So You Want to Sing Cabaret!
Cabaret/Vocal Performance Class
July 6 – August 5
Online via JamKazam
Join us for the FIRST EVER “So You Want to Sing Cabaret,” vocal performance class at Fordham University, using the NATS sponsored text book of the same title.
Great singers throughout history have made their debut on cabaret stages across the country. Before they were stars, now-legendary performers such as Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Carol Burnett, Liza Minnelli, Hal Holbrook, Barry Manilow and more recently Karen Mason, Liz Callaway, and even and Billy Porter, all began their careers at small cabaret clubs in Manhattan. Why? Because, in the words of cabaret Impresario Erv Raible, “Cabaret doesn’t produce choristers. Cabaret produces stars!”
Newly developed for this special Summer Session, So You Want to Sing Cabaret will prepare you to “star” in the world of solo vocal performance in NYC and beyond. Grounded in the history, craft, and business of cabaret, students will learn everything they need to succeed in this performance genre, working one-on-one with award winning singer, actor, and author, David Sabella; accompanist, David Gaines, and special guest instructors Sue Matsuki, Lina Koutrakos, and Natalie Douglas, while crafting their own multi-song performance.
THEA 3067 L21
Online: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
In this course, students will develop the unique skills for this mode of performance, from identifying your authentic voice to honing your vocal technique to connecting with your audience and promoting yourself. Historical, biographical, and technical information for this performance genre will also be covered.
Fordham will sponsor student licenses for Jamkazam, a software solution that all but eliminates latency. Once registered, you will receive instructions for purchasing and setting up your hardware/software audio kit. Technical support will be available before class begins and throughout the semester.