KD Conservatory a Subsidiary of KD Studio, Inc. offers a 4-semester program for the Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Musical Theatre. The aim of the conservatory program is to realistically prepare students as performers in the competitive business of Musical Theatre by emphasizing Theatre Classes & Drama Classes with a top notch faculty and staff. At the completion of the program students can expect to have the range and ability to perform varied styles and forms of Musical Theatre and Performing Arts.
Our Musical Theatre Program Chair, Michael Serrecchia, was an original cast member of A Chorus Line for which he received a Special Drama Desk Award and Theatre Critics Circle Award. Other Broadway credits include The Rothchilds; The Selling of the President; Heathen; Lady Audley’s Secret; Seesaw and Sing Happy. He spent four and a half years circling the globe as Chita Rivera’s dance partner in “Chita Plus Two” for which he won a MAC Award. Dallas directing and choreography credits include The regional premiers of: A Class Act (D/FW Theatre Critics Forum Award Best Direction of a Musical) The Full Monty (Column and Stoney Awards for Best Direction and Best Choreography of a Musical) The Light in the Piazza, The Drowsey Chaperone (Dallas Critic’s Choice Award) Next to Normal (D/FW Theatre Critics Forum Award Best Direction of a Musical). Non-regional premiers include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (D/FW Theatre Critics Forum Award Best Direction of a Musical) On Golden Pond, Lobby Hero, Almost, Maine, Moonlight and Magnolias (Stoney Award Best Direction of a Play) 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Fort Worth Critic’s Award best Direction of a Musical) Duets, It’s Only Life, I’ll Leave it to You and the multi award winning production of Nine, the Musical. MichaelSerrecchia.com
This course will develop and reinforce several specific skills; sight singing, interval training, choral singing in harmonies, keyboard skills and the ability to teach themselves new repertoire on their own. The development of these skill sets will enhance the marketability of the student as a performer.