Leanne is at Yale ya'll

Posted by Jessica Coker on July 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Our very own Leanne Borghesi is currently at Yale University at the International Cabaret Conference. Its very elite and we couldn't be more proud that she was accepted! She'll have lots of stories and pictures to share upon her return!!!

Here is the info on the Conference:

The International Cabaret Conference At Yale University is an intensive nine-day teaching program in the art of cabaret performance and trains professionals for the live entertainment industry. The Great American Songbook is addressed and promoted in its entirety, from its origins in the late 19th century through the classic pop standards of the 1930s and ‘40s to today’s contemporary cabaret, musical theater, jazz and pop music. Participating students have come from the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. All classes are conducted in English.

The award-winning faculty and renowned consultants guide thirty-nine students in a collaborative process of critical refining and honing. The conference features classes and lectures covering cabaret performance technique: acting for singers, lyric interpretation, focus and concentration, act structure, act writing, material research, and comedic development.

Seminars are presented on musical director/director relations, arranging, orchestration, composer/lyricist relations, maintenance of the vocal instrument, and image consultation. Participants examine the final stages of act presentation - club relations, marketing, press and public relations, and are introduced to the technical language of light and sound, representation, booking, management and personal networking.

The International Cabaret Conference at Yale University also produces five nights of public concerts in New Haven: Summer Nights Cabaret Concerts at Yale, featuring faculty members and students of the conference. These public performances allow students to observe the performance techniques of consummate professionals in the industry, as they continue to study those of their peers on a daily basis. The final concert, Cabaret Stars of Tomorrow, features all students, demonstrating what they have accomplished in their nine days at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.

The prestigious faculty has included Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Gardner, Jason Graae, Carol Hall, George Hall, Laurel Massé, Sally Mayes, Amanda McBroom, Sharon McNight, Pamela Myers, Erv Raible, Pamela Tate and Julie Wilson; piano faculty has included Ron Abel, Tex Arnold, Michele Brourman, Mark Burnell, Steven Lutvak, Shelly Markham, Michael Orland, Alex Rybeck and Paul Trueblood.

The International Cabaret Conference is held on the historic Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, renowned as one of the world’s finest educational facilities, and for its spectacular architecture, world-class museums and libraries. Housing for the Cabaret Conference is in Yale’s new Swing Dormitory, and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in the baronial Tudor Dining Hall of Saybrook College.


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