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Acting Through Song for Adults

Acting Through Song for Adults with Eric Shelley


Age Range:



Class Dates & Times:



March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26


Class Description:

This class is for adults with some singing experience and is geared towards exploring musical theatre repertoire, although all genres of music are welcome. You will be able to experiment with new material or fine-tune songs that are already in your repertoire. 


You will also: 

  • receive acting and musical guidance to help shape your performance, focusing on techniques of musical storytelling

  • analyze song structure and explore given circumstances 

  • practice interpreting the lyric, both musically and dramatically

  • build skills in vocal projection, articulation, intonation, physicality, character development, and stage presence

  • be given song suggestions that are appropriate to age and type, and will subsequently learn how to pick material for yourself

  • learn how to critique your peers in a positive, constructive way

  • gain overall confidence in performance skills


Materials/Resources Needed:

  • Face mask

  • Closed-toe shoes

  • Book (3-ring binder, preferably with plastic sheet protectors)

    • Book should include sheet music for current repertoire, as well as sheet music for songs that are being worked on

    • Instructor will provide available sheet music upon request

  • Pencil, dedicated notebook


Vaccination Status:

All students must be fully vaccinated and present vaccination card on the first day of class during outside check-in.


Prerequisites Needed:

Some singing experience (examples: voice lessons, choir, talent shows, school/community stage productions/concerts/showcases, church, etc.)

Acting Through Song for Adults