Musical Theater

Participants enrolled in Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) will receive in-depth music instruction from our expert faculty and will benefit from unparalleled performance opportunities. The program will take place in major cities of South Carolina: the Capital City of Columbia, the city of Greenville, Rock Hill, Myrtle Beach along the breathtaking shores of the Grand Strand, and Georgetown.

Participants accepted into the Musical Theater Program will perform in Broadway Revue under the instruction of Broadway pianist: Alex Lefevre and participate in choreography classes and Musical Theatre Stage Auditions.

Our 2024 VIMA participants will be eligible to audition for future Varna International Productions in Europe and the USA. Apply for one of the options below and join us for an unforgettable summer of music.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater artist Inclusions:

  • Perform in the Broadway Revue under the instruction and directorship of Broadway pianist, Alex Lefevre.
  • Musical Theatre Stage Auditions A group class that covers audition cuts from a variety of musical theatre genres (Standards, Book Musicals, 1970s/80s/90s, Contemporary, and Pop/Rock).
  • Musical Theatre Repertoire (Private Sessions)
    Vocal coaching sessions to work on song interpretation to be performed in the Broadway Revue.
  • Musical Theatre Repertoire (Group Sessions)
    A group class for MT students to perform in front of their peers and receive feedback as a group.
  • Musical Theatre Scene Study
    A group class where students work in pairs on short scenes from the musical theatre canon transitioning into songs.
  • Song and Dance
    Students will learn the music to a dance number that will then be fully choreographed and performed in the Broadway Revue.
  • Ensemble Singing
    Students will work on a choral piece from the MT canon. The focus will be on sight-singing, voice-leading and harmony.
  • Dance Technique
    Choreographer-led classes (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, etc.)
  • Perform in one voice recital – Serenata Italiana
  • Sing in the festival chorus
  • One 60-minute voice lesson per week
  • One 60-minute coaching per week
  • Music rehearsals with Alex Lefevre
  • Vocal masterclasses
  • Italian language classes
  • Masterclass in choreography, movement, stage techniques, stage combat

Musical Theater Artist Exclusions:

  • Lodging on campus in student housing (double occupancy): $290 per week (7 nights) - Optional (participants may make their own lodging arrangements)
  • Single occupancy: $450 per week (7 nights)