Audition Boot Camp for Musical Theater Singers
Come and work with three of LA’s top teachers for a day of Guerrilla tips on acing your next musical theater audition. Everything you need to know about the musical theater audition process in one full day.
“I enjoyed the whole day very much. It was a valuable experience both from the musical and acting standpoint. Simple, straight-forward information. The people involved made it feel very safe to ask questions and also to experience the auditioning/performing process without feeling threatened. Thank you.”
―Susan Colla, Voice Teacher, Ventura, California
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Are you too reliant on your accompanist or on “listening” to someone else sing the song in order to learn it? What if it’s a new show and the audition is tomorrow and there IS NO WORK TAPE? Will you be ready? Are you proficient enough at reading notes, reading rhythms, understanding key signatures, accidentals, music memorization techniques and other music basics to get the job done? You are guaranteed to pick up at least one priceless tip regardless of your current music proficiency level.
How can I choose the best audition song for me?
12:30-1:30 (many restaurants in area)
Lisa Popeil will explain the differences between the two most important vocal styles in professional musical theater: belting and legit. Learn about their particular support requirements, register differences and laryngeal positioning, resonance characteristics and vibrato types. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience her innovative approach for safe, beautiful and authentic belting technique for men and women.
Acting, Gesture and Interpretation. If you’d like to work with Steven, bring 2 copies of your songs. Sign-up at front table upon registration (first-come, first-served).
About Your Instructors
STEVEN MEMEL is an internationally acclaimed voice, speech and vocal performance coach. His vast array of experience includes careers as a dancer, singer, actor, director and instrumentalist. Voice clientele has included actors from film, TV, radio, on and off Broadway and voice-over as well as recording artists signed to major labels. Steven has taught at the Musicians Institute, Hollywood Acting Workshop, USC School of Cinema & Television and as a coach at the American Center for Musical Theater. www.stevenmemel.com
LISA POPEIL has an MFA in Voice and is the creator of the Voiceworks Method and the Total Singer instructional program. An expert in the technique and performance of American vocal styles, Lisa offers 3-day Total Singer workshops in LA, New York and Europe. She conducts voice research, is a frequent presenter at international conferences and has taught professionally for over 25 years. Her Voiceworks Studio in Sherman Oaks offers digital recording and a performance space with sound system and video. Her students range from age 6 to 80 and include beginners to celebrities. For more information: www.popeil.com
HOWARD RICHMAN has been teaching piano since 1975. Mr. Richman’s formal training is in music. He has a B.A. degree in piano performance from UCLA and an M.F.A. (Master Fine Arts) degree from California Institute of the Arts, where he also taught on the faculty for three years. He enjoys teaching all levels, all styles and all ages. Mr. Richman frequently works with singer/songwriters to round out their musical abilities by building technical skills. These include self-accompanying, sight-singing, sight-reading, singing on pitch, singing harmony, songwriting, music memorization techniques and overcoming performance anxiety. www.soundfeelings.com
This boot camp promises to kick you into high gear!
$120 paid in advance or at the door.
You may pay online, by phone, by fax, or by mail.
American Center for Music Theater/
South side of street between Schrader and Wilcox (one block west of Cahuenga) Big parking lot behind it. $4.50 all day parking.
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