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Master's Degree in Musical Theatre Creation

Taller de Músics and Eòlia Higher Centre for Dramatic Art have joined forces in a collaboration agreement to create the Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre Creation. This degree offers performers, composers, directors and playwrights the opportunity to study in detail the interrelated tools of music and theatre and to understand the theoretical and structural mechanisms of the genre. It has a teaching team made up of active professionals who are specialists in the field.

60 credits – Own degree

 

               

Master's Degree in Musical Theatre Creation

Objectives

The Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre Creation aims to provide advanced level students with specialised tools for the creation and production of original and self-produced musicals and to encourage cooperation between professionals.

It also aims to enrich and complement practical skills and abilities to enhance creativity, expression and interpretation.

It provides students with the necessary tools to carry out in-depth theoretical research in the field of musical theatre, to prepare, produce and create musical theatre shows, to broaden their contemporary, academic and technical artistic training and to study in depth the use of new technologies applied to the stage.

Student Profile

Graduates of higher studies in music, drama, direction and performance, as well as teachers, trainers and professionals in the sector who wish to broaden their training are all eligible to apply. The personal interview will also assess any non-formal training or experience.

Faculty

Jordi Cornudella, musician, musical director and composer.
Óscar Peñarroya, musician, musical director and composer.
David Pintó, stage director.
Joan Vives, musician, musical director and composer.

Calendar

Academic year 2023-2024
Academic duration: 1 year, from October to June

1st Semester: from October 31 to February 22, 2024
White Week: from February 26 to March 3, 2024
2nd Semester: from March 5 to June 13, 2024

Holidays and non-school days: December 5 and 7, December 26 and 28, 2023 | January 2 and 4, March 26 and 28, 2024

Subjects

Theoretical journey through the evolution of the genre. The historical context goes hand in hand with the artistic contributions of the genre. The historical context marks the evolution of the arts.
Study of the evolution of the genre from its origins to the present day, delving into the structural framework that supports each play analysed. Special attention is paid to the development of the dramaturgy that will lead to the final master’s thesis.
Study and analysis of the most representative composers of musical theatre. Research, systematisation and practice of musical style and type of song. Contributions and innovations.
Study of the mechanisms of song lyrics in musical theatre. Analysis of the structures of the lyrics. Type of songs and their functions within the musical. Spotting of songs. Analysis of the structure of classical musical theatre. Rhetorical figures.
Composition exercises based on models from different periods. Transcription of specific fragments to be able to break down, study and modify in order to enhance creativity. Construction of melodies following the models of various composers.
Analysis of the form and construction of a song and its function within a performance. Adequacy of interpretation taking into account context, time and style. Practical work on songs in order to understand how to help a performer achieve professional excellence. A cross-disciplinary subject where ways of staging a song from different perspectives (interpretation, music and direction) are considered.
Panoramic view of the technologies involved in today’s contemporary scene, where different languages are hybridised.
Master classes given by professionals linked to the world of production, stage, management, composition, direction and management of theatres and facilities. Development of a logbook of the knowledge acquired, under the supervision of a tutor.
Presentation of the basic lines of production of a musical. Work is carried out from the pre-production phase to the beginning of the materialisation of the idea.
Development of the libretto and score of a creative musical. In working groups, performers, directors and playwrights work on the libretto and lyrics. Instrumentalists and composers build the musical structure. Presentation of the creation in dramatized reading format. The whole process is supervised by a tutor.

 

Masterclasses

EL TEATRE MUSICAL A CATALUNYA

By Antoni Font-Mir, actor, director and founder of Teatrmusical.cat.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
From 11:00 to 13:00 at Teatre Eòlia

Catalonia has a long history of musical theatre, but most specialist books deal with it from a North American point of view. In this masterclass, the history of the genre in Catalonia will be explained and everything that does not appear in the bibliographies will be discussed.


THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MATERIAL AND THE PERFORMER

By Nina, actress, singer and speech therapist.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
From 11:00 to 13:00 at Teatre Eòlia


THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: TEAMWORK

By Àngel Llàcer and Manu Guix.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
From 11:00 to 13:00 at Teatre Eòlia


THE PRODUCTION OF GREAT MUSICALS

By Jordi Sellas.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
From 11:00 to 13:00 at Teatre Eòlia


 

PRICE

1 Masterclass: 40€ | 2 Masterclases: 70€ | 3 Masterclases: 100€ | 4 Masterclases: 130€

Free for Taller de Músics and Eòlia students and alumni. Seating is available for a limited number of students.

REGISTER HERE

Academic Direction

Santiago Galán and Josep Galindo.

Coordination

Toni Pagès from Taller de Músics.
David Pintó Codinasaltas from Eòlia CSAD.

Application for admission

From May 15th – July 7th and August 28 – September 20, 2023.

APPLICATION FORM

Entities and centres with a discount: Taller de Músics, Eòlia CSAD, Institut del Teatre, AADPC, SGAE, ESMUC.

Information points

Taller de Músics Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales (ESEM)
C/ Segre, 24-32, 3ª planta
08030 Barcelona
t. 93 176 30 63
[email protected]

Eòlia Centro Superior de Arte Dramático (CSAD)
C/ Casp, 82, bajos
08010 Barcelona
t. 93 319 23 97
WhatsApp: 601 613 737
[email protected]

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