Citizen, Scholar, Steward
KCD Singing for Stage Intensive: Now Registering!

For more information visit KCD SSI. For questions about the camp please contact Sarah Stone at

The KCD Singing for Stage Intensive combines the best of college-level instruction in singing and acting for the musical theater stage. The program is designed for students entering grades 6 through 12 who are preparing for auditions (community theater, school, college, or GSA), building a performance portfolio, or simply considering a deeper dive into the world of the musical stage.

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with students on basic acting skills, scene analysis and character development, audition techniques, movement, fight choreography, score analysis, song interpretation, and promotional material preparation during this two-week intensive. Students entering their junior or senior year will also be offered the opportunity to complete all the requirements for the Accepted Musical Theatre Common Prescreen Requirements or to prepare a portfolio for application to the Governor's School for the Arts during their residency with the program. Each morning will begin with a group seminar. Potential seminars include Introduction to Acting, Acting through Song, Basics of Stage Combat, Movement and Style, Dissecting the Score, and The Healthy Belt: How to last in the business. All students will also receive two 60-minute private voice lessons with our resident or visiting voice faculty Dr. Risa Harman (Hofstra University, Lafayette College), Dr. Mark Kano (Chair of the Voice Department at Bellarmine University), or Sarah Stone (previously at Vincennes University, Central Michigan University, and currently on faculty at KCD).

No audition is required, but students are strongly encouraged to submit audio or video evidence of their work as well as a list of recommended song/scenes have previously vetted with their teacher/vocal coach. Registrations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. All students will receive a portfolio of their work.

KCD Upper School students, or rising current or incoming 8th graders, may take this course for one fine arts credit.

Sarah Stone (director & acting for singers): KCD Chair of Fine Arts, previously at Central Michigan University School of Music, Vincennes University, and Indiana University. Resident stage director at the Bay View Music Festival (Michigan)

Dr. Michelle Salerno (KCD Upper School Drama teacher and KCD US Drama Director)

Hannah Gruver (vocal coaching and musicianship): KCD Choir and Musical Director, previously on faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music.

Visiting Artists:
Annette Thornton (director, acting and movement): Associate Professor of Theatre, Interpretation, and Dance at Central Michigan University

Nick Gisonde (director, movement instructor, and stage combat coordinator): NYC-based opera and musical theatre director, fight choreographer, Bay View Music Festival Resident Stage Director

Dr. Mark Kano, tenor, Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Music Area Coordinator at Bellarmine University.

Program Dates: Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 17 with a final performance on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Program Times: Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm. Students should pack a daily lunch or bring money to purchase lunch at the Summit. Snack will be provided.

Cabaret Recital: Friday, June 10, at 7:00 pm

Showcase: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Tuition: $800 for both weeks. Discounts and work study arrangements available for students currently on financial aid.

We hope you will join us for two weeks of intense personal and artistic development!
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.