Masterclass Moments

 

During this challenging age of social distancing, the Songbook Academy is introducing a new virtual education series called #MasterclassMoments to remind the Arts community and our network of students to continue learning and making music together, even though we're apart.

 

Our new video series, “Masterclass Moments,” features archival highlights from masterclasses and workshops at our annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive, where arts and entertainment professionals share their hard-won expertise with talented high school singers from across the nation.

 

Each segment features archival highlights from masterclasses and workshops at the annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive, where professionals like Michael Feinstein, Broadway star Laura Osnes and TV producer Marc Cherry share their hard-won expertise with talented high school singers from across the nation.

 


New episodes will premiere at 7:30 p.m. EDT each Monday on the Songbook Academy Facebook page and the Great American Songbook Foundation YouTube page.

 

*Schedule and masterclasses subject to change without prior notice

 

  

Upcoming Episodes

 

August 10, 2020

 

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Cate Hayman ('15)

Song: "The Man I Love" by George and Ira Gershwin

Teaching Theme: Allowing yourself space to create an impressive ending. Giving more weight to the important phrases by adding dynamics and slowing down the tempo

 

August 17, 2020

 

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Hannah Vogelsang ('15)

Song: "A Square in the Social Circle" by Jay Livingston and Raymond Evans

Teaching Theme: Adding physicality to differentiate a comedic list song and convey the story.

 

August 24, 2020

 

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum April Varner ('15)

Song: "The Joint is Really Jumpin' Down at Carnegie Hall" by Roger Edens, Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin

Teaching Theme: Using gestures, movement and vocal acting to land a humorous song. Creating a wow ending!

 

August 31, 2020

 

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Trenton Gunsolley ('15)

Song: "The Way You Look Tonight" by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields

Teaching Theme: Finding meaning in the words of a song to add depth to it. Being careful of not copying one singer's interpretation.

 

 

 

Past Masterclass Moments Episodes

 

Special Edition 2020 Masterclass Moments

 

Ava Nicole Frances (2020) - "I Double Dare You"

Who: Michael Feinstein, Faith Prince and alum Ava Nicole Frances ('20)

Song: "I Double Dare You" by Jimmy Eaton and Terry Shand

 

Annie Flowers (2020) - "Isn't This a Lovely Day"

Who: Michael Feinstein, Faith Prince and alum Annie Flowers ('20)

Song: "Isn't This a Lovely Day" by Irving Berlin

 

Eleni Kontzamanys (2020) - "I Found a New Baby" 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Faith Prince and alum Eleni Kontzamanys ('20)

Song: "I Found a New Baby" by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams

 

Alexandria Reese (2020) - "My Man"

Who: Michael Feinstein, Faith Prince and alum Alexandria Reese ('20)

Song: "My Man" by Maurice Yvain, with English Lyrics by Channing Pollock

 

Tessa Korver (2020) - "They Can't Take That Away from Me"

Who: Michael Feinstein, Faith Prince and alum Tessa Korver ('20)

Song: "They Can't Take that Away from Me" by George and Ira Gershwin

A special thank you to our partners for making these educational opportunities possible.