Posted on April 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Tony Award-winning composer JASON ROBERT BROWN & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and librettist MARSHA NORMAN will be teaching a Musical Theater Writing Bootcamp, July 18-29, 2012. Open to bookwriters, lyricists and composers. Here’s the information about the class:

All students will be assigned partners, or may apply with their current partner. Some classes will be conducted jointly with Jason and Marsha, some separately. We will be creating new work, not working on previously existing pieces. We will also be determining what makes a good subject for a musical, and seeing how structure functions to keep the show moving along. Composers and lyricist applicants, and composer/lyricists should submit a portfolio or not more than three songs, with sheet music and lyric sheets. Bookwriter applicants should submit a scene from something they’d like to work on, and an outline of any familiar folk tale or movie, for use in a musical. Deadline for submission is May 1. If you have worked with Marsha or Jason before, please indicate this on your application. Partial scholarships are available on a case by case basis.
The link for the application and tuition information is http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/mfa/summer/playwriting/application.shtml.

(The online application doesn’t yet reflect the Musical Theatre Bootcamp; applicants will be, in essence, applying for the Session II “Musical Book” program with Marsha Norman.)

APPLICANTS MUST EMAIL ALL PORTFOLIO MATERIALS TO JASON ROBERT BROWN AT jason@jasonrobertbrown.com IN ADDITION TO INCLUDING THEM WITH THEIR APPLICATIONS.

This is new to all of us, so there will undoubtedly be some hiccups in the process, but please feel free to write me with any and all questions.

Hope to see you this summer! All best,
J.

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