Beginning July 15 and running through Aug. 26, Rudetsky will hold a weekly master class from noon-2:30 PM at Ripley Grier Studios on Tuesday afternoons.
Rudetsky will help performers answer the following questions:
How do I end this song?
What do I think about when I’m singing?
Where the hell do I look when I audition?
What should I do with my body/hands?
Can I sing this particular song at an audition for (fill in the blank)?
Classes are priced $110 in advance and $125 at the door. Participants should bring sheet music and a recording device. Click here to sign up.
"Well, instead of talking to her about breath control or placement, I told her first to realize that a held word in a song is bizarre," he continued. "No one in real life says, 'The wizard and I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I!' I explained that the held word represents different thoughts and feelings, and that she needed to have thoughts while she held the note. For a note that long, she needed three solid thoughts like, 'I'll meet the wizard. He'll take away my green... and then it'll be amazing when we both rule Oz.' As soon as she went to that C and started thinking those thoughts, the note started sounding great because she stopped obsessing about how she was singing. And instead of worrying about her vocal technique to make the note come out, the thoughts and feelings in her head made it come out. And the audience was able to enjoy the song so much more because they saw all these joyous thoughts reflected in her face, instead of a terrified look of panic. The idea of having a few thoughts while you're holding a note is a very simple fix, but it truly makes an incredible difference in a performance."
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