Accessing the Classical Option!

September 28 2013 to September 29 2013

New York Classical Theatre presents

A Weekend Intensive for Musical Theatre Performers: Expand your Career by Accessing the Classical Option!

Designed to prepare the musical theatre professional to audition and work successfully in classical theatre—dealing with classical text, scansion, phrasing, vocal range, voice qualities, accents and dialects, and the physical demands of a range of venues. 

With Associate Artist JOAN MELTON, PhD, ADVS, author of One Voice: Integrating Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques, and of Singing in Musical Theatre: The Training of Singers and Actors

September 28 – 29, 2013, 10:00 – 5:00, Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, NYC 10018. Tuition: $250, payable online:

To register and for additional information, please contact joan.melton@joanmelton.com

This two-day workshop is divided into four 3-hour sessions focusing on integrative links between the technical trainings of musical theatre performers and classical actors.

  • Physical/vocal connections between voice and dance as they relate to: alignment/placement, breath management, and character
  • Phonetics (IPA), scansion, phrasing, dealing with a variety of material in challenging venues
  • Vocal range (pitch, pace, volume), resonance and voice qualities, articulation (including dialects), and connection
  • Coaching of monologues and scenes

Participants should wear clothing that allows them to move easily, e.g., workout attire.