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Improvised Singing

Improvised Singing Classes
Take your off-the-cuff skills to the next level!

 

Improvised Singing Classes
Take your off-the-cuff skills to the next level!

 

**new elective** Musical Techniques for Improvisers

Musical Improv is for everybody! Hone your rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic skills through improv warm-ups and games designed to improve your musical technique and confidence. This course is for the improviser who wants to learn to manipulate their voice, get more comfortable improvising musically, and sharpen their skills! No prerequisites! Anyone can take this class anytime. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. There is no showcase for this workshop.

SINGING ONE

Sometimes improv needs a little razzle-dazzle. Learn the basics of improv singing in short-form games, scenes, and straight-up songs off the top of your head. Learn to seamlessly weave in and out of singing, communicate with the musical accompanist, work as an ensemble or solo singer, apply song structure, and take your first crack at this amazing (and totally freakin’ scary) form of improv. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. The workshop will culminate in a student showcase for friends and family. (Prereq: Levels 1 through 6)

SINGING TWO

This second class in our musical improv series will build on the basics and invite the performers to step up their game, creating more complex song structures, exploring a wide variety of song genres and styles, and doubling down on confidence and commitment. You’ll begin to explore and master solo song performance and techniques for bringing character and tone into your songs. You will drill your rhyming, precision and timing skills. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. The workshop will culminate in a student showcase for friends and family.
(Prereq: Levels 1 through 6 & Singing 1)

SINGING THREE

Take what you’ve learned in the first levels of improvised singing and apply them to storytelling and narrative. Learn where, when, and what to sing about to best support your story. Find the song behind the song and start to improvise lyrics that are poetic and metaphoric. Work on opening and closing numbers and start to build your own musical formats and troupes. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. The workshop will culminate in a student showcase for friends and family in the Sunday Weekender.
(Prereq: Levels 1-6 & Singing 1-2 & Narrative 1)

Classes FAQ

Q: Where do I start?
A: Register for one of our Level One classes (schedule below) …more info

Q: Can I test drive the classes?
A:
We offer a two-hour Free Improv Class twice a month …more info

Q: How soon can I perform?
A:
Levels Two through Six culminate student showcases in the Weekender. Graduates of Level Three are eligible to play Maestro …more info

Q: Do I HAVE to perform?
A: You can always opt out of the student showcases, but we’re pretty sure that at the end of twelve weeks of improv, you’ll be itching to try it out on stage …more info

Q: Can I skip Level One?
A: Probably not, but we’re open to extenuating circumstances …more info

Q: How do I do more?
A: We offer regular Specialty Workshops throughout the year, featuring the best instructors from Austin and beyond. And every summer we have our week-long Summer Intensive, if you are ready to get a concentrated dose of Hideout improv instruction for a full week.

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