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Song Coaching Workshop

Song Coaching Workshop

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR VOCAL COACHES AND INSTRUCTORS

Sunday, August 11, 2019

REGISTRATION  |  PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  GUEST SPEAKERS

Goodspeed’s Song Coaching Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity for anyone who coaches musical theatre artists on the academic, amateur, or professional level.  Professor Brent Wagner, Emeritus Chair of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department, will lead this workshop designed to help educators and artists improve their ability to coach actors at any level on the dramatic interpretation of a musical theatre song. Under Professor Wagner’s guidance, participants will coach singers individually, receiving feedback along with tools for analyzing the specific combination of music and lyrics to interpret the writers’ intent. For a small additional fee, participants may also observe Professor Wagner lead his Audition Master Class for high school students the previous day, Saturday, August 10th. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to improve your skills as a musical theatre song coach! 

REGISTRATION

To register, contact Erin Coffey at 860.873.8664 ext. 521 ecoffey@goodspeed.org

Limited spaces. Financial assistance may be available. 

Application Deadline:
 Friday, July 19
Final Notification of Acceptance: Friday, July 26

Tuition:

  • Total Tuition: $300 ($225 with student attending Audition Master Class*)
  • Deposit Due with Application: $75
  • Balance of $225/$150 Due upon Acceptance

*If one of your students is attending the Audition Master Class with Professor Wagner on Saturday, August 10th, we would like to offer you a discount to participate in his workshop for coaches and teachers! Simply enter the student’s name on your application form when prompted.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Erin Coffey at ecoffey@goodspeed.org

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Location: The Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio (20b Norwich Road, East Haddam, CT)

Schedule (Subject to Change):
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:30am Participant Introductions
10:00am Song Analysis Presentation
11:00am Coaching Practicum Prep Time
11:30am Coaching Practicum*
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Coaching Practicum, Continued
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Coaching Demonstration
4:15pm College Auditions Roundtable

*During the Coaching Practicum, each participant will lead a 10 minute coaching session with a student volunteer on a previously selected song. Following each coaching session, Professor Wagner will provide feedback and lead a discussion on the coaching techniques used by each participant.

TEACHING ARTIST

BRENT WAGNER, EMERITUS CHAIR, THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT

Brent Wagner is the former Chair of the Musical Theatre Department at the University of Michigan, a position he held for 32 years, building the department into one of the most widely respected BFA programs in the nation. Before joining the Michigan faculty, he started the musical theatre program at Syracuse University. Professor Wagner has directed musicals and revues throughout North America, from off-Broadway in New York City to the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, and for many years he was a teacher/director at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has collaborated with lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) on numerous projects, including a new opera at the O'Neill Theater Center and the world premiere of A Wonderful Life (music by Joe Raposo). Professor Wagner holds an Arthur Thurnau Professorship at Michigan, a distinguished award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. He was recently honored by 500 current students and graduates in a concert tribute entitled “Maize and Blue on Broadway” at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.

 

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