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Musical Theatre Day

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UW-Whitewater’s Musical Theatre Day is an opportunity for middle and high school-age performers to work one-on-one with college voice and theatre faculty, meet college voice and theatre majors, and participate in musical theatre performance classes and small group sessions. Each participant will receive an individual voice lesson with a UW-Whitewater faculty member. Selected participants will perform at the end of the day on the final recital, and all participants will take part in a combined ensemble led by UW-Whitewater choral faculty. This clinic is available to singers in 7th grade and older, voice teachers, and choir directors.

Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Guest Artist | James Olm

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Registrations accepted online until Monday, September 25, 2023.

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration. Please have the information prior to registering:

  • Participant details: First & last name, country, address, city, state, postal code, county, email, age at time of event, birth date, phone, gender identity, race, ethnicity, school, group/team, current grade, how did you hear about this event, years of experience, health insurance carrier, insurance policy number, will the registrant be taking any medication while attending, does the registrant have any conditions, other health issues/additional information, medication allergies (list), non-medication, dietary or other allergies (list), do any of the registrant's allergies require an inhaler or EPIPEN injection, describe any limitations or restrictions, I agree to the terms and conditions, I understand the refund/cancelation policy, minor arriving to campus via, I agree to the code of conduct, and accommodations/comments
  • Custodial guardian details (max 2, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to the participant
  • Emergency/Authorized pick-up contacts (max 5, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to the participant
  • Event specific: Voice type, private teacher, music selection title, and composer

Arriving to Campus: Authorized driver picking up and dropping off, minor driving themselves to camp, minor walking/biking to camp

Dietary Preferences: Gluten intolerance or sensitivity, vegetarianism, veganism, lactose intolerance, diary-free, diabetes, low carb, kosher, keto, egg food allergy, fish and shellfish food allergy, nut food allergy, soy food allergy, wheat food allergy, other

Relationship to Participant: Mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling, other relative, friend, step-parent, custodial guardian, family friend, spouse, partner.

Classification: 7 - 12 grade, adult, voice teacher, choir director

Voice Type: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, bass, other

Group Session Choices (select four):  Audition Workshop/Build Your Book, Vocal Jazz Techniques and Improvisation, Musical Theatre/Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Techniques, Vocal Health, Musical Theatre Dance/Movement, Musical Theatre Acting

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system. We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone. We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

Fee: $50

The event fee includes all workshops, lunch, and an individual lesson. 

Cancellations and payments: All registrant accounts must be paid in full 21 days prior to the start of the event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without a refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event to receive a refund, less a 20% administration fee. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the deposit if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons, or no-shows after the camp has started. 

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide the registrant’s name, camp title, and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to the name and address of the payer. 

We reserve the right to cancel any event for any reason; in such case, all fees paid will be refunded, or contact for alternate arrangements.

For participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event, please follow these steps to redeem your sponsorship:

  • Register for the event and use the promo code provided by your sponsor during checkout.
  • The sponsorship amount will be deducted from your invoice. Any remaining balance will be the participant's responsibility.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please note that the sponsorship funds will be returned to the supporting organization.

Please note that any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during checkout to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for the requested discount at the start of the event.

If a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account, a processing fee will be assessed.

If you have received an award or scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes, please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
If you would like to sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees, you can request a promo code to give to your chosen registrant. For more details, please click here.

Group Discount

Receive $10 off each registration when five (5) or more register to attend from the same school or voice studio. Make sure to check "Group Discount" in the registration if you believe you qualify.   Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $10 if fewer than five (5) from the same school or voice studio attend the event.

UW-Whitewater's Musical Theatre Day is a great opportunity for singers to receive coaching on their audition repertoire!

Solo Repertoire

All attendees are requested to prepare in advance a vocal solo to work on in their individual lesson. Please list the title and composer of the solo, and send a digital copy (PDF) of the score to Dr. Wood ( no later than Saturday, September 23, 2023. Students are advised to ask their voice/choir/music instructors for help selecting a solo. You will be asked to provide in the registration the title, composer, and larger work (if applicable) of the vocal solo, if known. Students who do not yet know which piece they will prepare can indicate TBA, but they will need to send this information no later than Saturday, September 23, 2023. 

Classes (Subject to change)

  • Audition Workshop/Build Your Book
  • Vocal Jazz Techniques and Improvisation
  • Musical Theatre/Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Techniques
  • Vocal Health
  • Musical Theatre Dance/Movement
  • Musical Theatre Acting

Arrival Information


Check-in will take place at the Greenhill Center of the Arts.  

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

You will NOT need a permit to attend this event. More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event. Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund. Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice. For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants. Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and/or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and/or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to the use of said photographs and/or videos. Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use of media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring

  • Vocal solo sheet music to sing in your private lesson and, potentially, in class and recital settings. We will provide a pianist.
  • Please bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated during the day!
  • Wear comfortable clothes, but keep in mind you may be selected to perform in the final recital, so please dress accordingly. No jeans, flip-flops, or suggestive clothing, please.
9:00 am Check-in
9:15 am Group warmups
9:30 am Class 1/Individual lessons
10:15 am Faculty performance
10:40 am Break
10:45 am Class 2/Individual lessons
11:30 am Class 2/Individual lessons
12:15 pm Lunch break (lunch is provided)
1:00 pm Guest artist presentation: James Olm “The Fight Club - How to Take Song and Text to the Next Level in Auditions”
1:55 pm Break
2:00 pm Class 4/Individual lessons
2:45 pm Class 5/Individual lessons
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Performance class
4:45 pm Combined ensemble rehearsal
5:30 pm Recital by participants
6:00 pm Adjourn

Meet the Staff

Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood

Robert Gehrenbeck

Robert Gehrenbeck

Brian Leeper

Brian Leeper

Sharri Vanalstein

Sharri VanAlstine

Jen Shanin

Jen Shanin

Greenhill Center of the Arts

Greenhill Center of the Arts is the largest academic building on campus, housing the departments of art, music and theatre/dance. Home to the Barnett Theatre, Crossman Gallery, Hicklin Studio Theatre, Light Recital Hall, and van Steenderen Family Atrium.

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