Please mark your calendar now to come out to our March Open Mic on Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Warehouse Theater. Signup and socializing begins at 7:30, and the singing starts at 8:00 p.m. The DC Cabaret Network welcomes Peter Darling to the piano to accompany us. Peter can currently be seen and heard at the STARS Bistro & Bar in Dupont Circle playing for all of their terrific singing waiters.
Admission to the Open Mic is a suggested donation for the pianist and to cover the rental fee: $15 for non-members, $12 for paid members of the DC Cabaret Network.
The Warehouse Theater is located at 1021 7th Street, NW, across from the new Convention Center.
Everyone is welcome. Our Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
We hope to see you there.
DC Cabaret Network founder Wendy Lane Bailey and Manhattan Transfer founding member Laurel Masse’ are bringing their master class for singers back to the nation’s capital! Here are the details:
Laurel Masse´, founding member of Manhattan Transfer, will join forces with New York City vocalist and artist consultant Wendy Lane Bailey, to teach Words & Music: A Master Class for Singers on Saturday March 14th in Washington, DC. The class is designed for singers of all genres and will cover song performance and interpretation, communicating with an audience, sequencing a set, working with accompanists, arrangers, and sidemen, and dealing with the unexpected on stage. In addition to the onstage skills covered the class will also deal with issues such as creating a visual image, setting goals, networking skills, and basic marketing ideas. Class size will be limited to allow ample personal attention for each participant.
Masse´ & Bailey are interested in gathering a group of students from a broad spectrum of styles. “What we are teaching can be applied to any genre of music from opera to rock. Between the two of us there is a hardly a style of music that isn’t represented, and we believe that versatility is one of the keys to career longevity. What doesn’t change is how we approach the process of putting a set together,” says Masse´. They are committed to seeing all of their students succeed both within the classroom and beyond, and as such, they work with each student to help them set and meet individual goals geared towards their level of experience and stated desires.
The class takes place Saturday March 14th 2009 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Parish Hall of The Blessed Sacrament Church at 3630 Quesada St. NW Washington, DC. Tuition is $165. Students wishing to reserve space in the class or receive further information should contact Lane Middleton at Park Road Management at (646)831-0359 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Laurel Masse´ and Wendy Lane Bailey visit their joint blog www.twowellread.blogspot.com or their websites www.laurelmasse.com and www.wendylanebailey.com .