SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT IN NEW YORK is a non-profit Creative Arts Collective which presents professional and semi-professional singers, actors, instrumentalists and other performers of any age and level of experience in MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL events throughout New York City.
STSANY also offers PRIVATE VOICE AND ACTING LESSONS at a membership discount throughout the week and on Saturdays, group classes, workshops and master classes to members and all other wishing to improve their vocal and performing skills.
If you have performed in public, always wanted to, or would like to begin again, this is the perfect meetup for you! STSANY meets weekly or bi-weekly from approximately 6:15-8:00 p.m and sometimes on Saturdays in the late morning or early afternoon for workshops and master classes. Days, times, locations and meetup fees (usually $20) may vary.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES for members and guests include:
Showcases in both public and private spaces;
Plays, musicals, concerts, staged readings, cabarets and more in public spaces;
Volunteer events at schools, shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals, etc.
STSANY is always seeking performers with some experience to present cabaret acts, one or two person musical or serio-comic shows, and concert singers and instrumentalists (classical, musical theatre, jazz, rock, folk, etc.) for presentation in showcases and other events. Join us, and let us know your talents!
STSANY also offers Social Events to give members a chance to meet, talk, enjoy a glass of wine and good food, attend concerts and other events and possibly collaborate on projects that are mutually interesting.
Our annual membership dues are $10.00 to be paid at any meetup. Please note: No member is excluded from attending events if they have not paid their dues!
PLEASE JOIN US so you can take advantage of all that STSANY has to offer you! We look forward to meeting you, helping you with your skills, and helping you pursue your dream of performing!
Anna Bartos, Founder and Organizer since 2010
About Anna Bartos...
Anna Bartos is a professional singer, actor, director, voice teacher, lecturer and coach, who was a faculty member at New York University for 19 years. She has presented singers and actors in showcases, operas, musical plays for children and adults, and for those in hospitals, senior homes, etc., for more than a decade, as she loves to see folks reach their full potential as performers.
Anna Bartos is not only a superb singing teacher (she knows her music), she is an equally excellent coach, which is a rarity among singing teachers. She is also capable of imparting many helpful nuggets of information about the process of singing and performing that one doesn't usually receive from one's teacher. I found her instruction of enormous value.___ P. Vincent, New York City actor and playwright (showcase performer)
Our caroling performance at the Dwelling Place Women's Shelter
on December 4th was a good, inspiring experience for me, and gave me a chance to sing and blend my voice in group. As a volunteer, I like to help out the community during the holiday season. When we were performing at the Esplanade, I felt that the audience reacted in a very positive, enthusiastic say.
What a rewarding and uplifting experience it was to go caroling at
a Homeless Shelter, a Senior Center, and Anna's neighbor!
Our theme was to "Make Someone Happy," and not only did we
make the receivers happy, it also made us happy to spread holiday cheer! Seeing their smiling faces, singing and clapping along was truly gratifying! Looking forward to more!
Volunteering is one way to connect with people outside of your usual routine. Serving others is also a way to connect with people in other lifestyles as a servant instead of a patron. I personally look for ways to volunteer using specific talents I have, as I believe they are gifts from God and should be given in the same generous spirit as the Giver.
I believe that music is a human necessity, not a luxury, and I look for ways to give humanizing and expressive voice to people who might not otherwise have a chance to experience the arts.
Happy New Year,
Lana (Volunteer accompanist)