Archival Songbook Academy Masterclasses

 

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.

 


Beginning May 11, new episodes will premiere at 7:30 p.m. EDT each Monday on the Songbook Academy Facebook page and Instagram TV.

 

  

May 11, 2020

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Who: Michael Feinstein, Marc Cherry and alum Reed Gnepper ('18)

Song: "Let's Face the Music and Dance" by Irving Berlin

Teaching Theme: Singing the song authentically, as written, and understanding its history to provide context

 

May 18, 2020

 

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Who: Michael Feinstein, Marc Cherry and alum Abby Marotta ('18)

Song: "Vanilla Ice Cream" from She Loves Me

Teaching Theme: Comedy/Comedic Timing and setting up a complicated plot in a "story song"

 

May 25, 2020

 

Watch this episode

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Michael Di Leo ('19)

Song: "All I Need is the Girl" from Gypsy

Teaching Theme: Telling a story outside of the context of a show and how to both physicalize and find the joy in telling the story

 

June 1, 2020

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Marc Cherry and alum Sadie Fridley ('18-'19)

Song: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" by Fred E. Ahlert and Joe Young

Teaching Theme: Body tension and personal stylization of a piece

 

June 8, 2020

 

Who: Michael Feinstein, Laura Osnes and alum Grace Elliott ('19)

Song: "You've Changed" by Bill Carey and Carl Fischer

Teaching Theme: The dangers of indicating and the importance of taking time to tell the story

 

*Schedule and masterclasses subject to change without prior notice.

 

WTHR: Carmel's Songbook Academy Announces Masterclass Moments every Monday

 

 

BroadwayWorld: Songbook Academy Presents New Series MASTERCLASS MOMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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