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Trollwood Conservatory2019-10-15T00:03:51+00:00

Trollwood Conservatory is an intensive study program for the student who wishes to study an Arts discipline at a more advanced level and in a compact time frame. 


Daily sessions will include “hands-on” skill development and training experiences that are taught by professionals in the field. All classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop and sharpen their abilities. Students will give a performance/presentation at the end of each two-week session (4 week session for Filmmaking Conservatory)

In addition to structured learning times and experiences, students will also be afforded many opportunities to talk with faculty about post-secondary education opportunities, the college audition process, and working in the profession.

Intensive Tracks offered for 2020:

  • Acting 
  • Dance 
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Filmmaking 

Ages: Varies by intensive; refer to intensive track description for details.

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School

Fee: Included in the “one inclusive” Trollwood fee for high school students (ages 14–2019 graduated senior). $250 per session for college aged students (19 and 20-year-olds). Refer to Program Fees for full fee structure details.

Registration Deadline: TBD

2020 Session Dates:  (Students may take both sessions of Trollwood Conservatory, but may only participate in one track per session.)

Session One  TBD

Choose one from the following:

Acting (10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

Dance (10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

Filmmaking (1:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. –  also sign up for Session Two)

Session Two  TBD

Choose one from the following:

Musical Theatre (10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

Filmmaking (1:00 – 4:10 p.m – also sign up for Session One)

Orientation (REQUIRED): TBD

Placement Verification: will be held first day of class except for Filmmaking Conservatory.

NOTE: Check back for faculty updates. Availability of scheduled guest artists may be subject to change due to artists’ unforeseen professional performance opportunities.

Register: Registration forms coming soon!

Ages: range from 14 through 20, depending on the particular Conservatory.  Ages as of August 31, 2020.

Dates: Session One:  TBD.  Session Two:  TBD.  Students may take multiple sessions of Trollwood Conservatory, but may only participate in one track per session.

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School

Fee: Included in the one inclusive Trollwood fee for high school students (ages 14-2020 graduated senior). $250 per session for college aged students (19 and 20-year-olds). See Participation Information/Program Fees for full fee structure details.

Registration Deadline: TBD

Orientation: TBD

Placement Verification: TBD

NOTE: Availability of scheduled guest artists may be subject to change due to unforeseen artist opportunities.

ACTING INTENSIVE TRACK


Instructor: TBD

Ages:  16-20 as of August 31, 2020

Orientation: TBD

Placement Verification: TBD

Offered Session One: TBD

Prerequisite: 2-3 years of previous training in acting, including advanced levels of acting technique and performance experience required. Subject to placement verification.

Explore improvisation techniques and scene study with a professional actor/teacher. In addition to improving their skills, students will enjoy many opportunities to learn about the business of acting and about working in the profession. Classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop their acting abilities. Students will give a public performance at the end of the two-week session.

Register:  Registration forms coming soon

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE TRACK


Instructor: Hartleigh Buwick

Ages: 16–20 as of August 31, 2019

Orientation: Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am –12:00 pm

Placement Verification: Monday, June 17, 10:30 am

Offered Session Two: June 17-27, Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Prerequisite: 2-3 years previous training in Musical Theatre. Advanced levels of acting, singing, and dance technique and musical theatre performance experience.

Explore Musical Theatre audition technique, song interpretation, scene study, performance lab, and more with a musical theatre professional. Session will end with a public performance at Sun Celebration.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Registration Form.


Meet the Instructor

Hartleigh Buwick


Hartleigh Buwick has been performing professionally for over 10 years. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Oklahoma located in her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma. She’s had the honor or working with many notable artists in both New York and Los Angeles. Most recently she traveled overseas with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Vocalist. Before that she had the privilege of teaching dance and voice to children of all ages. She believes in a truthful performance from the heart and in the beautiful energy that lives in all of us to create magic onstage and off.

FILMMAKING INTENSIVE TRACK


Instructor:  Dan Glaser

Ages: 14–20 as of August 31, 2020

Orientation: TBD

Offered Session One and Session Two: TBD

Prerequisite: Trollwood’s Filmmaking class or other filmmaking experience. Strong grasp of editing software and camera operation.

For those with video basics under their belt that are interested in delving further into the filmmaking world, this intensive track will teach you how to analyze a script, pre-visualize your shots, and ultimately direct and edit your own 10-15 minute narrative project.  Work with independent filmmaker and Trollwood alum, Dan Glaser, as you collaborate with the Acting for the Camera students to produce a high-quality short film! Students interested in working in the field of filmmaking are highly encouraged to take this course.

Register: Registration forms coming soon


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dan Glaser


Dan Glaser is a Trollwood alumni working in Los Angeles, CA as an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist.

His past film directing credits include the crime thriller Pinching Penny and the adventure dramedy Oxenfree, which earned multiple awards on the film festival circuit including Best of Show, Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Screenplay, among others. His debut novel A Fistful of Nothing was an Amazon Bestseller in both Science-Fiction and Hard-Boiled Fiction, and he is currently drafting a follow-up novel, A Lungful of Glass. His most recent film project Valley of Bones was released in theaters nationwide in 2017. He currently has several projects in development, including a feature film (Afterwalker) set to start filming in November 2019.

Dan spent 5 summers as a student taking classes and performing in Trollwood’s Mainstage Musical production. This marks Dan’s 7th summer teaching the filmmaking courses at Trollwood and he’s thrilled as always to return!

DANCE INTENSIVE TRACK 


Each four-hour session will begin with a technique class, followed by a repertory rehearsal. Students will explore a variety of dance styles, compositional approaches, and improvisation techniques under the guidance of a professional dancer/teacher. Students will enjoy many opportunities to talk with the instructor about the college audition process and working in the profession. All classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop their dance abilities in technique and personal expression. Students will give a public performance at the end of the two-week session.