Acquire new skills, learn best practices, and gain time-saving rehearsal techniques

Continuing Education and College Credit Available
Email institute@giamusic.com for more details

October 11-13, 2018
Fourth Presbyterian Church On Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

Join Broadway Junior Director’s Guide Authors and Master Teachers
Marty Johnson and Cynthia Ripley for a weekend you won’t soon forget!

The iTheatrics track at the GIA Fall Institute is designed to empower participants to create dynamic and sustainable music theater programs in both school and community settings. It is geared toward anyone who does musical theater with young people grades K through 12.

Cynthia Ripley and Marty Johnson have decades of experience and have written musical theatre how-to guides for Music Theatre International, Disney Theatrical Productions, Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., Rogers & Hammerstein, Hal Leonard Publishing, and MacMillan/McGraw-Hill. In addition, theyve adapted over 60 musicals for kids to perform.

The workshops in the iTheatrics track emphasize experiential learning, active skill building, and an overall focus on fun. From the stage of the East Room in the White House to the cafetorium of a rural school in Wyoming, iTheatrics teaching artists have traveled all across the U.S. to empower students and community members everywhere to present student-driven musical theatre.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or you’re just getting started, you will walk away energized and ready to tackle any musical theater challenge that comes your way.

All iTheatrics sessions are available to anyone registered for full attendance to the Fall Institute.

Learn from two of the foremost authorities in music theater education and gain essential skills for creating a quality music theater program in your institution.

Gain insights and new strategies for…

  • Creative and Effective Blocking
  • Rehearsal Techniques
  • Choreography
  • Costuming, Scenery, and Technical Exploration
  • Vocal Production and so much more..

Thursday, October 11

9:00 AM    Warm-ups for the Theatre
11:00 AM  Staging Techniques for Your Musical
1:00 PM    Lunch
2:00 PM    Choreography for All Levels of Dancers
4:00 PM    Exploring the Musical Theater Canon
5:00 PM    End of Day

Friday, October 12

9:00 AM    Advanced Warm-ups
10:00 AM  Exploring the Music in Musical Theater
1:00 PM    Lunch
2:00 PM    Theatrical Design Techniques and Tips
4:00 PM    Exploring the Musical Theater Canon Pt. 2
5:00 PM    End of Day

Saturday, October 13

9:00 AM    Structuring Successful Rehearsals
10:00 AM  Putting it All Together
12:30 PM   Graduation and Evaluation
1:00 PM    End of Day

Full single-participant Registration is $250

(Group rate of $200 per person is available for groups of 3 or more from the same organization)

Registration includes:

  • Access to all iTheatrics sessions and iTheatrics certification
  • Access to continuing education units or college credit (email us at institute@giamusic.com for details)
  • Admission to all additional Fall Institute programming, concerts, and events
  • Admission to pre-concert “Meet & Greet” reception on Friday, October 12