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Summer Vocal Institute: Musical Theatre Intensive

SVI:MTI Preprofessional Program, June 29 through July 10, 2015
This program runs 9 - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

From the Artistic Director

The Hartt Summer Vocal Institute: Music Theatre Intensive provides a pre-professional musical theatre experience tailored to the needs of very talented and motivated young performing artists from across the country who wish to pursue a career in musical theatre. Potential students will submit audition materials via the internet so that the creative team can evaluate and choose the 2015 participants. From these auditions, the team will choose materials for each student based on what we feel are both the strengths and weaknesses of the performer so that they can grow and develop.

One of the unique parts of our program is the individualized approach to helping each student not only assess their strengths but also develop a plan for continued development in areas where growth is needed to become competitive in college auditions. The ten days will be spent working on singing, dancing, and acting skills, culminating in a staged showcase performance at the end of the course.

In addition to daily work, we will provide students access to working musical theatre artists who will provide feedback and be available for questions and answers. Since we now offer housing to out-of-town students, there will also be evening sessions watching and discussing musical theatre, sharing in peer feedback, and helping students develop a plan for their performing future. We will also take a trip to New York on the Saturday between the two weeks to see some professional musical theatre and meet various artists who are currently working professionally.

Hartt Summer Vocal Institute: Music Theatre Intensive is about fostering excellence, artistry, and a love of musical theatre for tomorrow’s performers. We hope that you will want to join us on the creative and exciting adventure!

Stuart Younse, PhD.

Artistic Director


The Summer Vocal Institute: Musical Theatre Intensive(SVI:MTI) is a personalized performance program intended to provide singers, actors, and dancers with a concentrated opportunity to integrate their vocal, drama, and dance skills, taking their abilities to the next level. SVI:MTI is designed to address the wide-ranging needs of the outstanding young performer. Participants will receive daily instruction in voice, acting, and dance with individual coachings on acting, blocking, and character-work, plus scene rehearsals culminating in a showcase performance. Each year we offer a new area of focus in our training in the performing arts and Q&A sessions with college faculty and industry professionals.

Musical and dramatic literature materials are assigned to each student based on their audition performance. With materials and roles tailored to each individual, participants have great opportunities to take risks, conquer challenges, and grow as performers.

SVI: MTI participants will focus on creating their individual process and developing their performance skills, showcasing what they learned by staging scenes taken from core musical theatre repertoire.


  • Open to students age 14 to 20.
  • Acceptance to the program is by only audition.
  • Online recorded audition video links to YouTube and Vimeo are required for all applicants.
  • Click here for audition information.

Summer 2015 Information

SVI:MTI provides unique opportunities for young performers to develop and integrate their acting, singing and dancing skills, connect with industry professionals, and learn about different aspects of the musical theatre business.

Intensive 2-week program: A team of experienced and enthusiastic professionals, including Artistic Director Stuart Younse, Music Director Emmett Drake, and Choreographer Kate Morran, will create a whole new experience for SVI:MTI participants at Hartt’s newest state-of-the-art theatre and dance facility: the Handel Performing Arts Center.

Core Faculty

Guest Artists and Master class teachers

plus….more surprise guests from the Broadway world – TBA!


  • $1100 - Includes program tuition, materials, and registration fees (housing not included)
  • $25.00 - Audition fee (non-refundable)
  • New audition deadline April 30, 2015
  • Click here for audition form.

Room and Board Available

Housing and a meal plan are available on the beautiful and safe University of Hartford campus.  Students will be supervised by capable and knowledgeable staff and meets all CT camp licensure requirements. Contact us at harttcomm@hartford.edu for more information.

SVI:MTI 2013 Showcase Album

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