SAS AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER STUDIO
The Broadway musical is considered a purely American art form. Their music and lyrics are considered part of the "Great American Songbook," the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs, jazz standards, selections from the American Musical Theater stage, and Hollywood musical films. Even though there are several collections of music published under this title, the term does not refer to any actual book or a specific list of songs but a varied range of musical selections, including the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the present.
Some noted musical theater composers and lyricists who fit into this category include Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Lerner and Lowe, Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman, and Stephen Sondheim.
This studio focuses on acting, textual, stylistic interpretation, and diction. Each workshop will have an assigned music director/accompanist.
Finally, SAS Performing Arts Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce our 2021 American Musical Theater Vocal competition. The application cut off date is September 1, 2021.
The American Musical Theater songs required:
A total of 3 pieces with one selection chosen from the following composers: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Stephen Schwartz.
Please click on the competition box for more information and application.
Song Interpretation "The Great American Songbook"