Middle School Intensive
WILDLY POPULAR PROGRAM
enters Its fifth summer
This five-day, audition based, program is for students rising 6th grade through rising 8th grade.
During this five day session, SSTI Junior Cast Members will be challenged and stretched by the dedicated staff of SSTI. They'll be pushed, just like the high schoolers, to become not only triple threat performers on-stage, but mature and responsible professionals off-stage. Daily curriculum will be varied and include small group instruction in voice and acting and group instruction in a variety of dance styles. The session will culminate with a final showcase performance for family and friends on Saturday afternoon.
Students interested in applying should complete the Step One: General Application and the Step Two video submission instructions. Applications go live on December 1st. The first admission decisions will be sent on January 23rd. More deadlines are found below.
The staff for SSTI Junior is the exact same group of leaders who work with our phenomenal high school students every summer. At SSTI Junior, we insure that expectations are set higher than what might typically be found at a weeklong middle school intensive. Through their performance based instruction, our Junior students should expect daily work and growth in all areas of musical theatre.
The students at SSTI Junior spend much of their week developing a showcase performance, that they'll not only perform, but also author the narrative structure. Through this creation process, our students are not only building their technique on stage, but also shaping their voices as storytellers and their ability to collaboratively create with their peers. Parents and friends are invited to watch their final performance on closing day!
We often have students attend SSTI Junior for all three years of their middle school eligibility. Through the long days of hard work, our students form a bond that is truly inseparable. Of course, the SSTI staff works hard to insure that new members of the SSTI Junior family immediately feel at home too! During the year, we even see members of this group taking other intensives or even vacations together!
Program Directed and Led by
Bakari Jamal King
July 6-July 10, 2021
Students can expect:
A week filled with instruction from the same SSTI staff that works with our high school students.
Wide breadth of instruction in musical theatre performance technique.
Introduction to writing scenes and monologues for performance in the final showcase.
Endless opportunities to connect with old friends and make new ones at SSTI Junior!