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The Jr. BAM Conservatory Ensemble (JrBCE) is a program designed for the creative young performer who is ready to expand their performance technique and knowledge of the musical theatre industry. With an emphasis on becoming a truly well-rounded artist, the ensemble will discover elements of performance creation that are essential to the professional success of many working artists, making them assets in their artistic communities well beyond the completion of the program. 

Due to COVID-19, BAM has implemented many preventative measures to keep our programs safe for our students, families, and staff. For more information on those measures, please refer to our BAM COVID-19 Policies

Program meets Sundays, 1 - 4:45pm

Full schedule HERE

Designed for Grades 3 - 8

Tuition: $1295

View the BAMtheatre Tuition Policy

(Additional costume fees for productions not included.)

Stay tuned for information regarding the

2021/22 JrBCE Season coming soon!

JrBCE 2020/21 - Program Overview

Sundays 1 - 4:45pm

September, 2020 - April, 2021

Full Schedule HERE

Students selected for this program will be invited to a full year of musical theatre training and performance opportunities. The curriculum will focus on musical theatre performance as well as devising/creation. Additionally, JrBCE students will have access to Broadway Master Classes, exclusive workshops, and more! Read more about each aspect of the program below.


Students will gather from 1 - 3pm every Sunday to hone the fundamental skills of Musical Theater: Acting, Singing, and Dance. Using these skills, students will undergo the process of rehearsing a musical theatre production that will later be performed for a panel of industry professionals. Those professionals will provide the students feedback on their performances. Production title for this year is JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH, JR.


Students will meet every Sunday from 3 - 4:45pm to learn how to connect with their peers on a deeper level through ensemble development and creation. Stemming from the Viewpoints technique, actors will be able to unite their energy to become a dynamic ensemble force - an essential skill for any group working together onstage. Throughout the course of study, this class will evolve into a pre-extension of what will become the JrBCE Original Productions. Students will put their creativity and imagination to work to come up with original pieces of theatre which will serve as the inspiration for their spring production. 

Want to learn more about the Original Musical Production process? To see what the 2019/20 Jr Conservatory created CLICK HERE.


Workshops will take place on Sunday, November 8, Sunday, November 15, and Sunday, November 22. Workshop content will be announced at a later date. Past workshops have focused on Viewpoints, Audition Technique, and Dance Technique.


The JrBCE program will conclude with a showcase, featuring solo and ensemble performances from the students. This showcase will take place on Sunday, March 28.



All students selected for JrBCE must participate in all components of the programs. Students are allowed no more than 3 absences from the total curriculum. View the full schedule HERE.


It is our goal to meet in person for all facets of this program. If it is deemed necessary by the restrictions set forth by the CDC or State of Illinois to alter our plans, we will do so. This could include live-streaming performances, or transitioning to a virtual platform for classes and production rehearsals/performances. By registering for this program, students agree to participate in all program structure variations. To better understand these plans, please refer to our BAM COVID-19 Policies

2019/20 Photos