Greetings, members and friends,
Due to a busy schedule, I started to post this meetup and just realized I did not complete the process! My apologies! I still plan to hold it and you have until tomorrow, noon, to RSVP. Again, I apologize for the late notice. It isn't like me to do this, as you know. Two new meetups will be posted soon for next Tuesday and Thursday, May 6 and 8, if this one doesn't work out for you, so keep your eye out and RSVP.
ALL meetups (unless otherwise notified), requires 4 members to sign up, including the organizer, to be held. You may invite a friend/guest to come along, either to observe or participate in the workshop. Be sure to add your guest to your RSVP. You may also schedule a private lesson. Details below.
Come to our May, June and July workshops (TBA) to work on your songs, monologues and instrumental pieces to improve your skills for your own pleasure, auditions, performances, our informal Music on Sundays Musicales, and other UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS - To be scheduled, including:
* STSANY SUMMER SHOWCASE in a public space (TBA): Songs, Monologues, Instrumental Solos: TBA. We are specifically looking for songs from musical theatre, jazz, pop, folk (in various languages), traditional rock, others;
* HALLOWEEN MUSICAL PLAY (a reading) for children and the whole family (TBA);
* VOLUNTEER - OUTREACH HOLIDAY CAROLING AND CONCERT (TBA) at shelters, soup kitchens senior residences and other venues. We're looking for new venues for these events, so please suggest some to us, especially if you have a connection with one or more. Thanks!
*CONCERT IN CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, in September or October (TBA): Needed are singers, actors, instrumentalists, dancers who dance, Salsa, Flamenco, Classical Spanish Ballet, Tango and other Latin dances.
Below is our May workshop meetup schedule. (Dates are subject to change.) NOTE: To accommodate your schedules, you are being given one OR MORE choices per week. We will try to continue this policy as much as possible, weather and schedules permitting so that more members will be able to attend meetups. If there are changes in days or times, I will let you know:
Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 8. To be posted soon.
WORKSHOPS: $15: From 6:15-8:15 p.m. Non-participating guests: $10. Payable in cash, exact amount at the door. Please be sure to read your emails about possible cancellations and rescheduling. Please RSVP for each meetup separately.
45 MINUTE PRIVATE LESSONS: $65 in cash (special member discount): First come, first served.
EVERY SATURDAY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Please send me an email with your preferred times ASAP. Be sure to give me your phone number so I can confirm your lesson time. Week day or evening lessons are available as well by appointment. All confirmations must be made by phone. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours, by phone, prior to your lesson at no charge. Lessons cancelled late must be paid or re-scheduled.
GROUP WARMUP: SINGING TOGETHER!
Vocal and Acting Technique! Interpretation! Presentation! Repertoire for Upcoming Events! Stage Fright!
WHAT TO BRING...Please read this:
Singers: One or two songs of any style (simple ballads, please, that have a nice, lyrical line!, i.e., romantic songs, arias, message songs, folk songs, etc., nothing complicated). Please bring 2 copies of songs- the SHEET MUSIC! - one for you and me - with complete accompaniment (not only the melody line or chords alone). Note: To receive the full benefit of workshop coaching, bring the written music as required. If you don't have written music, you can copy it at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts at Broadway and 65th Street and other local libraries, buy and download it from the internet, or purchase it at music stores. Otherwise, make a list of songs you know and email it to me and/or bring it with you to the meetup, where the music MAY be available to you, if you're lucky!
Actors: One dramatic or comic monologue (max. 4 minutes)
Instrumentalists and Songwriters: One short piece (max. 4 minutes) for piano, guitar, etc.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE...
INDIVIDUAL COACHING: 15- 20 minutes of individual vocal and dramatic coaching on your material, on a first come-first served basis. Music may be of any genre from the classics to rock. BREATHING, Vocal warm-ups and group singing begin every meetup.
REPERTOIRE ADVICE for songs of any genre and language AND dramatic/comic monologues is provided at all meetups.
SINGERS: Please come prepared to recite your song lyrics as a monologue before singing.
*STSANY RSVP POLICY: Please read!
PLEASE NOTE: A MINIMUM OF FOUR PARTICIPANTS IS NECESSARY TO HOLD MOST MEETUPS, including the organizer. FYI: If you miss the deadline to RSVP, please send me an email to see if space is available.
*IMPORTANT! MEMBER website RSVP DEADLINE FOR GROUP MEETUPS is usually at 10 P.M. the day before: PLEASE: RSVP "yes" ONLY if you are sure you can attend, or send me an email if it's past the deadline. This avoids canceling meetups at the last minute which is very inconvenient for your organizer and fellow members. They plan ahead for and are looking forward to attending workshops and other events on scheduled days. Everyone's time and aspirations are to be respected.
Meetup Fee: $15 for members; $10 for non-participating guests (exact amount in cash at the door). You may also pay your 2014 membership dues of $5 at the meetup.
NOTE: Please arrive 10 minutes before meetup begins so that we can start on time. Elevators are busy at that time. Thanks!
Cheers, Anna Bartos, Organizer and Artistic Director of STSANY - A Non-Profit Cooperative Arts Collective for Singers, Actors and Instrumentalists of All Levels
UPCOMING SCHEDULED EVENTS:
Weekly Workshops and Private Lessons (See Saturday listings for lessons.)
STSANY Concert Series: Sunday, May 4, 3-6 p.m. An afternoon of solos, duets and readings from Bizet's "Carmen" with STSANY members Rebecca MacLean, mezzo-soprano, Angelina Kelley and guest artists. Reception Following. See posting for details. FREE admission for members and friends.
NOTE: TO LEARN ABOUT STSANY's GOALS, PLEASE READ "PAGES" in the browser above. Be sure to check out our reviews and past meetups to know what we've been doing! Click on "MORE" and "files" to see flyers for our events, etc. To see our photo albums, click on "PHOTOS" in our browser.
To see and hear members perform, please VISIT our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlmaMusica
How was the Meetup? Helpful and Encouraging Comments from members and organizer:
I feel the same as the other talented singers who came to the last Tuesday Meetup! Gene put it so well, when he expresses our desire to take our voices to the next level, and with Anna's help, we'll get there. It was a pleasure to hear Allyson sing! Like an angel, such range, such emotion! Thanks, Anna, for opening your lovely home to us, and giving such great musical advice. Looking forward to coming back, whevever possible...
Thank you, Lourdes, for your endorsement! It means a lot to me and to our group. I look forward to working with you, again, and hearing your lively interpretations of everything you sing! Keep up the good work.
Thank you Lourdes! It was a pleasure to hear you as well...you are a vivacious performer!)
Anna is an excellent vocal teacher and coach! If you seriously aspire to sing, whether it be for personal growth or professional goals, you owe it to yourself to attend a workshop! I have attended 2 Meetups to date, and will be coming back. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet interesting and remarkably talented people focused on taking their voices to the next level.
What a lovely "review," and endorsement of what I try to accomplish at the workshops, Gene! It is obvious to me that you do, as you say, seriously aspire to sing, which is why you come back! It has been my pleasure to work with you on your good voice, and am sure you will earnestly keep working to accomplish your goals. Congratulations!
What a great meetup of interesting people with budding & blooming talent! And the feedback is invaluable!!! Anna you're a true gem!
Yes, Allyson! It was a great meetup! What a nice thing to say. You, also, are truly a gem. You sing like a bird with that great instrument of yours, and with such feeling! I see wonderful things for you on the horizon!
I really enjoyed my first Meetup, on April 15. It was a small group setting, so the instructor, Anna Bartos, was able to give each one of the singers ,individual attention. Anna is very knowledgeable, and knows how to impart that knowledge.