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MARK WATSON'S MONTHLY MASTER CLASS FOR SINGERS WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 16, 7-10 PM WHERE: Assembly Room, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ (Enter via South Fullerton Avenue. The Assembly Room is located in the building attached to the church proper next to a driveway. Go up the exterior flight of stairs to enter. There is a parking lot and adequate street parking. Easy public transportation from NYC available via the Decamp Bus #33 to North Fullerton Avenue or #66 to Montclair YMCA.) COST: FREE
This class represents a SAFE space for artists to work through a piece with a caring, highly-experienced teacher/coach. Singers will benefit through performance and observation. The public is invited to observe. Mark's class is fun, and you will be introduced to ideas that are useful in auditions and performance. Please bring a short, memorized operatic aria or a song from musical theatre, and bring an extra copy of the sheet music. Wear comfortable clothing.
If you would like to sing, please send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and put PERFORMANCE CLASS in the subject line. The class is open to all levels, from young students (minimum age 13 please) through established professionals. We all have something to learn and share with other artists. If professional, please send resume/photo. If college or high school student, please send resume/photo (if available), name of teacher, how many years studied and age.
The pianist this month will be Ron Levy.
About Mark Watson: Teachers/Coaches - Alberta Masiello, Renato Capecchi, Vera Rozsa, Enza Ferrari, Daniel Ferro, Randolph Mikelson, Joan Dornemann, Corradina Caporello, Albert Fuller and Håkan Hagegård. Trained on full scholarship at The Juilliard School. Winner of several international vocal competitions. Concerts, operas and oratorios in Israel, Italy, Belgium and on national television in Japan. Appearances at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC; Annenberg Center in Philadelphia and the Meadow Brook Music Festival in Michigan. In 2014, Mark was presented as Artist of the Year at the Max M. Fisher Music Center (Orchestra Hall, Detroit) where he premiered David DiChiera’s hauntingly beautiful, A Letter to Sarah, an eight-minute concert aria for voice, trumpet and piano. "The most consistently enjoyable performance came from Mark Watson who sang Leporello with a voice of intriguing, vibrant texture and easy presence…their scenes together (with the Don) were dramatically and musically the most satisfying of the night." NEW YORK TIMES "Watson, a real singing actor, displayed an impressive well-focused voice, impeccable articulation, absolutely liquid runs and expert dynamic control." OAKLAND PRESS