Performing Arts
Conducting - Heinz Hall and Duquesne University School of Music
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will be introduced to the world of the conductor. Students will observe rehearsals of the Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall and be exposed to conducting via a series of conducting exercises.

Schedule(All sessions are from 10am-2pm)

October 5 - Heinz Hall
October 26 - Heinz Hall
January 11 - Allegheny Intermediate Unit
January 25 - Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Please note: Students need to meet outside of Heinz Hall on scheduled days and enter together through Penn Avenue backstage entrance. Everyone in the group should sign in with security at the stage door. Students are to report directly to the meeting room upstairs after which they will be escorted to the rehearsal. Students should bring batons on those days.
Performing Arts
Musical Theater - Pittsburgh Musical Theater (West End) and various locations
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. A $25.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Musical Theater for theater tickets is due at the first session.

The Musical Theater apprenticeship provides students with varied experiences in Musical Theater. Areas include dance, acting, voice and performance. Students will work with professionals in master classes and workshops and attend Pittsburgh Musical Theater performances. Students must provide own transportation to all sessions.

All start times are 10am.


October 19 - Master Class
October 25 - Annie - Byham Theater
December 13 - A Lyrical Christmas Carol - New Hazlett Theater
January 24 - In the Heights - Gargaro Theater
February 7 - Master Class
February 21 - Chicago - Gargaro Theater
April 11 - Fiddler on the Roof Jr - New Hazlett Theater
May 2 - Disney's Newsies - Byham Theater

Bio of Instructor Brady Patsy: I professional performer from the greater Pittsburgh area. I have performed with company's such as Pittsburgh Musical Theater, West Virginia Public Theater, North Shore Music Theater in Boston, and many others. In 2008, I spent a year working for the Walt Disney World Company. There, I had the opportunity to work with Regis and Kelly, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Fantasia Burrino, David Cook, Jon and Kate Gosselin, and many others! Upon returning to PA, I jumped right back on the stage and have been performing non-stop. During 2010-2012 I served as Production Administrator for Grayfin Arts Entertainment Events. I also served as a theater instructor for The Butler Center for the Performing Arts! I am currently an acting/voice instructor for Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory for the Performing Arts! Throughout my 10 years on the professional stage I have had the opportunity to play extraordinary roles in shows such as Children of Eden (Father), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), Spring Awakening (Male Authority Figure), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Seussical (General Schmitz), RENT (Tom Collins), Les Miserables (Javert), Cats (Bustopher Jones/Gus) Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Tarzan, and many others!

There is an additional cost of $25.00 for this program.
Performing Arts
Opera and Voice Coaching - Pittsburgh Opera
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will be exposed to all aspects of a professional opera company. Students must attend four mandatory half-days touring and learning about all Pittsburgh Opera departments, observing and participating in coaching sessions, and investigating requirements for careers in opera. Students may choose to participate in additional activities, including performance and education programs. These sessions are mandatory and take place on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Opera headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional, optional, events will be shared at the first session.

Fall 2018 Schedule:

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

Instructor Bio: Pittsburgh Opera Director of Education Marilyn Michalka Egan, Ph.D., has taught students from pre-school through graduate school how to learn, how to make music, and how to teach. Marilyn explores ways to integrate the arts meaningfully into all subject areas through a wide array of opera programs for educators, students, schools, families, and adults. For her work at Pittsburgh Opera, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council presented Marilyn with a Work of Art Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2009 and a second Work of Art Award for Established Accessibility Champion in 2013.

Dr. Egan has offered graduate courses on classroom techniques, learning styles, brain-based instruction, and multiple intelligences through Performance Learning Systems. She has taught at Duquesne University, Gannon University, Geneva College, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University. Marilyn has degrees in Music Education, Music Theory, and Orff certification from Duquesne University; the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate and License from Carnegie Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University.

For 26 years, Marilyn volunteered at Radio Information Service as a newspaper reader, host of Towntalk (an interview program), and producer of special audio descriptive programs. For fun and variety, Marilyn served as a Nonresponse Follow-up Enumerator for the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census, designed and presented in-service presentations for teachers at Colegio Casuarinas y Colegio Robles in Lima, Peru, and is currently reading the 100 best novels selected by the editorial board of Modern Library.
Performing Arts
Theater Arts - Pittsburgh Public Theater
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. Lab fee of $82.50 for theater tickets made payable to Pittsburgh Public Theater is due at the first session.

This exciting program is designed with the theater enthusiast in mind. Students are introduced to the art of acting by participating in monologue and scene work covering the basics of character development, objectives, sub text and stage movement. Expanding beyond stagecraft, students will gain valuable knowledge and understanding of the many skills and talents necessary to produce productions in professional theater by interacting with Pittsburgh Public Theater staff and artists.

Students will attend five student matinees during the apprenticeship with one extra session in December.

All sessions are from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE: Wednesday, October 3rd
SWEAT: Wednesday, November 14th
THE TEMPEST: Wednesday, January 30th
DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2: Wednesday, March 13th
INDECENT: Wednesday, April 24th
Extra session: December 12