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 2019 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 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.

Click here for Submission Guidelines

VIDEOS

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 2019 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 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.

Click here for Submission Guidelines

VIDEOS

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Any young artist between the ages of 13-19 is invited to register and submit an audition video. All participants who register are invited to attend our free online Video Creation Workshop this summer, where they will learn how to improve their audition videos from a team of leading industry professionals.The first 100 participants to register will also receive individualized feedback at the workshop. After the workshop participants will be invited to edit and re-submit their audition videos, applying what they learned. 
  2. From those videos, 50 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 for Video Preparation Guidelines

For further questions, please email onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com

AUDITION SUBMISSIONS

50 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.

 

Submission Instructions

Click here for Video Preparation Guidelines

Due to the high volume of submissions, we will only be reviewing the first two (2) minutes of videos. Please ensure all videos are sent via YouTube (unlisted) or Vimeo (please send passwords with links). Attachments or links to other video platforms or other formats will, unfortunately, not be reviewed. Any content beyond two (2) minutes will not be reviewed.

Please email your video links, updated headshot and resume, and applicable passwords to onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com

IMPORTANT DATES

Audition & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop Registration opens:

  • May 13, 2021

 

Audition & Portfolio Videos Due:

  • (extended until further notice)

 

Video Audition & Video Portfolio Creation Workshops:

  • Saturday July 24th, 2021
  • Sunday July 25th, 2021

 

Training Sessions (Weekends)
Where: Zoom

  • 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

How is One Song Glory being delivered?

One Song Glory will be offered online this Fall. We are thrilled to continue growing our network of young performers and artists, giving 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.

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).

What is the Audition & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop?

The Audition & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop is open to ALL artists between the ages of 13-19. This workshop aims to teach participants how to create a dynamic, compelling video, and how to express oneself as an artist through an audition or portfolio video. Six identical two-hour workshops are run over a two-day period. Registrants may sign up for one workshop. 

Each workshop consists of two sections: a seminar and individual feedback. The first hour will be led by Deputy Artistic Director Ray Hogg, who will lead participants through a seminar on video creation for the purposes of general auditions. The second hour will place students in breakout groups, where they will connect with other participants, and with leading industry professionals who will give each of them specific, pointed feedback on the video that they submitted. 

All artists must send in an audition video prior to the workshop, due on June 11, 2021. Individual feedback will be provided to the first 100 people to register for the Audition & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop. Participants will then re-send their videos, applying the feedback they received, by August 1, 2021 .

How do I register for the Audition & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop?  What do I need to have prepared for the workshop?

Fill out this form here to register for the Audition & Portfolio Video Creation Workshop! Then, follow the Video Preparation Guidelines and send in your audition or portfolio video by June 11, 2021

Who can be involved in One Song Glory?

50 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 25 performing artists, and 25 non-performing artists to the program. 

When will One Song Glory take place?

The 50 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 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 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 onesongglory@musicalstagecompany.com with further questions.