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UTSA Music

Lyric Theatre Performing Arts

Location San Antonio, TX
Event Date(s) Jul 13, 2020 to Jul 24, 2020
Grades 9th to 12th
This event has been canceled.

Event Description

Lyric Theatre Performing Arts Camp


July 13th - 24th, 2020
Grades: 9th - 12th
Times: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $200
Camp Registration Fee Deadline: June 8, 2020
Camp Payment Deadline: June 5, 2020
This is an intensive workshop for students interested in the Performing Arts - both onstage and behind the scenes. Instructors are all working professional directors, choreographers, set, costume, and lighting designers, and technicians. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice, dance, theatre history, music theory, set building, scenic painting, lighting, costuming, stage properties, and more.  Outstanding students may be chosen to work in UTSA Lyric Theatre productions in the fall.
REGISTRATION FEE | $50 (non-refundable; counts toward tuition)
Registration form and registration fee must be mailed in by or before the deadline to reserve your spot in the camp.  The remaining balance may be paid using a check or through an online payment option.

UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Theater
Application to the camp does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Students will be contacted after submitting registration forms and paying the online fee. At that time further instructions regarding payment and additional forms will be forwarded to the respective applicant.


Camp Administrator: Scott Flanagan at scott.flanagan@utsa.edu
Camp Director: Michelle Pietri at mpietri1@sbcglobal.net
Michelle Pietri received her Bachelor degree from the University of New Orleans and her Master of Fine Arts from Tulane University. She has performed locally, nationally, and internationally and worked professionally as a director, choreographer and costume designer. Her work has been seen from California to the Czech Republic and Russia. In 2003 Michelle began working for the UTSA Lyric Theatre program as a choreographer, costumer, and director. In San Antonio, Michelle has worked as a guest artist for Incarnate Word University, Trinity University, St Philips College, North West Vista College, The Playhouse San Antonio, the Sheldon Vexler theatre, Allegro Theatre company, Harlequin Dinner Theatre, SRO and Associates, and Fiesta Texas. Ms. Pietri has been awarded many awards of excellence for her choreography in the musical theatre field and in 2014 she and her husband, William McCrary, were recognized by the Alamo Theatre Arts Council with the Jasmina Wellinghoff Award for their contributions to San Antonio area theatre.  In 2009 Michelle began teaching the first credited dance classes for the new dance program at UTSA. Michelle loves teaching theatre and dance to every age group. She assures her students and cast members that there is no one she cannot teach to dance. She hopes her passion for the arts is infectious to all with whom she works. To quote Martha Graham, ”Technique doesn’t make a great dancer, passion makes a great dancer”. Michelle is one of the directors of UTSA’s Summer Performing Arts Camps and Workshops for grades 3 through 12. She is so excited that our university now has a minor available in the art form she loves so much.

Scott Flanagan received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Previous degrees include a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music theatre and Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Mr. Flanagan has received outstanding awards for his work in the public classroom where he was selected as the teacher of the year for his school and school district. He has performed with the Louisiana Lyric Opera as Max in Jacques Offenbach’s The Game of Love and Audrey II Puppeteer in Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors. He also has performed with the San Antonio Opera in the chorus of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet. Other operatic performance credits include: Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Willie Maurrant and George Jones in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, The Piper in Seymour Barab’s The Pied Piper of Hamlin, and the role of Navarro in the world premiere of James Balentine’s Navarro. Mr. Flanagan teaches class voice, vocal techniques for instrumentalists, and private voice at UTSA and coordinates new student auditions and recruiting events.  He also performs regularly with other faculty in music recitals.