Special Event:

16-Bar Audition Bootcamp

September 13th  


Come get in shape for all of your auditions!

Whether you're auditioning for performing arts high schools, your school's musical, or Broadway, our team of voice educators led by nationally recognized singing specialist, Jeanne Goffi-Fynn , will give you the chance to work on and perfect your best audition song!

Students will have the opportunity to perform with a pianist and get individualized feedback on a 16-bar audition cut of their choosing!

Our annual Bootcamp class is free for all participants. Enrollment is limited. 

Fall 2018 Workshops

begin SEPTEMBER 27th!

Reserve your place for our Fall Workshops: Audition Preparation and Young Men's Vocal, with Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn and her team of Teachers College vocal educators. Enrollment is limited. 

Mock Audition Night

October 27, 2018


Join the Singers' Workshops to gain experience practicing the art of auditioning. Each student will have the opportunity to perform and workshop an audition selection of their choosing and receive invaluable feedback from experts in the musical theater industry. 

Mock Audition Night is free for all participants. Enrollment is limited. 

Registration will be made available at a later date. 

Musical Serenades, Jr.

December 6, 2018

Milbank Chapel
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St.
New York, NY 10027

Taking its name from the graduate concert series at Teachers College, Columbia University Musical Serenades, Jr. is an evening of musical sharings from our Workshops. Join us for an evening of an eclectic collections of group numbers and solos celebrating the hard work of our Fall Workshops! 

Admission is free

Past Events:

2017-2018 Singers' Workshop Season


Songs of the Earth and Sea

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 7:00pm

Presented in conjunction with Every Voice Choirs

Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 West 114th Street 

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Ordinary Heroes

Musical Theatre Workshop and Young Men's Vocal Ensemble Spring Concert

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Milbank Chapel, 525 West 120th St. New York, NY 10027



Singers' Boot Camp

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Practice your performance skills in a positive, supportive environment among peers with a nationally recognized vocal specialist and guests.

Peace Seekers VI: Still I Rise

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 7:00 PM



Concert Event
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St


Community Concert 

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM


Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Singers' Workshops 

Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 West 114th Street

Harlem Holiday Lights Concert

Thursday, November 16th, 2017at 5:00-5:30 pm

The Community Board 9 Arts and Culture Committee presents a Singers' Workshop performance with Every Voice Choirs, @ Harlem's Children's Village, 361 West 125th Street. 

Mock Audition Night

Thursday, October 26, 2017at 6:30-7:30 pm

 Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University

Practice audition materials for special guests:

 Classically trained Broadway star

Classically trained Broadway star

Leenya Rideout

Leenya Rideout's wide range of disciplines as well as her unique and sometimes offbeat take on the human condition have enabled her to reach audiences in theatres, cabarets, and music festivals around the world. She has worked with such directors as Phyllida Lloyd, John Doyle, Marianne Elliott, Sam Mendes, Rob Marshall, David Leveaux, Les Waters, and Mike Newell as well as Master Puppeteers Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler.  She has premiered roles in new plays and musicals in theaters and festivals all over the country. Her songwriting and arranging blend folk, rock and bluegrass with a Celtic edge.  A native of the Rocky Mountains, she now resides in Manhattan with her husband, actor Ted Koch.

Broadway: Warhorse; Cyrano de Bergerac (w/Kevin Kline); Company (directed by John Doyle); & Cabaret (1998 revival, original cast)Off-Broadway: As You Like It, Classic Stage Company; Taming of the Shrew,Public Theatre; Yiddle with a Fiddle; The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show, Melting Pot Theatre Co.Cowgirls, Minetta Lane.  Regional: That Face, Baltimore Center Stage; Camelot, Capital Rep.; Man of La Mancha, Milwaukee Rep.; Home, ATF;Cowgirls, Pioneer Theatre; On Golden Pond, Casa Manana; Man of La Mancha, CFRT & ACCC; Fairfield, Cleveland Playhouse; The Secret Garden, Capital Rep; Woody Sez,Theaterworks, Milwaukee Rep., & Cleveland Playhouse; The Last of the Red Hot Lovers & Gypsy, Hangar Theater; Holidays with the Chalks, Alliance Theater; Merrily We Roll Along, Cincinnati Playhouse; Cardenio, ART; Summer of 42, Mill Mountain Theater; The Canterbury Tales, Guthrie Theater;  Guys and Dolls, North Carolina Theatre; Avenue X, Cincinnati Playhouse. International Tour: My Fair Lady.  FilmMona Lisa Smile; Loser.  Television Great Performances, PBS; Nashville Star, USA. Radio:  Selected Shorts, NPR.  Love to Ted. www.leenya.com

 Classically trained baritone, choral conductor, and music educator

Classically trained baritone, choral conductor, and music educator

Derrick Thompson

Derrick L. Thompson, baritone, choral conductor and, music educator, holds a Master of Arts degree in music from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with an emphasis in vocal music education from Lynchburg College, and a Master of Arts degree in music from Morgan State University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in the College Teaching of Music from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Mr. Thompson made his professional debut in 2007 with the Opera on the James as the Duke in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, and he is an active recitalist, chamber musician, and operatic performer. His most recent performances include bass soloist in Handel's Messiah,  Ben in Menotti's The Telephone, Prince Torado in Dunbar's Dream Lovers, bass soloist for Beethoven's Mass in C Major, King Balthazzar and the Page in Amahl and the Night Visitors and more. Mr. Thompson made his Maryland debut in November 2008 as the baritone soloist for the world premiere of the oratorio, The Chartered Course, celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the City of Annapolis.

Mr. Thompson spent his 2010-2011 season as the artistic director of the Tianjin Concert Hall's Mulan Children's Choir (China) and also made his debut as a soloist with the International Festival Chorus (Beijing) and Peking Sinfonetta in Handel's Messiah. In April he returned to the stage in his role debut as Jesus/Bass Soloist in Bach's St. Johannes Passion. Mr. Thompson also taught private voice lessons while in China having two young students placing first and second place in the Hong Kong Young Artist Competition.

Mr. Thompson currently serves as director of choral activities at Staunton River Middle and High School with Bedford County Public Schools, an adjunct voice instructor with Lynchburg College, and Minister of Music with Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Amherst. He also appears as a guest conductor in choral workshops, both educational and church wide.