MusicianWages.com, the website for working musicians, and Singing OnStage Productions have announced two winners of their scholarship to attend Singing OnStage Productions' Weekend Intensive Music Director Training Program to be held at Davenport Studio, 250 West 49th Street in NYC, from September 16-18, 2011. The winners are Colin Graeber, a Music Director, Choral Director and Jazz Pianist from Bangor, Maine, and Natalie Lovejoy a Composer, Pianist and Music Director from New York City.
The winners will be among those attending this first ongoing opportunity of its kind for talented musicians to train with a diversity of leaders in the music and theatre industries with interactive panel discussions on the topics of conducting, working with voices, orchestrations/vocal arranging, rehearsal techniques, music software, developing an income stream, collaborating with other industry professionals, and more. Seminars will be comprised of industry leaders, who will bring their up-to-the-minute expertise while connecting participants to influential industry professionals who can forward their career.
Panelists for the Weekend Intensive include top Broadway musical directors: David Chase (How To Succeed, Billy Elliott), David Evans (Wicked; Hello, Again; composer: Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God), Eric Stern, and Henry Aaronson (Rock of Ages); Director Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, It's a Wonderful Life); Composers Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, The Boy Detective Fails) and Anna Jacobs (POP! and Harmony, Kansas); orchestrator Michael Starobin (Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins); Choreographer Denis Jones (Broadway Bares 2005-2008, Coraline for MCC) and master voIce Teacher Mary Saunders, among others.
MusicianWages.com believes in the continued support of the music director community and is excited to allow one music director to further their training and understanding of this dynamic career path. MusicianWages.com has long been a supporter of the music director community - from organizing meet-ups in Chicago and New York, to posting interviews and articles by working music directors, to hosting an exclusive music director jobs board at http://www.musicianwages.com/music-director-jobs/.
Enrollment for the weekend intensive is $200. For more information, visit http://singingonstageproductions.com/
A 12-Week Music Director Training Course will be held in Winter/Spring 2012.
Singing OnStage Productions (SOS) is a new musical theatre Production Company located in the heart of New York City's theatre district. SOS is committed to developing new musicals and new talent by providing audition classes, showcase classes taught by industry leaders and producing showcase productions, all of which give participants the opportunity to hone their craft and to be seen by casting directors, directors, agents and other industry. In addition, SOS's unique Music Director Training Program is a rare opportunity for talented musicians to develop their works and to learn from industry leaders the various skills necessary to be a successful music director. SOS's 2011-2012 season of theatrical showcases includes: "Side By Side By Sondheim," a fundraiser to be held September 13 & 15, 2011 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre; "The Musical of Musicals! The Musical," November 11-13, 2011; and "Romance Romance," February 10-18, 2012.
For more information on Singing OnStage Productions, visit: http://singingonstageproductions.com/