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An overview of the range of opportunities available for student-artists at the Theatre and Music Conservatories at Montverde Academy.

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Aidan

Fracker ’21

Wright State University

Applause Award for Outstanding Performer

Runner-Up to the National Jimmy Awards

The Conservatory has let

me hone my craft and take

risks that not many other

places have let me take.

The complete immersion

into my study has made

me that much more

confident in myself as

a young artist.

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CREATIVE. DEDICATED.

The Montverde Academy Arts program is the creative center of the Academy. We provide

student-artists with hands-on learning, and opportunities to showcase their achievements

through exhibits, productions, and concerts - many of which are open to both our community

and the public.

The classes of 2021 and 2022 had 17 students accepted into collegiate programs at schools

including University of Minnesota, SCAD, Wright State, Boston University, USC, UNCSA,

and Roosevelt University to pursue degrees in subjects such as music performance, theatre

performance, production design, acting, theatre arts, and scenic design.

100%

College Acceptance

Rate

What do you want to study?

100%

Of Fine Arts Faculty

Hold Advanced

Degrees

3.925

Average

Conservatory

Graduate GPA

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Become a part of a Fine Arts Conservatory program that combines

detailed, performance-based training with a world-class educational

experience in a diverse community of student-artists.

Discover the Arts!

Montverde Academy offers a Music Conservatory and a

Theatre Conservatory for those students wishing to pursue

excellence in their chosen discipline.

- Six mainstage theatre productions per year

- 50+ yearly performances

- 8:1 student/faculty ratio

- Master classes

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MUSIC CONSERVATORY

Student-artists begin a life changing path in the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory that includes group

and individual music studies along with a vigorous college preparatory education. Student-artists can look

forward to lessons and classes taught by a group of highly talented and skilled professionals.

Find out about the

Music Conservatory

- Sight Singing and Aural Training

- Advanced Placement Music Theory

- Private Lessons

- Studio

- Piano and Theory

- Practice Time

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7

All-State

Musicians

in 2021

SOLOIST. ENSEMBLIST. COMPOSER.

The Montverde Academy Music Conservatory addresses all three sides of the musician through

a highly specialized curriculum designed especially for the serious music student. Through a

sequential series of core courses and extracurricular activities, we train students to:

- Build technical vocal and instrumental skills

- Think and notate sound

- Analyze music literature and history

- Manipulate sound through technology

- Adopt healthy mental and physical musical habits

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Superior Ratings at

Solo & Ensemble

Competition

6

500+

Hours of

Instruction

Per Year

Student Learning

Experience

Technical skills for

producing sound

Thinking in sound

Notating sound

Literature of music

Technology of

manipulating sound

Culture and lifestyle

of a musician

Course of Primary Instruction

Private lessons

Advanced Orchestra

Select Choir

Progressive Class Piano

Sight Singing and Aural skills

Intro to Theory

AP Music Theory

Beginning Piano

Senior Composition Piano

Music History and Literature

Technology used and

demonstrated in all courses

Music Wellness

Individual Practice


VISITING ARTISTS

Master Classes provide student-artists in the Conservatory program with immersive learning

experiences from visiting experts from around the world. Classes have included:

- Stephanie Henkle, instructor at Denison University, past President of the National Association

of Teachers of Singing

- Dr. Joel Phillips, professor of composition and music theory at Westminster Choir College of

Rider University, former chief faculty consultant for the advanced placement examination in

music theory

- Jieming Tang, student at the Juilliard School, former concertmaster of the National Youth

Orchestra of China

- Callisto Quartet, winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the

Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

- Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez, professor of violin at Stetson University, recording artist from the

former USSR

- David Bjella, professor of cello at the University of Central Florida, Co-principal of the IRIS

Orchestra in Memphis, TN, former member of the Inman Piano Trio

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Yanbo “Frank”

Guo ’21

University of Southern California

100% college placement of students continuing

the pursuit of their chosen Art.

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PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDITION

The Conservatory program welcomes student-artists whose ability and dedication to excellence ensure their

commitment to the program in their chosen areas of study. With limited spaces available each year, it is

important that applicants make a lasting, positive impression during their audition.

- Concert attire such as smart business wear

- Piano accompaniment

- Scan the audition music

- Email music to conservatory@montverde.org

- Must be emailed at least seven days before the audition date

Vocalists

- Perform one memorized art song (bring sheet music for the accompanist)

- Back up tracks and acappella singing are not allowed at auditions

- Pop or similar styles of vocal music are not acceptable audition pieces

Scan here for audition dates

Pianists

- Perform two contrasting selections from classical or standard repertoire

- Perform one scale which best displays technical and musical accomplishments

Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

- Perform two contrasting selections chosen from standard string literature, with or without accompaniment

- Be prepared to play scales which are equal to the student’s level of training.

Sight Reading

- Sight reading skills on the student’s instrument are required to be performed during the audition

- Adjudicators will provide the sight reading selections

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5 +

Mainstage

productions

per school

year

4

Consecutive Years

of Mainstage

productions

to State ITS

THEATRE CONSERVATORY

The Theatre Conservatory at Montverde Academy is an intense training program in which

student-artists master advanced performing arts techniques that provide a foundation which

builds versatility to perform in every aspect of theatre.

- Master performing arts advanced techniques

- Five or more productions per year

- Tracks in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre

- Acting, voice, and movement training

- Hands-on experience

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Selection

at International

ITS Festival

2021

8

Top Honors at Florida

ITS Competition

2019-22

24

Applause Awards

2019-22

Find out about our

award-winning Theatre

Conservatory

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TAKE THEATRE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Choose a specialized path within the Conservatory through tracks in

Theatre, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre. Our training teaches

student-artists to not merely act a theatrical role, but to live it. Command

of intense emotions like terror, ecstasy and grief provides student-artists

with the power to hush a crowded theatre, and comic skills will fill it with

laughter. In addition, studying behind-the-scenes skills like set design

and lighting builds a technical portfolio.

Student-artists are supported by an energized community of working

professional artists and designers who share their expertise,

experiences and passion for the art of theatre. Our faculty, staff and

students work toward a common goal of creating an environment that

encourages artistic, intellectual and personal growth.

Larissa

Foxx ’22

Boston University

Applause Awards Senior Scholarship Winner

During my time in conservatory I was working

on productions akin to professional ones, often

better. There are endless opportunities provided

to you. I won’t even pretend my experience wasn’t

challenging - but it was enriching especially for

people like me whose interests might not always

fall into a specific “track.” I truly feel I am going

into college with a BFA . . . that is the level of

preparation I acquired.

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COMMITMENT

The Theatre Conservatory requires a high level of commitment. The program emphasizes

preparation, collaboration and exploration. In addition to core academic classes, student-artists are

immersed in a program of weekly workshops, intensives and concentrated acting, movement, music

and/or tech classes taught by both Montverde Academy faculty and professional guest artists.

The four-year course of study provides a multi-dimensional experience that captures the breadth

and depth of theatre as an art form and exposes students to historical, contemporary, social,

multicultural and cutting-edge concepts in theatre through:

- Active involvement as creators and evaluators of theatre arts and guaranteed casting in a minimum

of two productions per season

- Skill enhancement through work on school productions

- Participation in competitions in Thespian Festivals with solos, scenes and technical entries

- Creation of a portfolio and audition pieces to prepare for college auditions

- Senior year concludes in free play and a student-led performance-based presentation/portfolio review

Theatre Conservatory students graduate as trained actors with artistic integrity and shared

standards of excellence, as well as critical thinkers, leaders and advocates for the theatre arts.

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Sydney

Barker ’23

Being in the Conservatory has not

only given me space to grow as

an actress, but also as a person.

I’ve learned critical skills such as

professionalism, communication,

responsibility, and perseverance.

I thank the Conservatory for providing

me and my peers such a loving and

safe environment to improve our craft.

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STUDY AND PERFORM.

Each day student-artists are immersed in a rigorous balance of world-class academics and

professional training that prepares them with the knowledge, experience, and skill-set that will

last a lifetime.

In addition to core academic classes, student-artists are immersed in a program of weekly workshops,

intensive and concentrated acting, movement, music, and/or technical classes.

Music Lessons

Technical Theatre

Dance/

Movement

Morning Academic Classes

- 31+ AP ® classes

- 11 Honors Classes

Afternoon Theatre Classes

Musical

Theatre

Acting

Dramaturgy

Theatre History

& Mainstage

Production

2018-22

PERFORMANCES

The Secret Garden

Time Bros.

Stone

The Sound of Music

Twelve Angry Jurors

Clybourne Park

Edges

Smokey Joe’s Café

NOISE

Macbeth

Something Rotten!

The Hunchback of

Notre Dame

The Glass Menagerie

Medea

Mamma Mia!

She Loves Me

Next to Normal

Into the Woods

Romeo & Juliet

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Lily

Downs ’24

Being a student in the Theatre

Conservatory has helped me grow

as an actress. Through valuable

teaching, constructive rehearsals,

and new friendships, joining this

amazing program was one of the

best decisions I’ve ever made.

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PREPARING FOR YOUR THEATRE AUDITION

The Conservatory program welcomes student-artists whose ability and dedication to excellence

ensure their commitment to the program in their chosen areas of study. With limited spaces

available each year, it is important that applicants make a lasting, positive impression during

their audition.

Audition Requirements

Theatre Conservatory are held twice a year for incoming students in grades 9 or 10

- Students in grades 11 or 12 may petition the Director of Arts for consideration

- Submit a current head shot/photo and resume

- Prepare two contrasting one minute monologues OR one monologue and 16 bars of a musical

theatre piece (for Musical Theatre students)

- Tech students will have a 10-minute interview and will present a portfolio of previous

experience in tech or creative art work

- Two recommendations from prior director and/or English or drama teachers

Audition Dates

Auditions are held annually in March and

May in the Media and Performing Arts

building. If an alternate audition date is

needed, please contact the Director of Arts

at conservatory@montverde.org.

Find out Theatre

Conservatory audition

dates here

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FINE ARTS BUILDING

Fine Arts Building

- Seats up to 417 people

- Music rooms

- Art rooms

- Photography room

- Dance studio

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FACILITIES

Along with the Fine Arts Auditorium, the

Conservatory has a dedicated 12,000 square

foot Center for Media and Performing Arts.

First Floor

- Instrumental music hall

- Private rehearsal rooms

- Storage areas for music and instruments

- Computer lab

Second Floor

- Listening laboratory

- Piano/lab classroom

- Film, TV and editing facility

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APPLY NOW

Montverde Academy offers continuous enrollment. We admit students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all

the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the Academy. Montverde Academy does not

discriminate on the basis of disability, race, national, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies,

admission policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Steps to Apply

- To apply online, click on Admissions at montverde.org

- Provide required documents

- For a list of required documents by grade/student type visit

- Application Process at montverde.org

- Submit standardized testing

- Grades 6-10 submit:

- Secondary Admission Test (SSAT) or

- PSAT

- ISEE

- International applicants grades 6-10 must submit

one of the following

- TOEFL

- IELTS

- DET

Applicants grades Pre-K3-5 must schedule an assessment.

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