To Our Prospective Students,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your interest in Premier Talent Group, LLC and The Connecticut Academy of Performing Art's At Premier Talent. Premier Talent Group, LLC is located in downtown New Haven directly across from the New Haven green at 178 Temple Street. We are pleased to announce our second Connecticut  location at 65 High Street in East Haven, CT.  Under The Academy  brand, we provide one on one vocal training, group vocal classes, group vocal performance classes as well as group and  private acting classes in a variety of different subject area's including; acting for beginners, advanced acting, audition prep, on camera, commercial acting, and other various subject area's.

Some History. In 1997, Premier Talent Group President, Anthony J. M. Caprio had just finished a Associates of Music in Voice from the Prestigious Hartt School at The University of Hartford. Following his Mentor Dr. Ralf Carriuolo, he transferred to the University Of New Haven and earned a B.M. In Vocal Music and Entertainment Industry Management. He graduated in the spring of 1999 and won a competitive and coveted Internship with the now defunct Trans-Continental Records in Orlando, Florida. (The Original ABC Television Show "Making The Band".) Two months into his internship, although still considered an intern; he was awarded the position of third vocal assistant  which gave him an incredible opportunity to hone his skills as a vocal coach and learn new techniques for "coaching on the fly" in the recording studio.

Upon his return to New Haven, CT in 2000, he formed The Academy.  In 2000, The Academy started small, our student's went to the homes of their instructors and we started with 5 students; two of them were singers, and three of them were actors. Also in 2000, Anthony began a brief year long stint as a member of the Cooperative Arts Magnet High School music faculty. After finding out that teaching in a high school setting was not his thing, Anthony focused on teaching privately full time.  In 2001, The Academy merged with Premier Talent Group, LLC

In 2003, another merger made it possible for Premier Talent Group, LLC to acquire X Management International; A Model ad Talent Management firm. This gave PTG yet another avenue to help it's actors succeed.

Now, eleven years and many singers and actors later; The Academy .has office and studio space totaling 2000 square feet.

In 2011, yet again; PTG began yet another offering.. Knowing that musicians, casting agents, theater groups, and other groups need rehearsal space; PTG has launched The Studioz @ Premier Talent. With rehearsal space being extremely limited in Connecticut, The Studioz provides a 360 square foot rehearsal and practice space with rates affordable to just about anyone.

Our success stories are numerous and many of our students have gone on to professional career's as recording artists, and multiple area's of musical theater and professional film and television including; Shaunabeth Mandleberg (Mystic Nights and Pirate Fights, 1998), Ray Hyrb (All My Children, Conspiracy Theory, War Of The World's), Andre Sanders (Planet Of The Ape's, The Practice, Law and Order SVU), Danielle Strang (One Life To Live), Rob Marrante (The Broadway Revival Of Showboat), Kristen Carsons (Rent - National Tour) and many others.

Our teaching philosophy is simple, weather a student simply wants to learn how to sing a few notes on pitch, audition for community theater, make it into your high school play, or audition for that Broadway musical or feature film, we believe in giving students a quality vocal and acting education, in a fun, professional, supportive learning environment, where each student gets individualized attention. At the same time we strive to keep the cost of all of our services affordable. What we ask from our students in return is a sincere desire to learn and a sincere desire to train.

Our support services are excellent. On the following web pages we will describe in detail each type of service that we provide. This Web site is filled with multimedia. If you have ever wondered about what a voice lesson is like, you can watch an actual voice lesson on the multimedia page. Singers may also hear before and after demo's of out students before they started taking lessons and then after they have taken lessons.

We will also give you information about our class, lesson and coaching fee's as well as other important information. After reviewing the enclosed materials, the next step is to schedule a personal interview/audition. Specific information about what to prepare will be given to you when we book your first appt. To schedule an appointment, or if you have other questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 203-507-7147.

 The Academy Staff

DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN - 178 Temple Street, Suite 236, New Haven, CT 06510

NEW HAVEN EAST - 65 High Street, East Haven, CT 06512

203-553-7765 (O) / 203-507-7147 (C)