Cabaret Master Class

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Lennie Watts teaching Cabaret Troupe members how to properly use a mic.

This past Saturday, our Cabaret Troupe students were lucky enough to participate in a Master Class with Lennie Watts. Lennie is an amazing Cabaret performer here in NY (seriously, check out all of his impressive accomplishments). Over the course of the afternoon, Lennie worked with each student on a song of their choice. They learned the differences between performing the song as a musical theatre piece and performing it as a cabaret piece. They worked on using the mic properly. They got new feedback on songs they either have been working on for a long time or that they had never worked on. And the list goes on… Everyone took away a lot of great, new tips and energy!

Some of the students also auditioned for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Board for a scholarship they are going to give one of our students. Whoever is chosen will also get to perform at the MAC Awards in March–very exciting!! Stay tuned for the recipient!


The application period for Summer Conservatory is now over! Auditions will be Sunday, February 2nd. We are very much looking forward to those.

We will also be announcing Spring Conservatory classes soon!


Happy New Year!


I hope that 2014 has been wonderful for all of you thus far! We are back and in full swing of all of our programs. Cab Troupe is back in session after the break, working hard on learning songs and exploring the theme that they chose for our show: IDENTITY! Here they are exploring their personal identities through the life events that have shaped them. 




In other news SUMMER CONSERVATORY APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 17th. If you are applying, make sure to get those applications and supplemental materials in on time. More information on the program and FAQ’s about the application and audition process can be found on this blog or on our main website. Auditions will be on February 2nd, 2014.