Fall and Winter 2018-2019

Instructor: Susan Blyth-Schofield

Collaborative Pianist: Larry Tarof

Class time: 6:00 – 9:00 on Wednesday evenings in The Patrick Cardy Studio, ninth floor, A900 Loeb Building. Some additional week-end rehearsals will be required for the Fall term production of Songs for A New World.

We are changing things up a bit this year. For the Fall term we are planning a production of Songs for A New
World by Jason Robert Brown. Performances will be on 7 and 8 December in the Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton
University. In the Winter term we will be returning to the Revue format. Performance date TBC. This means that
you do not have to sign up for two terms to do the show, and you will be free to take advantage of other performing
opportunities in terms when you are not doing The Ensemble.

There will be an information meeting on Wednesday 5 September from 6 pm (in The Patrick Cardy Studio) and
auditions will be held the following Saturday (8 September) beginning at 1 pm – also in The Patrick Cardy Studio.

For the audition you will need to:

  • Bring a resume (CV). You will be asked to fill out an audition sheet as well.
  • Prepare a one minute cut of something you know well, that shows your voice and is in the style of the show. Please do not sing anything from the show, but another piece of Jason Robert Brown (e.g. something from
    The Last Five Years) is acceptable. An accompanist will be provided. You must provide sheet music in the
    correct key – the one you are singing in.
  • Although there will be choreography in the show, no dancing will be required at the audition

The Ensemble meets once a week on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9 in the Patrick Cardy Studio on the ninth floor
of the Loeb Building from September to December and again from January to March. Due to the short rehearsal time in the Fall, additional weekend rehearsals will be required, and there is, of course, a tech week. For the Winter Term there will also be a tech week, and additional weekend rehearsals could also be necessary. For more information or to book an audition please contact me at Susan.Blythschofield@carleton.ca

If you are interested in the technical side of things (back-stage and stage management) there are possibilities for you
there as well. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the above address.

For those students receiving a credit for the course (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), the assessment will be based on in-class work, preparation, and participation in the final performance.

Have a great rest of your summer and we’ll see you in the fall for an exciting year – and bring your friends!!!!

   Susan

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