Meisner Technique for Vocalists


In this course, students will apply the foundation of the Meisner Technique to vocal performance, deepening their instincts and imagination and encouraging greater spontaneity and emotional honesty onstage. Students will need to come prepared by memorizing four tunes with which they have technical proficiency. While vocal technique will not be addressed, students will learn how to be grounded and present onstage, making a stronger emotional connection to both lyrics and audience. Students will learn how to use lyrics and patter as monologues and how to respond with emotional truthfulness under imaginary circumstances.


Important: Students must be able to meet with their scene partner at least once a week outside class for improvisational scene work.


Suggested Prerequisite: This class is open to intermediate and advanced vocal students.