Participants will meet weekly on Wednesdays to learn one or two songs, and will then have until the following Friday to film themselves singing only those one or two songs. Once your video has been submitted, you don’t have to think about that number again until you get to see the final produced video! The final video will include a piano accompaniment and light audio mixing to let your individual voices shine through!
At Launch Day, participants will work with Alejandro to determine the overall theme for the show and will have the opportunity to suggest songs. Alejandro will then compile the master set list and schedule, and participants will be able to rank the small group songs they’re most interested in participating in.
The first Wednesday meeting you will learn one of the two full group songs, so everyone will be involved! Throughout the 8-week program, there may be weeks when not everyone is called and other days when not everyone is needed for the entire time. During the first weeks of the program you will get a schedule that will outline when each song is being taught and when participants need to attend meetings.
Can’t make it to the meeting when a song you’re in is being taught? That’s ok! Tracks and instructions will be provided so you can still learn the song and submit your recording before the deadline!
Participants will need their own devices to record their video and will be recording on their own outside of rehearsal. Check out our Tech Info document for more details. Have additional questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you sign up!
If the $300 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($250 and $200 for this course). We are also offering financial assistance for even lower tuition rates (see below). Our ability to offer this program with affordable options is contingent on those with the ability to pay full tuition choosing that option. If we do not have enough full priced tuition participants, this may result in cancelling the program.
Apply for financial assistance for this program >> Applications are due February 21, 2020.
Alejandro studied Music Education and Music Business as a Classical Piano Principle and Voice Secondary at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Alejandro was at the top of his class, working cross collaboratively with the General Education Department and the BFA Musical Theatre Department. Alejandro graduated from Frost with extensive experience in K-12 music education in band, choir, and orchestra, as well as immense knowledge of musical theatre repertoire accompanying and performing. Alejandro was able to music direct over 30 conservatory level productions for ages 7-22 at many different theatre companies and schools (including: Actor’s Playhouse, Belen Jesuit Preparatory, Lourdes Academy, Area Stage Company, Scheck Hillel Day School, University of Miami, Miami Children’s Theatre, etc). Some favorite credits as Music Director include: Beauty and The Beast, Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, CATS, Lion King, Frog and Toad. Incredible mentors and teachers throughout college and high school include: Leonardo Curbelo (Piano), Ana Flavia Zuim (Accompanying/Musical Theatre Repertoire), Francisco Padura (Acting), Leo Williams (Acting), John Rodaz (Acting), Matt Smart (Arranging/Orchestrating), Anthony Campisi (Music Directing/Accompanying), and Joseph Harrell (Voice).
After finishing his Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Alejandro was accepted into the Summer Music Internship program at Transcendence Theatre Company. Alejandro was able to accompany rehearsals, perform in 15-piece bands, and arrange and orchestrate so many pieces for these curated concerts. These concerts featured incredible Broadway Performers including Leslie McDonnel (American Idiot, Hairspray), Tony Gonzalez (Mamma Mia!), Shaleah Adkisson (Rent, Hair), Beth Kirkpatrick (Les Miserables), Felicia Finley (Smokey Joes), and so many others! After spending four and a half months in Sonoma County, Alejandro made the move to New York City after being recruited for a position at NYU Steinhardt as a staff accompanist. Alejandro was asked to return to Transcendence Theatre Company to assistant music direct their Holiday Spectacular, directed by Tony Gonzalez (Mamma Mia!) and Music Directed by Matt Smart (Hamilton). The moment he landed in Sonoma, NYU called and offered Alejandro a full-time position as the NYU Steinhardt Vocal Performance Administrator. Alejandro would hold this position for two years to come. Alejandro was responsible to the Vocal Performance Programs budget, logistics, schedule of classes, while also contributing to the artistic development of students and the program. Throughout Alejandro’s time at NYU, he was able to return to Transcendence over the summer, and has now been a part of 8 different production music teams out in Sonoma. Alejandro has also worked with Broadway Workshop, Applause, AfterWork Theater, Joseph Harrell Voice Studio, Broadway Artists Alliance. He’s also performed at 54 Below, Greenroom 42, and The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Quickly after leaving his job at NYU, Alejandro joined the Bridge Arts Ensemble, an organization dedicated to providing music education and concerts to upstate New York. He’s worked with so many wonderful musicians and artists because of Bridge Arts, including Kirk Knuffke, Brandon Pearson (Hair), Patricia Noonan, etc. Alejandro now coaches and freelances in the city.
AWT video project tuition is completely non-refundable for any reason whatsoever. Participants who withdraw from a program more than seven (7) days prior to their first class may transfer tuition toward a future program within one calendar year from the start of the initial program purchased. Participants who withdraw within seven (7) days from their first class are not eligible for a refund of any kind, will not be able to transfer tuition towards a future program, and are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.