Session:Winter 2019 Chapter: Williamson County Location: Christ Community Church Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Day: Tuesday Starts: 11/13 Ages: 13-18 Tuition: $195.00 Open Spots: 0
** Registration ended November 27, 2018 at 12:00am
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I guess the world wasn’t ready for contemporary Broadway until today, but we all love it. The type of singing combines characteristics of traditional musical theatre belt singing with contemporary pop/rock influences, frequently requiring higher belting than traditional musical theatre singing. Pop and rock-type vocal decoration is utilized at times, but the vocalism still has a decidedly ‘musical theatre’ sound (aka it does not sound like singing you would hear on the radio or in an opera house today). Yes, there is a difference in vocal technique between traditional and contemporary musical theatre. However, traditional techniques have given success to many contemporary vocalists, from Katherine Jenkins to Josh Groban, with even more Broadway and Jazz singers finding benefit from traditional training. The difference is obscured by the fact that many Contemporary Vocal teachers have Classical training, whether they realize it or not and they continue to include these techniques in their approach. The Classical world sets the standard foundation for the development of singers and is a bedrock well worth following. So get ready to take a step into the past, as we explore and build a foundation from some of history’s greatest vocal-performance think tanks, and apply them to music from contemporary groundbreakers like Wicked, Avenue Q, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
A 2017 graduate of the Lutheran affiliated Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), I am currently a freelance Audio Engineer in the greater Nashville area. Growing up in Franklin with current CYT Leadership Team member Elise Horecka, I spent my childhood performing with the Starbright and Pulltight community theatre programs, developing a passion for musical theatre and performance. After a quick, two-year stint playing junior hockey in central Canada, I spent the next four years at Gustavus, earning a degree in Communication Studies while also studying vocal performance and performing with the premier concert choir. Joining CYT Nashville is an exciting opportunity as I get to rekindle my passion for musical theatre and performance with the bright, talented young performers here in my hometown. Looking forward to a fun ride!
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