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7936 Your Musical: From Selection to Strike

Tasked with mounting a musical theater production at your school? Learn the essential “how-to's” from industry professionals and educators Christopher Sapienza and Vince Leonard, from show selection through musical direction to opening night. Topics include show selection, talent pool, instrumentation, scheduling, rehearsals, budgeting, musical direction, technical needs and more

Instructors: Vince Leonard & Christopher Sapienza

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Producer and composer Vincent A. Leonard, Jr. has had works premiered nationally and internationally. He is published by Arrangers‚Äö Publishing Company and Educational Programs Publications and National Music Works.

He is co-author of: Recording in the Digital World, Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation, Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation and Musical iPad. In 1996, he and fellow producer and engineer Jack Klotz, Jr. formed Invinceable Entertainment, 3 IPS Studio and have released two CDs, Magic Up Our Sleeve and On The Brink of Tomorrow. Compositional credits include the feature film Running On Empty Dreams, theme and episode music for the Captain Courteous radio series, numerous theater pieces, and industrials. Leonard has provided orchestrations for world premier productions of Redwall for Opera Delaware, Elliot and the Magic Bed, Isabell and the Pretty Ugly Spell,and The Little Princess for Upper Darby Summer Stage.
 
Also widely known as a copyist and arranger, he has worked on projects with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Leslie Burrs, and in musicals by Duke Ellington, Alan Menken, Kurt Weil, and Mitch Leigh. Leonard is a member of NARAS and ASCAP, and is active as a clinician and beta tester for music software for Apple computers
 

 

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Christopher Sapienza
 
A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, his performance background spans the gamete from singing backup for Broadway’s Linda Eder and renowned Tenor Andrea Bocelli to staring in Disney Cruise Line productions.  Stage and screen highlights include: Crazy For You, The Dinosaur Musical, The Full Monty, Moonlight and Magnolias, Law and Order - SVU, Fringe, Unbreakable, 12 Monkeys.  He was the voice for David Bridal as well as having sung the anthem for The Philadelphia Phillies for three ‘winning’ seasons.  Christopher also heads up the music program at Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia as well as being an adjunct professor in the theatre department at Delaware County Community College.

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Course Information

7936 Your Musical: From Selection to Strike
 
Instructors: Vincent Leonard & Christopher Sapienza
 
Online
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $990, due in full with registration.
 
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 15
Fall Online Courses begin September 19 and conclude December 9, 2016.
Fall ONLINE COURSE DETAILS
 
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.
 
Fall term classes officially begin on Monday, September 18. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of September 18, students are added to classes, at which point you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
 
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
 
You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!
 
The Fall Online Term runs from September 18 until December 17, 2017 (13 weeks). There are no Online classes the week of November 20-26 because of fall break).
 
Online grades will be reported by December 20th. If you are in need of a transcript please visit the online transcript request page. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).
 
 
 

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