Friday, August 11th - Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Suggested Hotel:
Hampton Inn Manhattan
Seaport Financial District
320 Pearl Street
NYC, 10038


Friday, August 11th, 2017
1:00PM-2:30PM, Pace University, Lower Manhattan campus
Tour and performing arts information session with Enrollment Manager, Wayne Petro, Pace School Of Performing Arts

Parents and students attend

Friday, August 11th, 2017
48th Street Studios, #1
353 W. 48th Street
New York City

Master Class for Songs with Amy Rogers, Head of Musical Theatre, Pace University
3PM-4:30PM Students only please
Master Class for Monologues with Grant Kretchik, Director of  BFA Acting, Pace University
5:30PM-7:00PM Parents may also attend

Amy Rogers, Director Of Musical Theatre, Pace University, New York City. Feisty, energetic, straightforward and unconventional, Amy Rogers has built one of the most popular musical theatre programs in the US. Many of her current students are working on Broadway and in national tours while staying enrolled at Pace. She can tell you how she does that: “Product and Process”. And she knows how to network with the big guys in the Big Apple.

Amy also knows a thing or two about musical theatre song repertoire. She will personally help you choose the audition songs that best showcase your talents. Bring your entire book of song rep, including 2 musical theatre songs (32 bar cuts with recorded piano tracks) and a player. Wear relaxed casual attire and bring headshot and resume, pen and paper to take notes.

Grant Kretchik, Director Of Acting, Pace University, New York City. Charismatic and energetic, Grant has built one of the fastest growing BFA Acting programs in the US. Dedicated to disovering the artist within and embracing indiviuality, Grant's audition approach is in keeping with Pace's theatre department style of thinking "outside the box". In addition to the contemparary monologue as required for Acting as well as Musical Theatre applicants, Grant incorporates scene work in his auditions. It is a unconventional and creative.

Grant  will work with each student individually on your college audition monologues. In addition, he will provide 2-person scenes just like he does in his Pace audiitons.Prepare one 1-minute contemparary college audition monologue. Bring Headshot and resume, pen and paper to take notes, Prepare to have fun and the get your creative juices flowing! WEAR CLOTHES YOU CAN MOVE IN.

Parents are invited to observe at no charge

Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Rider University’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey campus
10:00AM,, Campus tour and overview with program faculty (BLC51)
10:30AM Campus Tour (leaving from BLC and ending at Daly's)
11:30AM, Lunch at Daly's Rider commissary with current theatre students

Master Classes with Robin Lewis and Mariann Cook, professors, Rider University
12:30PM-2PM Audition song rep and vocal technique class with Mariann Cook (BLC 51)
2:00PM-3:30PM, Mock dance audition with Robin Lewis (BLC 51)

Parents and students may attend all events

Broadway veteran Robin Lewis, Head Of Musical Theatre Dance, Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ. With more Broadway credits than any other dance professor in college theatre, Robin brings his nurturing style mixed with strict discipline into every class he instructs. (plus lots of juicy backstage stories.) Robin is best known for his work with Bob Fosse and Susan Stroman. Bring headshot and resume. Bring dance attire and jazz shoes. Robin will teach a brief combo, and give you feedback.

Mariann Cook is the Director of Vocal Studies for the Musical Theatre Program at Rider University. She is also a Professor of Musical Theatre Voice and specialist in the teaching of pedagogy for Contemporary Commercial Music styles. She has worked professionally extensively as an actress, including the NationalTour and Broadway of "The King and I", with the iconic King, Yul Brynner.  Her edited collection of Musical Theatre Songs,"The Teen Pop Broadway Collection" is published with Hal Leonartd and can be found on work on vocal technique is nothing short of transformational. You will be changed for good!

Bring sheet music for one college audition song of your choice (32 bars). Mariann will coach each student on vocal technique. Live piano accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume. Dress comfortably.

Parents and invited to attend master classes and tour

Participation fee covers:
4 Master Classes
2 Campus visits/info sessions
Lunch available at Rider University

Enrollment is limited to the first 12 student participants.

No refunds, non transferable