Foundations of Singing
This course provides an introduction to vocal technique for the beginning to advanced-beginning singer. Students will have the opportunity to sing both individually and as part of a group. This class is ideal for anyone who desires to gain a foundational knowledge of singing, including stage and film actors. Students are encouraged to focus on the musical styles that most interest them, with support from the instructor in identifying specific song choices. By the end of the course, participants will have become better acquainted with the unique qualities of their individual voices. For optimal results, Foundations of Singing should be repeated multiple times prior to proceeding to the next level in our Singing Voice sequence. No prior singing experience necessary.
Meet The Instructor
Adam K. Roberts
Adam Roberts has served as artistic director, musical director, or choreographer for over ninety productions to date, with choreography credits including two European concert tours. Having taught and coached musical theatre voice and dance styles throughout the country, his students have appeared both on and off-Broadway, in regional theatre and national tours, and on film and network television. Mr. Roberts' Austin credits include productions and/or faculty positions with Austin Children's Theater, Austin Conservatory of Theater (of which he currently serves as Director), Austin Shakespeare, Ballet Austin, the Paramount and State theaters, Theatre at the J, St. Stephen's School, ZACH Theatre, and others. A member of the Austin Critics' Table, he is a contributing writer and arts critic for the Austin Chronicle and is currently authoring a book focused on music analysis for practitioners of musical theatre. Mr. Roberts is also highly active as an interpreter of sacred music, having served as musical director at Calvary United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Florida, and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wellsville, Ohio. He holds a Master's degree in Music and the College Teaching Certificate from Florida State University and received undergraduate degrees from Youngstown and Kent State universities.
Meet The Instructor
Babs George founded The Actor's School (formerly the State Theatre School of Acting) in 1993 and has been the Director since its inception. She established a relationship with Austin Community College in 2001. Ms. George is a professional actress and has been a member of SAG and AEA, (Film and Stage actors unions), for over 30 years.
Babs graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Performance from the University of Utah, and an MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington Univ. She has been awarded the Austin Critics Award, the B. Iden Payne Award, and the Austin Chronicle's "Best Actor/Actress in Austin" Award. In addition to her extensive stage career, Babs also pursues film, television and commercial work. (You can see some of her credits on IMDb.) She has been an adjunct instructor in acting for the University of Texas, Texas State, Southwestern University and St. Edward's University.
Babs studied with Master Teachers: Uta Hagen, (HB Studios, NYC), Michael Kahn (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C.), and Ann Bogart (S.I.T.I. Company-Viewpoints and Suzuki) and Charles Conrad, (CEC Studios, Los Angeles) to name a few.
Base Cost of $190.00 + $1.00 Fees
*may require a one-time $1 or $3 insurance fee
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