Pre-professional Techniques for the Stage

  Saturday, July 27, 2019 by Tina Burns | Uncategorized

Our Upcoming Pre-professional Techniques for the Stage with AEA Actor/Director/Choreographer Christie Robinson will explore the demands of stagecraft, technically from the educational perspective of process.  We will work techniques individually in a masterclass setting with music of the students' choosing and as a group, we will work the "Mamma Who Bore Me" Reprise from Spring Awakening.

Monday August 5th through Friday August 9th 6:00-8:30 $150.00

Pre-professional Techniques for the Stage.

  Sunday, July 7, 2019 by Tina Burns | theatre

Pre-professional Techniques for the Stage.  Emma Howard shares some of the techniques she has learned that are essential for the stage.  Join us at 4:00-6:00 on Sunday July 14th and July 21st for this non-musical techniques class.  $25.00 per student.  

Student Voice Recitals

  Friday, June 14, 2019 by Tina Burns | Music

Burns Music Studio Student Voice Recitals will be on June 17th and 18th at 7:00PM in Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine in Orono.  Admission is free however we hope you will consider making donation to support programming and masterclasses. Join us!  It will be an amazing time!  I am so proud of everyone and grateful for the opportunity to share our work with you!    

Burns Music Studio Summer Programming

  Sunday, April 28, 2019 by Tina Burns | Music

Maine Science Festival - The science of voice

  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Tina Burns | Uncategorized

Phil and I are really looking forward to joining mechanical engineer, Qian Xue for a presentation on the science of the voice.  Join us for this presentation on the inner workings of the voice, voice disorders, and 3D modeling of the muscles of phonation.  Phil and I will be presenting on articulatory aspects of tension in the vocal mechanism, the acoustic differences in an operatic tone verses the broadway belt and how to maximize resonance and minimize impact on the tissues of the vocal folds.  

Broadway choreography and musical theatre technique for singers

  Monday, March 11, 2019 by Tina Burns | Music

Tina and Christie are teaming up for this dynamic offering!  Choreography through the decades and musical theatre vocal technique.  This is an 8 week class series for ages 14 and up.  It is $80.00 for the session.  We meet 7:00-8:30 at the Robinson Ballet 107 Union Street downtown Bangor starting this Thursday the 14th.   

Musical Theatre Masterclass for kids!

  Saturday, February 23, 2019 by Tina Burns | Music

We're at it again!  Christie Robinson is back!  Join us!  Sing your little heart out and have some fun learning about using your whole body as your instrument and build confidence for the stage!  

Masterclass with Laura Hodos!

  Friday, February 1, 2019 by Tina Burns | Music


Burns Music Studio will be hosting a masterclass with Laura Hodos!  Laura stars in Penobscot Theatre Company's current production of "Honky Tonk Laundry" and was 'Patsy Cline' in the company's production of "Always Patsy Cline." This event is free to members of our studio and open for observation.  Non studio member observation is $10.00.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  Visit to register for the class and feel free to message me with any questions you have.   

Musical Theatre Voice Class - ages 8 and up

  Saturday, January 12, 2019 by Tina Burns | Music

Burns Music Studio Musical Theatre Voice Class starts on Saturday January 26th at 4:30.  It is a 10 week session (see website calendar for dates) and is $120.00 for the session.  Let us know if you have any questions.  No experience necessary!  You do not have to be in the voice studios to join.  this is for everyone!  

The class focuses on the basics of healthy singing technique and storytelling through music.  Students play confidence building games, sing together as a group and also have the opportunity to work on individual songs in a workshop setting.

Burns Music Studio Supports The Penobscot Theatre Dramatic Academy!

  Saturday, December 29, 2018 by Tina Burns | Uncategorized

Burns Music Studio had a wonderful time supporting the students of Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy in their scholarship fundraiser showcase.  Phil and Harry were the band and these talented teens knocked it out of the park!   

Broadway Artists Alliance Auditions

  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Tina Burns | Music

Broadway Artists Alliance is holding live auditions for performers ages 10-21 on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine!

BAA is auditioning for their 2019 Summer Intensives and 2020 Winter Workshop held in NYC. Come experience the audition process and take a free master class in Broadway dance!
Check them out and register online at:

Mamma Mia Auditions at Penobscot Theatre Company

  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Tina Burns | Theatre

Burns Music Studio will offer an audition prep workshop for students interested in auditioning after the new year.  

Penobscot Theatre Company to hold auditions for upcoming production

Bangor, ME - Penobscot Theatre Company will hold auditions for its upcoming production of MAMMA MIA on Saturday, January 19, from 10-1pm. Auditions will be at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401. The company is looking to cast the following roles: Lisa, Pepper, Eddie, Bill Austin and Sam Carmichael as well as ensemble parts. Adult AEA and Non-AEA actors, both new and returning to Penobscot Theatre Company are encouraged to attend. All roles are paid. Housing available as needed.

Those wishing to audition should prepare 32 bars of a rock ballad. Actors should bring a picture, resume and sheet music to their audition. An accompanist will be provided. Performers may also be asked to learn a short dance combination. Please dress appropriately.

Amiee Turner whose Broadway credits include 42nd Street, The Will Rogers Follies, My Favorite Year and The Goodbye Girl, will direct and choreograph.Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA will begin on May 14. Performances will run from June 13 to July 14, 2019. 

Those interested in auditioning should email with MAMMA MIA in the subject line.

Penobscot Theatre Company will hold its regular "general open call" for its 2019-20 Season on May 18 and May 19

Masterclass with New York's Ethan Paulini

  Sunday, October 28, 2018 by Philip Burns | Music

Burns Music Studio is thrilled to bring in Ethan Paulini from New York to work with us Monday November 19th from 3:30-6:30 here at the studio.  Visit his website at to see his latest projects.  

Total Vocal Freedom

Monday, November 5, 2018 by Tina Burns | Music

Total Vocal Freedom

Vocal Technique Masterclass with Tina and Phil Burns.  

Vocal freedom begins in the body. This masterclass will focus on identifying tensions in the body that limit vocal freedom and how to release them. We will work the physical vocal connection to the breath and bring awareness to balancing the structures that support healthy singing.

FREE to Burns Music Studio students.
$35.00 for non-members 

Acting In Song

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Philip Burns | Music

ACTING IN SONG...I can't tell you how excited we are to offer a 4 week collaborative workshop series!  Facilitated by Claire Thompson,  Tina Cote Burns and Philip Burns, Burns Music Studio presents this series for ages 14 and up or special permission.  It is a time to get together with your friends and share ideas, techniques, improv, move and sing together!  I know everyone is very busy and I know how stressful it can be to add another thing to your schedule.  But THIS...THIS is something to look forward to, a time to refresh, create, get grounded, have tea and be together as a community of young artists!  Join us Saturdays from 5:30-6:30 at Burns Music Studio 63 Leighton Street Bangor Maine.  Register online or text Tina at 207-944-5832 to Join.  

Masterclass with Lori L'Italien from Boston Conservatory

Sunday, September 30, 2018 by Tina Burns | Music

Phil and I are excited to offer an opportunity for students of Burns Music Studio to participate in a vocal masterclass with Lori L'italien from Boston Conservatory and Lasell College.  All students are strongly encouraged to attend Lori's masterclass Saturday October 6th at 5:00 PM in Minsky recital hall at the University of Maine School of Performing Arts.  All ages welcome.  A small donation at the door is appreciated to help support value added program offerings from Burns Music Studio.