One Song Glory

One Song Glory 2019. Photo by Dahlia Katz
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OVERVIEW

ONE SONG GLORY is a fully subsidized four-weekend long youth musical theatre training intensive that builds community, self-confidence, and self-expression through a combination of new music creation, masterclasses, rehearsal, and a public showcase. 

Our goal is to offer performing and non-performing participants a professional creation and rehearsal experience, insight about the industry, the chance to create new work, and the guidance to develop a fruitful career in the performing arts.

Since its creation ONE SONG GLORY has been held in person in Toronto, offering Ontario teens a place to create, perform and celebrate their shared love of musical theatre. In 2021 we introduced “ONE SONG GLORY in the Classrooms”, an opportunity for young people in schools across Canada to receive free workshops in their classrooms and studios from local, high-achieving, professional artists.  

We are thrilled to offer both programs once again in 2022, growing our community of young performers and non-performing artists, and giving students from across Ontario access to fully subsidized training led by the country’s leading musical artists.

We are proud to report that to date, over 850 young Canadians have completed One Song Glory, without any cost to the participants. Past participants are now gracing international stages and Canadian concert halls including Broadway and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

With One Song Glory youth will come together to train and create under the guidance of theatre professionals in a positive and encouraging environment.

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Program Sponsor
The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation
Leading Light
Norine Rose

OVERVIEW

ONE SONG GLORY is a fully subsidized four-weekend long youth musical theatre training intensive that builds community, self-confidence, and self-expression through a combination of new music creation, masterclasses, rehearsal, and a public showcase. 

Our goal is to offer performing and non-performing participants a professional creation and rehearsal experience, insight about the industry, the chance to create new work, and the guidance to develop a fruitful career in the performing arts.

Since its creation ONE SONG GLORY has been held in person in Toronto, offering Ontario teens a place to create, perform and celebrate their shared love of musical theatre. In 2021 we introduced “ONE SONG GLORY in the Classrooms”, an opportunity for young people in schools across Canada to receive free workshops in their classrooms and studios from local, high-achieving, professional artists.  

We are thrilled to offer both programs once again in 2022, growing our community of young performers and non-performing artists, and giving students from across Ontario access to fully subsidized training led by the country’s leading musical artists.

We are proud to report that to date, over 850 young Canadians have completed One Song Glory, without any cost to the participants. Past participants are now gracing international stages and Canadian concert halls including Broadway and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

With One Song Glory youth will come together to train and create under the guidance of theatre professionals in a positive and encouraging environment.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Submission 

For all One Song Glory registrants by Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Interviews

Non-performing artists: Interviews will take place on Tuesday, October 11th & Thursday October 12th 2022 between 4:30-9:00 pm.

Interview Location: on Zoom (the link will be sent closer to the interview dates)

Auditions

Performing Artists: Saturday, October 8th, 2022 & Saturday, October 15th, 2022.

Training Sessions

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at 10:00-5:30 pm 

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 10:00-5:30 pm 

Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 10:00-5:30 pm 

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at 10:00-5:30 pm 

Live Performances:

Sunday, November 13th, 2022 @ 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

  • Participants must be available to attend technical rehearsal from approximately 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Sunday. November 13th, 2022

 

AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS

In an effort to share the enriching qualities of the theatre with a wider cross-section of young people, we are actively seeking a balance of performing and non-performing artists (writers, visual artists, poets, designers, stage managers, and any non-performing discipline we may have missed. We want to hear from you!).  Performing artists will be invited to audition, and non-performing artists will be invited to an interview where they can share their work with our team.

We are accepting submissions from young people between the ages of 13-19 in Toronto and the GTA. We are particularly interested in artists of all backgrounds, abilities, and ethnicities as we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within this selection process. We especially encourage folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Gender Minorities, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neurodiverse to submit.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Any young artist between the ages of 13-19 is invited to register for an audition or an interview by clicking this link by Wednesday, October 5th, 2022. All participants who register are invited to attend either a group Audition Workshop or a group Interview Workshop free this fall.  
  2. In a group setting each artist can audition, interview, and learn how to improve their presentation from a team of leading industry professionals. They will receive immediate individualized feedback, and the chance to apply what they learned through the workshop process. If participants are unable to attend in person, we will arrange for a video submission.
  3.  Please read more about how to submit an audition video by clicking this link. 
  4. For performing artists, auditions will be conducted  with Artistic Programs Associate (and ONE SONG GLORY program manager), Patricia Cerra on Saturday, October 8th & Saturday, October 15th. 
  5. For non-performing artists an interview will be conducted with Artistic Programs Associate (and ONE SONG GLORY program manager), Patricia Cerra between 4:30-9:00pm Tuesday, October 11th & Wednesday, October 12th 2022.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

How is One Song Glory being delivered?

One Song Glory will be offered back in person this Fall. We are thrilled to be back delivering the program in person, giving young performers and artists, giving students access to fully subsidized training led by Canada’s leading musical artists. We are also offering our One Song Glory in the classroom where we bring musical theatre education to students across the country (who reside in remote, rural and urban communities).

Is there a cost to the program?

No! The entire program is fully subsidized so that cost is not a barrier to participation.

What is the time commitment for the program?

If selected, you will be required to attend all intensive sessions (see details on the Training Intensive tab).

How do I register for an Audition Workshop?  What do I need to have prepared?

Fill out this form here to register for the Audition Workshop! If you are unable to attend the workshop in person. Then, follow the Video Preparation Guidelines and send in your audition or portfolio video by Monday, October 10th, 2022. Please note that the weekly training intensives are all in-person for One Song Glory 2022. 

Who can be involved in One Song Glory?

40 youth between the ages of 13-19 in Toronto and the GTA will come together to train under the guidance of Canada’s top musical theatre professionals in a positive and encouraging environment. Participants will be invited to join the One Song Glory Training Intensive after the Audition Workshop. In an effort to share the enriching qualities of the theatre with a wider cross-section of young people, we are actively seeking performing and non-performing artists (writers, visual artists, poets, designers, filmmakers, stage managers, and any non-performing discipline we may have missed). 

When will One Song Glory take place?

The 40 artists invited to join the program will meet for 4-weekends in person in October and November 2022 (please see exact dates on the Training Intensive tab). The final presentation will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2022. 

Who will participants be learning from in the program?

Participants will be placed into cohorts of 10, under the guidance of a Canadian director, music director/composer, and designer. Masterclasses and lunch & learns will be with other top Canadian musical theatre professionals. 

What will the final One Song Glory presentation look like?

In groups of 10, the participants will create a brand new musical theatre song under the guidance of top Canadian directors, composers, music directors, and designers to be performed onstage on November 13th. 

Who should I contact with further questions?

Feel free to email onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com with further questions. We are happy to hear from you!

OVERVIEW

Created in 2022 in response to the global pandemic, One Song Glory in the Classroom offers a dozen fully subsidized,  FREE 70-minute masterclass with one of our local One Song Glory trainers in your very own classroom.  Our Master classes build skills, self-confidence, and self-expression through a combination of new music creation, acting, singing, or dancing masterclass sessions.These sessions are available as either an in-person session or can be delivered online depending on your preference.

We are thrilled to offer One Song Glory in the classroom again and continue growing our national network of young performers and non-performing artists, and give students from across the country (who may reside in remote, rural and urban communities) access to fully subsidized training led by Canada’s leading musical artists.

We are proud to report that to date, over 850 young Canadians have completed One Song Glory, without any cost to the participants. Past participants are now gracing international stages and Canadian concert halls including Broadway and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Any junior high or high school teacher is invited to register by clicking this link where you can book a session for their classroom from our roster of leading industry professionals between October 24th – December 16th, 2022.

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