Year Two Labs are an intimate weekly critique experience with an advising faculty team of three (a composer, a lyricist, and a librettist), your collaborator and you. Each week you present new material from your thesis musical.
Composer/Lyricist/Bookwriter teams are formed at the end of Year One. Each collaborative team spends Year Two writing a full-length thesis musical. Upon completing a first draft of original work, you receive a reading with professional actors, directors and musical directors.
While writing your thesis musical, you attend Labs, Seminars, Tutorials, and Master Classes:
Year Two Seminars continue the study of masterpieces of contemporary and historical musical theatre. Seminars also illuminate practical information about the production process, as well as the legal aspects and business of musical theatre.
You will attend tutorials in your discipline, concentrating on writing the full-length musical.
As in the first year Master Classes are offered by established directors, choreographers, composers, lyricists, bookwriters, producers and designers.
A series of seminars on the business of being a creator of musical theatre.