Stage Performance Workshop
You may have heard about that elusive “X factor.” Everyone has one; let’s find yours. There are key elements that will help you stand out from the crowd when you audition for that competition, scholarship, part, or gig. But landing the gig is only half of it. Once you’re in, you’ll be expected to put on a great performance each and every time. This program will show you what it takes to make every stage performance count.
|Program length:||Three days|
|Program dates:||Monday, June 29, 2015 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015|
|Housing: Move in starting: Move out by:||$425 Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.|
|Age range:||15 years and older|
The Stage Performance Workshop will give you insight into song selection, musicianship, your look, and how to present yourself, all of which will help set you apart from the competition. Get inside information on the “dos” and “don’ts” and find out what audition judges, producers, and directors look for in a performer. Develop your auditioning and performance skills, and be on your way to success.
All participants must have been playing an instrument for a minimum of six months to attend the Stage Performance Workshop. This program is open to all instruments and highly recommended for vocalists and singer-songwriters.
Classes, clinics, and forums on performance, musicianship, stage presence, and personal style will take place over the course of this three-day workshop. You are expected to prepare and perform two or three selections that will best highlight your abilities. In the stage performance workshop, you will learn various methods and techniques that will enhance your presence on stage and gain insight into other topics such as:
How to Present Yourself: This class will help you to select appropriate songs and material, choose the right key, pick out wardrobe/make-up, and manage everything you need to present yourself in the best way possible.
Demos: You will learn the ins and outs of creating and distributing your demo: what the publishing companies, record companies, producers, and directors are looking for, how to best present and package your demo, and how to get it to the right people.
Auditioning: What are judges, producers, and directors looking for? This class will tell you. You'll also learn the tools and skills necessary to prepare for a successful audition and beat stage fright.
How to Work with a Band: This class will teach you how to perform with a band, effectively rehearse your songs, and develop strong relationships within a group. You'll also learn time management and song preparation, and you will discuss instrumentation and arranging.
Open Mic Night: This is open to all students, parents, and friends.
Faculty Concert: This is open to all students, parents, and friends.
Concerts: All participants will perform at the conclusion of the Stage Performance Workshop. Your parents and friends are welcome to attend these closing concerts.
If you're also interested in enrolling at Berklee full time, there are several benefits to attending the Stage Performance Workshop:
- Find out what it takes to succeed in music and at Berklee.
- Study with Berklee faculty and special guest artists.
- Get a head start on your full-time studies.
- Get to know Boston, New England’s hub of culture and academia.
- Learn about admission, audition, and scholarship requirements.
Past clinics have featured Trina Hamlin, Lalah Hathaway, Adriana Balic, and Debra Byrd (vocal coach for American Idol).