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General Public

Story, Song and Stage, Directed by La Tonya Hall | Fall '17 Ensemble & Recital Series | School of Jazz

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

This course investigates the story in a song and how to stage that story effectively. It is designed to aid the vocalist in becoming a public performer capable of engaging an audience in a personal interpretation of the meaning of a song. There are four primary foci: personalization of the lyric through the creation of background story, character, sense memory and environment; development of lyric interpretive melody singing including the purposeful use of melodic variations; development of ease and flexibility in the vocal production; staging and performance using all these skills in a public forum.

Presented by The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Event Type

Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts, Education and Learning


College of Performing Arts, School of Jazz


Music, Jazz


Free, first come, first seated

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