These interactive co-lab singing classes really put the concepts you learn into play! You will learn by doing, either individually or in small group work, and by the end of the course you will have actual practical experience to continue to develop. Some classes may also have a final product for you to cherish or continue to work on.
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Previous Courses and Descriptions
Learn the art of being in an ensemble! Each week, Alejandro will work with you on an iconic musical theatre ensemble number, complete with harmonies, and then put it on its feet. You’ll also learn how to develop your character and have it carry through to your performance. At AWT we embrace strong character choices when there is little on the page to dictate the direction you take. Here’s your chance to really hone that craft and have a blast while doing it! The class will culminate in a showcase for friends and family in the last class.
This choir class is a space for vocalists to do what they love most…SING. In this class, we will explore the art of singing together in unison and in harmony while learning a mix of pop, musical theatre, and jazz repertoire. Each week, participants will learn a new song, work on their vocal technique in our warmups, and learn about different types of ensemble singing across genres and cultures. Participants will also have the opportunity to sing solos during our rehearsals and final performance! This class is great for vocalists of all levels who want to embrace their inner choir kid or are interested in exploring ensemble singing in a fun nonjudgemental setting.
The class will culminate in a final performance where the choir will be accompanied by a pianist. A small number of tickets will be available for an in person audience, and virtual tickets will also be available.
Vocal Performance Workshop (Jazz)
This class is great for vocalists looking to become more familiar with jazz or musical lovers who want to gain more knowledge about the vocal jazz idiom and have a richer listening experience.
It will help you open up your voice and be fluent in the musical language of improvisation. Explore Jazz history, Jazz music theory, swing and bossa nova styles, learn the foundations of vocal improvisation (scatting), learn tunes from the great American songbook, and most importantly learn how to make a song your own.
During these 8 weeks, in class participants will have the opportunity to workshop solo repertoire with the instructor, learn how to lead a band, and sing (and improvise) as a group. The class will culminate in a final performance where participants perform a song of their choice in a trio (voice, bass, piano). There is also an entirely virtual option!
So You Think You Can Jazz
This class will help open up your voice and be fluent in the musical language of improvisation. Explore Jazz history, Jazz music theory, swing and bossa nova styles, learn the foundations of vocal improvisation (scatting), learn tunes from the great American songbook, and most importantly learn how to make a song your own. Each class you will have the opportunity to perform, learn a standard, and practice your improvisation skills. This class is great for vocalist looking to become more familiar with jazz or musical lovers who want to gain more knowledge about the vocal jazz idiom and have a richer listening experience.
Your Voice is You(nique)
Your voice is the only instrument that you bring everywhere and have with your for your entire life! Do you know it? Are you friends with it? Not sure how to answer these questions? This class will bring you closer to your unique instrument. During these 8 weeks you will explore warmups, learn your range, build a larynx, learn memorization techniques, and practice sight-reading, all the while learning what is best for YOUR voice. In each class you will have the opportunity to sing a snippet of something for the group, learn an audition cut of a new song, and normalize practicing in front of others.
AWT You(niversity) tuition is completely non-refundable for any reason whatsoever. Participants who withdraw more than one week prior to the beginning of their first class may receive a tuition credit (minus a $20 processing fee) that can be used drtoward a future Performance Program or AWT You Class no more than one calendar year from the start date of the initial program purchased. Participants who withdraw less than one week prior to the beginning of 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.
If a program is canceled due to extenuating circumstances outside the control of AfterWork Theater, there will be no refunds or credits issued, and the value of your unused tuition will be considered a donation to AWT for which you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.