Believe NYC is a three part event that begins with a private performance by industry professionals, followed by an intimate Q&A with the performers, and ends with a one hour workshop. Unlike any other experience in New York, Believe NYC events are structured to educate, motivate and inspire performing arts students.

 

 

Choir / Dance / Drama Students

Your Experience Will Include:

From Main Street to 42nd Street
A musical that chronicles the journey of musical theatre performer, Jacque Carnahan, as she pursued her dream on Broadway. From a small town in California, to the lights of Times Square, Jacque delights and inspires as she guides the audience through the ups, downs, and in-betweens of pursuing your passion. Full of heart, charm, and titanium tapping with music direction and arrangements by Broadway composer, Barbara Anselmi. Jacque is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and is a National Foundation For Advancement in The Arts Awardee.

After the show, your group will participate in:

An Intimate Q&A with the performers and special guests

Followed by...

A one hour workshop of your choice taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers.

Workshop Choices include:



  • Mock Auditions -
    Get up and sing your audition song in the heart of New York City and be critiqued by true Broadway Professionals. Learn the skills it takes to get cast in a Broadway show.

  • Dance Break -
    Learn the dance break from a Broadway Musical number. Geared towards dancers, this workshop focuses on Broadway Choreography. Dance Break workshops can be combined with Mock Audition workshops as well.

  • Musical Theatre -
    Learn the music and choreography to a Broadway Musical number. Get a chance to perform for your peers in the heart of New York City.

  • Stage Combat -
    How did they do that and not get hurt?!? Learn how in this high energy workshop.

  • Improv -
    Whose line is it anyway?! Taught by New York City improv specialists from Upright Citizen's Brigade, Sketch and more, this workshop will surely keep you on your toes.

  • Show Choir -
    Show us your stuff! Perform with your group and get critiqued by a Broadway Music director.

  • In The Pit -
    Learn what it's like to be a professional musician in New York City. Whether it's playing in a Broadway orchestra or jazz club downtown, from recording sessions to going on tour, – learn from professional musicians who are doing it now.

  • I'm Ready For My Close Up -
    Learn the fundamentals on how to apply stage make up.

  • Acting In The Scene -
    Learn the basics of making strong choices and engaging with your scene partner whether it's in a show, class, or an audition.

 

Instrumental Groups

Your Experience Will Include:

Living a Life in Music-
From the Band Room to the Orchestra Pit

Hailed by the New York Times for her “magnificently sweet tone,” Keve Wilson is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York with her quintet, Meliora Winds. In this 45 minute whirlwind telling of her life in music, students get to see firsthand the dedication it takes to have a career as professional musician. With innovative programming and virtuosic playing, Keve combines memories of her high school practice room with stories of life in a Broadway Orchestra Pit, in a Hollywood recording studio, and on the road touring the world.

After the show, your group will participate in:

An Intimate Q&A with the performers and special guests

Followed by...

A one hour workshop of your choice taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers.

Workshop Choices include:



  • Broadway Mock Orchestra -
    See a Broadway show and have your band or orchestra play a musical selection from the show conducted by a Broadway music director! Sheet music will be provided ahead of time.

  • Individual Master Class -
    Have a select few of your musicians play their solo and competition piece for professional New York City Musicians. We will discuss their piece and coach them to a better performance. Discussion to include phrasing, breathing, stage presence, nerves, articulation, tone and overall musicianship.

  • Chamber Music Master Class -
    Have your clarinet choir, jazz ensemble, or string quartet play their chamber piece and be coached on ensemble blend, intonation, musicality and stage presence.

  • Large Group Master Class -
    Have your entire band or orchestra play a piece and coach with a professional clinician. Each section of the ensemble will be worked with separately and together as a whole to encourage the group to listen to each other, work on dynamics, phrasing, rhythm and overall performance.

  • Stomp / Eurhythmics Class -
    Join New York City pros as they teach polyrhythms, singing and clapping, mixed meters, all through the method similar to the Broadway show Stomp. Everyone who wants gets a chance to improvise a rhythm in the center of the circle, learn Call and Response, and have a blast while singing, clapping, stomping, and moving.

  • Band Behind The Scene -
    What happens behind the music? Learn about music arranging for movies, TV, and Broadway, marketing and sales in the music industry, running a recording studio, composition, and more!






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