The Four Counts & Quarter Notes



The Four Counts

Supported by AdventHealth


The Four Counts is an ensemble of pre-professional performers ages 15–18 who represent the Dr. Phillips Center across the community—led by artistic director Lauren Langa. They enjoy incredible access to professional training in discipline and technique in musical theater performance, acting and dance—all through weekly rehearsals, special engagements, master classes with industry pros and performance opportunities.


AUDITIONS

By Sunday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m., send your current headshot and resume—as well as a pre-screen audition of a 32-bar cut (about 1 minute) of a musical theater song in the style of your choice via a YouTube link—to auditions@drphillipscenter.org.

Make your email subject line “Four Counts Audition: First Name Last Name” and include your grade, age and school in the body of the email.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Audition submission deadline: Sunday, August 21 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Callbacks (invitation only): Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Every Monday, 7–9 p.m., September 2022–June 2023 (except holidays)
  • Performances: Varying dates & times, September 2022–June 2023

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • You must commit to the scheduled season of rehearsals and performances
  • All conflicts MUST be previously communicated and approved at least 48 hours in advance
  • The participation fee is $75 per month—$675 in full—which factors up to 8 classes per month
  • Monthly payment plans are processed in 9 installments (September–May)

    For questions, reach out to School of the Arts Manager Tatiana Bello (tatiana.bello@drphillipscenter.org or 407.839.0119, ext. 1906).

Lauren Langa

Lauren Langa has been performing and teaching voice for over 20 years. She attended Florida State University for her undergraduate studies where she majored in both vocal performance and choral music education, and she holds a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Each year, her high school students consistently earn spots in the country’s leading top music theatre, classical voice, and commercial music programs such as Carnegie Mellon University, Florida State University, Penn State University, Shenandoah University, University of Michigan, and many more! Additionally, many of her students have been selected as the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ Applause Awards representatives for the Jimmy Awards, including Sofia Deler who was named the national winner in 2017.

In addition to her high school students, her professional students can be seen on Broadway and in tv and film in projects like The Prom (movie), Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC, Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway), A Beautiful Noise (Broadway), Cinderella (Broadway), MJ: The Musical (Broadway), SIX (National Tour), Sing Street (Off-Broadway), among many others.

Lauren specializes not only in voice science and vocal pedagogy, but also in contemporary styles and extended techniques. Her expertise in current industry standards and trends, in addition to music theatre and commercial music repertoire, give her the tools necessary in guiding her students’ paths through both college and professional music theatre auditions. She is proud to consult her professional students on their current projects while also guiding her high school students on their college audition journey. Lauren’s philosophy of student-centered education, belief in evidence-based vocal pedagogy, and passion for aligning students with the necessary tools for a successful path in meeting industry standards, while also staying rooted in authenticity, have yielded significant successes for her students.


The Quarter Notes

Supported by AdventHealth

The Quarter Notes is an ensemble of passionate performers ages 11–14 who represent the Dr. Phillips Center across the community—led by artistic director Tim Hanes. They enjoy incredible access to professional training in discipline and technique in musical theater performance, acting and dance—as well as performance opportunities.


AUDITIONS

By Sunday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m., send your current headshot and resume—as well as a pre-screen audition of a 32-bar cut (about 1 minute) of a musical theater song in the style of your choice via a YouTube link—to auditions@drphillipscenter.org.

Make your email subject line “Quarter Notes Audition: First Name Last Name” and include your grade, age and school in the body of the email.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Audition submission deadline: Sunday, August 21 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Callbacks (invitation only): Monday, August 29, 5–7 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Every Monday, 5–7 p.m., September 2022–May 2023 (except holidays & some select dates)
  • Performances: Varying dates & times, September 2022–May 2023 (including a final showcase in May)

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • You must commit to the scheduled season of rehearsals and performances
  • All conflicts MUST be previously communicated and approved at least 48 hours in advance
  • The participation fee is about $62 per month—$560 in full
  • Monthly payment plans are processed in 9 installments (September–May)

    For questions, reach out to School of the Arts Manager Tatiana Bello (tatiana.bello@drphillipscenter.org or 407.839.0119, ext. 1906).

Tim Hanes

Tim Hanes is the founder and artistic director of the Orlando Youth Theatre and creator of Orlando Kids on Stage. He also serves as musical director for Valencia Community College and is a freelance accompanist and vocal coach. Tim received the 2006 Presidential Scholar in the Arts’ Teacher Recognition Award.

Prior to Orlando, Tim served as Artist-in-Residence for the State of Tennessee. Under his direction, the Resurrection Children’s Choir was selected in 2009 and 2013 to perform at Carnegie Hall with the International Children’s Choir Festival. His choirs have performed eight times at the White House. Tim is also the artistic director of our Quarter Notes performance group here at the Dr. Phillips Center. The Quarter Notes are a select group of middle school students, aged 11–14, who receive access to elite and professional training, discipline, and technique in musical theater performance, acting, and dance, as well as performance opportunities. Students of Mr. Hanes are working on Broadway, film and television.