CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep
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The Theatre Arts Division of CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement offers classes and programs that teach the essential skills necessary for students interested in acting and musical theatre.  As an accredited school for theatre, CCM Preparatory adheres to the highest standards for theatre education. Faculty follow a curriculum that introduces core skills at the preschool level and building upon these skills as students progress through the levels.

Our youngest students begin in a rich multi-arts environment learning through sounds, movement and words in the spirit of playfulness. At age seven students continue in a multi-arts program with the addition of performance opportunities. By middle school, students make a decision to follow an acting track or musical theatre track. CCM Preparatory has some of the finest and most experience faculty in the area in both acting and musical theatre.

Acting classes emphasize basic skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study. The musical theatre program requires students to take training in acting, singing and dance.  

Private acting lessons, including audition preparation and coaching for performances, also are available from our theatre arts faculty. Director of Education, Amy Dennison, can discuss options that best suit students’ interests and abilities.

Audition Information for 2019-20 Theatre Arts

Junior Musical Theatre Intensive

Ages 7-14

Auditions may be made online and must be received by August 20, 2019. Auditions are reviewed as they are received, so be sure to audition early! The submission includes the following:  

  • Resume (PDF)
  • Headshot
  • A paragraph stating why you would like to be a part of the 2019-2020 program
  • A song from Annie, Jr. is preferred. Song should be accompanied.
  • One minute age appropriate monologue
  • If student has strong dance skills, please include a 1 minute video clip that demonstrates that ability *optional*

Music Theatre Intensive

Ages: 14-18, in grades 9 and above

Saturday, August 24

9 a.m. | Mandatory Parent/Student meeting
10 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. | Dance Audition (group class)
11:30-4:30 p.m. | Song & Monologue Audition (individual)

Please bring with you to the audition

(1) completed MTI Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot

For the dance audition, bring clothes & shoes to dance in. You may change clothes for the song & monologue audition.

Please prepare for the song & monologue portion of the audition

(A) 2 contrasting songs from Musical Theatre, both 32 bar cuts, memorized (bring printed sheet music in the key you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided)
(B) 1 one-minute monologue, memorized, from a play

Sign-up for a time for the song & monologue portion of the audition.

Acting Certificate and Honors Acting

Ages: 14-18, in grades 9 and above

Audition Information for Acting Certificate

Saturday, August 24

9 a.m. | Mandatory Parent/Student meeting, CCM Village, Corbett Center Room 4735
1-3 p.m. | Monologue Audition, CCM Village, Corbett Center Room 4755

Please bring with you to the audition (1) completed Certificate Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot.

Please prepare 2 contrasting one-minute monologues from published plays for the audition. At least one monologue must be from a contemporary play. All monologues must be memorized.

Expect a brief interview during the audition.

Click here sign up for a time for the audition

Audition Information for Honors High School Theatre Program

Saturday, August 24, 1-2 p.m.
CCM Village, Corbett Center Room 4755

Please bring with you to the audition (1) completed Honors Program Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot.

Please prepare 2 contrasting one-minute monologues from published plays for the audition. At leasat one monologue must be from a contemporary play. All monologues must be memorized.

Expect a brief interview during the audition.

Click here sign up for a time for the audition.

Audition Information for Acting: Beginner/ Intermediate/ Advanced

Ages 10-15

Saturday, August 24 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
CCM Village, Corbett 4735 & 4755

For the audition, prepare a monologue from a play around one-minute in length. Preferably, the monologue should be memorized. No Shakespearean monologues, please.

All students who wish to register for Beginning Level (or who already have placement from their instructor) can register without auditioning if they wish, but we recommend they attend the first class on August 24th to experience the audition process.  

Note: there's no sign-ups for this first class/audition class. Students should plan to arrive at 10:30am and attend the full class session.