Carnegie Hall invites teenage musical theater students from around the world to participate in its Musical Theater Project, a six-week, interactive online workshop led by Leslie Stifelman, music director and conductor of Broadway's hit musical Chicago, and Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees. Beginning April 23, the six-week workshop will take place on Carnegie Hall's Musical Exchange online community for teenage musicians (ages 13-19).
Students will interact with Leslie, Roger, and other leading Broadway talents through three live chats, have opportunities to receive feedback on their own uploaded performances and will also read and watch posts from the professional artists. To join the project, students can sign up immediately at musicalexchange.carnegiehall.org.
The Musical Theater Project is one of six featured projects this season at Carnegie Hall's online Musical Exchange community for teens. Through these projects-all led by professional musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall-young musicians are provided with opportunities to connect with and learn from a diverse group of young professionals and established artists. At the conclusion of each project, one student will be selected to have his or her work appear on a compilation album produced by Carnegie Hall and released online. The album, Musical Exchange Songbook, features student work from each of the six online projects of the 2011-2012 season.
Carnegie Hall's Musical Exchange website, located at musicalexchange.carnegiehall.org, is a global online community where teenage musicians connect with each other, share their musical performances, and participate in online projects, forums, and group discussions. Musical Exchange focuses on musical sharing, creativity, and international collaboration. Student musicians from around the world-all levels and musical styles-are encouraged to join the community. Musical Exchange is a program of the Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall's education and community programs arm.