Academy for New Musical Theatre Invites Bookwriters, Lyricists and Composers to Audition for Core Curriculum

Academy for New Musical Theatre Invites Bookwriters, Lyricists and Composers to Audition for Core Curriculum

The Academy for New Musical Theatre is issuing an open invitation to musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers to take part in an open audition for the famed Core Curriculum.

Bookwriters, lyricists, and composers interested in joining the Core Curriculum for the 2014/15 season are invited to audition by taking part in the September and October sessions. (September 13 & 14; October 11 & 12; from 2:30pm to 6:30pm PST)

"We'll put all applicants on collaborative teams in September, and give them assignments that are due in October," says Dewsberry. "After the October session, we will evaluate whether or not the Core Curriculum is the right place for you."

Successful applicants will then take part in monthly workshops (collaborative and individualized) through fall and winter. In the late spring, writers are paired one final time for a 15 minute musical, produced by the Academy in a professional theatre with Equity actors.

Bookwriters, lyricists and composers can apply online to reserve a space for the September auditions, or can simply show up at 5628 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, on Saturday, September 13th at 2:30pm.

Writers can also take part from long-distance via streamcast - just email admin@nmi.org for instructions on how to join the live streamcast on September 13 and 14 (2:30pm-6:30pm PST).

The heart of the writers' workshop at ANMT is the Core Curriculum, in which composers, bookwriters and lyricists are matched together in different teams each month, and each month write a song or a scene based on an assigned text. The curriculum studies both contemporary and historical musicals, giving writers and composers the chance to create traditional and cutting-edge musicals, while studying contemporary variations of timeless ballads, charm songs, comedy songs and musical scenes.

Throughout the decades, the writers workshop has trained over 400 writers, who have gone on to created hundreds of successful musicals all across the country and the world.

For more information, visit www.nmi.org and click on STUDY. The direct link is: http://www.nmi.org/study/core-curriculum/.

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