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Music Program

The Second City Music Program is dedicated to helping students explore comedy’s unique relationship to music through voice, improvisation, and songwriting.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars

  • Ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-12
  • 80 Minutes, 14 Weeks

Rising Stars is for kids ages 6-12 who have an interest in improv and music. Developing a show develops a lot of skills. Children will not only learn about improv and music but they will learn how to work with others, how to work to improve something, and public speaking skills. They will share a unique experience with new friends over the fourteen weeks as well.

Kids will learn improv skills and learn about music. It is an introduction to musical theater as the class involves creating and performing a musical through improvisation.

Students create characters and dialogue which becomes scripted and scored by professional Second City writers and musical directors. The students are given a simple outline of a story, something along the line of a familiar child’s tale like “The Little Red Hen”. Then over the next fourteen weeks they develop an original musical through improvisation based on that outline. They will work with a Musical Director to write songs and work with a director to turn their improvised scenes into a full story.

Rising Stars is open to students ages 6-12 who have taken at least one section of Imaginaction or Improv X. Students are sorted into three age groups—ages 6-7, ages 8-9, and ages 10-12.

It meets for one hour and twenty minutes once a week for fourteen weeks. Students must be available for the performance on the final day of class in a Second City Training Center theater.

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Music Improv

Music Improv Basics (ages 14-18)

Explore the world of creating improvised songs and musicals! Students cover the fundamentals of Music Improv – from learning the art of “selling-it” to discovering the art of impromptu rhyming. Singers and non-singers alike will enjoy diving into short-form games, musicals and song structure. No training in voice or music…

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Music Improv Workshop for Teens

The Music Improv Workshop is for teens who want to get an introduction to musical improvisation or brush up their music improv skills. If you’re going to improvise, sooner or later you’re going to have to sing. This can be intimidating for students who don’t have a background in music….

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

One-On-One Coaching

The Second City Training Center offers individual, customized coaching in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

Acting
Monologue prep
On-camera audition prep
Dialects Accent Coaching

Youth & Teen Coaching
Audition Prep
Monologue Prep

Writing
Advanced sketch critique
Screenplay & Sitcom coaching
Sketch Production (Coaching a group through their first production)
Sketch generation & critique…

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