIR COLLEGE'S MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM?
- Performance opportunities in every semester, with the shows distinguished by high production values.
- Productions are presented in our 1200-seat Chrysler Theatre in Windsor in addition to a smaller intimate studio setting.
- When you apply to this program, you are welcome to attend any of our performances which take place in December and April.
- Learn from industry professionals; faculty members are working artists within the industry.
- Click here to view our Professional Faculty active within the entertainment industry.
- Click here for current productions.
A comprehensive, focused conservatory-style training program, Music Theatre Performance offers a solid base for your future career. Learn from industry professionals; our faculty members are working artists within the industry. Attention to supporting the individual and fostering professional development is ensured by one on one coaching. Blending the classical with the contemporary, St. Clair's Music Theatre Program concentrates on practical strategies for stretching the imagination and developing strong performance skills, without neglecting the business of "the business."
Our Music Theatre Program's acting courses include: Theatre History and Stagecraft, Text Analysis & interpretation, Character Development, Improvisation & Physical Comedy. The music component offers: the History of Music Theatre, Musical Theory, Ear Training and Sight-singing, Vocal Technique & Interpretation. Dance courses include Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. Master Classes are offered by guest artists from the world of entertainment.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2019-2020 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Voice & Text I
Vocal Technique I
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. I
Musical Theory I
Ear Training I
General Education Elective
Industry Practices 1: Stagecraft
Theatre History and Stagecraft 2
Movement for Actors I
Voice & Text II
Vocal Technique II
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. II
Musical Theory II
Ear Training II
Industry Practices 2: Working in Theatre
General Education Elective
Movement for Actors II
Voice & Text III
Vocal Technique III
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. III
Musical Theory III
Ear Training III
Industry Practices 3: Auditioning - Monologue Preparation
History of Music Theatre
Movement for Actors III
Vocal Technique IV
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. IV
Ear Training IV
Musical Theory IV
Industry Practices 4: Auditioning - Song and Monologue Preparation
Acting for Media
Voice & Text IV
Vocal Technique V
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. V
Musical Theory V
Ear Training V
Vocal Workshop I
General Education Elective
Industry Practices 5: Dance Calls
Vocal Technique VI
Vocal Interpretation & Perform. VI
Musical Theory VI
Vocal Workshop VI