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College Prep Division
THE CONSERVATORY, Baltimore Actors' Theatre, is Maryland's first and only accredited College Preparatory School of the Arts, Grades Pre-One through Twelve. Established in 1979, The Conservatory has garnered a reputation for the excellence of its academic and arts curriculum. In 1999 and 2001, The Conservatory was named one of Baltimore's Best Elementary and Secondary Schools by Baltimore Magazine. A strong academic program is provided in the morning hours, followed by professional training in all three disciplines: Music, Drama, Dance. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English (American and British), Biology, History (American and European), French, and Music Theory.
BALTIMORE ACTORS' THEATRE ACADEMY was founded in 1965 as an avocational theatre arts program for young people ages 7 through 15. Instruction in Music, Drama and Dance comprises the arts curriculum. The program encompasses 24 Saturdays, October through April, with classes held at the Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The Conservatory of The Baltimore Actors' Theatre has been associated with Trinity Guildhall since 1997 through its INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS PROGRAM. Students enrolled in The Conservatory are prepared to take both written and practical examinations in Speech & Drama, Music, and Music Theory recognized in 60 countries worldwide. This program of examinations offers students recognition for their progress of training and provides professional evaluation of their knowledge and skill development. The examination program is appropriate from Initial through Grade Eight and Post-Secondary Professional Diplomas for students over age 18.
The Conservatory's Professional Development Division was established to provide a professionally intensive three-year college level training program in theatre, music, and dance study. Classes include Music History/Listening, Music Theory, Group Singing, Solfege, Class Piano, Choral Singing, Theatre History (play based), Voice Class, Acting, various workshops in related drama and theatre areas, Ballet, Modern, and workshop programs in Tap, Jazz, and Musical Theatre technique. Some classes are also held in the evening throughout the program.
Helen Grigal, Founder/Artistic Director and Walter Anderson, Executive Director of The Baltimore Actors' Theatre and Conservatory are pleased to announce an association with Rose Bruford College, United Kingdom, to offer a distance learning Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Studies degree. Begun in the 2006-2007 academic year, the program is ongoing and available. This new and exciting association will allow The Conservatory's Professional Development students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree through distance learning with weekly seminars to support and enrich their learning experience.