Monday, 7/15 – Friday, 7/19
9am – 4pm
Ages 12 – 16
Register by 6/15
“I always think about the ‘Why.’ Specifically, why the project exists and why it’s needed now.” -Khiyon Hursey
Work directly with one of Broadway’s hottest writers in this unique, one-week performance program. Khiyon Hursey has been collaborating on theatrical and film hits since 2016, including major contributions to the Hamilton soundtrack. He’ll be making the journey out from LA to join our students for an unforgettable week of creative exploration and inspirational learning. At the end of the week, students will perform their creation live on stage for family and friends!
Students will also enjoy private and small-group coaching sessions, solo and ensemble singing, character development through monologue, and song analysis.
A Performance Skills Assessment video will be required upon registration. See our FAQ below for more info on how to make and submit a performance skills video assessment.
Together, Khiyon and students like you will write all-new material for the stage, giving you unprecedented access to feedback from a working professional who understands how to balance raw creativity with discipline to succeed on the stage.
Live Cabaret Performance 7/19 at 3:00pm in Skyview
Khiyon Hursey is a writer and composer. Hursey got his start as the music assistant on the off-Broadway and Broadway productions, and the Grammy Award-winning cast album of Hamilton. He recently finished co-penning songs with Oscar and Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Lala Land, Dear Evan Hansen) for the major motion picture SPIRITED starring Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer. The song “Good Afternoon” from the film was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Khiyon is also collaborating with Pharrell on a Netflix movie musical produced by Chernin Entertainment. He was a staff writer for Soundtrack on Netflix and is currently co-writing Love in America, a movie musical to be produced by Issa Rae. He is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Irving Burgie Scholarship, the Bart Howard Songwriting Scholarship, the Lucille and Jack Yellen Award, a 2016 NAMT Writers Grant, a 2016/2017 Dramatists Guild Musical Theater Fellow, 2017 Space on Ryder Farm Residency, 2018 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project residency, 2019 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, 2019 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, the 2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals and the 2020 Stephen Schwartz Award for which he wrote the song Higher. His musical Eastbound was selected for the 2020 National Alliance of Musical Theatre Conference and he has works in development at New York Stage and Film, Manhattan Theater Club and Ars Nova.
Tuition for Broadway Masterclass can be spread across 3 payments. When registering, simply select “Deposit” instead of “Pay In Full” and your credit card will be automatically charged on this schedule:
- $200 nonrefundable deposit, charged immediately.
- $275 automatically paid on June 1, 2023.
- $200 automatically paid on July 1, 2023.
For students with prior experience, there is a performance skills assessment video required upon registration. Cell-phone recordings are fine, and are easy to upload to YouTube. When uploading your assessment, please select either Public or Unlisted when choosing your “Visibility.” Copy the video URL link and paste it at the bottom of the form where directed. If you are creating your video after submitting the application form, email your video link to the Summer Programs Manager, Laura Altenor – email@example.com.
Lunch and snacks are NOT provided. Students must bring enough food for 2 snack breaks and lunch. We will provide a nut-free lunch table for students with allergies.
Summer Open House
Join us on Saturday, March 2 from 12-1pm for a brief presentation on our summer programs and the chance to get answers to all your questions directly from knowledgeable staff and faculty. Reserve your Open House seat now!
Groton Hill proudly offers need-based scholarships to help offset the cost of our fun summer learning programs. Apply for your scholarship now!