Course - Madeline Island - Summer 2023

MMFL Music Theater Retreat on Madeline Island: Aug 1-4

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If you love Broadway and desire an up-close look behind the velvet curtain at how performers work to create the magic of musical theater, then this immersive retreat is for YOU! Students will learn through watching their mentors in an open rehearsal, as well as participating in vocal masterclasses and ensemble rehearsals that will focus on how to be a more effective musical theater performer. Teaching will focus both on vocal technique as well as dramatic delivery.
Participants should have previous performance experience singing and/or acting either as a solo artist or a member of an ensemble.
PDFs of music to be covered, as well as a playlist, will be sent ahead of time for individual preparation. Participants are also encouraged (but not required) to prepare and bring a solo they would like to workshop during the vocal masterclass sessions.
Boarding is available in the MacPhail on Madeline Island lodges. These buildings feature screened porches, lounges, and kitchenettes. Dorm rooms are shared between two students (limited private rooms available for an additional fee) and are equipped with shelving, wardrobes, and air conditioning. Lodges feature two levels – the second floor is accessible by stairway only, so please note any mobility limitations upon registration. Communal bathrooms on each floor have shared sinks outside the restroom area, and a walk-in shower, sink and toilet that are housed in a separate room that is secured with a door.
Please note that there are 3 separate locations for activities. Dorms & practice rooms/small ensemble spaces are grouped together in one location, and the dining hall and performance space are in separate locations. Transportation is required between the various sites as they are not within walking distance of one another. Participants who elect to purchase the transportation package will also receive shuttle service between sites while those who drive independently to the institute will be required to provide their own transportation on the island.
  • All Inclusive (Includes classes, lodging, meals & activities) = $1,150
  • Commuter Rate (Includes classes & activities only) = $555
  • Programming + Food package (includes classes & activities + meals) = $1,000
  • OPTIONAL Private dorm room (limited spots available) = $200*
  • OPTIONAL Transportation package* (includes round trip between MacPhail Center for Music and Madeline Island, plus transportation on the island during the institute) = $200 per passenger
  • OPTIONAL Partner/Companion Food & Lodging Only (limited spots available) = $595
*Participants are responsible for their own transportation to & from the institute (including the fee for the ferry).
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2023
Cancellation Policy
A 100% refund will be issued if a written (or email) cancellation notice is issued prior to July 1, 2023.
After the July 1, 2023 registration deadline, no refunds will be issued.
Covid statement
We all play a role in helping keep each other safe. With the health of our students, faculty and staff as our top priority, we will continue using the latest CDC and MDH guidelines to inform our protocols and will communicate regularly as our policies evolve. MacPhail is committed to helping our community work and play confidently with a rigorous focus on health and safety. ALL singers must show proof of vaccination, including boosters.

August 1-4 on Madeline Island

Course Details
Semester: Summer 2023
Register by: 2023-07-01
Starts: 2023-08-01
Ends: 2023-08-04
Location: Madeline Island
Age Range: 55+ years
Course Type: Course Package
Department: Music for Life
Program Method: MacPhail Music For Life 55+
Categories: Camps, 55+ Music for Life Offerings
Programs: MacPhail Music for Life, MacPhail on Madeline Island
Topics: Musical Theater, Music Appreciation
Instrument: Voice
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