COPA

5716

Music Theater Lab

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Music Theater Lab

Fall 2022

Taught By: Preston Martin and Grace McLean

Section: A

CRN: 12827

Credits: 3

Musical Theater Performance Lab 4: Scene Into Song is a collaborative theatrical work space for the study and development of the American Musical Theater in the 21st Century. The scene into song convention contains the dramatic underpinnings, emotional honesty, complexity and nuance that is the cornerstone of the American Musical. Classwork based on pre existing material, original scripts, original lyrics, original musicalizations and performances will focus on storytelling devices unique to the genre and will help students develop greater acting and musical skills that convey emotion, character and relationships through the voice and body. Musical and dramatic stylistic studies will reflect the demographic of the specific students in the class - their personal interests, curriculum and degree programs. It will not be unusual to find opera living next to pop music as is reflective of our current culture on Broadway and in larger cultural institutions. The class is designed to forward each students’ particular needs while creating a collaborative environment that can focus on larger scale work.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:44pm 9/28/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 450

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022

New Models of MT Creation

Spring 2022

Taught By: James Monaco

Section: A

CRN: 11545

Credits: 3

This project-based course, taught by James Monaco, will interrogate the myriad innovative ways of combining music, text, and live performance in a fluid artform, out beyond the standard realm of mainstream musical theater. Over the semester students will collaborate across disciplines in small groups to generate new multidisciplinary pieces (culminating in a showing at the end of the semester), inspired by works we study in class provided by both the instructor and the students. Contemporary artists fusing and exploding the genres of live music, theater, writing, storytelling, and activism will visit regularly to discuss their own work and respond to student work. Possible guest artists include: Orion S. Johnstone, Michelle J. Rodriguez, and others. The work of these contemporary artists, as well as that of previous artists/composers/thinkers—such as Amiri Baraka, Chavela Vargas, John Cage, Sappho, and the various writers of the 1001 Nights—will guide us in our own artistic journeys. Students with a music performance, music composition, theater, writing, or any other arts focus, are encouraged to enroll.

NYC Executive Order: Proof of Vaccination Required

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:44pm 9/28/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 202

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022