Session: Spring 2023
Chapter:  Austin
Location:  Bethany United Methodist Church
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Day:  Thursday
Starts:  04/13
Ages:  12-18
Tuition:  $235.00
Open Spots:  4


APEX stands for Advanced Performer Exhibition. This advanced track is for dedicated vocalists, who want to experience local advanced training that culminates in a National adjudication and competition experience with fellow talented CYT students from across the Country at EXPO in Dallas Texas July 2-5, 2023.   

The APEX initiative is organized into auditioned teams of 8-20 students who train under a coach for spring session during regularly scheduled CYT class times. The classes have a formal structure that laser focuses on advanced technique and performance standards that level up the class experience for the passionate and committed student. 

At EXPO, each APEX voice team will be given an opportunity for individual closed adjudication and feedback from a performing arts professional. This is a time for rich encouragement and celebration of the talent and work exhibited by the teams, along with constructive and tangible feedback. Each team will participate in a public showcase of their prepared program. During the showcase, the teams will be judged on specific criteria, and the top 3 scoring teams will perform in the FINAL APEX EXHIBITION. 

All students 12-18 accepted into this class must submit a video audition.  Audition information and details can be found HERE

**All Students Auditioning for this class must plan to attend CYT EXPO in Dallas, Texas July 2-5, 2023.  EXPO details, registration, and pricing links can be found HERE. **

If you sign up for this class and do not make the team, you will be transferred into another class.
Prerequisite: Audition required for this class
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Cathie Sheridan

CATHIE SHERIDAN is an award-winning Austin singer, actor, dancer, music director, and choreographer. Over her 40+ year career, Cathie has created a wide variety of leading ladies in both professional and community theatre productions such as Unexpected Joy (Joy), Sister Act (Mother Superior), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Urinetown (Pennywise), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza/Dulcinea), Cats (Grisabella), Steel Magnolias (M’Lynn Eatenton), Death and the Maiden (Paulina Salas), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), Sweeney Todd (The Beggar Woman), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Nunsense (Sister Mary Hubert), Forbidden Broadway (20+ celebrities), All Shook Up (Matilda Hyde), and Into The Woods (Witch and The Baker’s Wife). In 2014, she “nearly blew the roof off the Dougherty Arts Center” as Margaret White in Austin Theatre Project’s production of Carrie the Musical, earning her the Best Featured Actress in a Musical award from both Broadway World Austin AND Central Texas Excellence in Theatre. She’s been fortunate to share Austin stages with Broadway veterans, Rebecca Luker, Jim Watson, Patrick Cassidy, Ruth Williamson, John Leslie Wolfe, and others, as well as understudying Stephanie J. Block as Nancy in Oliver! Cathie is also a private voice teacher in North Austin. When not teaching or performing, Cathie enjoys spoiling her grandchildren who lovingly refer to her as Glamma, and hanging out at home with her # 1 fan, her German Akita Shepherd, Chief!

Location Notes:

Classes are held in the main building floors 2 & 3.


10010 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750