After more than 15 years creating and growing theatre education programs in Central Texas, steward Ginger Morris along with Victor Villalobos and Donelvan Thigpen have expanded Effect Arts’ Digital Learning Series component relaunching as Musical Theatre In A Box to ensure education is at the forefront of art experiences.
Music Theatre Inside a Box is an innovative and accessible program bringing musical theatre schooling into the classroom. With a standards-based curriculum, lessons are developed by teachers plus artists — for teachers and artists – including extension activities and student accommodations.
Reaching students and teachers within elementary, middle, and high school, Musical Theater In The Box provides a digital curriculum in theatre arts, all delivered in an easy-to-use online streaming platform. Each year, as a new movie musical is conceptualized, a corresponding, standards-based theatre curriculum is created to align with the particular concepts plus themes of the movie. The digital segments are produced with professional performers and filmmakers and feature student cast members from the film and summer musical : bringing immediate relevance and relatability to student learners.
Shaped by certified theater arts educators and professional artists, the Musical Theatre In A Box Collection reaches beyond the classroom walls in order to bring musicians and ideas directly to students plus their educators – in an affordable, flexible, innovative, and adaptable program.
“Fine Arts instructors across all levels are doing vital work with young people – the particular myriad benefits of artistry education are usually backed simply by mountains associated with research – yet many schools struggle to find the resources and time to create engaging content within their curriculum. As a certified K-12 theatre teacher along with 14 years of class room experience, I can honestly say we are bridging that gap with the Musical Theatre Within a Box system, ” said Curriculum plus Program Developer Rachael Koske.
Currently offered is award-winning “Scout: An Original Movie Musical” with “How to Music Theatre” inside development, both from Emmy Award-winners Allen Robertson and Damon Brown which each premiered as part of Summer Stock Austin in 2021 plus 2022 respectively starring center and high school students. More information can be found at impactarts. org/musical-theatre-in-a-box .
“The program is a helping hand, giving you something that’s a little a lot more challenging and that challenges your kids, but doesn’t make you go through a brand new obstacle. ” expressed middle and senior high school theatre teacher, Tommie Jackson, who uses the plan. “It allows the students to grow plus learn while you, as the particular teacher, also grow and learn as you teach them. And now you have this in your arsenal. Now you can move back plus build on these lessons. Now that I’ve done it here, I can tailor these training to work with my kids. ”
Additional Impact Arts educational programs Summer Share Austin (SSA) and Tx Arts Project (TAP) offer arts training and experiences that empower young artists through education and learning, performance and celebration together with sponsorship.
Going into its 18th season, Summer Stock Austin is uniquely a production company plus educational training program in one. It offers high school and college students an opportunity to train, perform plus engage in all aspects of theater and movie production inside a fast-paced professional atmosphere. Summer Stock Austin culminates with full-staged musical productions and original musicals for family audiences — all tuition-free. More information are available in impactarts. org/summer-stock-austin .
TAP Camp will take place in person from St . Stephen’s Episcopal School Summer 2023, for ages 9-17 with culminating in a final showcase performance in the Helm Theatre upon St Stephen’s School campus. More information can be found at impactarts. org/tap-camp .
Other training components of Influence Arts include Private Lesson Studio, In-School Workshops and Teacher Development.
Offering one-on-one virtual coaching sessions supporting audition plus performance needs for all levels of talent, Impact Arts’ Private Session Studio works with each college student to match and schedule them with a teaching artist. Coaching varies from Song/Monologue selections and consultation, monologue coaching, resume coaching, dance coaching, plus more. More info can be found with impactarts. org/private-lessons-studio .
Other programs of Impact Artistry include In-School Workshops, clinics, and master classes conducted by experienced artists and educators plus tailored to the needs of each school and class. Each instruction can be conducted as an one -time workshop or multi-session series covering subjects such as Shakespeare, music theatre, auditions, truthful acting, costuming for theatre plus tech tune-up. More information on in-school workshops, treatment centers and master classes may be found at impactarts. org/inschool-workshops .
For teachers looking to develop their disciplines curriculum, guidance is offered within the areas of Shakespeare, musical theatre, directing for the stage, program building, and topics with regard to teachers-directors. Teacher Development can be arranged through the particular district plus for a single school, multiple schools, across that district, or which includes additional districts. More info for instructor development may be discovered at impactarts. org/teacher-development .
Additionally , the Heller Awards for Young Artists (HAYA) is a Tony Awards style program that will brings together over thirty schools, shining the spotlight on hard work and excellence associated with thousands of students plus teachers involved in arts education within the Greater Austin area. Produced each Spring by the particular Long Center, in partnership with Impact Arts, the HAYA’s celebrate young performers and excellence in music theatre. More details on the particular Heller Awards can be found on impactarts. org/heller-awards .
About Effect Arts Influence Arts will be a 501c3 nonprofit along with Summer Share Austin, Texas Arts Task, Digital Learning Series, In-School Workshops, Instructor Workshops, and Private Training Studio almost all under the organization. Created by Ginger Morris, Victor Villalobos plus Donelvan Thigpen, Impact Arts is committed to lifelong learning. Creating encounters that impact students, audiences, and communities, Impact Disciplines believes in quality artistry training and mentorship; function that surprises, inspires, plus entertains viewers; and uniting individuals and cultivating the passion for the arts.