Audubon Voices: Children’s Chorus
Cabaret is a medium that combines the performers’ musicality and interpretive imagination in an intimate performance setting. Students in this class will explore different approaches to understanding what motivates a song, and work towards a public performance at the end of each term. Students will choose material in consultation with the instructor. An informal interview is required. Teens welcome with permission of instructor. Maximum of six students per class.
Neighborhood Glee Club
The tradition of male part singing is alive and well and now available at NMS! Join the Neighborhood Glee Club to explore the rich repertoire of music for male voices. Enjoy old favorites and learn new material in an atmosphere of friendship and fun. Each semester will culminate in a performance of the songs learned.
Explore the joy of singing together! Participants will prepare choral standards from composers of the Renaissance through 21st century. A basic audition is necessary to check for participant's ability to sing in tune, rhythmic accuracy and pitch memory. Participants should be prepared to sing "Happy Birthday" accompanied by the director and sing basic vocal exercises.
Rounds for Women
This singing class is for "tune-carrying" women who love to sing and who may or may not read music. Everyone learns the same melody and then the harmonic fun begins! Songs about nature, fun, time, love, sadness, peace, happiness in various styles. Modern and contemporary repertoire. Join us in this Sisterhood of Song!
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.
A combination of music and movement for participants 60-years and up who want to stay active in mind and body. Participants will explore low-intensity modern dance and vocal music of all styles. The class is designed to accommodate any level of physical ability and musical skill.