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The Art of Musical Performance (8 Weeks)

Dive into the essence of musical theatre and performance in dynamic short-term workshops at The NYPAA. With a focus on vocal skills, expressive performance, and audition preparation, these intensive sessions offer personalized attention, flexible learning, and immediate impact for performers at any stage. Join the journey to elevate your craft, express your authentic voice, and shine on stage.

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  • 244 West 54th St, New York, NY
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Class Description

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What you'll learn in this music performance class:

Dive into the essence of musical theatre and performance in our dynamic short-term workshops at The NYPAA, led by the renowned Sheri Sanders. Known for her groundbreaking approach to integrating rock and pop music into musical theatre, Sheri brings her vast experience and passionate teaching style to these intensive sessions, designed for immediate impact and skill enhancement.

In these concentrated workshops, you’ll receive personalized instruction from Sheri Sanders herself, focusing on the key aspects of musical performance that can be applied directly to your artistic development. Whether you’re looking to refine your vocal technique, explore emotional authenticity in performance, or prepare for auditions with confidence, these workshops offer a unique opportunity to:

  • Hone Your Vocal Skills: Learn from Sheri’s expertise in vocal performance across a variety of genres, with special emphasis on how to bring rock and pop sensibilities to musical theatre.
  • Expressive Performance: Delve into acting through song, where you’ll practice conveying complex emotions and stories with authenticity under Sheri’s guidance.
  • Audition Preparation: Gain invaluable insights into choosing the right pieces for auditions, presenting yourself to casting directors, and handling the audition process.

Workshop Structure

Each workshop is designed to maximize learning in a short timeframe, making it perfect for individuals with busy schedules or those seeking to quickly elevate their performance skills. You’ll engage in hands-on activities, receive direct feedback, and participate in performance exercises that challenge and inspire.

Why Join Our Short-Term Workshops?

  • Personalized Attention: Benefit from Sheri Sanders’ wealth of experience in a setting that ensures individual feedback and guidance.
  • Flexible Learning: Perfect for performers at any stage of their career, our workshops are designed to fit into your life, providing intensive learning that doesn’t require a long-term commitment.
  • Immediate Impact: Walk away with practical skills, techniques, and insights that can be immediately applied to your performances and auditions.

Embark on Your Musical Journey

Our short-term Musical Performance workshops with Sheri Sanders are more than just classes; they’re a transformative experience that will inspire you to explore new dimensions of your talent. Elevate your craft, express your authentic voice, and take your place in the spotlight.

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of musical performance. Your stage awaits.

Program Overview

The Musical Performance program is tailored for serious performers dedicated to refining their technical skills while igniting their creative fire. Through this immersive training, you’ll not only enhance your vocal and acting capabilities but also develop a nuanced understanding of musical performance as a profound form of storytelling.

Please note that while our short-term workshops offer a focused and intensive introduction to the world of Musical Performance, participants will not cover the entire breadth of classes detailed in our full program overview. Each workshop is carefully designed to maximize learning and skill development within a condensed timeframe, providing a tailored experience that addresses specific areas of interest and growth. For a comprehensive exploration of all topics and techniques, we encourage you to consider enrolling in our full-length programs.

At the heart of the Musical Performance Program at The NYPAA, you’ll find:

Musical Performance  

  • Introduction and Basics
    • Understanding voice as an actor’s musical instrument
    • Basic vocal techniques tailored for musical theatre, including posture, breathing, and vocal warm-ups
  • Vocal Flexibility for Musicals
    • Exercises to enhance vocal range and flexibility
    • Techniques for maintaining vocal health and endurance in musical contexts
  • Tone, Color, and Character in Song
    • Exploring different vocal tones and colors in the context of musical theatre
    • Adapting vocal quality for various characters and emotions within songs
  • Integration with Acting for Musicals
    • Initial steps in blending vocal technique with acting principles
    • Utilizing personal experiences and emotions in vocal expression for musical storytelling

Advanced Techniques and Characterization in Musical Performance 

  • Advanced Breathing and Resonance Techniques
    • Developing advanced breath control and mastering resonance in a musical setting
    • Exploring vocal projection and volume control specific to musical theatre
  • Character Voices in Song
    • Techniques for crafting distinct voices for different characters in musicals
    • Considering character traits, backstory, and motivation in vocal expression within songs
  • Expressing Emotions through Song
    • Techniques for conveying a range of emotions vocally in a musical context
    • Integrating vocal technique with emotional authenticity in musical performances
  • Text Work in Musical Performance
    • Applying vocal techniques to scripted musical material
    • Using voice to express subtext and character relationships within musical numbers

Application and Performance in Musical Theatre 

  • Vocal Performance Techniques for Musicals
    • Building vocal stamina specifically for musical performances
    • Techniques for maintaining vocal health during extended musical runs
  • Rehearsal Process for Musical Performance
    • Applying vocal techniques in the rehearsal process for musicals
    • Incorporating feedback and making adjustments based on instructor notes and input
  • Integration with Movement and Physical Expression in Musicals
    • Coordinating voice and body seamlessly in musical theatre performances
    • Techniques for embodying vocal expression within the context of choreography

Short-Term Disclaimer: 

For students embarking on our 4, 8, or 12-week classes/courses/programs, it’s important to understand that these are designed to provide an intensive, focused introduction to the discipline. While offering a rich learning experience, the condensed nature of these workshops means they cannot cover the full spectrum of topics, techniques, and training outlined in our comprehensive program overviews. For guidance on selecting the right workshop to meet your goals, or for more information on what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Refund Policy

If not canceled 7 days within the first day of class, no refunds. Classes can otherwise be canceled and rescheduled or refunded any time before this date.

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