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USC Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

July 6-16, 2024

The USC Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) takes place on the beautiful campus of the University of South Carolina. Students will receive immersive musical theatre training and college audition coaching with a fully holistic approach in vocal technique, acting, and dance. The expert faculty at USC will be joined by Broadway professionals to lead two student cohorts. In one cohort, middle and high school students will participate in a week-long intensive, polishing their skills in voice, dance, and acting. The second cohort will be fully comprised of college-bound high school juniors and seniors who wish to major in musical theatre and want to build, perfect, and record their college audition packages and pre-screens. The program will culminate in a staged showcase performance, and college-bound students will receive final pre-screen videos upon completion of the program.


  • Non-Residential/Commuting Students 7-day Musical Theatre Intensive: $540 (meals not included)
  • Non-Residential/Commuting Students 10-day College Audition Package/Intensive: $870 (college audition pre-screen videos/coachings/materials included; meals not included)
  • Residential Students 7-day Musical Theatre Intensive: $1850 (14 and older, room and board included)
  • Residential Students 10-day College Audition Package/Intensive: $1995 (college audition pre-screen videos/coachings/materials included; room and board included)

*All students will rehearse/perform in the final showcase performance
**Students participating in the College Audition Package will also receive all college audition pre-screen materials (songs, monologues and dance videos)

Register now and reserve your spot with a non-refundable $160 deposit (online) by July 1, 2024.  

The balance is due by July 5th via the same link listed above.  Checks and money orders are no longer accepted.

Meet the Faculty

Michelle Haché

Michelle Moslemi-Haché - Artistic Director

Kurdish-American singer and director Michelle Moslemi-Haché has been an award-winning vocal instructor for over 16 years, specializing in crossover, contemporary musical theatre, and classical voice.  Haché received her graduate degree from The Juilliard School and is currently on faculty as the Instructor of Musical Theatre at the University of South Carolina.  Haché has been a reviewer for The Austin Chronicle and Broadway World, as well as a national adjudicator for the NATS and Hal Leonard Vocal Competitions. A successful college audition coach for both classical and musical theatre programs, Haché’s studio members continue to earn placement in leading conservatories and young artist programs, scholarships and awards in national vocal competitions, and casting in Broadway productions and tours.

Steven Gross

Steven Gross - Music Director

Steven Gross has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End and internationally as a music director, conductor and pianist. He is a Lortel Award nominee for Best Musical, and he has collaborated on new musicals with Award-winning composers including Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, Cy Coleman, David Friedman and Mark Hollmann. Gross also works as an orchestrator and arranger for many symphony orchestras, theatrical, digital and online productions. He is currently the program head of The Abbott MFA in Musical Theater Collaboration Program at Temple University, and he is the CEO/Founder of


Gillian Scalici Albrecht - Founder of Broadway at USC and Resident Master Artist

With an extensive resume of television, film, cd, concert and cabaret credits, Gillian Scalici Albrecht’s career spans from New York City across the US and throughout Europe. Albrecht performed the roles of Bebe Benzenheimer and Diana Morales with the original cast of A Chorus Line on Broadway. She also appeared on Broadway in the Jerome Kern musical Very Good Eddie and has performed with Michel LeGrand, Hal David, George Faison, Moni Yakim as well as appearing as solo vocalist with Marvin Hamlisch in his Symphony Orchestra concerts around the US. She has appeared in lead roles as Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, as well as featured roles in Hair, J.C. Superstar, Godspell, Chicago  and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, On the Town and Oliver across the US, just to mention a few. One of the original founders of The Stage School of Music Dance and Drama in Hamburg, Germany, Albrecht returns to lead master classes. She is the original founder of Broadway at USC.

Amy Brower

Amy Brower - Instructor of Acting

Casting Director Amy Brower received her BA in Theatre from Anderson University in 2008 and has worked on all sides of the industry as an actor, designer, producer, and award-winning filmmaker. In 2020, Amy founded Brower Casting, Columbia's premier casting agency that delivers top-notch regional talent to ADDY Award-winning agencies and film makers throughout the South East. She loves seeing actors succeed, and has actively coached and mentored emerging actors through the early stages of their careers. Her work includes casting and producing feature films and short films currently making waves on the international festival circuit and various streaming platforms. Most recently, she has joined the talent management team at BAM Management (NY/LA) with a focus on talent development. 

Heather Stoeks Kopacz

Heather Stokes Kopacz - Instructor of Dance

A graduate in Dance Theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, Heather Stokes Kopacz has been dancing and performing since the age of three. Born and raised in Columbia, Heather trained with the Bolshoi Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Radio City Rockettes, and the University of South Carolina. Studying dance with Calvert Brodie, Brodie Burnham, Columbia Ballet School and Broadway Bound, Heather has served as an instructor of dance for the University of South Carolina School of Dance, the USC Summer Dance Conservatory, as well as Broadway at USC.


Serena Hill-LaRoche - Instructor of Voice

An award-winning vocal artist, Serena Hill-Laroche DMA, has earned praise for her “power, virtuosity…and elegance.” The 2006 Artist of the Year with FBN Productions, Inc., Hill-LaRoche received a Doctorate in Musical Arts and a Master of Music from the University of South Carolina, both in Vocal Performance, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Alabama. She was a 2003 finalist in the Southeast Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and in 2003, the Bizet Award winner for the Orpheus National Young Artist Vocal Competition. Currently, she is an instructor of voice at the University of South Carolina.

Sarah Alexander - Teaching Assistant/Admin Assistant



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