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.
SO, YOU WANT TO DIRECT?
^ THE PCA space at Gateway Mall is between Spencers Gifts
and It's Just Sports
*Map for Stage Too
YOUTH PLAYWRIGHTING WORKSHOP
Contact the Instructor, Michael Breen to arrange individual assistance/mentoring for a play you're writing or want to write. Contact Mike at:
Class participants will develop an idea for a play, create a plot, characters, stage directions, and produce a finished script. The class will meet for several sessions as a group to get started. As the play begins to take shape class members will receive individual mentoring via email, phone, and meetings at PCA. Smaller groups will be organized to do readings of the works in progress so that the playwrights can further refine and improve their play. The end goal will be to submit the plays as entries for PCA’s Young Playwright Festival. Submission date for YPF is approximately mid-December.
Class Fee: $0
Mike Breen s a retired teacher with more than three decades of classroom experience. Starting in 1991, Mike has been involved as a board member and president of Desert Dance Theatre which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. He has produced and been a cast member of their production of Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman for a 22 year run at Chandler Center for the Arts. Since moving to Prescott last year, Mike has been a member of the Education Committee at PCA, worked as the assistant director on 101 Dalmatians.
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