There are two levels of participation:
WORKING PARTICIPANT (limited to 8, SCC students have first priority)
Working participants should prepare two selections of approximately 32 bars. Each selection should be no longer than 2 minutes. Klea specializes in material from "The Golden Age of Broadway" and requests that you bring pre-1970 material/the earliest published songs in your book.
The theatrical scores and pop music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser, Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hart or Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Kern & Hammerstein, Martin & Blane, Comden & Green, Hoagy Carmichael, and Johnny Mercer would all be examples of appropriate material for this master class.
We will focus on giving actors the opportunity to bring their audition and performance skills to the next level and how to better connect to their audition material. Students will break down their song material with one on one coaching in a class setting.
You should be totally comfortable with your song choice so we can allow you to work on the song in a new way. Music should be in a binder, in the correct key, fully notated (please no lead sheets or fake books) and clearly marked for our accompanist. There is no dance component to this class.
Observers will not be performing during the class, but will have opportunity to watch others work and to ask questions during the Q&A.
These Master Classes are special learning opportunities for a small group to learn about working process from world class artists. They are not a photo/autograph op or meet and greet.