Placement in the Intermediate & Advanced Conservatories is determined by age, experience, quality of audition, and teacher recommendations. Not every student who auditions will be placed, and not every student who has completed one year of Intermediate Conservatory will be ready for the Advanced Conservatory level. Intermediate Conservatory is often a multi-year placement.
Auditions take place in late January for the Intermediate and Advanced Conservatories.
Intermediate and Advanced Summer Conservatory runs as a mini-repertory company which produces 5-7 shows each summer. These programs are designed for students who would like to further develop their theatre skills beyond the Core Conservatory program. Placement is by audition only. This Conservatory offers vigorous workshops and requires excellent attendance and a high level of commitment from the serious theatre student. There are no excused absences during Conservatory, especially during the first two days for casting, Tech Week, and Performances.
Intermediate and Advanced Conservatory takes place from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm. In addition, the Festival of Plays (performances of all of the shows in repertory on the final Friday, Saturday and Sunday), which is the culmination of this experience, is a full weekend commitment.
Intermediate prerequisite: Minimum of one year of Core Conservatory, audition in January.
Advanced prerequisite: Minimum of one year of Core Conservatory and one year of Intermediate Conservatory, audition in January.