BA Liberal Studies
Erin has taught flute, music for young children, general music, beginning piano, drama and musical theater for kids in schools, churches, and studios in Florida, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and California over the last 25 years. She loves both performing and teaching, and has greatly enjoyed being both a parent and teacher as part of the HuckleBerry community for the last 4 years.
Homework: Required! Students will need to practice learning their songs and memorizing lines.
During the fall semester we will be creating our own mini musical. We will write our own story incorporating 4 pre-written songs. Then we will stage, choreograph, and rehearse our show. We will develop our singing and acting technique through group drama games and vocal exercises. Attendance is very important in this class. Homework will include memorizing lines and practicing songs outside of class, in order to be prepared for rehearsal during class. Our semester will culminate in a performance of our original musical!
Winter and Spring—
During the winter and spring trimesters, we will be working on a full length musical. We will begin the process with preparing for auditions, and continue with staging, choreography, learning songs, designing costumes and props, rehearsing and performing. We will build our skills through drama games and vocal exercises. We will also learn to work collaboratively and develop teamwork as an ensemble. Attendance is very important in this class, as each class session is a rehearsal. Homework will include memorizing lines and practicing songs outside of class, in order to be prepared for rehearsal during class. We will end the semester with a performance for friends and family. The musical will be chosen after enrollment, so that we can choose a show that will include roles for everyone in the class,