One Song Glory

One Song Glory 2019. Photo by Dahlia Katz
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OVERVIEW

One Song Glory is a fully subsidized six-weekend-long intensive youth musical theatre training program that builds community, self-confidence, and self-expression through a combination of new music creation, masterclasses, rehearsal, and online presentations.Our goal is to offer participants a professional rehearsal experience, the chance to create and design new work, provide industry insight and the guidance needed to develop a fruitful career in the performing arts.

Since its creation this program has been held in person in Toronto, offering Ontario teens a place to create, perform and celebrate their shared love of musical theatre. In 2020 we shifted to an all-digital format and invited participation from young artists from across Canada. We are thrilled to offer this program digitally again and continue growing our national network of young artists, providing students from across the country (who 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 1000 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.

Click here for Audition & Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2021.

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Sponsors

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

OVERVIEW

One Song Glory is a fully subsidized six-weekend-long intensive youth musical theatre training program that builds community, self-confidence, and self-expression through a combination of new music creation, masterclasses, rehearsal, and online presentations.Our goal is to offer participants a professional rehearsal experience, the chance to create and design new work, provide industry insight and the guidance needed to develop a fruitful career in the performing arts.

Since its creation this program has been held in person in Toronto, offering Ontario teens a place to create, perform and celebrate their shared love of musical theatre. In 2020 we shifted to an all-digital format and invited participation from young artists from across Canada. We are thrilled to offer this program digitally again and continue growing our national network of young artists, providing students from across the country (who 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 1000 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.

Click here for Audition & Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2021.

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AUDITIONS

100 youth between the ages of 13-19 nationwide will come together online to train and create under the guidance of theatre professionals in a positive and encouraging environment. 

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, filmmakers, stage managers, and any non-performing discipline we may have missed).

We are seeking submissions from young people 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 and submit an audition video. 
  2. 100 performers and non-performing artists will be invited to join our free six-weekend training intensive in the Fall/Winter of 2021.  In groups of 10, the participants will create a brand new musical theatre song and video presentation under the guidance of top Canadian Directors, Composers and Designers. 

Click here to see the music videos from One Song Glory’s 2020 digital edition!

Submission Instructions

  1. To fill out the One Song Glory 2021 registration form, click here
  2. To view the audition & portfolio video submission guidelines, click here.
  3. After filling out the registration form, please email your video links, updated headshot, resume (if available), and applicable passwords to onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com no later than 5:00 pm on September 25, 2021.

Late submissions may still be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

For further questions, please email onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com

IMPORTANT DATES

Audition & Portfolio Videos Due:

  • September 25th, 2021

Training Sessions on Zoom
(Weekends from 1:00 – 5:00 PM ET):

  • October 16th and 17th, 2021
  • October 23rd and 24th, 2021
  • October 30th and 31st 2021
  • November 6th and 7th, 2021
  • November 13th and 14th, 2021
  • November 20th and 21st, 2021

Live Video Premiere

  • December 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a cost to the program?

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

What is the time commitment for this?

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

Who can be involved in One Song Glory?

100 youth between the ages of 13-19 nation-wide will come together online 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 & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop. 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, filmmakers, stage managers, and any non-performing discipline we may have missed). We are aiming to invite 50 performing artists, and 50 non-performing artists to the program. 

When will One Song Glory take place?

The 100 artists invited to join the program will meet for 6 weekends across October and November 2021 (please see exact dates on the Training Intensive tab). The final presentation will premiere in December 2021. 

What kind of technology is required to participate in the program? What if I don’t have access to the required technology or have technological access needs?

Safe access to reliable Internet, a laptop/tablet/Internet-enabled device that is able to connect to Zoom, as well as wired headphones with a microphone attached, and a recording device! 

We are currently exploring partnerships with Internet providers and service agencies across Canada to ensure that there are no technological barriers to participating. If you have any technological barriers to accessing the program, please indicate this on the registration form and we will be in touch! 

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 video editor. 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 and video presentation under the guidance of top Canadian directors, composers, music directors, and designers.

Who should I contact with further questions?

Feel free to email program manager Tahirih Vejdani at onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com with further questions.