Course - Minneapolis - Fall 2021

Prelude: Singer/Actor Performance Lab

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Are you a highly motivated singer? The Prelude Program is a year-long program (September-May) for singers who seek an environment where they can experiment and discover new possibilities as a performing artist. The program includes private coaching, theory, sight-singing, vocal ensemble and performance lab training in movement and gestures. More information about Prelude can be found at


Vocal Arts

– Warm-ups, vowel formation, application of the breath, endurance, range building, resonance, language

– Healthy production free of muscular tensions

– Building of Solo Repertoire

– Private coaching with collaborative pianist

– Theory, sight-singing


– Portfolio Building

– Performance

– Master Classes

– Outside Events

– Goal Setting

– Whole musician awareness training

– Vocal Ensemble

– Ensemble Repertoire chosen from Renaissance to Musical Theater to Opera to Jazz

– Emphasis on a cappella repertoire, enforcing ear training

– Sight-singing, theory, rhythmic and interpretive skills continue, to complement work done in Vocal Arts Performance Lab

– Acting and Movement for Singers

– Addresses unique challenges of singer actors: extension of time, music without words, complexity of multi-tasking

– Step-by-step approach works with gesture, face, focus, body, addresses tension, through structured play/self discovery

– Techniques apply to solo repertoire introduced in Vocal Arts with the addition of scenes taken from Opera and Musical Theater

Application and audition required. Video Auditions are due on August 12 but may also be accepted at a later date. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information, please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director at Complete audition information can be found in the Get Started Today section at

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

From September 18, 2021 to January 22, 2022
Each Saturday from 2pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday,November 27, 2021
Saturday,December 25, 2021
Saturday,January 1, 2022

Sat, Sep 18, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Sep 25, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Oct 2, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Oct 9, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Oct 16, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Oct 23, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Oct 30, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Nov 6, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Nov 13, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Nov 20, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Dec 4, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Dec 11, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Dec 18, 20212:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Jan 8, 20222:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Jan 15, 20222:00 PM3 hours
Sat, Jan 22, 20222:00 PM3 hours
Course Details
Semester: Fall 2021
Starts: 2021-09-18
Ends: 2022-01-22
Location: Minneapolis
Age Range: 14 years - 18 years
Course Type: Classes
Department: Group Instruction
Program Method: Group Instruction
Category: Prelude Program
Program: Prelude
Topics: Opera, Musical Theater
Instrument: Voice
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