Voice Classes for Youth
Voice Classes for Youth
Audubon Voices: Children’s Chorus
Musical Theater Workshop
Ages 8-12, Ages 13-18 In this weekly program, students develop the skills needed to thrive in any musical theater setting. For the first half of the year, classes will focus on vocal coaching, improvisation, comedy, monologues and multiple dance genres - helping to prepare students to share their work in an exciting year-end performance. In the second half of the year, students will experience the audition process and all the ins and outs of rehearsing and presenting a musical. A Musical Theater production will be presented in a theater setting.
This is a great introduction to the world of musical theater. Dance, voice, and drama basics are incorporated in this fun and exploratory class. Students attend a 45 minute NMS Children’s Chorus (where they will gain valuable singing techniques in a fun, energetic atmosphere) from Sept.-Dec. followed by 60 minutes of dance and drama activities that build a strong foundation of skills and confidence. Participants will have small group, show-specific vocal coaching from Jan.-June,
Students in this course work towards the integration of voice, dance & drama - building the skills and confidence which will help them to achieve a dynamic performance. Students attend a 60-minute group vocal coaching session (where they learn proper vocal technique in a fun and focused ensemble class) followed by a 90-minute dance and drama class (where they build skills through dance combinations and theatrical exercises). Students will polish their skills in preparation for competitive auditions and performances. This more focused approach propels the students’ expressive freedom and confidence.
Teen Cabaret Intensive
Instructor: Liz Rubino - Accompanist: David Bell
Cabaret is a word that has been used to describe a few things, including a “variety show” and the Kander & Ebb musical titled “Cabaret.” In its truest meaning, Cabaret is an art form in and of itself. Its roots are traced back to the 1800s in France at Le Chat Noir, and today, it is a prominent art form in New York City, across the nation, and internationally! Through song delivery and presence, the Cabaret Intensive teaches performers how to be authentic and spontaneous with their audience. Unlike playing a character, you are “yourself” on stage. There is no “fourth wall,” (the audience is very present and in the now) and the material you choose represents you in unique ways. Cabaret is not about singing “the best,” but rather, it's about storytelling and emotional discovery through the music and lyrics. An excellent opportunity for teens who love to sing, perform, and learn how to be their best and most present selves.