Words & Music: A Master Class for Singers on March 14, 2009

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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 parkroadmanagement@verizon.net. 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 .

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Master Class with Wendy Lane Bailey and Laurel Masse

Wendy and Laurel return to DC on September 27, 2008, with their “Words & Music” master class. Check out all the details over at Miyazaki Cabaret Update.

Wendy Lane Bailey’s Master Class has been postponed

The “Words and Music” master class being taught by Wendy Lane Bailey and Laurel Masse’ has been postponed to March 15, 2008, due to inclement weather. Wendy reports that because of the date change, there are still a few openings. So if you were thinking about going but couldn’t get in, now may be your chance.

The cost of the class is $150, there is a 10% discount for Cabaret Network and WAMA members. To reserve your space or find out more about the class please contact Park Road Management at parkroadmanagement@verizon.net, or call (646)831-0359. To find out more about Laurel Masse and Wendy Lane Bailey visit their websites www.laurelmasse.com and www.wendylanebailey.com .

Update: “Words and Music” Master Class Date Change

The Words and Music master class taught by Wendy Lane Bailey and Laurel Masse’ has been pushed back one week to February 23, 2008. Check here for more information.

Wendy Lane Bailey Master Class Coming in February

DC Cabaret Network founder Wendy Lane Baily and her Creative Collaborator Laurel Masse’ are planning their first ever Washington, DC Words and Music Master Class on Saturday February 23rd. The four hour class is open to singers of all genres and will cover the basics of song performance, patter writing, hiring and working with a music director, handling onstage mistakes, and sequencing a set. They will also touch upon the issues of networking, marketing and the overall look of your act. Details for the class are still coming together, but if you already know you’re interested drop a note to parkroadmanagement@verizon.net . In the meantime watch this space for more details.

WAMMIE Nominees Have Been Announced

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Sally Martin (left) and Wendy Lane Bailey

Nominees for the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) have been announced! DC Cabaret Network member Sally Martin, who is also on the Board of Directors of the organization, has been nominated in two categories. Congratulations, Sally! Also nominated is Wendy Lane Bailey, the founder of the DC Cabaret Network. Best of luck Wendy and Sally!