Mentorship Music Performance
Music Performance MP1 offers a full schedule of theoretical and practical classes as well as hands-on practical training. Classes vary between ensemble courses and private lessons. RSA endeavors to train well-rounded theatre artists in each programme. Music Performance, places a strong emphasis on performance. The unique opportunity that we offer is multiple performances over a long run (eg. a show or dinner music) which teach something deeper than what a single recital or concert can teach; the successful student will find that they learn to speak their true heart and character through their musical voice. These opportunities extend themselves also to those interested in music direction, composition and arranging. The course of study centres around choir, theatre productions, dinner music ensembles; it also includes harmony, history, analysis, and private lessons.
The performance component of Music Performance MP1 takes place on the BMO Studio Stage where students are expected to be fully involved as actors or musicians in the productions and participate in the production process, including costumes, props, lights, or set construction.
Courses and practicums in Music Performance MP2 & MP3 are adjusted to suit the specific needs and abilities of the student. The focus is on musical production for Rosebud Theatre in the Rosebud Opera House or BMO Studio Stage, such as assistant sound design and assistant music directing. Students are given leadership responsibilities in areas such as dinner music, chapel, choir, and other musical and performance opportunities that frequently come up in this vibrant artistic community. To graduate, all students, regardless of their major instrument, must complete a Grade 3 (RCM) piano exam. A self-produced final recital at a Grade 8 (RCM) level completes the program.
Music Performance students will attend the International Theatre Trips to London, England and New York City in their during their MP1 & MP2 programmes.
Upon completion of the Music Performance Mentorship Programme students are inducted into the Rosebud School of the Arts Guild as Fellows (F.R.S.A.).