Current Courses

Andrew’ Killian’s excellent and popular courses are back by popular request!

SMA Cueing to Music Levels 1 & 2 back in November!!

Our live face 2 face training sessions will resume with these popular courses- just in time for Xmas opera, musical and seasonal entertainments.

 PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD is available for these courses!   Contact SMA HQ NOW with a sensible offer of an amount that you can afford for either Level 1 or Level 2 and we will consider any reasonable offer!  (members only)

Non-Members price per course is now just £120.00 per course

BOOK COURSES NOW

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO TAKE OUR POPULAR CUEING to MUSIC COURSES!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the SMA office

Available

Level 2 To enable a potential DSM or Showcaller with basic musical knowledge and understanding, to cue from complex and problematic music scores with  confidence.
Monday 8th November 2021 at The Deptford Lounge (The Albany) Deptford, 9 Giffin St, London SE8 4RJ

For further information about the course details click here

SMA Member Rate   £110   (also ABTT Members) (SMA Members Pay What you Can Afford)
Non Member Rate    £150 NOW JUST £120
Discount for booking both courses:    5%
Training Support (availability limited)  £35  SMA Members Only Contact SMA to request

BOOK COURSES NOW

 PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD is available for these courses!   Contact SMA HQ NOW with a sensible offer of an amount that you can afford for either Level 1 or Level 2 and we will consider any reasonable offer!  (members only)

COVID precautions will be in place and information sent to all attendees before the event

Further information on Level 2 courses:

Cueing to Music One Day Course LEVEL 2

Course Aim.       To enable a potential DSM or Showcaller, one with basic musical knowledge and understanding, to cue from complex and problematic music scores with   confidence.

Course Objectives

1.                                             To reinforce understanding of musical counting and notation.

2.         To practice cueing from music with unusual time signatures.

3.         To simulate performance issues with a mixture of Musical Qs, visual Qs and clearances.

4.         To simulate a demanding music test at opera                                                           company level

09.30 Welcome. Housekeeping. Course Overview.                          

10.05                 Session 1 Qing at a Standard

11.30                  Coffee/Tea break

11.45                 Session 2 Qing at speed                                

12.45                Session 3  Simulating a demanding opera company music test in                            

real time

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13.00.               Lunch              

13.30                 Session 4   Where’s the Beat?                                                                                    Cueing from unusual and/or irregular rhythms

14.30                  Session 5      Impossible Music                                 

15.30                  Coffee                        /Tea break

15.00                  Session 6      Higher Stakes When you have to look away from the music…                                                                                   

15.45                   Session 7 The Battle of                                 Borodino .    

16.30                    Finish                      

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Level 1 

To enable a potential DSM or Showcaller, one without musical knowledge, to Q from musical scores and thus feel confident enough to  undertake such work with opera, musical and ballet companies. 

For further information about the course details when the next available dates are annouced for 2022

click here         
FULLY BOOKED Monday 1st November 2021 The Deptford Lounge (The Albany) Deptford,  9 Giffin St, London SE8 4RJ

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Kate Salberg Udemy Online Corporate Showcalling Course

Corporate Showcalling for theatre stage management at the best current price on Udemy:
£14.99

https://www.udemy.com/course/corporate-showcalling-for-theatre-stage-management/?referralCode=8FB2032017C351142124

This course includes:

  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 36 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion

https://www.udemy.com/course/corporate-showcalling-for-theatre-stage-management/?referralCode=8FB2032017C351142124

Kate Salberg
I worked in Repertory and West End for many years before corporate work,.Showcalled Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour & Les Mis and Phantom 25th Anniversary Concerts.
Recent work includes Fifa ESports Finals, Google Cloud European workshops, Genentech meeting San Diego,  Ford Go Further Amsterdam and Pharma meetings.

Looked technically and cue perfect to me …you made complication look simple. Mark Britton.  Director Creating Sunshine Jan 2020

To Book: Contact Kate Salberg direct:

M:  katesalberg@gmail.com   Web:  http://katesalberg.co.uk/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katesalberg/   07771 667652
FB Showcaller Training Business Page
https://showcalling.teachable.com/

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Introduction to Payroll


Facilitated by Martin Hope, Hamilton Company Manager.


For questions or to book, email martin@martinhope.com

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Foundations of Company Management


Facilitated by Martin Hope, Hamilton Company Manager


For questions or to book, email martin@martinhope.com

“The course was so, so helpful and really helped
me understand the inner-workings of the role.”


“Thank you for two awesome sessions on the
wizardry of Company Managing.”


“Both sessions were really informative and useful.”

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NEW! The following courses will be offered shortly

Touring for Stage Management

A thorough insight into life on the road!

A comprehensive overview of UK & International touring. Covering areas such as digs, travel, fit ups & get outs, working with local crews, pre planning & touring paperwork.

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Led by Jo Hinton & Martin Hope – Twenty years combined touring experience on shows such as Wicked, 9 to 5 & Spamalot.

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For questions or to book, email martin@martinhope.com

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Cueing to Music Level 2 ONLINE took place on Tues 24 Nov 2020

SMA and our course leader Andrew Killian ran a pilot course online for Cueing to Music Level 2

It was a new initiative for SMA.  Andrew has been teaching similar content to drama school groups via Zoom/Teams etc for nearly a year now, and the results have been very successful

We received some great feedback and expect that future courses will run others in 2021.

Informative SMA Brunch sessions on ZOOM!
NEW!
Brunches on hold for now
We look forward to more in 2021!

  
Members have been asking when we can have our say and get involved with plans for returning to work.  These meetings are designed to come up with practical responses that we can circulate – contributing to informed arrangements and confidence about the post lockdown work environment.
Please look for further details in the emailed Agenda and on SMA social Media

UPCOMING TRAINING 


10% DISCOUNT CODE available for SMA Members on all Rc-Annie courses

FIREARMS FOR FILM part 1

FOR: Open to all, performers to film makers
WHAT: Preparing for firearms in your production from production to the shoot. Paperwork, procedures and policies.
10% DISCOUNT


FIREARMS FOR FILM part 2

FOR: Open to all, performers to film makers
WHAT: All the practical knowhow and requirements of working with firearms
10% DISCOUNT
https://www.rc-annie.com/training/training-details/firearms-for-film-part-2/

WEAPONRY FOR THEATRE

FOR: Stage Management, Technicians and students
WHAT: Establishing rehearsal room etiquette, look at UK law and learn which weaponry  is most commonly used in theatre, how to identify it, how to get them and deal with them. 
10% DISCOUNT

THEATRICAL HANDGUNS part 1

FOR: Stage Management, Technicians, Theatre makers and performers 
WHAT: How to work safely both physically and legally with all types of theatrical handguns including paperwork and protocols.
10% DISCOUNT

THEATRICAL HANDGUNS part 2

FOR: Stage Management, Technicians, Theatre makers and performers 
WHAT: All the practical considerations including H&S, anatomy of the gun and firing issues. 
10% DISCOUNT

 Full details and to Book visit:
https://www.rc-annie.com/training/

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Kate Salberg Showcalling

Online Course

Kate is running  her courses online at the moment

FREE CORPORATE SHOWCALLING WEBINAR

With Kate Salberg

Kate is a freelance showcaller with 25 years experience and a previous career in theatre stage and company management in repertory, west end, & musicals

Link will be provided when you contact me

You need the latest version of Zoom downloaded.

11 am            30 minute introduction to the differences, similarities and transferable skills between theatre and corporate showcalling. Virtual showcalling and the likely future

11.30             Q & A

Maximum 20 attendees per session to allow for proper conversation. 

Contact:

Katesalberg@gmail.com

Links

http://katesalberg.co.uk/

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/katesalberg

https://showcalling.teachable.com/

CORPORATE SHOWCALLER WEBINAR WORKSHOP

For theatre stage management

An Insight into Corporate Showcalling with discussion and practical work.

Session 1      11.00 – 13.15

  • Roles & Responsibilities of a Showcaller
  • Why showcallers often have a theatre background. Transferable skills.
  • Working with Screens and Cameras, creating presets.
  • Explanation of how all Technical Departments work and what they expect from you
  • Working with the Producer and issues of client management
  • Virtual Showcalling. How this is changing the showcaller role
  • Session 2      13.45 – 16.00
  • Marking up a showbook using a script
  • I then call that small show for you to give a taste of how it feels to actually do the job

Kate Salberg

I worked in Repertory and West End for many years before corporate work,.

Showcalled Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour & Les Mis and Phantom 25th Anniversary Concerts.

Recent work includes Fifa ESports Finals, Google Cloud European workshops, Genentech meeting San Diego,  Ford Go Further Amsterdam and Pharma meetings.

Looked technically and cue perfect to me …you made complication look simple. Mark Britton.  Director Creating Sunshine Jan 2020

To Book: Contact Kate Salberg direct:

M:  katesalberg@gmail.com   Web:  http://katesalberg.co.uk/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katesalberg/   07771 667652

FB Showcaller Training Business Page

https://showcalling.teachable.com/

 Udemy Course:
https://www.udemy.com/course/an-introduction-to-showcalling-for-stage-management-students/


NCRQ
 are the most popular provider of health and safety qualifications in the UK. Developed by employers to deliver the skills required in real life.


First Aid Training Information British Red Cross’ online resource


SMA Training is aimed specifically at Stage Managers wishing to update or enhance their skills. Courses are open to both SMA Members and non-members.

SMA Professional and Graduate members automatically receive a discount on courses run directly by the SMA. Members may also apply for extra Training Support Vouchers.

All of the SMA-run courses lead to a certificate of achievement from the SMA, include course notes/materials and, if you are a Professional SMA Member, completion of many courses can be added to the TAP Card .

All SMA Courses and most others finish by 4.30pm to allow for evening show calls. Earlier times or one-to-one courses can sometimes be arranged.

Please register your interest in a course as soon as possible, to allow us to plan the logistics and confirm details as soon as possible.

Cueing to Music

Next dates: Cueing Music Course operate twice a year. In Spring 2020 we were able to run the CTM Level 1 which took place before the lockdown but sadly not CTM Level 2.  We plan to run this as soon as possible after the restrictions are lifted

Level 1: TBC at The Albany Deptford London SE8

Level 2: TBC at The  Albany Deptford London SE8

please see below to register your interest and to be advised on when they will next be taking place


Orchestral Stage Management with LSO

Subject to Covid19 restrictions on hold until Summer 2021- To register interest see below
More info (PDF)

ABTT Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (One day CPD Course)

Generally run once a year at the ABTT Summer School at Warwick Arts Centre, usually around  July or August each year. Click here for further information 


To Register your interest for future SMA Courses and associated Training 

Please  complete the Survey on Survey Monkey with your specific course interest 

Due to a technical hitch, if you have completed the survey  between 19th November and 14th December 2020 then we would ask if you could please complete again as we cannot access the results  submitted within that period. Many Thanks

Please contact the SMA Office with any question (s) you may have about Training.

admin@stagemanagementassociation.co.uk


Other courses

This training is not run by the SMA, but is likely to be of great interest to our members. Where courses are not free, SMA members receive a discount.