GSA Audition Masterclasses 2020-21

  • Audition skills, Drama/Musical Theatre
2670 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
Nov 07 2020
Dec 12 2020
GSA Audition Masterclasses
GSA Audition - One Taping Session
GSA Audition - Two Taping Sessions
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue 
  4. Wed 
  5. Thu 
  6. Fri 
  7. Sat4:30 - 6:30 pm

Class dates

11/07/2020, 11/14/2020, 11/21/2020, 11/28/2020, 12/05/2020, 12/12/2020



GSA Audition Masterclasses and Preliminary Round Tapings


*Hybrid Class*



Prepare for your upcoming Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) audition by participating in workshops with professional acting and vocal coaches Mary Joy Nelson and Margo Buchanan.  GSA Workshops will be offered in online and in person format.


Students will be asked to select a focus in drama, vocal music, or musical theatre.


Students in drama will prepare a 60-second monologue from a published play with optional special skill (i.e., performing a dialect, singing, dancing, mime, etc.).


Students in vocal music will prepare a 2-4 minute solo song in one of the following styles: an Art Song, Folk Song, Aria, Hymn, or an appropriate selection from the Musical Theatre repertory.


Students in musical theatre will prepare 2 one-minute songs and a 60-second monologue from a scripted contemporary play. Songs will be 21-32 bars in length and contrasting (one a ballad and one up-tempo; one before 1970, one 1970 or later).


Students who register for a videotaping session will record their audition material with a professional videographer. The video footage will be cut and uploaded to a usable format by our videographer. The recording will be provided to the student in an electronic file that can be submitted to GSA for the preliminary round.


Workshop Schedule:

*In Person outdoors if weather holds.  Online using Zoom if weather is not good.

*All students may opt to take the masterclasses online.

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm

Saturday, November 21 , 2020, 4:30-6:30pm

Cost:  $75


Individual videotaping session:



Friday, December 12, 2020, 4:00-10:00 pm (students will sign up for a 30-minute session per discipline)

Cost:  $75 per 30 minute taping session.


Students registering for workshops must take both workshops.  (Workshops are not offered individually.)  Students are not required to participate in the workshops to register for an individual videotaping session.  For your videotaping session, please wear a mask into the building.  Be ready to tape as though for a live audition.  Extremely well-prepared students will be the most successful in the taping session.  An accompanist/coach will be present for each taping where singing is involved.  Students must book separate 30 minute sessions for each discipline for which they are auditioning.


Private coaching sessions are also available. Please send an email to if you are interested in private coaching.

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 1

Registration period

Registration starts on 08/31/2020 and ends on 12/12/2020.


2670 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, USA