Masterclass Moments

 

During this challenging age of social distancing, the Songbook Academy has created a 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.

 

“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

 

 

September 14, 2020

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Geon Ruffin ('15)

Song: "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin

Teaching Theme: Collaborating with your pianst to anchor you if you tend to speed up if you're nervous. Taking pauses to re-center yourself in the mood of the song.

 

 

September 21, 2020

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Elizabeth DeVoto ('15)

Song: "Get Happy" by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler

Teaching Theme: Adding energy to a song. Going wild and getting people excited.

 

 

September 28, 2020

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Joshua Reinier ('15)

Song: "Autumn in New York" Vernon Duke

Teaching Theme: How to successfully add scatting to a song. It needs to add to the character of the song.

 

 

October 6, 2020

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Tracey Beresford ('15)

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

Teaching Theme: Having an opinion on what the lyrics of the songs are saying. Adding different layers to help tell the story.

 

 

 

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

2015 Masterclass Moments

This was the first year that the Songbook Academy invited 40 students from across the nation to the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

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