Spring 2019 Workshops
Reserve your place for our Spring Workshops: Musical Theater and Young Men's Vocal, with Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn and her team of Teachers College vocal educators. Enrollment is limited.
Musical Serenades, Jr.
December 13, 2018
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 eclectic evening of group numbers and solos celebrating the hard work of our Fall Workshops!
Admission is free.
Save the Dates:
Community Concert for Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21st at 1:30 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church
Winter Concert: Peace Seekers VII: Dream A World
Saturday, January 26th at 7:00 PM
Merkin Hall outside Lincoln Center
Ticket information TBA
Mock Audition Night
October 25, 2018
with SPECIAL INDUSTRY GUESTS,
Alexa Green & Collin Eduard
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.
Alexa Green is best known for her turn as Glinda in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. She appeared alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone in the international cinematic release of Stephen Sondheim’s Company with The New York Philharmonic live from Lincoln Center. Alexa has toured both nationally and internationally as a singer and actor on national tours and regionally and is passionate about the development of new musical theatre. She has appeared as a guest star with symphonies nationwide and has most recently worked in the studio with 16-time, Grammy Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster on his upcoming Broadway projects. She has been featured in the acclaimed concert series Broadway Sings, with Carole King at Avery Fisher Hall, and with Aaron Tveit on his Live Nation concert tour and received critical acclaim for her sold-out solo show, A Shining Hour, at Feinstein’s 54 Below. With much anticipation, Broadway Records recently released Alexa’s debut solo album, So Good, and was nominated among Broadway legends Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Barbra Streisand winning Best New Solo Recording at the 2016 BroadwayWorld Awards.
Collin Eduardo has Received his BFA in Classical Voice form The City College of New York and is finishing his Masters In music and music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Collin's Performance dossier reaches back to his teen years as he participated in Disney's Candlelight Processional for 6 years and Various Solo Competitions receiving "Superior" marks. Collin has since performed in 5 counties and has been a music educator in 3 countries. Collin has been a member of the noted Canticum Novum Ensemble under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum from 2016-18 and has recently Joined the Oratorio Society directed by Kent Tritle. Collin has had the pleasure to work with composers Eric Whitacre and Merlin Twaalfhove for performances at Carnegie Hall. He is the founder of the Kampala Choral Festival aiding the expansion of music and music education in Kampala, Uganda. Collin is currently teaching music at Friends Seminary and part-time with Every Voice Choirs, KIPP Star Harlem, And Keiko Studios.
16-Bar Audition Bootcamp
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.
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
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St
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:
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. Film: Mona Lisa Smile; Loser. Television: Great Performances, PBS; Nashville Star, USA. Radio: Selected Shorts, NPR. Love to Ted. www.leenya.com
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.