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Shifting Style - Moving Successfully from Classical Singing into Musical Theatre

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Course ID: 434
Date: 2019/10/09 to 2019/10/09 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: 9.c30am-5.00pm Cost: NZ$150 (NZ£90 for students) Language: English
Instructors: Anne-Marie Speed
Contact: Julia Booth | juliabooth | +64 21 760079
Course Location:
139 Carrington Rd  Mount Albert
Auckland 1025 Auckland
New Zealand

The vocal demands of contemporary musical theatre are among the most demanding of any genre. Performers are required to sing well and authentically in a range of musical styles and need to develop a versatile voice that can express the key characteristics of different musicals. In any given week the actor can be rehearsing Disney, preparing for Les Mis or auditioning for a pop, rock or folk musical. How does the singer negotiate these different genres easily while maintaining the musical integrity of each show and their own sound?

This day will outline the key elements of classical voice training, both technical and stylistic and compare these with the demands of contemporary musical theatre, identifying the differences in voice production and delivery.

The day will include:

  • How do we define ‘Style’?
  • Key technical skills required
  • Vocal characteristics of different shows
  • Shifting between styles within the same show
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Short master class

Suitable for: People new to the model; those familiar with the Model, looking for clarification and consolidation; singers and teachers; students and professionals.

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