Projects in Vocal Performance: Singing American Musical Theatre

This course will invite student singers and pianists to prepare and perform songs from 20th and 21st century American Musical Theatre. Each week students will be coached on their songs in a master class format with an emphasis on musical, vocal, and acting issues. Repertoire will be covered in a historical overview from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Student singers and pianists must audition for the class and are expected to collaborate outside of class time to choose and rehearse repertoire. A final concert during Reading Period on December 12, 2024 will showcase chosen repertoire from the class.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Admitted singers will experience performing musical theatre and strong vocal and musicianship skills to learn a new song each week. Auditioning singers please present a song from 20th or 21st century American Musical Theater. Auditioning pianists please try to accompany one of the singers auditioning for the course. Auditions will be scheduled on April 9 from 6:30 to 9:00pm, with possible overflow times on April 11. Sign up for an audition

Other Information

Students will give a performance of a selection of repertoire covered during the semester on December 12, 2024. Students will also write a reflection on some or all the songs they worked on during the semester, including what they learned about the history and development of American Musical Theater or what they learned about their own performance and presentation as a singing actor.





Tuesdays & Thursdays,
1:30-2:50 PM


Martha Elliott