Fall 2021

 SOTA classes follow strict COVID19 safety guidelines per CDC recommendations including masks regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Anyone exposed is expected to quarantine for 14 days. An online option will be provided in these cases. All performances will be in person and attendees must wear masks. Students will be provided a clear mask for performances. Classes will meet in person at Village Church of Gurnee. No other online option will be available except for exposed students needing to quarantine.  Updated CDC, state, local, and facility recommendations and requirements will influence SOTA guidelines moving forward which may include, but is not limited to, changes in our mask policy. By registering for classes, the registrant understands and accepts all risks associated with Covid19 and understands that no refunds are given in the event the student(s) is unable to perform.


Vocal Academy

Our Vocal Academy students have performed throughout Lake County, IL and surrounding areas for various events! At SOTA we strive to get involved in our community, allowing students extra performance opportunities that will grow their confidence and put skills into practice.  These opportunities are available to students as they arise but are not required. To see some of our performances, recordings, and music videos, visit our YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/StandingOTheatre

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Grades: K-12

Class: Saturdays, September 11- November 20 (No class November 13)

Time: 10:35am-12pm (October 16 class will instead meet from 2:05-3:30pm)

Recording day: Saturday, October 23 @ 1:30-TBD (Students will record in groups at designated times TBD at Cellar Studio in Kenosha)

Music Video day: Saturday, November 6 following class all day\Sunday, November 7 back up date for weather all day (Location TBD)

Tech\Dress rehearsal: November 20 @ 9am
Performance: November 20 @ 11am

Each week, students will learn proper vocal technique and practice harmonization while singing various styles of music as a large group and smaller ensembles based on age/ability.  Students will also receive solos within group/ensemble numbers. Select students may also receive individual solos. Students in grades 4-12 should prepare an audition video showing their vocal abilities and stage presence to be submitted no later than September 10. K-3rd grade students should expect to sing Happy Birthday a cappella for their instructor on the first day of class. All students will participate in a final concert at the end of the session as well as perform in a music video!


Theatre Academy

All students are cast once registered. No cuts! Every cast member will receive a minimum of a line or solo and have lots of stage time!

Registration and Payment is due prior to the first class/Audition Day and no refunds are given after the first class.