Summer Conservatory



Wingspan Arts Summer Conservatory 2017

for current 5th-11th graders

Wingspan Arts Summer Conservatory is a TUITION-FREE theatre conservatory. Using a variety of activities as well as classes taught by industry professionals, students learn the skills required to become accomplished actors, vocalists, and theatre artists. Serving all students from talented beginners to experienced professionals, Wingspan Arts Conservatory strikes a balance between fun and learning that keeps our students coming back year after year.



Incoming 6th-8th graders

5 weeks: July 5th – August 5th

9:00am – 4:00pm Mon-Thurs / 9:00am – 1:00pm Fridays

We believe that the best way for young artists to learn theatre is by combining class work alongside production experience; mornings of rehearsal are followed by afternoons full of acting, voice, dance and other performing arts classes.

In production: Students will rehearse and perform a full classic musical theatre production.

Performances: August 4th – 5th, 2017

THE WINGSPAN ENSEMBLE: Theatre and Musical Theatre

Incoming 9th-12th graders

6 weeks: July 5th – August 13th

10:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Thurs / 10:00am – 1:00pm Fridays

The Wingspan Ensemble is a select group of high school students who love theatre and look forward to exploring more challenging work. Ensemble classes are more specialized and demanding than those offered to the Wingspan Players. The goal of the Ensemble is to enable our students to expand their range and find new depth in their work.

In production: Ensemble students focus on less frequently produced plays and musicals. Students are cast the first week in either the play or the musical, which the Directors decide.

Performances: August 10 – 13, 2017

If you are interested in participating in the Summer Conservatory, you MUST be available for the whole program (5 weeks for Middle School and 6 weeks for High School)


Summer Conservatory 2017 will take place at Beacon High School on 44th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan.


To complete the application, click this link. You cannot come back to it so please do not begin filling it out until you are ready to submit it. 

Application requires the following:

  • Student and parent information
  • Personal statement (see below)
  • Teacher Recommendation (see below)


As part of your application, students will be required to answer the following questions:

Why do you want to spend your summer studying theatre? What do you think you will gain from this program? And what do you think you will bring to this program?

Please answer the question as thoroughly and honestly as possible.  Answers should be about 300 words.


Teacher Recommendations can be from any teacher, it does not need to be a performance teacher. Choose someone who knows you well and can speak to your character, work ethic, focus, and anything else you think we should know. Teachers must fill out the TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM by the application deadline for you to be considered.


Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Applications must be complete with personal statement and teacher recommendation in order to be considered.


Auditions will take place on MARCH 5, 2017 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and only for students who submit completed applications on time.

All students will need to prepare 16-bars of a musical theatre song and a one-minute monologue for the auditions. More information can be found on the FAQ Page about audition materials.

Have more questions that are not answered here? Check out the FAQ page. If you still have questions, contact us via the Contact Page.