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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 (5)

PRIVATE LESSONS for SINGERS, ACTORS, and INSTRUMENTALISTS

Dear STSANY members and friends: VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ THIS TO SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON: DUE TO MY CURRENT PROBLEMS CONNECTING WITH MEETUP.COM which I am trying to solve, to connect with me: PLEASE send me an email at [masked], with your phone number and email address. I'll respond to chat and schedule your lesson. You can also call me at :[masked] **LESSON TIMES: 45 minute LESSONS: 10:00-10:45 10:45-11:30 11:30-12:15 12:15-1:00 *NOTE: LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON WEEKDAYS AND EVENINGS, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Send a message with your request. *LESSON LOCATION: 484 West 43rd Street, Suite 41E, Manhattan (corner of 10th Avenue) Note: There is a cat on the premises PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR LESSON as elevators are very busy in this hi-rise building. PAYMENT POLICY: • LESSON FEE IS $65 for members. Pay in cash (exact amount) upon arrival. OR You may prepay by check or money order, sent to Anna Bartos, 484 W. 43rd Street, 41 E, NYC 10036. (Non-Members: $75. Observing Guests: $15) PLEASE READ FOLLOWING DETAILS VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE you RSVP! * NOTE: REQUEST A LESSON TIME AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH SATURDAY DATE, if at all possible. Lesson times fill up quickly for members and non-members. WHAT TO DO: 1. RSVP on the posting page at least one week prior: HIGHLY ADVISED! 2. Send a message to Ms. Bartos @ anna.bartos@gmail., include your phone number and email address; 3. Follow up by calling:[masked]; You will receive a return call to confirm your lesson. ****IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your lesson without charge, except in cases of illness or family emergencies. Lessons cancelled late must be paid for and/or made up. *To cancel, change your RSVP to "no" and follow up with an email to Anna Bartos. Thank you for your cooperation. *NOTE: NO-SHOWS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, irresponsible and will harm your chances for future scheduling. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS are unacceptable except in cases of illness, personal tragedy or natural disasters. We look forward to working with you! Cheers, Anna Endorsements by STSANY members and fellow 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.___. 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. I found the preliminary workshops extremely helpful in putting a role I'd worked on (for longer than I'd like to say) into a historical, musical, and linguistic framework. I am eager to do more! Anna Bartos is knowledgeable about a broad range of musical styles and genres, acting and character development as well as singing. I would definitely like to perform in this type of event again. For me, once a season would be good (3-4 times a year)."____Rebecca, Member of STSANY (Musicale on 1/19/14)

PRIVATE LESSONS for SINGERS, ACTORS, and INSTRUMENTALISTS

Dear STSANY members and friends: VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ THIS TO SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON: DUE TO MY CURRENT PROBLEMS CONNECTING WITH MEETUP.COM which I am trying to solve, to connect with me: PLEASE send me an email at [masked], with your phone number and email address. I'll respond to chat and schedule your lesson. You can also call me at :[masked] **LESSON TIMES: 45 minute LESSONS: 10:00-10:45 10:45-11:30 11:30-12:15 12:15-1:00 *NOTE: LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON WEEKDAYS AND EVENINGS, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Send a message with your request. *LESSON LOCATION: 484 West 43rd Street, Suite 41E, Manhattan (corner of 10th Avenue) Note: There is a cat on the premises PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR LESSON as elevators are very busy in this hi-rise building. PAYMENT POLICY: • LESSON FEE IS $65 for members. Pay in cash (exact amount) upon arrival. OR You may prepay by check or money order, sent to Anna Bartos, 484 W. 43rd Street, 41 E, NYC 10036. (Non-Members: $75. Observing Guests: $15) PLEASE READ FOLLOWING DETAILS VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE you RSVP! * NOTE: REQUEST A LESSON TIME AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH SATURDAY DATE, if at all possible. Lesson times fill up quickly for members and non-members. WHAT TO DO: 1. RSVP on the posting page at least one week prior: HIGHLY ADVISED! 2. Send a message to Ms. Bartos @ anna.bartos@gmail., include your phone number and email address; 3. Follow up by calling:[masked]; You will receive a return call to confirm your lesson. ****IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your lesson without charge, except in cases of illness or family emergencies. Lessons cancelled late must be paid for and/or made up. *To cancel, change your RSVP to "no" and follow up with an email to Anna Bartos. Thank you for your cooperation. *NOTE: NO-SHOWS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, irresponsible and will harm your chances for future scheduling. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS are unacceptable except in cases of illness, personal tragedy or natural disasters. We look forward to working with you! Cheers, Anna Endorsements by STSANY members and fellow 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.___. 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. I found the preliminary workshops extremely helpful in putting a role I'd worked on (for longer than I'd like to say) into a historical, musical, and linguistic framework. I am eager to do more! Anna Bartos is knowledgeable about a broad range of musical styles and genres, acting and character development as well as singing. I would definitely like to perform in this type of event again. For me, once a season would be good (3-4 times a year)."____Rebecca, Member of STSANY (Musicale on 1/19/14)

Music & Drama on Sunday: Love and Hate: Which is it? A Salon Concert

Music & Drama on Sunday: "Love and Hate: Which is it? An informal salon concert in an intimate setting of music and drama about love - its joys and challenges. Vocal and instrumental music of all genres, monologues, poems, recitations, scenes by both professional and semi-professional STSANY members and friends Potluck Buffet follows. (finger food and beverages) Midtown Manhattan Sunday, June 14 from 3-6 p.m. Limited seating (30-35). RSVP by June 7: [masked] or on this website Presented by Something to Sing About in New York Anna Bartos, Director-Host Eric Sedgwick: Pianist Arrive by 2:30 to insure seating. (30 max) Waitlist Admission: $20: $15 for seniors and students. Pay in cash at the door.

PRIVATE LESSONS for SINGERS, ACTORS, and INSTRUMENTALISTS

Dear STSANY members and friends: VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ THIS TO SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON: DUE TO MY CURRENT PROBLEMS CONNECTING WITH MEETUP.COM which I am trying to solve, to connect with me: PLEASE send me an email at [masked], with your phone number and email address. I'll respond to chat and schedule your lesson. You can also call me at :[masked] **LESSON TIMES: 45 minute LESSONS: 10:00-10:45 10:45-11:30 11:30-12:15 12:15-1:00 *NOTE: LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON WEEKDAYS AND EVENINGS, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Send a message with your request. *LESSON LOCATION: 484 West 43rd Street, Suite 41E, Manhattan (corner of 10th Avenue) Note: There is a cat on the premises PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR LESSON as elevators are very busy in this hi-rise building. PAYMENT POLICY: • LESSON FEE IS $65 for members. Pay in cash (exact amount) upon arrival. OR You may prepay by check or money order, sent to Anna Bartos, 484 W. 43rd Street, 41 E, NYC 10036. (Non-Members: $75. Observing Guests: $15) PLEASE READ FOLLOWING DETAILS VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE you RSVP! * NOTE: REQUEST A LESSON TIME AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH SATURDAY DATE, if at all possible. Lesson times fill up quickly for members and non-members. WHAT TO DO: 1. RSVP on the posting page at least one week prior: HIGHLY ADVISED! 2. Send a message to Ms. Bartos @ anna.bartos@gmail., include your phone number and email address; 3. Follow up by calling:[masked]; You will receive a return call to confirm your lesson. ****IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your lesson without charge, except in cases of illness or family emergencies. Lessons cancelled late must be paid for and/or made up. *To cancel, change your RSVP to "no" and follow up with an email to Anna Bartos. Thank you for your cooperation. *NOTE: NO-SHOWS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE, irresponsible and will harm your chances for future scheduling. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS are unacceptable except in cases of illness, personal tragedy or natural disasters. We look forward to working with you! Cheers, Anna Endorsements by STSANY members and fellow 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.___. 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. I found the preliminary workshops extremely helpful in putting a role I'd worked on (for longer than I'd like to say) into a historical, musical, and linguistic framework. I am eager to do more! Anna Bartos is knowledgeable about a broad range of musical styles and genres, acting and character development as well as singing. I would definitely like to perform in this type of event again. For me, once a season would be good (3-4 times a year)."____Rebecca, Member of STSANY (Musicale on 1/19/14)

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