A practical history of the American Musical
There is great power in the knowledge of what has come before us.
There is great power in the knowledge of what has come before us. Approximately four times a year, Klea teaches a Master Class based on her belief that a working knowledge of our uniquely American musical theatre art form can propel you into the future. The songs and styles that filled the 20th Century with so many colorful and unique theatrical personalities can provide a firm foundation for your own incredibly personal performance style. The “Old School” songs that sprung from the ‘20’s, ‘30’s, ‘40’s and ‘50’s are indelible. Through the study of why they are indelible we learn the components of a great song and discover the means to deliver a powerful vocal performance. The class is one part history lesson, one part study of the voice itself and one part performance. It is open to professionals who would like to head back to school in an entertaining way, as well as happy amateurs who would like to improve their vocal technique in a fun environment. Each session has ten participants and auditors are welcome.