Summer @ The Conservatory

Students grades 6 -12 who are passionate about performing arts can improve their skills with classes focused on technique and performance instruction.

Summer @ The Conservatory

Summer @ The Conservatory classes develop self-confidence and responsibility, personal and artistic expression, listening and awareness, stage presence, creativity and teamwork. Preparation like this is invaluable not only to prepare participants for performing arts courses and auditions, but to help students succeed in their academic coursework as well.

Conservatory Courses & Dates

Conservatory Presents (Grades 6-9)

July 6-July 24, Mon.-Fri. | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $1,275 (Lunch included)

This course is designed for incoming grade 6-9 students who have a love for theater. The focus will be on morning technique classes with a variety of required and elective courses, and afternoon rehearsals for a performance in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. Students also get to experience workshops with accomplished industry professionals in varying topics such as Voiceover Acting or Musical Theatre Dance. In addition, a Leadership in Training program is being developed for high school students wishing to intern, stage manage or assistant direct.

There will be an evening performance on Fri., July 24.

Film Acting Workshop, two-day (Grades 5-8)

June 22-23 | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Fee: $450 (Lunch included)

Brought you by Connect Studios of Los Angeles, the Film Acting Workshop is an interactive, intensive two-day course where students in grades 5-8 will engage in conversation and lecture, effective exercises, mock auditions, on-set experience. This comprehensive course is an educational and fun experience for students interested in a career in the entertainment industry. Workshops are taught by the very best Bay Area educators and elite professionals from the performing arts industry.

A SAG Actor/Writer/Producer, along with an assortment of theater professionals, will lead the workshops. Workshops include:

  • Audition Technique/Cold Reading: Techniques for auditioning for film, TV and commercials.
  • Mock Auditions: Go through a real audition experience and receive feedback.
  • Demo Reel Shoot: A Film Set Experience: All students will be involved in the demo reel shoot on set with a director, cameraman and sound operator.
  • Headshots: Students learn how to catch attention and show their essence through a headshot shoot.

Students will be ready for the entertainment industry with a demo reel and headshots!

Arts Supplement and Audition Intensive (Grade 12)

August 3-7 | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Fee: $1,200 (Lunch included)

During this weeklong boot camp, rising seniors will be guided through the process of preparing their theater or musical theater college supplements, live audition materials or audition reels.

Students will leave with their work filmed and ready to submit, and gain insider advice into the application process.

Space is limited to 10 students.

Conservatory Intensive (Grades 9-12)

Registration by audition only.

July 6-July 24, Mon.-Fri. | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Fee: $1,275 (Lunch included)

By audition only, this intensive is designed for rising 9th-12th graders passionate about expanding their knowledge of theater in both the classroom and through a live one-act performance at the end of the program in our state-of-the-art theater. Students will have morning classes in advanced acting techniques led by industry professionals both from the Bay Area as well as workshops led by television and/or movie actors and directors. This course is meant to further the education gained in The Conservatory Presents and students will be required to have attend this course - or a similar one in the area - prior to auditioning for Conservatory Intensive.

* By audition only - instructions will be sent via email after registration is complete. There will be an evening performance on Fri., July 24.

Film Acting Workshop, three-day (Grades 9-12)

June 24-26 | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Fee: $675 (Lunch included)

Brought you by Connect Studios of Los Angeles, the Film Acting Workshop is an interactive, intensive three-day course where students in grades 9-12 will engage in conversation and lecture, effective exercises, mock auditions, on-set experience and insightful Q&As with industry professionals. Pre and Post Audition tape, so students can see their growth over the three day program.

This comprehensive course is an educational and fun experience for students interested in a career in the entertainment industry. Workshops are taught by the very best Bay Area educators and elite professionals from the performing arts industry.

A SAG Actor/Writer/Producer, along with an assortment of theater professionals, will lead the workshops. Workshops include:

  • Audition Technique/Cold Reading: Techniques for auditioning for film, TV and commercials.
  • Mock Auditions: Go through a real audition experience and receive feedback.
  • Demo Reel Shoot: A Film Set Experience: All students will be involved in the demo reel shoot on set with a director, cameraman and sound operator.
  • Headshots: Students learn how to catch attention and show their essence through a headshot shoot.

Students will be ready for the entertainment industry with a demo reel and headshots!

I loved the fun and games and the knowledge … and meeting and making friends! I thought it was perfect and amazing!

Kieran Figueroa (participant 2018, 2019)