How do we move from speech into song? What is the bridge between acting and singing? How can we build drama into vocal performance.
Concentrating on pieces from the musical theatre canon, each student will work on a scene and a song – learning how to transition from dramatic dialogue into musical expression. Developing acting and vocal technique along the way under the expert tutelage of Jen Rhodes.
An 8 week course geared towards anyone with an interest in both acting and singing. Students at all levels of experience accepted. Each session is 2.5 hrs with a break over Christmas for learning and a final showcase in the new year.
7-9.30 pm Tuesdays 22nd, 29th November. 6th December 2016.
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January. 7th February 2017.
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The Speech into Song course is designed to explore the full potential of the actor’s voice, taking you on a journey from spoken to sung text, using excerpts from the Musical Theatre canon.
The course will begin with technical voice work, and actors will be guided through exercises helping them to access the many vocal colours that can be achieved for creating character and conveying emotion and intention in performance. They will be introduced to the Estill Model, a particularly useful vocal resource for actors and singers working in Musical Theatre. Work will also involve exploring and understanding the complexities of a musical score, some music theory and learning to juggle working with a score and script.
Each participant will have the opportunity to work on solo material as well as working in small ensembles. They will have plenty of individual attention and repertoire will be carefully selected to suit each voice.
This will be a fun and challenging experience, culminating in a presentation of excerpts from a range of different musicals.
To enrol on this course, participants do not need to have had prior experience in performing musical theatre, nor do they need to be able to read sheet music; recordings of musical parts will be made early on in the course to allow for maximum rehearsal time and extra help with reading scores will be given where needed. An ability to sing in tune is important, as well as a willingness to ‘give it a go’!
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