Music Theory and Sight-singing course

for Broadway singers

 

You got a callback (congrats!) and have 1 day to prepare 3 new songs you’ve never heard before, with no audio tracks to guide you -- can you do it?


You are handed a song in an audition and given 10 minutes to look at it -- can you nail it?


If you answered “no” to either of the above questions, this course is for you!

Questions? Email or call 212-504-3046

In the professional world of musical theater, the difference between getting a callback and getting the job can often be your ability to master new music quickly. Natalie designs her courses specifically to give musical theater singers the basic musical knowledge and skills required to be able to sight-sing an unknown piece of music with reasonable accuracy, and interpret new songs not only dramatically, but also musically. Every class includes sight-signing and ear-training exercises, and real-world examples from songs in the musical theater repertoire.

Next class:


Level I

Mondays 7-9pm

June 6 - Aug 1

$325

Details below


To register or for more information, click here or call 212-504-3046

Summer 2016: Level I (beginning-intermediate)


This level I course is designed for singers anywhere from the complete theory novice to those who need a review of theory and solfege (do re mi) and want to practice applying their knowledge to sight-singing audition repertoire.


Is this the right level for me? Download this quiz and if you can’t ace it in a heartbeat, then YES. (If you CAN ace it, inquire about a Level II class. Click here to be added to mailing list.)


Details


8-week course, limited to 10 singers


Dates:

7pm-9pm Mondays

June 6, 13, 20, 27

July 11, 18, 25

(no class 7/4)

Aug 1


Location:

Studio 2000, 939 8th Ave


Costs:

Course: $325

Materials: $35 (books you will keep)


Payment plans are available. Email for details.


To register, pay $50 deposit online.

Level I Topics


  1. I.Introduction to Rhythm (subdivision, basic notation) and Solfege (hand symbols, common tunes)

  2. II.Music notation - introduction to notes on the staff

  3. III.Rhythm continued - time signatures, dotted rhythms, ties

  4. IV.Introduction to scales - whole steps vs. half steps, sharps & flats, major scale structure, using moveable DO

  5. V.Basic intervals - written and Solfeg; identifying intervals by sight and sound

  6. VI.Key signatures; circle of fifths

  7. VII.Musical road maps - finding the song on the page: form notations, tempo markings, dynamics, accents, etc.


Materials:

Sightsinging: The Complete Method for Singers by Mike Campbell


Practical Theory Complete by Sandy Feldstein


Blank Staff/manuscript paper