Workshops and Masterclasses
Throughout each school year, up to 30 free workshops are offered to students. In September of 2017, Sarasota County High School students were given the opportunity to participate in a master class with The Broadway Boys. Students prepared a monologue or a song to sing for these Broadway professionals and all students were given feedback as well as tips and tricks on auditioning for both college and professional auditions. Three students, two from Venice High School and one from Booker High School, were chosen to perform during intermission of the Broadway Boys concert that same evening. Jazz Band students were given the opportunity to work with Dick Hyman, a local legendary jazz musician. Performers from The Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, The Sarasota Opera, and the Venice Symphony came together last spring to talk with students about the life of a performing artist and what it means to work on the road and as an independent contractor.
2018-2019 workshops will include a master class with the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir, TV stars The Filharmonic, makeup classes, resume building workshops, audition workshops, theatrical rigging, stage combat, theatrical design, and how to find jobs and auditions.