Session:Fall 2023 Chapter: Kane Location: Church on the Rock, Huntley Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Day: Monday Starts: 09/11 Ages: 12 - 18 Tuition: $235.00 Open Spots: 0
** Registration ended September 23, 2023 at 11:55pm
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What makes a musical a different experience than a play? A musical utilizes song and dance to deepen and expand the story it is telling. Rather than simply stating them, characters often sing their most heightened emotions—all the way from despair to joy. In many (if not all) musicals, the most vulnerable moment a character experiences is often sung rather than spoken. Think “Words Fail” from Dear Evan Hansen, “Who I’d Be” from Shrek, “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress, “Santa Fe” from Newsies, and more. When it comes to performing songs like these, simply singing them won’t do—the performer needs to express them. Through vocal dynamics, facial expression, body language, and more, students will learn how to not just sing their pieces, but express them. Students will learn how to tell a character’s story through a song.
Joanna Nagle has had a deep love and sense of belonging in music since she played the flute for the first time in fourth grade. Beyond grade school and junior high band, she involved herself heavily in the choir program at her alma mater Saint Viator High School, achieving the Senior Award for Excellent Achievement in Concert Choir as well as in the Chamber Singers ensemble. After that, she took some music and education classes at North Central College, participating in their choral program as well as taking lessons and performing as a classical soloist. She currently runs a private voice studio where she coaches individual students to grow in their singing and assists them with auditions, callbacks, recitals, and other material. She has taught for CYT since 2020 in counties NW Cook, Kane, and Lake. She has been the vocal director for Kane/McHenry's Tarzan, Godspell, Into the Woods Junior, and Newsies and Kenosha/Lake's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She is also the Project Voice Coach for the Kane branch. Joanna, though never herself taking classes or partaking in shows with CYT, knows CYT's commitment to excellence in theatrical/musical skill as well as their dedication to glorifying the Lord through these gifts. She absolutely loves working with all of her students and is thrilled to share her passion for music and teaching at CYT!