Audition Boot Camp for Musical Theater Singers

        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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        How to Quickly Learn a New Song Without a Pianist
        Howard Richman

        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.

        Guerrilla Audition Techniques
        Steven Memel

        How can I choose the best audition song for me?
        Should I learn 16 bars or the whole song?
        How do I choose the best 16 bars?
        What should I wear to the audition?
        How should I prepare my music for the accompanist?
        (stapled, taped, marked up, with lyrics?)
        What should I say to the accompanist and when?
        Who typically are the auditioners? Casting agent, producer, composer?
        What can I expect to say to the auditioners?
        Who typically are the auditioners? Casting agent, producer, composer?
        What’s the best format for my resume and head shot for musical theater auditioning?
        Equity and non-equity?
        How much money can I expect to make for various length runs?
        What should I sing for callbacks?
        What kind of dance classes should I take to prepare me for musical theater auditions?

        12:30-1:30 (many restaurants in area)

        The How-To of Musical Theater Singing: Belting and Legit
        Lisa Popeil

        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.

        Performance Workshop - Master Class
        Steven Memel

        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).

        Special Appearances by Musical Theater Legend:
        John Raitt

        About Your Instructors

        Steven MemelSTEVEN 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.

        Lisa PopeilLISA 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:

        Howard RichmanHOWARD 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.

This boot camp promises to kick you into high gear!

$120 paid in advance or at the door.

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        You may pay online, by phone, by fax, or by mail.
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        here. (Don’t pay unless you have confirmation that we have scheduled a workshop!!!)
        To pay by phone, please call Lisa Popeil at Voiceworks 800-BEL-VOCE. To pay by fax, please send all the usual credit-card information to 818-999-3518. To pay by mail, Please send a check or credit card information to:
        Sound Feelings Publishing
        18375 Ventura Blvd. #8000
        Tarzana, CA 91356


        American Center for Music Theater/
        John Raitt Theater
        6520 Hollywood Blvd.
        Hollywood, CA 90028

        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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