The Actor and Music Theater 1
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Division: The New School for Drama
Department: Voice & Speech
Course Number: TDRM 5315
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This elective is available to advanced Third Year voice students by audition only. It has been designed to give actors wishing to explore/audition for Music Theater a good background in the history and performance practices. The fall semester will focus on students developing repertoire and building an appropriate audition "book". We will also study the techniques of "centering" and "focus" developed by Don Greene and featured in his book Performance Success. The Voice and Speech work of years one and two continues to develop and apply the overall abilities of the instrument, as well as the skill acquisitions and applications of the technique, to a wide variety of music theater styles and repertoire. All work will prioritize a synthesis of the abilities and skill sets of a well trained voice with the specific needs of character and the story. The increasing expectations and demands of performance are a focus, as is the process of applying theory to professional practice. Singing is paramount to this class, and will be featured every day with an accompanist. In addition to regular classroom participation, each student will receive eight ½-hour private vocal coachings per semester to learn repertoire, work on style, practice performance and audition skills etc
Course Open to: Majors Only
Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.
Open to Graduate students.