QUICK S! CONSERVATORY FACTS

Students are admitted by audition & interview only. 

– We accepted students ages 15-20 years old.  

  1. – Faculty and Guest Artists are drawn from the world of professional theatre, music, and dance.  
  2. – Students meet weekly on Monday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. throughout the school year. 
  3. – Students study Shakespeare, Viewpoints, Alexander technique, Stage Combat, Musical Theatre, Movement, Audition Technique, and more.  
  4. End of the Year Showcase for Family, Friends and Industry Professionals. 

What is S! Conservatory

The S! Conservatory is a pre-professional training program for goal-oriented students ages 15-20 who want to train hard, play hard, and immerse themselves in theatre. Meeting weekly throughout the school year, the curriculum is designed to train and support the “whole actor” with sequential classwork, ongoing mentoring, and special opportunities.  

Housed with the Artshub (now located at Zidell on the SW Waterfront), the 9-month (September through May) program culminates in with a Showcase attended by theatre industry professionals, family, and friends. Space is limited to 16-18 students only. Students who fully apply themselves into our rigorous training will be equipped to pursue college conservatory programs, university performance majors or gain entry level professional performing arts employment. 

AUDITIONS

S! Conservatory Auditions are held annually and each class selected works together for the entirety of the school year. S! Conservatory involvement offers a stimulating and fast-paced rehearsal environment, a sense of belonging, an investment in the community, internship opportunities, and college/career guidance from our staff. 

S! Conservatory students are instilled with a lifelong love for the arts and learn the value of accountability, discipline, teamwork, kindness, hard work, and play. These attributes will serve them well in any of their future endeavors whether theatre-related or not. For the serious student aspiring for a career in theatre, our S! Conservatory functions as a training program to equip young artists with the tools for success in the 21st century.  

AUDITION DATES

Auditions for next year’s class, 2020/2021, will be by video submission. Please submit a video by the following dates: 

Monday, June 29 (First Round) 

Monday, July 27 (Second Round) 

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please have the following in a video:
A memorized vocal selection (32 measures only).
Musical theatre selections preferred & 1-minute monologue.
 

  • A one-page essay explaining their interest in the arts and in the S! Conservatory Program. 
  • Please submit your headshot, resume, essay and link to video audition to Paige Rogers at paige@stagedpdx.org  

S! CONSERVATORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Annual Winter Gala, Salons, End-Of-The Year Show, and Community Events 
  • S! Conservatory Classes every Monday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 7 
  • 2 excused absences per semester; 1 unexcused absence per semester 
  • Tuition payment of $225 per month September-May due on the 1st of each month 

S! CONSERVATORY EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend every class and performance for which you are called 
  • Be prompt for class and performance calls 
  • Come prepared for work having rehearsed material at home 
  • Cheerfully accept constructive criticism 
  • Be a cheerleader for others 
  • Be patient and courteous 
  • Be quiet and attentive to instruction 
  • Give your best at all times 
  • Be a glowing ambassador for S! Conservatory & Staged!