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10 WEEKS of classes from April 13-June 20
 
 
Three ways to save!
Multi-Course Discount: $25 off for each additional 10-week class you register for!
Sibling Discount: $25 off for registering a sibling for a 10-week course!
Membership Discount: 10% Discount for Count Basie Theatre membership holders!

ACTING & IMPROV
MUSICAL THEATRE
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ON-SCREEN ACTING
VOCALS
ADULT
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WORKSHOPS/COMBO
Find your class by the day of the week:


MONDAY

MONDAY THEATRE BASICS
This engaging class incorporates basic acting skills with an introduction to stage and performance techniques. Guaranteed to create confidence, strengthen students’ abilities to collaborate with others, and boost self-esteem!
MONDAY: APRIL 13, 20, 27  MAY 4, 11, 18, 25  JUNE 1, 8, 15
4-5PM  AGES: 4-5  FEE: $200 • INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
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MONDAY BEGINNER ACTING I/II
Using the body, mind and voice to create dynamic characters, students will develop and strengthen their theatrical expertise. Script work, improvisation and monologue work will all be incorporated.
MONDAY: APRIL 13, 20, 27  MAY 4, 11, 18, 25  JUNE 1, 8, 15
5-6PM  AGES: 9-11  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
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MONDAY ACTING FOR TEENS
This class is designed to help young actors find their voice -- both literally and figuratively. Curriculum includes script work, scene studies, improvisation, and theater games. ACTING FOR TEENS fills quickly -- so register early!
MONDAY: APRIL 13, 20, 27  MAY 4, 11, 18, 25 • JUNE 1, 8, 15
6-7:30PM  AGES: 12-17  FEE: $295  INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT 
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MONDAY ACTING FOR COMMERCIALS
This is the perfect opportunity for beginner adults to try their hands at acting for TV and commercials. Instructor Bradley Mott brings a wealth of information on this fast paced industry -- from getting started and business basics to the audition process itself. Basic acting skills will also be explored.
SESSION ONE: MONDAY: APRIL 13, 20, 27  MAY 4
SESSION TWO: MONDAY: MAY 11, 18, 25 • JUNE 1
7:30-9PM  AGES: ADULT  FEE: $90  INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
 
NEW FOR 2015...THEATRE 360!
 
THEATRE 360
Introducing THEATRE 360 - our audition-based program where accepted students will conceive, create and perform a children's theatre piece. Like it's name suggests, this is a full-circle stage experience, from creation to curtain. THEATRE 360 will meet twice weekly on both Mondays and Wednesdays for 10 weeks.
Rehearsals: 
MONDAY: APRIL 13, 20, 27  MAY 4, 11, 18, 25  JUNE 1, 8, 15 
WEDNESDAY: APRIL 15, 22, 29  MAY 6, 13, 20, 27  JUNE 3, 10, 17 
5-7PM  AGES: 9-17  FEE: $250  INSTRUCTORS: CHRISTOPHER TOMAINO & YVONNE LAMB SCUDIERY 
 
Call to schedule an audition time: 732-224-8778 x125  
*Auditioners should be prepared to sing and should have a memorized monologue. 
Final performance TBA in late May and early June. Auditioners must be available during this time-frame.   


 TUESDAY
 
TUESDAY THEATRE KIDS
Here's the perfect class for young thespians to learn basic acting skills, with techniques that also strengthen their listening and problem solving skills. THEATREKIDS is a great place for children to overcome shyness and develop imaginations -- all while having fun!
TUESDAY: APRIL 14, 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2, 9, 16
4-5PM  AGES: 4-5  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
 
TUESDAY BROADWAY KIDS
Children will explore the wonders of imagination as they act, sing, and dance in this lively musical theatre experience. A wide variety of games and exercises are incorporated to develop focus and self-discipline, all while encouraging creativity. 
TUESDAY: APRIL 14, 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26 • JUNE 2, 9, 16
4-5PM  AGES: 6-8  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI 
 
MUSICAL THEATRE II/III
Have your child dive into the world of Broadway musicals as they hone their stage and performance skills! Your son or daughter will learn to deliver lines in a believable and confident manner, while creating dynamic characters in the process. Class format includes singing, acting and stage movement.
TUESDAY: APRIL 14, 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2, 9, 16
5-6PM  AGES: 9-12  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI 
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KIDS ON CAMERA
This exciting class addresses the fundamentals of acting for TV and film, with a focus on delivering lines in a believable mannerKIDS ON CAMERA also helpschildren develop social skills and confidence while working in a positive and enriching environment.
TUESDAYAPRIL 14, 21, 28 • MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2, 9, 16
5-6PM  AGES: 6-8  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
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ACTING FOR TV/FILM
Using professional scripts and commercial copy, students will explore the skills necessary for onscreen acting for the camera. Their development of self-expression, clear diction and a natural performance style is the prime focus in this class.
TUESDAY: APRIL 14, 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2, 9, 16
6-7PM  AGES: 9-12  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
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ROCK VOCAL TECHNIQUE
This class focuses on the world of classic and contemporary rock music. Students will learn to sing like so
me of rock’s all-time greats, honing their own vocal techniques and performance style in the process.
TUESDAY: APRIL 14, 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2, 9, 16
6-7PM  AGES: 9-13  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: COREY MARKOWITZ
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TEEN IMPROV
Teens will learn the art of improvisation through a series of exercises and games taught by Michael O’Keeffe, director of the Count Basie Theatre’s Teen Improv
 Troupe. Designed for both serious actors and those just dabbling in improv, this class will help students think on their feet and develop collaboration skills necessary for success in both the classroom and a career.
TUESDAY: APRIL 14, 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2, 9, 16
7-8:15PM  AGES: 13-17  FEE: $225  INSTRUCTOR: MIKE O'KEEFFE 
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WEDNESDAY

BROADWAY BOUND I/II
Similar to our BROADWAY KIDS class, instructor Samantha Giustiniani brings her expertise and enthusiasm to this musical theatre romp, with acting, singing and crafts designed to enhance your child’s immersion into the magic of Broadway.
WEDNESDAY: APRIL 15, 22, 29  MAY 6, 13, 20, 27  JUNE 3, 10, 17
4-5PM  AGES: 6-8  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
 
VOCAL II/III
Students will strengthen proper vocal techniques to foster development of a healthy and dynamic singing voice. Breathing, posture, diction, blending and harmony will be explored in this class, along with music notation and theory.
WEDNESDAY: APRIL 15, 22, 29  MAY 6, 13, 20, 27  JUNE 3, 10, 17
4-5PM  AGES: 9-13  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX
 
ADULT VOICE-OVER TECHNIQUE
Learn the skills necessary to succeed in the voice-over business. The course will cover audition skills, copy interpretation, finding one’s character, using a microphone, breath control and voice placement. A popular class with a knowledgeable and upbeat working actor/educator.
SESSION ONE: WEDNESDAY: APRIL 15, 22, 29  MAY 6
SESSION TWO: WEDNESDAY: MAY: 20, 27  JUNE: 3, 10
7-8:30PM  AGES: ADULT  FEE: $90  INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
 
 
 
MASTER CLASS: 5-WEEK VOCAL INTENSIVE
WITH BROADWAY VETERAN DEB LYONS
Audition-Based Acceptance • Only 10 Students Accepted Per Session
Is your student interested in landing a gig? In this master series, they’ll learn to deliver confident and dynamic performances coached by Broadway veteran, Deb Lyons (Smokey Joe's Café, Hairspray, Next to Normal). There is much to be learned from a seasoned professional, and Ms. Lyons couples her expertise with a supportive, upbeat approach to help young singers achieve their maximum potential. Workshop will focus on stage performance, song interpretation and auditioning techniques.
WEDNESDAY: APRIL 15, 22, 29 • MAY 6, 13 
7-8:30PM • AGES: 13-18 • FEE: $140 • INSTRUCTOR: DEB LYONS
AUDITIONS: Wednesday, April 1 and 8; call 732-224-8778 X 125 to arrange an audition time. Be prepared to sing! 
 
THEATRE 360
Introducing THEATRE 360 - our audition-based program where accepted students will conceive, create and perform a children's theatre piece. Like it's name suggests, this is a full-circle stage experience, from creation to curtain. THEATRE 360 will meet twice weekly on both Mondays and Wednesdays for 10 weeks.
Rehearsals: 
MONDAY: APRIL 13, 20, 27  MAY 4, 11, 18, 25  JUNE 1, 8, 15 
WEDNESDAY: APRIL 15, 22, 29  MAY 6, 13, 20, 27  JUNE 3, 10, 17 
5-7PM  AGES: 9-17  FEE: $250  INSTRUCTORS: CHRISTOPHER TOMAINO & YVONNE LAMB SCUDIERY 
 
Call to schedule an audition time: 732-224-8778 x125  
*Auditioners should be prepared to sing and should have a memorized monologue. 
Final performance TBA in late May and early June. Auditioners must be available during this time-frame.   


 
 THURSDAY
  
ACTING FOR THE STAGE
This is a class for young actors with an established skill set, wishing to take their art to the next level. Working with scripts and improvisational situations, students will continue to hone their acting skills through voice work, text analysis and character interpretation.
THURSDAY: APRIL 16, 23, 30  MAY 7, 14, 21, 28  JUNE 4, 11, 18
5-6PM  AGES: 8-12  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO 
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MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
This new program focuses students on delivering strong and confident performances, telling stories through lyrics and strengthening their vocal technique. Instructor Jennifer Roebuck brings her trademark high-energy style and skill as both a performer and educator, motivating and challenging her students in the process. Staged musical numbers will be incorporated.
THURSDAY: APRIL 16, 23, 30  MAY 7, 14, 21, 28  JUNE 4, 11, 18
6-7:30PM  AGES: 11-14  FEE: $295  INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK 
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FOUR-WEEK ADULT IMPROVISATION
Are you looking for a creative outlet to help tap into your playful side? Our adult improv classes teach you to break out and let your personality shine through improvisational theatre games and scenes. You’ll strengthen your ability to be creative, adapt to change, take risks. Think efficiently, know your physical strength, be intuitive and aware, have confidence – and, best of all, be silly and HAVE FUN!
SESSION 1: THURSDAY: APRIL 16, 23, 30  MAY 7
SESSION 2: THURSDAY: MAY 14, 21, 28  JUNE 4
7:30-9PM  AGES: ADULT  FEE: $90  INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL O’KEEFFE 

 Special 2-DAY SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP
conducted by Gordon Brown of Williams Honor:

"Everyone Can Write A Song"

Thursday APRIL 16 and Friday APRIL 17, 2015
Day 1:  The process of expressing our feelings is one of the most important elements in creating a song. Learn step by step: how to put your feelings into a composition, how to remove the blocks that stifle your creativity, and how to discover your own personal unique stamp that gives the listener something they will never forget. Share a little of your heart and soul with other like-minded songwriters.
Day 2: On day two you will present your ideas. Support and feedback from peers and instructor will help you to refine and rework the composition. The evening culminates with your song coming to life as it is sung by a professional vocalist. Past participants have praised the supportive and positive approach that Gordon brings to his workshops.  Through his vast and varied career, Gordon Brown is able to tap into your musical experiences on many levels. This course fills quickly so register early.   
THURSDAY APRIL 16 & FRIDAY APRIL 17 ●  6-7:30PM ● FEE: $180 (TWO DAYS) $100 (ONE DAY ONLY) ●  INSTRUCTOR: GORDON BROWN 
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SATURDAY
 
 
SATURDAY MORNING 'PAGE TO STAGE' FOR KIDS!
Join resident teaching artist SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI for PAGE TO STAGE FOR KIDS, our interactive storytelling and creative theatre workshops that includes acting, music, movement, crafts and lots of fun!
9:30-11AM • FEE: $35 ($50 FOR TWO SIBLINGS) 
 
MAY 2 • The True Story of the "Three Little Pigs"  Ages: 6-8    
What really happened between the wolf and the three little pigs? Your child will act it out and explore a new side of the story in this theatrical and imaginative re-telling of a classic tale. 
 
MAY 16  "Click Clack Moo" and other Doreen Cronin Stories • Ages: 4-6    
This workshop starts the creative storytelling of author Doreen Cronin, including her classics Click Clack MooDooby Dooby Moo and Duck for President
 
MAY 30  "Fractured Fairytales" by A.J. Jacobs  Ages: 6-8    
These fairy-tales with a silly twist will have you laughing all the way through "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Little Red Ridinghood." 
 
JUNE 13 • "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andrene and Guy Parker-Rees  Ages: 4-6    
Children will explore and imitate the wild jungle animals of Giraffes Can't Dance in this creative movement, music and theatre workshop! 
 
  
ACTING FOR THE STAGE
Through the use of script work, improvisation and theatre games, students will hone their acting skills while developing a stronger sense of self-confidence and empowerment.
SATURDAY: APRIL 18, 25  MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  JUNE 6, 13, 20
9:30-11AM  AGES: 9-13  FEE: $295  INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
 
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP I/II
If your child loves Broadway musicals, then this is their class! Vocal technique, script work and blocking (stage movement and direction) will all be incorporated into this performance techniques class. Learn what it takes to perform with flare and expertise in this challenging class taught by multi-talented actress/vocalist Diane Fox. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the session.
SATURDAY: APRIL 25  MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  JUNE 6, 13, 20
11-12:40PM  AGES: 9-13  FEE: $295  INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX
 
COMBO CLASS
Combine ACTING FOR THE STAGE and MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP I/II at the discounted rate of $510 -- a savings of $80!
9:30AM-12:30PM  AGES: 9-13 
 
BEGINNER ACTING
Using scripts, improvisation, theatre games and scene work, students will gain a working knowledge of the many aspects of stage acting. This is a perfect ‘first-step” workshop for students curious about pursuing acting as a career or as a pastime.
SATURDAY: APRIL 18, 25  MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  JUNE 6, 13, 20
AGES: 6-8  FEE: $200  INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON 
 

 
Summer Camps and Classes will run July 6 through August 15

Four ways to save!
Early Registration Discount: Register by June 1 for a $20 discount!
Multi-Course Discount: $20 off for each additional week-long camp that you register for!
Sibling Discount: $20 off for registering a sibling for a week-long camp!
Membership Discount: 10% Discount for Count Basie Theatre membership holders!
 


BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER WEEK
In this fast paced, high energy camp, students will dive into the music and moves of Broadway's most iconic shows. Session includes acting, dancing and singing, and culminates with an informal classroom demonstration for parents and friends. This is the perfect camp for fans of musical theatre. Students should bring a daily snack and a blank audio CD. Classes fill quickly so register early and receive a special discount rate!
MONDAY-FRIDAY
9:30AM-12:30PM  AGES: 9-12  FEE: $275  INSTRUCTORS: LORI OLSON & AMY FREDERICKS
 
THEATRE KIDS WEEK
Designed for our youngest theatre lovers, this camp offers the option of attending one, two or three hours daily. Taught by two seasoned performers/educators, this camp includes acting, movement, singing, crafts and multiple creative experiences. It's a challenging and engaging session, perfect for children ages 4-8. 
MONDAY-FRIDAY
9:30AM-12:30PM
 AGES: 4-8  FEE: $275 $225 (Special 'Welcome Summer' rate applies to this class!)  INSTRUCTORS: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI & JESSICA BERGER
 
DICTION AND PUBLIC SPEAKING WEEK
A great experience not only for actors, but for those of us wishing to enhance their abilities to communicate. Whether you are delivering a monologue in the school play or presenting your book report to the entire class, the ability to confidently speak in public is a valuable life asset. Don’t envy a great speaking voice -- have one!
MONDAY-FRIDAY
11:30AM-1PM  AGES: 9-12  FEE: $165  INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
 
FEMALE POP VOCALISTS WORKSHOP WEEK
Calling all female pop vocalists: sing lead or backup in a girl group! Learn how to front a group and how to sing background harmonies. Students will be taught how to work the mic and stage -- and how to hit those high notes! This week-long camp will cover pop/rock songs and classic Motown, from Adele’s “Rollin in the Deep” to "Stop, In the Name of Love," this camp’s attendees will make their mark!
MONDAY-FRIDAY
1-4PM • AGES: 12-18  FEE: $275  INSTRUCTOR: DEB LYONS
 
ACTING FOR TV AND FILM WEEK
Young actors will learn the practical skills necessary to compete in the field of commercial acting. Using scripts from film, students will work on developing a strong, honest and nuanced line delivery. While the camp focus is on commercial acting, the techniques learned will apply to all acting challenges – (need examples). Students will also work with monologues, scene study, improvisation, cold readings, and how preparing themselves for interviews and auditions. (Also offered August 3-7)
MONDAY-FRIDAY
1-4PM  AGES: 9-12  FEE: $275  INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
 
 
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JULY 13-17
 
 

ROCKIN’ MUSICALS AT THE BASIE WEEK

Groove to the music from Grease, The Wiz, Pippin, and Godspell in this camp that’s sure to get you moving!  This is a great opportunity to hone your musical theatre skills, while meeting new friends and preparing for an informal, in-class performance for guests at the end of the week. Students should bring a daily snack and a blank audio CD

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM  AGES: 9-12FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTORS: LORI OLSON & AMY FREDERICKS
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PERCUSSION WITH MICHAEL SARIN 
Rhythm is central to life. The heartbeat of all cultural traditions is the drum, among the oldest of all known musical instruments. Come experience the joy and power of rhythm and the sounds of percussion. with traditional group pieces, plus current pop music rhythms adapted for our ensemble. Drumming techniques as well as basic rhythmic notation will be taught. Bring your creativity, energy and passion for expression in this unique group setting. Percussion instruments will be provided
MONDAY-FRIDAY
11:00AM-12:30PM AGES: 12-18  ●  FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL SARIN
MONDAY-FRIDAY
1-2:30PM  AGES: 8-11 FEE: $165  INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL SARIN 
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ROCKIT AT THE BASIE SUMMER BAND CAMP
Join Rockit this summer as we present an education musical program for young musicians. 
  • Learn the dynamics of  playing in a band  
  • Experience first-hand how Rockit has become the premier music program in Monmouth County 
  • Learn how to audition and play in a band with confidence and discipline 
  • Form your own band and choose songs 
  • Learn improvisation and music theory
  • Participants will perform an intimate concert in the CBT rehearsal room
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-1PM  
AGES: 8-12 
 
FEE: $325

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 
1-4:30PM 
 
AGES 13-18  FEE: $325
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI FOUNDER & DIRECTOR ● 
ANDY GREATOREX, COREY MARKOWITZ, DAN RICKER, ZAC SILVA

 
 

JULY 20-24 
 

ROCK CHOIR FOR KIDS CAMP
Raise the roof in this engaging summer experience for those who love to sing. The focus of this week-long camp will be recreating contemporary pop and rock hits, while learning healthy vocal techniques and musicianship. Rhythmic and percussive musical activities and games will also be incorporated, and an informal performance will be held at the end of the week. Students should bring a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM  AGES: 8-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: EMILY KASTER
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BODY LANGUAGE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR WEEK
One aspect of an actor's training that is often overlooked is the critical aspect of learning to be aware of your physical habits, postures, gestures, and body language and how they determine the depth and quality of your performance. Gain a deeper understanding and begin to develop the skills needed to create dynamic and believable characters, who spring to life on the stage.  This week-long camp is a must for those who are serious about the art of acting!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-2PM  AGES: 11-17  FEE: $300  INSTRUCTOR: ELLEN GUNN
CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AT MONMOUTH ACADEMY OF BALLET, 16 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ
 
 
ROCK OUT SONGWRITING WEEK
In this is a kid fueled program exploding with creative energy, participants will form a musical ensemble, collectively write a song, rehearse and transform their work into a killer rock song! Our young rockers will learn about rhythm, steady beat, dynamics, tempo, melody and form. Campers will also explore a variety of rock instruments, including: keyboards, guitars, bass, and an assortment of percussion instruments. Class culminates with an opportunity to perform for friends and family.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-2:30PM ● AGES: 8-11  FEE: $165  INSTRUCTOR: SHERRI EHRLICH
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RHYTHM ROCKERS WEEK
Be amazed at the energy, enthusiasm and confidence we promote in your children as we equip them to become Rocker! In this camp, children will find their own true voice and learn to use it in a healthy, nurturing environment. Kids will have the opportunity to explore rock music and the history of rock dances, plus learn the importance of a steady beat, melody, pitch, breathing technique, and creative expression. Award winning singer/songwriter Sherri Ehrlich will make sure your child has a blast exploring microphone techniques, while skipping, swirling and twirling to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and more.

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 2:30-4PM ● AGES: 4-7  FEE: $165  INSTRUCTOR: SHERRI EHRLICH
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ROCKIT AT THE BASIE STUDIO RECORDING CAMP 
Camp is appropriate for musicians or those interested in the engineering process. This innovative weeklong camp will cover: 
  • Laying down and recording tracks
  • Recording and completing your own song with a band
  • The use of microphones, placement and patterns when recording instruments
  • How each instrument is processed, tracked and overdubbed 
  • The basics of starting a session in pro tools and mixing the audio with emphasis on EQ, and mastering  
  • Musicians will have the opportunity to have their instruments recorded for a CD created during the week long camp.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-1PM ● AGES: 8-12  FEE: $325
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1PM-4:30PM ● AGES: 13-18  FEE: $325 
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI FOUNDER & DIRECTOR ●   
ANDY GREATOREX, COREY MARKOWITZ, DAN RICKER, ZAC SILVA
 
 
REGISTER NOW! 
 
LET'S JAM - GUITAR MASTER WORKSHOP WITH MARC MULLER
Learn the nuts and bolts of improv guitar with educator and touring/recording veteran Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Bruce Sprinsteen, Kelly Clarkson).  This three-day player's workshop introduces the go-to scales an basic music theory to take your playing to the next level. Broaden your musicianship and improvisational skills in this highly informative session.
TUESDAY-THURSDAY JULY 21, 22, 23: 11AM-12:30PM AGES: 12-19 FEE: $85 INSTRUCTOR: MARC MULLER
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HANDS ON HISTORY OF ROCK
In this three-day workshop, educator and touring/recording veteran Marc Muller - who was recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Branford Marsalis and Kelly Clarkson, and toured with Shania Twain - will take you and your instrument on a historical journey through the ever-changing landscape of rock n' roll. Learn about the artists who contributed to rock's musical and cultural revolution while learning to play some of the key songs that have defined its eras. 
TUESDAY-THURSDAY JULY 21, 22, 23: 1-2:30PM AGES: 12-19 FEE: $85  INSTRUCTOR: MARC MULLER
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AUGUST 3-7
 
MUSIC AND RHYTHMS WEEK
This class promises to wake up our youngest singers with some hand clappin', toe stompin’ rhythmic activities.  Singing, instruments, and dance will all be incorporated to round out the experience and add to the fun!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM ● AGES: 4-5 FEE: $165 ●  INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER
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PROP AND SET MAKING WEEK
Students will create props and costume accessories for another classes’ Cinderella performance. (See below) This is a great and creative way to learn about productions as a whole, from set design to performance.  The perfect class for the budding artists and builders!
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11PM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165  INSTRUCTORSAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI 
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STORY-TIME THEATRE WITH CRAFTS WEEK
Students will bring their favorite stories to life as they use their imaginations to create characters--one of the first steps in becoming actors themselves. This class builds self-confidence and develops an understanding of team work
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165  INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK 
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MUSICAL THEATRE KIDS WEEK
Dance, sing and act under the direction of multi-talented actress/singer/director Jessica Berger, who will focus students on the magic and melodies of Broadway’s musicals. The week will culminate with an informal in-class presentation for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165  INSTRUCTORJESSICA BERGER 
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CINDERELLA WEEK
For princes and princesses in the making, this week long camp focuses on this classic tale from the Brothers Grimm. The songs and script from the Disney film and the music from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical will all be used to inspire student creativity. The week will culminate with an informal in-class presentation for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 12:30-2PM ● AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165  INSTRUCTORSAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
 

ACTING FOR TV AND FILM WEEK

Young actors will learn the practical skills necessary to compete in the commercial acting field. Using scripts from film, students work on developing a strong, honest and nuanced line delivery. While the class focus is on commercial acting, the techniques learned will apply to all acting challenges. This week will also include work with monologues, scene study, improvisation, cold readings, and how to prepare yourself for an interview or an audition. 

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
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TEEN COMEDY IMPROV WEEK
Dive into the world of improv comedy through a series of exercises and theatre games taught by Michael O’Keeffe, director of  Count Basie Theatre’s Teen Improv troupe. Designed for both serious actors as well as those interested in dabbling with the art, this class will help students to think on their feet and develop creative problem solving skills. These techniques are also valuable tools for actors looking to dig deeper and create more believable characters.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $275  INSTRUCTOR: MIKE O’KEEFFE
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TV AND FILM ACTING FOR TEENS WEEK

Young actors will learn the practical skills needed to compete in the commercial acting field. Using scripts from film, students work on developing a strong, honest and nuanced line delivery. While the class focus is on commercial acting, the techniques learned will apply to all acting challenges. Week will also include work with monologues, diction work, scene study, improvisation, cold readings, and how to prepare yourself for an interview or an audition. 

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 13-18 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
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IMPROVING THE VOICE & VOICEOVER TECHNIQUES WEEK
The perfect class for those wishing to add to their actor’s toolbox: Speaking clearly and crisply is an enviable asset for anyone to acquire--particularly young actors. The ability to speak in numerous dialects with clarity and accuracy is another skill worth honing. Mr. Mott’s approach is challenging and engaging, as he taps into each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
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DRAMA DANCE SINGING WEEK
This week-long, performance based camp will hone students’ stage and musical theatre skills by concentrating on performing with energy and confidence. Script work, singing, lyric interpretation, stage movement and blocking will be incorporated. An in class demonstration will be held on the last day of the camp for parents and friends. Students should bring a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK
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AUGUST 10-14
 
BECOMING AN ACTOR
A WEEK-LONG ACTOR’S INTENSIVE FOR TEENS
Learn from professionals in this diverse and valuable week long immersion into the intricacies of performance. As educators, directors and performers each instructor brings his unique perspective in creating a comprehensive curriculum.  Each day will offer a variety of innovative and challenging opportunities for students to explore and grow as artists. The diverse curriculum will include, monologue and scene work, improvisation, stage and camera techniques, movement, theories of acting, auditioning savvy speech and diction. Students should wear comfortable clothing (no flip-flops) and bring notebooks, lunch and a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM- 4:30PM  AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $420  INSTRUCTORS: BRADLEY MOTTMICHAEL O’KEEFFE, JOSEPH RUSSO, CHRIS TOMAINO
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MALE POP VOCALISTS WORKSHOP WEEK
Like the vocals of the Jersey Boys or Bruno Mars and his Uptown Funk, learn how to take the lead as a pop vocalist and how to support other vocalists with your harmonies.  Work with pro-vocalist Deb Lyons who has sung with Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer.  Week will include performance styles, mic technique and hitting the high notes
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM–2PM ● AGES: 11-18 ● FEE: $275 INSTRUCTOR: DEB LYONS
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FROZEN WEEK AGES 4-5 
Disney’s animated blockbuster provides the theme for this week-long theatre adventure.    Singing, theatre games, and a variety of crafts and musical activities will round out the experience. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM  AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
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FROZEN WEEK AGES 6-8
Disney’s animated blockbuster provides the theme for this week-long theatre adventure.    Singing, theatre games, and a variety of crafts and musical activities will round out the experience. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM  AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
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ANNIE & OLIVER WEEK
These two Broadway and silver screen blockbusters are the inspiration behind this musical theatre performance week. The beloved songs and endearing characters of both works will come to life through singing, dancing and acting. Great fun and a fabulous way to introduce youngsters to musical theatre. An informal in-class performance will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends. 
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30-11AM  AGES: 6-8 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER 
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BROADWAY BOUND WEEK 
Created for our youngest theatre buffs this class focuses on singing, dancing and acting. Using the music from Disney inspired Broadway productions will bring out the best in each young participant. Simple craft and theatre games will also be incorporated.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11AM-12:30PM  AGES: 4-5 ● FEE: $165 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER  
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BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK
This is a fast paced, performance-based session, which incorporates singing, dance and acting techniques. Musical theatre is the basis for the material covered, with an emphasis on singing, blocking and script work. The week culminates with an in-class demonstration for parents and friends. The perfect class to build confidence while honing your performance skills. Students should bring a daily snack.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12:30PM  AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $275 ● INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER ROEBUCK 
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VOCAL INTENSIVE WEEK
Discover how to be an engaging, dynamic performer. Class will focus on both choral and solo vocal techniques, providing students with techniques to strengthen their vocal skills and increase their vocal range and stamina, while learning to breathe correctly and reduce physical tension in their performance. Students will have one on one coaching time as well as ensemble work.
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1-4PM  AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $300 ● INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA BERGER & DONATA CUCINOTTA
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ONCE-A-WEEK CLASSES
JULY 13 - AUGUST 17 
 
  
MONDAY JAZZ GUITAR WORKSHOP WITH CHRIS SCHWARTZ 
 Learn about:

• The role of the guitar in jazz
• Repertoire: Classic Jazz Standards
• Jazz chord structures, proper notation and nomenclature
• Scales, Modes, Intervals and Patterns used in jazz improvisation
• Introduction to ear training
• Playing in ensembles
• Listening sessions

RequirementsGuitarists should have at least two years of playing experience, the ability to play various scales and chords on the guitar, and a basic understanding of standardized traditional notation. Students who know only TAB may join the course but will be given instruction in standard notation. Bring guitar and guitar cables to class. Amps and course materials provided. 
MONDAYS: JULY 6, 13, 20, 27 AUGUST 3, 10
4:30-6PM  AGES13-ADULT • FEE: $225 • INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS SCHWARTZ 
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MONDAY BEGINNER ACTING
Using the body, vice and mind to create dynamic and believable characters, students will develop and strengthen their theatrical skills. Script work, improvisation and monologue work will all be incorporated into the course.
MONDAYS: JULY 13, 20, 27 ● AUGUST 3, 10, 17
6-7PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $125 ● INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR
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MONDAY TEEN ACTING I/II FOR THE STAGE
Challenge your creative energy in this exciting and informative summer session! Students will learn the importance of projection, articulation, and rhythm in speaking the actor’s dialogue. The process of layering role interpretations with energy and flexibility and commitment to actions will also be addressed. This class includes, script work and improvisation.
MONDAYS: JULY 13, 20, 27 ● AUGUST 3, 10, 17
7-8:30PM ● AGES: 13-18 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR
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MONDAY 3-WEEK IMPROVE AND ENHANCE YOUR VOICE
Learn how to preserve, develop and strengthen your voice. Participants will learn how to speak clearly and distinctly, develop dynamic and persuasive speaking techniques and gain and understanding of vocal preservation…all valuable skills for actors or public speakers.
SESSION 1: JULY 13, 20, 27 ● 6-7:30PM ● FEE: $90
SESSSION 2: AUGUST 3, 10, 17 ● 6-7:30PM ● FEE: $90
AGES: TEEN/ADULT ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
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TUESDAY ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR FILM
In this class students will learn to tap into the skills necessary to find honest, nuanced characters while exploring their creativity. Class focus is on TV and film acting as it  compares to stage acting. The needs of each individual will be assessed and appropriate exercises utilized to strengthen their acting skills. Class includes script work, improvisation, acting games, diction, focus and visualizing techniques. On camera work will be used to self-critique and help students develop the natural acting style needed for film and commercial work.  
TUESDAYS: JULY 14, 21, 28 ● AUGUST 4, 11, 18
6-7:30PM ● AGES; 9-12 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO 
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WEDNESDAY SONG WRITERS WORKSHOP 
In this is a kid fueled program exploding with creative energy, kids will form a musical ensemble, write a song collectively, rehearse together and transform it into a killer rock song! Our young Rockers will learn about rhythm, steady beat, dynamics, tempo, melody and form. Campers will also explore a variety of rock instruments, including: Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, and an assortment of percussion instruments. Class culminates with an opportunity to perform for friends and family.
JULY 15, 22, 29 ● AUGUST 5, 12, 19 (6-WEEKS)      
4:30-6PM ● AGES: 9-12 ● FEE: $195 ● INSTRUCTOR: SHERRI EHRLICH
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WEDNESDAY THREE-WEEK VOICEOVER CRASH COURSE
Learn the skills required to succeed in the voice over business. This course covers audition skills, copy interpretation, finding your character, using a microphone, breath control and voice placement. A popular class with a knowledgeable and upbeat working actor and educator.
SESSION 1:  VOICEOVER I/II: JULY 8, 15, 22 ● 6-7:30PM ● FEE: $90
                       VOICEOVER III/IV: JULY 8, 15, 22 ● 7:30-9PM ● FEE: $90
SESSION 2:  VOICEOVER I/II: JULY 29 AUGUST 5, 12 ● 6-7:30 ● FEE: $90
                       VOICEOVER III/IV:  JULY 29 AUGUST 5, 12 ● 7:30-9PM ● FEE: $90
AGES: TEEN/ADULT ● INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
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THURSDAY-VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH DIANE FOX
You love to sing – so why not learn to sing like a pro? This class incorporate the major elements required in becoming a confident and professional vocal performer, from vocal exercises to practice techniques. Focus will be on musical theatre songs and developing dynamic performance skills.
THURSDAYS: JULY 16, 23, 30 ● AUGUST 6, 13, 20 (6-WEEKS)  4-5:30PM  AGES: 11-17  FEE: $195  INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX 
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SPECIAL FAMILY EVENTS & WORKSHOPS! 
 
JULY 17 
 
ONE DAY WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG DRUMMERS - HAND PERCUSSION
Kids Jam Time! This basic drumming workshop while teaching basic rhythmic skills will build self-confidence and self-esteem, all while expanding the musical imagination and creativity in its participants.
JULY 17: 5-6PM 
● AGES: 8-12 
● FEE $10 
● FACILITATOR: MICHAEL SARIN
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FAMILY DRUM CIRCLE 
Celebrate family and community and discover your own beat!  The values necessary in a strong community are those nurtured in a facilitated drum circle: like listening skills, respect, patience and cooperation. Discover the unifying power of rhythm and playing together to achieve higher levels of musical expression. The Family Drum Circle is recommended for anyone who can follow a rhythm – but  no prior experience is necessary. Some instruments will be available or you may bring your own, found instruments like plastic buckets, tubes and water bottles are also welcome!
JULY 17: 6:30-8PM ● AGES: ALL  FEE: FREE! ● FACILITATOR: MICHAEL SARIN 
 
 
 
FAMILY OPEN MIC NIGHT
Everyone’s invited to our first family open mike night to share their talents: songs, stories, poetry, dance skills or monologues. There will be a six-minute time limit per performance. 
JULY 24: 6:30-8:30PM ● AGES: ALL  FEE: FREE!
 
 
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