2013 - 2014 ARTS EDUCATION AT PCA
PCA Young Singers
Saturdays, 10-11am. PCA Boardroom
1st Session: September 7 - Nov.23th
2nd Session: Jan. 11th - April 26th
Instructor: Monica Ashton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Choral group for 3rd-6th graders who will learn to read music, sing in a group, get ear training, and proper vocal production instruction This year, the PCAYS will continue to learn not only how to sing, but also the basics of music, and have fun doing it! Last year, the PCAYS sang with the PCA Singers for their Spring Concert, a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael. This year, they will perform in or before selected PCA events and may perform
outside of PCA as well.
New participants $120 Returning participants $90
Subsequent Siblings $90
Monica has been teaching music since 1974. She is a Certified Robert Pace Method Teacher and has been teaching on an off for almost 40 years. She has held numerous positions over the years in New York, Northern California and Southern California as a Music Educator. She has been a Music Director of numerous Youth and Community Theatre productions, in Brooklyn, NY (Musical Director, Just Showin' Off Players; Staff Accompanist for Brooklyn College and Abraham Goodman House), New Rochelle, NY (GOYA Youth Groups, Music Theory Instructor for Empire College), San Francisco (A.C.T., the American Conservatory Theatre) and Los Angeles (MTAC - Music Teachers Association of California). She has directed numerous plays, including Annie, Oliver, West Side Story, South Pacific and many more. She has even written a Musical set in NY after the Civil War, "Banjos & Bugles", and has written several works as a classical and jazz composer. In addition to music, Ms. Ashton also holds a law degree. www.monicaashton.com.
Mondays, Oct. 7th-Dec. 9th; 5:15pm-6:30pm (Ages 15 and up) Stage Too
Instructor: Rob White (email@example.com)
Participants will learn the art of improvisation through games, scenarios, creative suggestions, and strengthening their comic mojo. Shortly after the class concludes, there will be auditions for the upcoming PCA Improvisation troupe called, "The Imporvitonians', led by instructor Rob White Those taking the Improv class will be given stronger consideration for casting in the Troupe. The class will be videotaped from time to time for illustrative feedback. The final class "Final Showdown" will be a performance in Stage Too. Each student upon completion will receive a DVD of their performance. $200
Robert White has been performing onstage since the early age of five. When he was seven he started doing impressions of famous people and realized he had the ability to make people laugh, labeled a ”Class Clown” he found that he even had teachers laughing. In fifth grade he created Lazlo T. Cumberbun an alter ego that allowed him to create comedy skits and perform for the kids on his block. Growing up with magazines like National Lampoon, Mad, and shows like Saturday Night Live fueled his need for parody, In high school he started writing song parodies and performing at school functions, it was during play production he discovered Improvisation, he quickly put together Lazlo T. Cumberbun and Associates and started performing Improv. Most recently he performed in Billy Bob’s Improve Theatre in Williams AZ. At the historic Sultana Theatre
Broadway Choreography Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, January 11-12th, 2014
9:30am-12:00pm. Stage Too
Instructor: Ashley Fine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This will be a fun and active class. Students will be led through a warm-up and introduced to basic dance technique. The majority of the class time will be devoted to learning choreography for a Broadway-style dance number. The workshop will culminate with a presentation of the dance piece. This workshop is for movers and shakers 10 and older. Dancers of any ability level are welcome. (There may be additional opportunities to perform, depending on the availability of workshop participants). $95
Ashley Fine has been teaching dance professionally for 12 years. She has taught at a variety of studios, schools and dance workshops teaching ballet, tap, creative movement, modern/contemporary dance technique, and yoga. She has served as a featured artist at Camp Kono Arts in Santa Barbara, Ca., The Academy of Performing Arts Dance Intensive in Prescott, AZ, and has led movement workshops in Oakland, CA, Dallas, TX and Prescott, AZ Additionally she has performed with Human Nature Dance Theater, Center Dance Ensemble, Arizona Classical Theater, Mills College Repertory Dance Company, Prescott Center for the Arts, Yoga Movement Artist's Collective, CORE Dance Project, Verbobala, and The Elks Opera House Foundation. Ashley has performed in numerous shows and festivals a few of which include Tsunami on The Square, Flagstaff Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Hamlet, Snow Queen, Guys and Dolls, Severed Kingdom Folk Opera, Bricks and Bones, and The Bridgewalkers. Ashley has choreographed pieces for dozens of school and studio dance performances, as well as local musical theater productions such as A Christmas Carol and The Elk in the Attic.
Selling a Song
Saturday, February 8th, 2014; 9am-12 (Ages 12 & up or w/ prior permission from the instructor) Stage Too
Instructor: Kate Howell (email@example.com)
Workshop will focus on interpreting lyrics, character and personality in a fun, laid-back and supportive group environment. Practice and improve upon your skills in vocal music presentation. Learn how to give an honest and active performance while exploring various vocal techniques and styles. $50
Kate Howell spent many years as a professional actress, singer, and musician based in NYC and Chicago. She has performed at regional theatres across the country and on several national and international tours. Favorite musical theatre credits include Eva in Evita (over 300 hundred performances, most notably alternating in the role with the legendary Florence Lacey on a European tour), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Rose in Gypsy, Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Marian in The Music Man, Lalume in Kismet, Nancy in Oliver!, Grace Farrell in Annie, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oolie/Donna in City of Angels, and Emma in Song & Dance.
Kate is an established mezzo-soprano soloist with the Prescott POPS Symphony, Yavapai College Master Chorale, and Chaparral MusicFest. She is also the lead singer for the Prescott band, Hometown Heroes, which performs a wide range of styles in support of local non-profit organizations. Director of Administration for American Lutheran Church by day, Kate occasionally serves as a vocal coach, workshop instructor, piano accompanist, and judge for artistic competitions, as well as serving on PCA’s Concert Committee and as a new member of the Artistic Development and Play Selection (ADPS) Committee.
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
Character Building Workshop
Saturday, April 19th 10am-2pm (Ages 14 & up) Stage Too
Instructor: Jonathan Perpich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perplexed by how to create a 3 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/shadow box/love letters). Learn how to create a character using physical, vocal, and psychological tools of acting. $50
Jonathan "JP" Perpich graduated with a degree in Theatre and Film Arts from UCLA. His big break came when he landed the lead in Steven J. Cannell's television show "The Last Precinct". JP has directed two shows for PCA- "37 Postcards" and "The Shadow Box" and acted in several more, including Henry Drummond in the mainstage production of "Inherit the WInd", this season's "Ghost Talk" and "Whisper Into My Good Ear".
Introduction to Voice-over
Tuesdays, 6-8pm. April 22, 29, May 6, 13 (Ages 16 & up) PCA Gallery & KPPV
Instructor: Melanie Sapecky (email@example.com)
Interested in voiceover but unsure where to start? Beginning with the basics, students will learn how to approach copy for commercial, animation and audiobook 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 in the gallery and two at KPPV)
Melanie is an award winning actress and playwright with numerous Los Angeles and regional theater credits as well as some film and television credits. She has worked as a voiceover artist in Los Angeles, and is the audiobook co-narrator for Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series. A staged reading of her full-length play I Found Baby Jesus in the Cat Box was produced by Pasadena Playhouse, and her one-act play Platitudes of Perfect-ness took first place in Knoxville Writer’s Guild’s 2012 writing contest.
So You Want to Make a Movie?
Initial meeting: April 26th 10am-2:30pm Subsequent meetings: by appointment. May 17th: Studio Time
(Ages 10-15) Final viewing TBA Stage Too & Access 13
Instructor: Debra White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participants will learn about storyboarding, camera shots and angles, digital storytelling techniques, and audio and video editing. The focus of this class is on being a successful videographer no matter what role one plays in the team. Their video will be aired on Access 13 .All participants will get a copy of the movie created by their group. Other outcomes are experience in pre-production, production and post production of a video. Special Notes: If students have a Mac Laptop or Tablet they may bring that for editing purposes. Please bring a lunch during April 26th’s session as it will not be provided by PCA. $95
Debra White holds a BA in Theatre Arts, an MA in Educational Administration and an Educational Technology Certification from The University of California at Irvine. She has taught for 33 years working with elementary through post-secondary populations. During her career as a theatre arts educator she has directed over 200 productions and worked extensively to integrate technology and the arts. Video production has been a passion since college when she interned for a TV studio. With the advent of digital video and iMovie, Debra began integrating video production into her advanced drama classes.
Debra received training from AFI (American Film Institute) in their award winning Screen Education Program. The process and project that will be utilized in this class was developed for that AFI Program. She continues to teach video production at Tech Trek, a STEM camp(Science Technology Engineering and Math) for girls entering 8th grade held at