Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Week of January 22 - 25, 2019



This is a REPOST from last week. Please take notice of the FOUR bullet points that specify the guidelines for successful participation:



Wednesday Projects in Drama – (Musical Theatre Song Study)
Spring 2019


In order to participate, you will need to commit to the following guidelines:


  •             Choose a musical theatre song selection from the list.
  •          Complete the Song Information Sheet
  •        Download and print the music from my blog.
  •           Download the vocal piano accompaniment track from my blog.

Mezzo-Soprano/Alto

“There Are Worse Things I Could Do”, Grease
“And All That Jazz”, Chicago
“Wherever He Ain’t”, Mack and Mabel
“Colors of the Wind”, Disney’s, Pocohantas
“Part of That World”, Disney’s, The Little Mermaid
“Maybe This Time”, Cabaret
“As Long As He Needs Me”, Oliver
“If My Friends Could See Me Now”, Sweet Charity
“Good Morning Baltimore”, Hairspray
“In My Own Little Corner”, Cinderella

Tenor/Baritone

“All I Need is the Girl”, Gypsy
“Almost Like Being in Love”, Brigadoon
“Love, I Hear”, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
“On The Street Where You Live”, My Fair Lady
“Cool”, West Side Story
“Luck Be a Lady”, Guys and Dolls
“Real Live Girl”, Little Me
“All That’s Known”, Spring Awakening
“Ten Minutes Ago”, Cinderella
“Waiting for the Light to Shine”, Big River
“Mr. Cellophane”, Chicago

I will do an initial coaching with each of you, where we’ll cover the notes, rhythms, etc. and set the foundation for your ONE in-class coaching with Mr. Adams. If you need it, I will record the vocal line onto your personal device.

Please note:

  • ·        This preparation should help you in time for your in-class coaching with Mr. Adams.
  • ·        Once you have chosen your MT selection, you MAY NOT switch it.
  • ·     Each song selection is either a 16-bar or 32-bar cut, NOT the full song. You will study only the song cut.

   Mr. d'H


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Week of January 14 - January 18, 2019

HERE'S the BUZZ.....


Wednesday Projects in Drama – (Musical Theatre Song Study)
Spring 2019


In order to participate, you will need to commit to the following guidelines:

1.           Choose a musical theatre song selection from the list.
2.           Complete the Song Information Sheet
3.           Download and print the music from my blog.
4.           Download the vocal piano accompaniment track from my blog.

Mezzo-Soprano/Alto

“There Are Worse Things I Could Do”, Grease
“And All That Jazz”, Chicago
“Wherever He Ain’t”, Mack and Mabel
“Colors of the Wind”, Disney’s, Pocohantas
“Part of That World”, Disney’s, The Little Mermaid
“Maybe This Time”, Cabaret
“As Long As He Needs Me”, Oliver
“If My Friends Could See Me Now”, Sweet Charity
“Good Morning Baltimore”, Hairspray
“In My Own Little Corner”, Cinderella

Tenor/Baritone

“All I Need is the Girl”, Gypsy
“Almost Like Being in Love”, Brigadoon
“Love, I Hear”, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
“On The Street Where You Live”, My Fair Lady
“Cool”, West Side Story
“Luck Be a Lady”, Guys and Dolls
“Real Live Girl”, Little Me
“All That’s Known”, Spring Awakening
“Ten Minutes Ago”, Cinderella
“Waiting for the Light to Shine”, Big River
“Mr. Cellophane”, Chicago

I will do an initial coaching with each of you, where we’ll cover the notes, rhythms, etc. and set the foundation for your ONE in-class coaching with Mr. Adams. If you need it, I will record the vocal line onto your personal device.

Please note:
·        This preparation should help you in time for your in-class coaching with Mr. Adams
·        Once you have chosen your MT selection, you MAY NOT switch it.
·        Each song selection is either a 16-bar or 32-bar cut, NOT the full song. You will study only the song cut.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Drama Wednesday Projects in Musical Theatre




Drama Students!



What you are LOOKING FOR is listed on the right side of this blog, under "LIBRARY AND CATALOG". Click on the 2019 Drama Wednesday Project LINK.



Mr. d'H

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December 10 - December 20, 2018

The FINAL COUNTDOWN.....


Wednesday MT Projects, DRAMA CLASSES, FALL 2018

We are pushing to get ALL of the song coaching completed before the end of the semester. (Intro to Drama, 2nd Period is WAY BEHIND. The school schedule has not been kind to us.) Despite that, we'll forge ahead. Remember this, as we prepare for your in-class presentations: 

1. We'll meet outside of class to pick and review your repertoire choice.
2. We'll go over the vocal line, melody and rhythms.
3. We'll talk about the text/lyrics.
4. We'll record a reduced piano accompaniment track, so you are able to review and practice your selection, daily.


Company 2019, NYC INFORMATION


On the horizon is our trip to NYC where you’ll present specific material from your audition portfolio/book in various master classes in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre Song Interpretation. Over the next weeks, please make sure that you are ready to present yourself and your skills, in a manner that demonstrates thorough preparation. Be sure, as well, to research and prepare your monologues. For your Musical Theatre portfolio, I will help guide you, as you research and compile song selections. We’ll probably have time for a single, one-on-one session, since there are so many of you and little time during the school day. (Believe it or not, there are 68 other CCCEPA musical theatre coaching sessions that need to occur, before final exams. #somanysongcuts) After our session, it is up to you entirely to finish your preparation with practice and rehearsal. In NY, you will present either a 16 or 32-bar cut. However, it is alwaysto your advantage to know the full song.

****2019 UPDATED REQUIREMENT****

I would like your song selections to be catalogued in the following sections, in your portfolio/book:

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior members of ComPAny 2019:

Pre-1965
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Pre-1985
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Contemporary, Post-1985, (Could be comic or dramatic)
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Rock/Pop, anything after 1950
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Disney
A Ballad ORan Up-Tempo

“Wild Card”
Any song which demonstrates your vocal range (low to high notes), musicianship, vocal facility/control AND your personality. (Remember, songs should be appropriate in language.)

Senior members of ComPAny 2019:
You most certainly will be asked to present most, if not all, of your college audition material for coaching by the master class teachers. However, you are welcome to catalogue your song selections/research into your portfolio/books in the same way.



Mr. d'H

Monday, December 3, 2018

Week of December 3 - December 7, 2018

Wednesday MT Projects, DRAMA CLASSES, FALL 2018

We are pushing to get ALL of the song coaching completed before the end of the semester. (Intro to Drama, 2nd Period is WAY BEHIND. The school schedule has not been kind to us.) Despite that, we'll forge ahead. Remember this, as we prepare for your in-class presentations: 

1. We'll meet outside of class to pick and review your repertoire choice.
2. We'll go over the vocal line, melody and rhythms.
3. We'll talk about the text/lyrics.
4. We'll record a reduced piano accompaniment track, so you are able to review and practice your selection, daily.


Company 2019, NYC INFORMATION

On the horizon is our trip to NYC where you’ll present specific material from your audition portfolio/book in various master classes in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre Song Interpretation. Over the next weeks, please make sure that you are ready to present yourself and your skills, in a manner that demonstrates thorough preparation. Be sure, as well, to research and prepare your monologues. For your Musical Theatre portfolio, I will help guide you, as you research and compile song selections. We’ll probably have time for a single, one-on-one session, since there are so many of you and little time during the school day. (Believe it or not, there are 68 other CCCEPA musical theatre coaching sessions that need to occur, before final exams. #somanysongcuts) After our session, it is up to you entirely to finish your preparation with practice and rehearsal. In NY, you will present either a 16 or 32-bar cut. However, it is alwaysto your advantage to know the full song.

****2019 UPDATED REQUIREMENT****

I would like your song selections to be catalogued in the following sections, in your portfolio/book:

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior members of ComPAny 2019:

Pre-1965
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Pre-1985
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Contemporary, Post-1985, (Could be comic or dramatic)
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Rock/Pop, anything after 1950
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Disney
A Ballad ORan Up-Tempo

“Wild Card”
Any song which demonstrates your vocal range (low to high notes), musicianship, vocal facility/control AND your personality. (Remember, songs should be appropriate in language.)

Senior members of ComPAny 2019:
You most certainly will be asked to present most, if not all, of your college audition material for coaching by the master class teachers. However, you are welcome to catalogue your song selections/research into your portfolio/books in the same way.


Mr. d'H

Monday, November 26, 2018

Week of November 26 - November 30, 2018

WELCOME BACK!!!



If you haven't heard, GMEA ALL-STATE SCORES HAVE BEEN RELEASED!
Check the Vocal Department Blog for specifics...


Wednesday MT Projects, DRAMA CLASSES, FALL 2018

We are pushing to get ALL of the song coaching completed before the end of the semester. (Intro to Drama, 2nd Period is WAY BEHIND. The school schedule has not been kind to us.) Despite that, we'll forge ahead. Remember this, as we prepare for your in-class presentations: 

1. We'll meet outside of class to pick and review your repertoire choice.
2. We'll go over the vocal line, melody and rhythms.
3. We'll talk about the text/lyrics.
4. We'll record a reduced piano accompaniment track, so you are able to review and practice your selection, daily.


Company 2019, NYC INFORMATION

On the horizon is our trip to NYC where you’ll present specific material from your audition portfolio/book in various master classes in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre Song Interpretation. Over the next weeks, please make sure that you are ready to present yourself and your skills, in a manner that demonstrates thorough preparation. Be sure, as well, to research and prepare your monologues. For your Musical Theatre portfolio, I will help guide you, as you research and compile song selections. We’ll probably have time for a single, one-on-one session, since there are so many of you and little time during the school day. (Believe it or not, there are 68 other CCCEPA musical theatre coaching sessions that need to occur, before final exams. #somanysongcuts) After our session, it is up to you entirely to finish your preparation with practice and rehearsal. In NY, you will present either a 16 or 32-bar cut. However, it is alwaysto your advantage to know the full song.

****2019 UPDATED REQUIREMENT****

I would like your song selections to be catalogued in the following sections, in your portfolio/book:

Freshman, Sophomore and Junior members of ComPAny 2019:

Pre-1965
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Pre-1985
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Contemporary, Post-1985, (Could be comic or dramatic)
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Rock/Pop, anything after 1950
A Ballad and an Up-Tempo

Disney
A Ballad ORan Up-Tempo

“Wild Card”
Any song which demonstrates your vocal range (low to high notes), musicianship, vocal facility/control AND your personality. (Remember, songs should be appropriate in language.)

Senior members of ComPAny 2019:
You most certainly will be asked to present most, if not all, of your college audition material for coaching by the master class teachers. However, you are welcome to catalogue your song selections/research into your portfolio/books in the same way.



Mr. d'H