San Francisco Master Class

ARIAS AND ACTION–A Group Audition Master Class

“What do I do with my hands?” and “How should I stand?” are signals that the performer is not comfortable alone onstage, whether performing in a production, a concert, or an audition.

This master class with Stage Director Chuck Hudson –is a true marriage of Voice, Acting, and Movement Techniques in an audition situation, creating singing as a consequence of movement, and movement that is nourished by singing. The intensive, small group setting with other singers will unlock the world of arias in a visually dynamic, exploratory way.

Bettering the audition experience is a specialty in my curriculum. I strive to provide singers the tools they need to prepare audition material that is both grounded in tradition and that dares to create a unique, honest and motivated performance.The specificity of this work enlivens the audition material with bold acting choices, helping singers generate the confidence to do their best moment-to-moment work in the audition room itself.

I have created a 3 Dimensional Technique designed to “sculpt the space” around solo performance and I have successfully employed these concepts with singers over the past 20 years. It is the “bang for the buck” part of my instruction that helps the singer to stand out from the herd, to gain control over the pieces no matter where they are performed, and to truly enjoy performing them again.

The Cube of Space Technique provides a genuine multi-dimensional structure that helps performers make the invisible visible by creating a grounded, motivated and honest performance. By focusing imagery in a way that imprints the voice with specific dramatic action, The 5 points of the Space, the 3 Levels of Consciousness, and the 5 Movements of Pure Thought combine to create a tangible and reliable foundation, freeing singers to make bold and active choices, and to become more physically expressive during the audition.

Read what singers are saying about Chuck’s coachings.

Sign up fast: this master class is guaranteed to sell out!

Saturday June 11, 2016 3:00-6:00

Participants: $65.00

Limited to 6 participants

Pianist Provided.

Observers: $40.00

Singers wishing to be considered to participate or to observe should send their head shot/resume and repertoire possibilities to Zachary Gordin.

Oakland Studio Space TBA: All details will be emailed directly to you once your request is received.