Are you an aspiring or early-career musical theater creator? IAMT is proud to offer the country’s first Musical Theater Creation certificate program, an innovative 2-year intensive experience for composers, lyricists, librettists, and directors of musical theater.
Led by Kleban-Award-winning lyricist-librettist Sam Carner, this program will offer you mentorship by some of New York’s top musical theater developers and introduce you to other passionate and talented young writers, composers, directors (and hyphenates), a community of collaborators with whom to enter the business. With a direct affiliation to the IAMT performance program, you’ll also work closely and regularly with a diverse group of talented young performers who can help give expression and voice to your work--both within the program and beyond.
The program balances a dedication to treating you as your own unique artist with a commitment to providing you with a solid framework in the history and present of musical theater structure and style.
Over the course of the two-year program, you’ll be involved in the creation and development of many musical theater songs and scenes, all culminating in your own complete musical. Through varied collaborations and intimate fundamental training, you’ll develop your technical tool-kit, enrich your understanding of the musical theater form as a whole, learn important practical and bankable skills for making a living in the business, and hone your own distinct creative voice.
Musical theater is one of the world’s most collaborative art-forms, demanding that artists with widely different specialties develop a common language. So, while we give you tools and time to specialize in the specific aspect of musical theater that most excites you, we’ll also give you training in far-reaching aspects of the form, giving you the knowledge you need to work meaningfully with your fellow creators.
Our full-time 2-year certificate program will begin in the fall of 2021. Can’t wait until then? Check out our a la carte online courses beginning this February.
Check all our courses out at www.IAMusicalTheatre.com/Creators