2014 - 2015 ARTS EDUCATION AT PCA
& ADVANCED PCA Young Singers
PCA Young Singers
Saturdays 11-Noon. Stage Too*
1st Session: September 6 - December 13 Saturdays,
2nd Session: Jan. 10 - May 16
Instructor: Sharnell Shaffer
A Choral group (now combined) for 3rd - 8th graders (and alumni of PCAYS if they are not in those grades, as well as others who have similar skills at the discretion of the instructor). Particpants will continue to learn musical concepts as was done previously, but on a more advanced level. The class will concentrate on stage presence, vocal techniques, how to sing while acting on stage, how to prepare for an audition, more advanced music theory, musical theatre history, learning how to sing in a chorus v. being a soloist. Includes ‘performance gigs’ as arranged. Number of class meetings is subject to arrangement of area performances.
Class Fee: $90 (returning); $120 (new)#; Subsequent Siblings $90
# If any past PCAYS students brings a friend who enrolls in the class, the friend will pay the returning $90 fee.
Youth Stage Combat
Saturday • 10 am - noon • Ages: 10 – 14 or by permission of the instructor • Gateway Mall • Instructor: Jon Meyer
Fall Session: March 21 • Class Fee: $50
Learn the basics of stage combat: hair pulling, punches, kicks, reactions, and sound, but most importantly, SAFETY! Any participant not following safety protocols will be asked to sit out until they can participate safely.
Adult Stage Combat
Saturday • 10 am - noon • Ages: 15 and up (must be fully mobile) • Gateway Mall • Instructor: Jon Meyer
Fall Session: March 28 • Class Fee: $50
Learn the basics of stage combat: hair pulling, punches, kicks, reactions, and sound, but most importantly, SAFETY! Any participant not following safety protocols will be asked to sit out until
they can participate safely.
Introduction to Voice Over
Tuesdays • 6 pm - 8 pm • PCA Boardroom and KPPV • Instructor: Melanie Sapecky
Fall Session: April 7 - 28 • Class Fee: $150
Interested in voice over but unsure where to start? Beginning with the basics, students will learn how to approach copy for commercial, animation and audio book reads, as well as fundamental
microphone techniques and getting comfortable in the booth. This four session course includes two sessions at a recording studio with a professional engineer. Students will be provided a copy of the recorded material from their time in the booth. (Two sessions in the boardroom
and two at KPPV).
Character Building Workshop
Saturday • 9 am – 1 pm • PCA Boardroom • Instructor: JP Perpich
Fall Session: April 11, 2015 • Class Fee: $75
Perplexed by how to create a three dimensional character for the stage? It will be a mystery no longer after this Master Class with professional actor/director, J.P. Perpich (Inherit the Wind/A
Midsummer Night’s Dream /Love Letters). Learn how to create a character using physical, vocal, and psychological tools of acting.
^ THE PCA space at Gateway Mall is between Spencers Gifts
and It's Just Sports
*Map for Stage Too
Registration form is now open!
The deadline to register for any class is one week before the class is scheduled to begin. (The Character Building Class, has a two-week-out deadline). These deadlines are imposed because it’s not feasible and too difficult to wait ‘until the last minute’ to determine whether a class will go or be cancelled. We understand that many potential enrollees like waiting to register, but it’s necessary to impose the registration deadline.
Registration for classes is done online only (above). Please note that when you register for a class your credit card is NOT run at that time. It will be run at or shortly after the deadline occurs for the class. This way, if the class is cancelled, your credit card won’t have been charged or have to be charged back. If you wish to pay with a check or by cash, we will hold those funds and deposit them at the same time we run the credit cards. Your credit card information is sent to us over a very secure netowrk.
If you have any further questions about any of the classes, call Jon (928-541-0209). He will answer your questions. If need be, the instructor will be contacted to answer questions Jon is unable to answer.
Refunds will not be issued after the second class meeting for any ongoing class unless there is a legitimate emergency or health issues. In that event, the refund will be prorated on a per class basis.
Financial aid is available for anyone with financial difficulties. It is PCA’s philosophy to include everyone who wants to learn and that no one should be ‘punished’ due to financial circumstances beyond their control. To apply for financial aid, contact Executive Director Jon Meyer at 928.541.0209
The Winter/Spring Session Classes
Shakespeare for Teens: Feb 7 - March 14
Youth Stage Combat: March 21
Adult Stage Combat: March 28
Scene Study: Jan 10 - Feb 14
Dance Basics: Jan 10 - Feb 28
Introduction to Voice-Over April 7 - 28
Character Builiding Workshop: April 11
Specific information regarding W/S Session Classes will be added above late in the Fall. Specific information for all classes is available through the Education Brochure which can be found at PCA, libraries and on the Home page of this website as a clickable link.
For questions/information call Jon at (928)-541-0209