Musical Theater

Musiccal-Theater-Santa-MonicaStudents will learn and perform various scenes and musical works from classic Broadway Musical Theatre. They will learn the basics and technique behind singing, acting, and dancing will be explored and applied in a final performance. It is a SMBMF program hosted at the Santa Monica Conservatory and all current K-8th grade students are invited. No previous experience is necessary.

Members will develop music skills such as singing technique, sight reading, rhythmic development, music theory and harmony, all learned and applied to a variety of musicals. They will also develop social skills within a structured musical environment. Parents can expect rewarding growth and ever increasing appreciation of music. Our staff will prepare students for middle school performance levels and help them realize their maximum potential as young performers.

Students take part in 25 rehearsals on Wednesdays, and at least two concerts during the season, September to mid-May.

Registration/Orientation 
Registration begins September 2016 at the Santa Monica Conservatory of Music. It will be followed by orientation for parents and students on September 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

Weekly Rehearsals
Wednesdays 5:30– 6:30 pm. September  to Mid-May 2017.

Tuition
To participate, students should pre-register and pay a $600 tuition fee.  This fee is reduced to $450 for students taking private lessons at the conservatory (use promotion code: PRIVATELESSONS.

Location:
The Santa Monica Conservatory of Music
1501 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Call/Text: (310)576-3600


India Carney - Voice teacherIndia Carney is an American singer, songwriter, arranger and actress.  Born and raised in New York, India made her national television debut on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “The Voice”.  She wowed audiences and four highly acclaimed celebrity judges as the former Top 5 Artist with her passionate vocal restraint and versatile evenness of tone.  MStars News reported Brooklyn native India Carney “has a voice of gold”. NY Times columnist, David Brooks, gave India rave reviews in his editorial for her version of Lady Gaga’s dance hits. India has performed for David Foster, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Jason Derulo, and many others.  She previously appeared at NYC’s Apollo Theater, The Bitter End, California’s Jazz Night at The W, and STAPLES Center. Musical theatre credits include Jay Sheib’s Carmen (Carmen), AIDA (Aida), and A Chorus Line (Diana), just to name a few. Among India’s many awards she was named a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and National YoungArts Winner in Voice.  A distinguished graduate of UCLA, India earned her B.A. in Music -Voice Performance and minor in Music Industry. She is an alumna of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (The “Fame” School), and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege.