virtual masterclass series
June 5th | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ages 10 - 18 | $20
Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome singer, actor, and coach, Caitlyn Porayko for PRINCESS BOOTCAMP! In this masterclass, each student will perform a 1 minute Disney-style song cut under the guidance and direction of Caitlyn. Caitlyn’s BFA on Musical Theatre from Belmont University, as well as her 3 years of experience as a full-time vocalist in Hong Kong Disneyland, will give students the necessary skills to hone their inner prince or princess and learn to master the vocal and physical qualities and techniques that will allow them to soar as performers (and princesses). This masterclass will focus on refining song cuts to channel each student’s strengths as a vocalist, mover, and performer and learn to tell a story through song. Each student will receive individual feedback and learn from watching their peers! There will also be a Q&A, if time allows.
June 12th | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages 10 - 18 | Pay-What-You-Can
Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome actor and coach Paige Brouillette for this Improv Masterclass. In this masterclass, each student will gain knowledge on improvisational comedy under the guidance and direction of Paige. Paige's longform improv experience studying at Western Kentucky University and legendary iO Theater of Chicago, as well as her extensive theatre credits will give students the necessary skills to become confident in their improv ability. This masterclass will focus on the building blocks of improv, how to apply improv in your performing career, and discovering your own improv style.
June 19th | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dance Calls for Movers
Ages 10 - 18 | $25
Do you feel nervous and dread dance calls? Has the fear of a dance call ever kept you from having fun or worse kept you from auditioning at all? Come move with Harley! Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome New York-based performer and writer, Harley Seger for Dance Calls for Movers. In this masterclass, each student will learn about topics, tips, and tricks to make an impression in a dance call even if you're not working with years of technical dance training! Harley holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory with an Emphasis in Songwriting. Harley has performer professionally in musicals all over the country and most recently performed Off-Broadway in one of the first New York productions after the theatre shutdown in 2020. Harley will give students the necessary skills to help with pick up choreography, make bold choices, and most importantly having fun in dance calls! This masterclass will include a warm up and combination with a focus on auditioning! It will be a fun and safe class to just let loose and realize all you have to offer.
June 26th | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Design for Theatre
Ages 15 - 18 | $50
Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome professional scenic designer and teacher Will Butler and professional costume designer and dancer, Christen Heilman, for this Design for Theatre masterclass. In this masterclass, each student will learn about "The Design Process" and how to take a vision and make it a reality. Christen's costume design experience along with Will's 10+ years of scenic design and build experience and unique ability to create original concepts that inspire audiences will give students the necessary skills to build their confidence in designing for the theatre. This masterclass will focus on the fundamentals of design and how to think critically and creatively to create their own unique designs.
July 3rd | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ages 12 - 18 | $30
Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome actor Emily Whitlow for this Rock/Pop audition masterclass. In this masterclass, each student will work on audition techniques for Rock/Pop repertoire under the guidance and direction of Emily. Emily's training from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and professional theatre experience will give students the necessary skills they need to nail their next audition and grow their repertoire! This masterclass will focus on student's audition technique and interpreting song. All students will sing their own pop/rock cut and Emily will work with each one individually to help them feel comfortable singing this increasingly desired sound in musicals!
July 10th | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ages 14 - 18 | $35
Join Emily Faith for this master class on mental wellness for the theatre artist! In this course, you will be introduced to drama therapy techniques specifically tailored for performer self care. We will explore themes of confidence, ritual and relaxation to inspire your next audition, rehearsal or performance, and give you tangible tools to support your theatrical career.
July 17th | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages 12 - 18 | $50
Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome theatre educator & director Kristin Butler for this Realism and The Stanislavski Method masterclass. In this masterclass, each student will learn to implement the performance techniques created by the Father of Modern Realism, Constantine Stanislavski under the guidance and direction of Kristin Butler. Kristin's undergraduate degree in theatre education and her 13 years of experience as a theatre teacher and director for high school students in The Hillsboro Players will give students the necessary skills to become confident in their ability to understand given circumstances, create a character, and perform that character under the lens of realism. This masterclass will focus on characterization, subtext, and motivation.
July 24th | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ages 13 - 18 | $10
Shockley Music & Theatre is thrilled to welcome performer and choreographer, Dallas James Pritt, for Broadway Dance! In this masterclass, each student will learn a portion of original choreography from a Broadway show, and will get a chance to show off their skills and what they learned at the end - a fun time for all! Dallas's experience as a professional choreographer, and as television & theater actor who auditions for Broadway shows will give students the necessary skills to be confident in their dance abilities whether they have had lessons prior, or not This masterclass will focus on warming up & cooling down your body, learning Broadway choreography, how to believe in yourself, take risks, and have fun!