FESTIVAL CONSERVATORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
This Musical Theatre Conservatory is for aspiring young performers ages 4-18 desiring to take their skills to the next level. The conservatory offers professional year round training in acting, dance and musical theatre, with specially designed classes for students striving to enter the musical theatre field. The classes instill self-discipline as well as enhance performance skills and audition techniques. Classes are offered at appropriate age and skill level to achieve maximum growth and experience.
Fall 2022 CLASS SCHEDULESept 27 - Dec 6 (No classes will be held the week of Oct 10-Fall Break, and the week of Nov 21-Thanksgiving Break)
Acting Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length JR Auditions Workshop Jocelyn Van Wyk/Jeremy Adriano 8-12 W 5-6 p.m. $100 Sept 28-Nov 16 Acting Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length SR Improv McKenna Treadwell 12-18 T 3:30-4:30 $125 Sept 27-Nov 15 Musical Theatre Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length Junior Fall Production Jocelyn Van Wyk 8-12 T, TH 4-5:30pm $150 Sept 27-Dec 3 Musical Theatre Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length MT Masterclass Jeremy Adriano/Lindsey Kelstrom 12-18 T 4-5 pm $125 Sept 27-Dec 6 Dance Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length MT Dance Annalee Roberts 12-18 T 4:30-5:30 $125 Sept 27-Dec 6 Dance Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length MT Dance Audition Stephanie White 12-18 Specific Dates 11:30-1pm $35/session Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 22 Dance Class Instructor Ages Day/Time Tuition Class Length Tap Intensive Stephanie White 10-18 Specific Dates 10-11:15 am $100 Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 22
MT MASTERCLASS- JEREMY ADRIANO/LINDSEY KELSTROM
A class for the student who is ready to up their game as an actor as well as a vocal performer, with expert workshopping on vocal techniques and character development to master the art of storytelling through Musical Theatre. Students will work on specific musical numbers and characters throughout the course to learn essential and professional techniques that will improve their abilities to become even better performers. A showcase of music will be performed by students for family and friends at the end of the semester. Ages 12-18
MT DANCE- ANNALEE ROBERTS
Explore character choices through dance as you learn to commit to movement as a form of storytelling. All talent levels are welcome and encouraged to start where you are at and see where the music takes you! This course is perfect for the student who has upcoming productions they would love to participate in, and just might need some pro tips and encouragement from a professional who knows the business! A showcase of two choreographed musical numbers will be featured at the end of the course to family and friends. Ages 12-18
JR FALL PRODUCTION- JOCELYN VAN WYK
Students don’t have to just love peaches or bugs to join our Jr Production of James and the Giant Peach. This semester-long class will prepare students to perform an entire production in full costume with a beautiful set and giant puppetry in December. Great for the beginner who is conquering stage fright as well as the more seasoned performer who loves the spotlight. Not only will students be instructed and directed by professional artists to develop skills as performers, they will learn important life skills of teamwork and self-confidence as they work together as a group to bring to life this beloved story based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book. Ages 8-12
SR IMPROV- MCKENNA FINLEY
Are you interested in making audiences laugh? Have you been told that you're a quick thinker? Do you want to be more comfortable when things go wrong? Welcome to Improv Theatre, where we learn to control the chaos and turn it in our favor. We'll be learning about how to create characters, scenes, play improv games, and learn how to ignore that nagging voice that tells you you're going to fail. Join us for lots of laughs and games that will help you become the performer, artist, and actor you want to be. "Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become 'stage-worthy.' We learn through experience and experiencing... 'Talent' or 'lack of talent' have little to do with it." -Viola Spolin
JR AUDITION WORKSHOP- JOCELYN VAN WYK/JEREMY ADRIANO
Are you ever worried before an audition? Ever wonder if you are prepared? This class offers students the opportunity to hone their audition skills. In Audition Prep, students will learn how to pick monologues and songs that best set them up for personal success. They will work together on quick thinking and charter choice in our mock callbacks and cold readings. They will practice different methods of overcoming those pesky audition jitters. After taking Audition Prep the question won't be, “Am I prepared?”, but “Are they prepared for me?!”
MT DANCE AUDITIONS WORKSHOPS- STEPHANIE WHITE
You are welcome to sign up for one or all four of the Saturday workshops where participants will learn more about the dance audition process for musical theatre. Each week, students will learn a different musical, its dance style and structure, and then, audition for the show. From the mock dance audition, students will receive dance technique and tips, build confidence and leave with a greater understanding in their abilities to tackle the next dance audition. Ages 12-18
TAP INTENSIVE- STEPHANIE WHITE
This intensive course is for those who want to learn tap techniques at a fast pace with a four session period each Saturday this fall. Come with your taps ready to dance the hours away. All levels and ages welcome from 10-18 years old.
SR Spring Production: STEFAN ESPINOSA
Auditions Fall 2022- More info coming soon!
McKenna Finley (she/her) is a senior of Theatre Education at USU. She specializes in improv education and devised theatre work. For the last two years, she's been working with the Antics Comedy Improv in Logan Utah to collaborate with local high school improv troupes, organizing public improv workshops, and performing in the improv shows. Over this last summer, she started the Caine College of the Arts Department of Theatre Arts summer camp, "Behind the Scenes". She speaks in fluent movie quotes, loves working with anyone who wants to learn about improv, and aspires to be an Independent Teaching Artist who teaches improv workshops for performers and nonperformers around the country.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Stefan has been working as a professional actor, director, fight choreographer, and dialect coach for the last 15 years. Some favorite past regional theatre companies include PCPA Theatrefest, Arizona Theatre Company, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Lyric Repertory Theatre, many productions at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and Salt Lake Acting Company. Stefan has taught countless classes at the Conservatory over the years and has been thrilled to be a part of changing young lives in Logan! Stefan has also directed many excellent Conservatory productions including Narnia, The Phantom Tollbooth, HS Musical, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Freaky Friday, and more. Stefan has taught Acting, Voice, and Movement in the Idaho State University Theatre Department since 2012 and has directed many productions at the professional and pre-professional level. Stefan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona and a MFA in Acting from the University of Houston PATP. Stefan and his wife, Vanessa Ballam, founded the Conservatory in 2009.
Jeremy Adriano is deeply passionate about the art of musical stagecraft. He is currently the music director for USU’s Theatre Department, as well as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for USU’s Music Department. This past Summer, he served as music director and pianist for Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. In the beginning of the year, he conducted, from the piano, USU Opera's production of Ghost Quartet. In the Summer of 2021, Jeremy was hired by Music Theater West to be the rehearsal pianist for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Sound of Music. In 2020 and 2019, he played for Pickleville Playhouse, a professional theater company located in Garden City, Utah, where he performed in two four-month-long musical productions titled Finding the Fickle Fortune (2020) and Shootout at Shadow Mountain (2019). Furthermore, Jeremy served as the principal pianist for Utah State University's Grammy–nominated Chamber Singers, USU Chorale, USU Women’s Chorus, as well as rehearsal pianist for USU's Beginning and Advanced Conducting classes. Jeremy also enjoys teaching private piano lessons, reading books, and spending time outdoors.
Annalee has been dancing ever since she was a young girl. Growing up she was a Varsity cheerleader as well as on the drill team. She has been a member of a show group called “Showcase” where they toured Utah, Nevada, and California and has also performed with the show group, Noteworhty, at Idaho State University. She was also a member of the Desert Dance Company for multiple years. She graduated with a degree in Musical Theater and Dance from Western Wyoming. Annalee has choreographed for theater companies in Idaho and Wyoming and most recently has done choreo for productions here in the valley. Such work includes: Once on this Island, Bright Star, and Beauty and the Beast. When Annalee is not setting choreography, she is aiding as an acting coach, or building sets. While she loves the production side, performing is where her heart is. She is extremely excited to be teaching the Musical Theater and Dance class.
Lindsey Kelstrom is the Education Business Manager for UFOMT as well as the Artistic Director for Music Theatre West. She studied Musical Theatre Performance at BYU-Idaho and also has a degree in Mass Communication-Broadcast Journalism from the University of Utah. She co-facilitates the Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards ceremony with the amazing Vanessa Ballam at the Eccles Theatre in Salt Lake City, and often directs productions at the Ellen Eccles Theatre here in Logan. As an actor herself, she recently joined UFOMT as a performing artist in their 30th season. She is passionate about facilitating a love for theatre and music in her community, and thinks there’s no better way to do that than with the rising generation in Cache Valley who are so full of talent!
JOCELYN VAN WYK
Idaho-raised soprano Jocelyn van Wyk is an actress, operatic stage director, private voice teacher and owner of Sego Studios. She completed her Masters of Music in Opera Performance in the spring of 2020, from Longy School of Music of Bard College. She has performed many operatic and music theater roles. Jocelyn specializes in character development and loves telling beloved stories in new meaningful ways. Jocelyn is passionate about sharing the beauty of opera, and musical theatre with those who have never experienced it before. Her hope, in all fields, is to guide music from the written page and bring it to life in a way that brings joy those indulge in the pleasure of performance.
Stephanie has worked with UFOMT in several capacities as a dancer, teacher, adjudicator, and choreographer and is grateful to teach for the Conservatory. She is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Arts Department and Program Coordinator for Arts Access in the Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University. She recently completed her MFA in Dance from Montclair State University and visited Spain this summer to learn more about Flamenco Dance – another form of percussive dance. She is the Director and Choreographer for Music Theatre West's upcoming production of Singin' in the Rain, but her most favorite new title is "Grandma" to baby Charles.
UFCPA Covid Policies – Updated February, 2022
- UFCPA will abide by all current local and federal public health policies, including masking requirements.
- We ask any unvaccinated students to please wear face coverings (KN95 masks preferred) while participating in Conservatory classes indoors, though masks may be removed at the discretion of the instructors. Masks can be provided upon request.
- Instructors have complete authority to require masks be worn in classes – students and parents will be contacted if requirements are changed for any reason.
- UFCPA will limit class sizes and use the largest indoor spaces available to conduct class.
- Each classroom will be equipped with a sanitization station (hand sanitizer, wipes, spare masks, etc)
- Students who are ill, have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in close extended contact with someone with Covid, should stay home and notify their instructor as soon as possible. Remote learning options are available for all classes upon request.
- All businesses (and individuals) are currently struggling to make the best decisions as this pandemic enters yet another phase. We at UFCPA remain cautiously optimistic about the current ebbing trend of the virus, and also hope that as vaccinations continue and mitigation strategies become more targeted and effective, Covid will fade into the background of other seasonal nasty – but manageable – illnesses. However, we take the safety of our students, staff and faculty extremely seriously. We understand that some individuals are more vulnerable than others and protecting them may require increasing our precautions. We will take each day at a time, continue to monitor the data regarding Covid activity in the Valley and prioritize the safety of our Conservatory family. Any updates or changes to these policies will be communicated to all involved and updated on our website as soon as possible.
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