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SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT in NEW YORK!
Workshops, Showcases, Musical and Theatrical performances, Volunteer and outreach events and much more!

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FOR SINGERS/ACTORS/INSTRUMENTALISTS
For Professionals, Semi- and Non-Professionals
Anna Bartos, Organizer*

Greetings and Welcome!
Have you always wanted to sing or act, but never did? Did other things get in your way, like a day job? Or, did you sing/act a long time ago and want to get back into it? Well, here's your chance to make your life-long dream come true!

SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT! gives you a golden opportunity to try out new material or perfect songs and monologues you have already performed or presented at auditions for a live, friendly audience at performance venues in Manhattan. Friends, family, agents and all others are always welcome to attend showcases.

iF SINGING, ACTING, DANCING OR PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT are your passions, PLEASE JOIN OUR MEETUP, and post some information about yourself on your profile page, including any vocal, acting and/or instrumental training and performing experience you have had, your aspirations for the future, your choice of repertoire, etc. All types of music and comic or dramatic pieces are acceptable.

ACCOMPANISTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN STSANY! WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF PIANISTS AND GUITARISTS for performances and meetups.

STSANY MEEETS approximately two-four times a month at a midtown Manhattan location. It would be very if you would tell us which days are best for you! Once you join, you will be notified when the next meetup will take place, That information will also be posted on our message board.

Performers with one-two person cabaret acts or original musical dramas or spoofs are encouraged to join this meet-up. Vocal coaching and performance workshops will provide helpful techniques to enhance your showcase performance. Approximately 2-4 showcases are presented throughout the year.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Showcases, Cabaret Nights, Classical Nights, Musical Plays, Informal Musicales, Outreach Performances for Children and Adults at Schools, Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens, Senior Residences, Theatres, etc.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING!

Annual Dues: $10.00 payable when you attend a meetup

Anna Bartos, Founder/Artistic Director*

Soprano/Actress/Voice Teacher/Coach/College Lecturer/Composer-Arranger/Published Author

Anna Bartos is the Founder and Director of Flor y Canto Chamber Music Ensemble (formerly The Ensemble ALMA) and The Enchanted Forest Opera. Creator, director and producer of showcases in New York City since 1998, Ms. Bartos has sung major roles in opera, as soloist with orchestras, and on the concert stage at international festivals and college conferences. Her recordings include Cantares for Soprano and Guitar, Mostly Spanish and You Must Remember This Two. Known for her expertise in Spanish and Latin American song repertoire, she has won several competitions and grants, as well as The New York Foundation for the Arts Non-Profit Sponsorship for her original one-woman musical drama, La maja olvidada. She served on the vocal faculty of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development (studio voice) for 11 years, and a group class, Something to Sing About at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies for 8 years. Anna Bartos maintains a private vocal studio in New York City. www.annabartos.com (http://www.annabartos.com/)

Upcoming events (4+)

UPDATE: PRIVATE LESSONS for SINGERS & ACTORS

Needs a location

$20.00

Dear STSANY new, "old" and prospective members and friends:

Private Lessons for Singers and Actors are are scheduled for Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Discounted Fee through September: $50 in cash for a 45 minute lesson. (Usually, $65)

If interested, RSVP on the posting by Friday, and contact me at: [masked], and follow up with a phone call:[masked]. Always provide your email address and phone number. Please tell me something about yourself, your aspirations, possible study and performing experience, if applicable. Lessons are also available on some weekdays and evenings.

FYI: We hope to resume group workshops in the near future. TBA

COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of complete vaccination, including boosters.

  • PLEASE NOTE*****Masks must be worn in the building lobby, elevators and in the lesson space.

PLEASE NOTE: Private Lessons are also available on weekdays and evenings. To schedule a lesson, kindly email me at [masked], including your phone number and email address, and you will be contacted. Let me know when you are available, and I will contact you.

FYI: SPECIAL DISCOUNTED FEE DURING JULY AND AUGUST: $50 for a 45 minute lesson (usually $65) to be paid in cash (exact amount) at your lesson.

  • ***Call:[masked] to schedule a lesson. Email your short bio, aspirations, phone number to: [masked])

NOTE: Cat in residence, but not in workshop space.

Read about our past events at a variety of public spaces, and our volunteer performances at hospitals, shelters, schools and other venues in the tristate areas. We hope our events since our founding in 2010 will spark your enthusiasm to sign up for lessons, workshops and other events.

https://www.meetup.com/SOMETHING-TO-SING-ABOUT-IN-NEW-YORK/photos/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YIndl_9YuU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYMf7ZOOmaU

Watch videos of STSANY members: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlmaMusica/videos

LOCATION:
484 West 43rd Street, Suite 41E, Manhattan (corner of 10th Avenue)
Note: There is a cat on the premises

***PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES prior to your lesson, as elevators are very busy in this hi-rise building.

***PAYMENT POLICY:
In cash (exact amount), upon arrival.
****IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the workshop, except in cases of illness, family emergencies or disasters.
*To cancel, change your RSVP to "no" and follow up with an email to Anna Bartos. Be considerate of your fellow members and guests who are serious about taking lessons. Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to working with you!

Cheers,
Anna Bartos
Founder-Director, STSANY (2010-present)
Founder-Director, Flor y Canto Chamber Ensemble (1998-present)
Founder-Director, The Enchanted Forest Opera [masked])
Vocal Faculty, New York University [masked])
www.annabartos.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-bartos-77136918/

REVIEWS by STSANY members, fellow performers and audience members at events:

It was a pleasure to be part of your workshop on July 9 '22. I really loved it and I’ve already signed up for next Saturdays.

My review:
Anna is an amazing passionate teacher. You can clearly see she lives for music and she can truly inspire you. Workshop is not only chance to improve your singing skills but also a chance to work on you technique and breathing. Anna is a very warm and patient person. I would recommend this workshop for everyone who wants to surround itself with very inspiring people.

Thank you Anna for this workshop. I feel like I connected with my biggest passion once again and it feels amazing.
Have a great day and I hope to see you soon!
All the best,
Kinga

More reviews:

"I used to love singing with local theatre groups, but lost my confidence. Looking forward to singing again!
STSANY is a great venue to meet new people who enjoy singing and acting. Anna is very encouraging and a great coach."_____Ginny C.

"Anna Bartos is not only a superb singing teacher, she is an equally excellent coach. 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."___. Paul, V., NYC actor and playwright.

"It was a wonderful session w/a warm, knowledgeable & insightful instructor & in great company!"____Allyson, Member, STSANY

"Great session; good, helpful feedback; supportive."____Barbara, Member, STSANY

"The MUSICALE was a wonderfully diverse program in an intimate setting. Ms. Bartos is extremely knowledgeable about a broad range musical styles and acting."____Rebecca, Member of STSANY (Musicale on 1/19/14)

AUDITIONS for Hispanic Heritage Month Performance: Sept-Oct -Date TBA

STSANY will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), by presenting a program of music (songs & instrumentals) , drama, poetry. (Date TBA) The performance is free. Refreshments will be served

The program will be given in the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43rd Street at 9th Ave., 2nd Floor. It is a community room open to the public and residents of Manhattan Plaza. Singers, actors, instrumentalists, musical ensembles with training and performing experience are welcome to audition.

RSVP on this and other postings, send your bio, phone number and email address to: [masked] and follow up with a phone call to[masked]. Auditions will be held on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m., weekdays and some evenings. RSVP-ASAP. Times are subject to change.

Bring a song in Spanish, Portuguese or indigenous languages (sheet music), monologue relatiing to Hispanic culture, and instrumentals - solo or group. Pianist provided. Classical, folk, popular, jazz and all musical genres are acceptable. More details to follow.

UPDATE: PRIVATE LESSONS for SINGERS & ACTORS

Needs a location

$20.00

Dear STSANY new, "old" and prospective members and friends:

Private Lessons for Singers and Actors are are scheduled for Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Discounted Fee through September: $50 in cash for a 45 minute lesson. (Usually, $65)

If interested, RSVP on the posting by Friday, and contact me at: [masked], and follow up with a phone call:[masked]. Always provide your email address and phone number. Please tell me something about yourself, your aspirations, possible study and performing experience, if applicable. Lessons are also available on some weekdays and evenings.

FYI: We hope to resume group workshops in the near future. TBA

COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of complete vaccination, including boosters.

  • PLEASE NOTE*****Masks must be worn in the building lobby, elevators and in the lesson space.

PLEASE NOTE: Private Lessons are also available on weekdays and evenings. To schedule a lesson, kindly email me at [masked], including your phone number and email address, and you will be contacted. Let me know when you are available, and I will contact you.

FYI: SPECIAL DISCOUNTED FEE DURING JULY AND AUGUST: $50 for a 45 minute lesson (usually $65) to be paid in cash (exact amount) at your lesson.

  • ***Call:[masked] to schedule a lesson. Email your short bio, aspirations, phone number to: [masked])

NOTE: Cat in residence, but not in workshop space.

Read about our past events at a variety of public spaces, and our volunteer performances at hospitals, shelters, schools and other venues in the tristate areas. We hope our events since our founding in 2010 will spark your enthusiasm to sign up for lessons, workshops and other events.

https://www.meetup.com/SOMETHING-TO-SING-ABOUT-IN-NEW-YORK/photos/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YIndl_9YuU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYMf7ZOOmaU

Watch videos of STSANY members: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlmaMusica/videos

LOCATION:
484 West 43rd Street, Suite 41E, Manhattan (corner of 10th Avenue)
Note: There is a cat on the premises

***PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES prior to your lesson, as elevators are very busy in this hi-rise building.

***PAYMENT POLICY:
In cash (exact amount), upon arrival.
****IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the workshop, except in cases of illness, family emergencies or disasters.
*To cancel, change your RSVP to "no" and follow up with an email to Anna Bartos. Be considerate of your fellow members and guests who are serious about taking lessons. Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to working with you!

Cheers,
Anna Bartos
Founder-Director, STSANY (2010-present)
Founder-Director, Flor y Canto Chamber Ensemble (1998-present)
Founder-Director, The Enchanted Forest Opera [masked])
Vocal Faculty, New York University [masked])
www.annabartos.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-bartos-77136918/

REVIEWS by STSANY members, fellow performers and audience members at events:

It was a pleasure to be part of your workshop on July 9 '22. I really loved it and I’ve already signed up for next Saturdays.

My review:
Anna is an amazing passionate teacher. You can clearly see she lives for music and she can truly inspire you. Workshop is not only chance to improve your singing skills but also a chance to work on you technique and breathing. Anna is a very warm and patient person. I would recommend this workshop for everyone who wants to surround itself with very inspiring people.

Thank you Anna for this workshop. I feel like I connected with my biggest passion once again and it feels amazing.
Have a great day and I hope to see you soon!
All the best,
Kinga

More reviews:

"I used to love singing with local theatre groups, but lost my confidence. Looking forward to singing again!
STSANY is a great venue to meet new people who enjoy singing and acting. Anna is very encouraging and a great coach."_____Ginny C.

"Anna Bartos is not only a superb singing teacher, she is an equally excellent coach. 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."___. Paul, V., NYC actor and playwright.

"It was a wonderful session w/a warm, knowledgeable & insightful instructor & in great company!"____Allyson, Member, STSANY

"Great session; good, helpful feedback; supportive."____Barbara, Member, STSANY

"The MUSICALE was a wonderfully diverse program in an intimate setting. Ms. Bartos is extremely knowledgeable about a broad range musical styles and acting."____Rebecca, Member of STSANY (Musicale on 1/19/14)

AUDITIONS for Hispanic Heritage Month Performance: Sept-Oct -Date TBA

STSANY will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), by presenting a program of music (songs & instrumentals) , drama, poetry. (Date TBA) The performance is free. Refreshments will be served

The program will be given in the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43rd Street at 9th Ave., 2nd Floor. It is a community room open to the public and residents of Manhattan Plaza. Singers, actors, instrumentalists, musical ensembles with training and performing experience are welcome to audition.

RSVP on this and other postings, send your bio, phone number and email address to: [masked] and follow up with a phone call to[masked]. Auditions will be held on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m., weekdays and some evenings. RSVP-ASAP. Times are subject to change.

Bring a song in Spanish, Portuguese or indigenous languages (sheet music), monologue relatiing to Hispanic culture, and instrumentals - solo or group. Pianist provided. Classical, folk, popular, jazz and all musical genres are acceptable. More details to follow.

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UPDATE: PRIVATE LESSONS for SINGERS & ACTORS

Needs a location

$20.00

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