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
Musical Improv 101: Improvised Songs
Experience our brand-new musical curriculum devised by improv wizard Sarah Marie Curry! In this class, you’ll learn the basics of improvised songs, including musical song structure and communicating with your accompanist. You don’t need to be a great singer to succeed in this class; you just need to love singing! (6 meetings. Class size limit = 14)
Musical Improv 201 with Sarah Marie Curry: Improvised Musical Numbers
Make up your own songs with a live musical improviser every week. We will cover basics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games, and communicating with the musical improviser. We’ll also go further into fun long-form musical theater stuff–singing, dancing, scenes and story. We’ll even get to re-improvise your favorite song or musical number.
(6 meetings. Class size limit = 14)
Improvised Singing 301: Full-Length Improvised Musicals
Get a chance to make up a full Broadway musical with a live pianist every week! After reviewing the basics of improvised songs such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, lyrics, duets, and communicating with the musical improviser, we’ll start learning all about musical theater. We’ll explore group numbers, romantic duets, dances and formations, singing through character, narrative arcs, reprises, and more.
(8 meetings. Class size limit = 14)
Merlin Works Improv Singing Masterclass
A brand new class offering from Merlin Works! Two of our finest instructors, Shana Merlin and Sarah Marie Curry, will collaborate to refine your singing improv skills across a broad range of topics. This class is for singing improvisers who want to heighten their craft and be the best that Austin improv has to offer.
Singing improv experience is required—at least three class levels at Merlin Works, or equivalent experience elsewhere. (8 meetings. Class size limit = 12)