Be an Improv Rock Star.
Learn how to make up songs on the spot and amaze your audiences.
Master rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games and communicating with the musical improviser.
- Each class meets for eight two-hour sessions via Zoom
- Classes have between 7-12 students
- Each class is taught by a veteran improvisor/instructor
- Early bird registration saves you $50
- Some students get performance opportunities in monthly improv shows at ZACH
NEW! Online From Broadway to Improv – the Music Theory That Makes Musical Theater Work
After a week-one overview of general music theory and concepts, each following week the class will listen to a specific Broadway hit song, then do a deep dive analysis and discussion of how and why the song is successful. We’ll finish each session with each class member improvising their own song over a piano backing track, in the song genre and form provided by the instructor. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 12)
$235 $210 Special Online Class Price! | Additional $25 Earlybird discount expires at midnight July 26, 2020.
Broadway to Improv
Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm
August 11 – October 6 (no class Sept. 8)
with Ryan Fechter
Improvised Singing 401: Advanced Genre & Form Part One (The Dawn of Musical Theatre to The Golden Age)
Part one of a masterclass series developed by Sarah Marie Curry. This class will use the rich history of American musical theater as a springboard for developing musical improv that is wholly inspired. Gilbert & Sullivan can teach us how to do fast-paced characters with style. Rogers & Hammerstein illuminates the emotional passion within any lyric or song. Students will leave with a much more confident understanding of theatrical stagecraft and history and increase their skills and range in musical improv.
Must have basic musical improv training/experience (taken levels or done a musical improv production) with intermediate improv training or intermediate improv training with musical THEATER experience (musical theater production or vocal training).
(8 meetings. Class size limit = 12)
Improvised Singing 501: Advanced Genre & Form Part Two (Sondheim to Modern Musical Theatre)
Part two of a masterclass series developed by Sarah Marie Curry. Students will complete their musical theatre knowledge with a look at the complexity and character of Sondheim, through to the mastery and form-defying new musicals appearing on Broadway today. This class will challenge the advanced musical improviser to discover their own creative viewpoints on stage and will culminate in a showcase that encompasses the entire knowledge-based learned in the masterclass series.
Must have basic musical improv training/experience (taken levels or done a musical improv production) with intermediate improv training or intermediate improv training with musical THEATER experience (musical theater production or vocal training). (8 meetings. Class size limit = 12)
Singing Improv 601: Advanced Narrative Structure
This class will challenge musical improvisers to discover and develop their own full-length improvised musical. Students will get a healthy workout in narrative improvisation forms as well as an education in troupe creation and the behind-the-scenes production aspects of collaborative art. Must have completed levels 401 and 501 to participate. (6 meetings. Class size limit = 12)
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