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Masterclasses

Three different types of masterclasses

Masterclasses give Spotlight Education schools the opportunity to supplement and enhance their own musical theater curriculum by gaining insights and inspiration from local and touring theater professionals. Topics include audition technique, singing technique, movement, orchestra, technical theater, dance and more.

Community Conversations provide educators and students from all backgrounds a safe space to discuss, explore and reflect on topics and issues high school theatre communities face across the state of Minnesota.

October Student Community Conversation: Intent vs. Impact

Date: Tuesday, October 6
Time: TBA
Location: Online, from the comfort of your home
Facilitators: TBA
Enroll: TBA

Second Saturday Director & Educator Coffee Conversation

Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Location: Online, from the comfort of your home
Facilitators: TBA
Enroll: TBA

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September
9, 17, 21 – Evaluator Trainings
12, 24 – Director Orientations
21Spotlight 15 on Instagram Live, Q&A with Ryan McCartan

October
6 – Student Community Conversation, Topic: Intent vs. Impact
10 – Second Saturday Coffee Conversation for Directors and Educators
15 – Movement Masterclass
20 – Student Liaison Orientation
23Spotlight 15 on Instagram Live
28 – Resume and Portfolio Masterclass

November
2 – Orchestra Masterclass
14 – Second Saturday Coffee Conversation for Directors and Educators, Topic: Making Medleys
18 – Acting Masterclass
20Spotlight 15 on Instagram Live

December
2 – Dramaturgy Masterclass
8 – Student Community Conversation, Topic: Unpacking the Script
12 – Second Saturday Coffee Conversation for Directors and Educators
18Spotlight 15 on Instagram Live

A group picture with a teaching artist and masterclass studentsBroadway masterclass series (touring cast/productions)

The Broadway masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from current Broadway touring performers.

Spotlight  masterclasses (tech, orchestra, local artists)

The Spotlight  masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from local Twin Cities theater professionals a wide variety of areas. Some examples include:

  • Audition techniques masterclass
  • Theater resume and reel building masterclass
  • Triple Threat masterclass
  • Technical student masterclass
  • Orchestra student masterclass

Theater partnership series (Latte Da, Theatre La Homme’ Dieu)

The Spotlight  theatre partnership masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with local theater companies across the state of Minnesota. Currently, Spotlight Education partners with the following organizations:

  • Theater Latté Da
  • Mill City Summer Opera
  • Theatre L’Homme Dieu

NEWS masterclass series

A teaching artist instructs a student on posture

The NEWS masterclass series brings educational skill building opportunities to students and programs in Greater Minnesota where access to professional theater is experiences is limited. Spotlight Education  brings masterclasses in areas of performance, technical, and/or educational theater to schools outside of the Twin Cities Metro area. Spotlight Education  chooses a “host school” to bring the masterclasses and then invites students from surrounding Spotlight  schools to the event. Spotlight works with the host school to decide specific masterclass topics, and then brings professional teaching artists to lead the sessions. If your school is interested in hosting a NEWS masterclass for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Spotlight Education  at SpotlightEducation@HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Beyond Broadway series (touring musicians, comedians, etc.)

The beyond Broadway masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from current touring performers in areas other than Broadway, including comedy, concerts and more.