NCCAF MASTER CLASS - Musical Improv with Mike Descoteaux FRI 2/15 10AM
Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Our festival features MASTER CLASS instructors from all over North America teaching the Art of comedy, sketch, standup, improv and storytelling.
Musical Improv with Mike Descoteaux
FRIDAY 2/15 10AM - 1230PM
Musical Improv introduces students to the fundamentals of how to improvise songs that sound as if they had been written. Explore rhyming (and effective alternatives to rhyming), common song structures that lend themselves to improvising, creating memorable hooks, and how to convincingly get into songs from an improvised scene. By the end of the day, students will be confidently making up well-made songs on the spot - one of the most challenging and rewarding skills in your improv arsenal!
No previous singing experience required.
Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. Mike has served as head of the Music Program at The Second City Training Center and music director of the Second City ETC stage in Chicago. He has had the privilege of working with Tony Award-winning artists such as Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, Mark Hollmann and James LaPine. He has “composed” and “conducted” over 1,000 completely improvised musicals with Musical! The Musical, Baby Wants Candy, I Eat Pandas and many others. Mike, a Northwestern grad, has received a Jeff Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this workshop.
Produced by DSI Comedy Theater and Zach Ward; NCCAF was created in 2001 to showcase Chicago-style improvisation and educate Carolina audiences.
Over the last 13 years, NCCAF has proudly showcased the entire comedic arts, improv acts, sketch artists and standup comics including Louis CK, Emo Philips, Bryan Tucker (SNL), Chris Tallman (Reno 911), "JJ" Walker, Douglas Sarine (AskANinja), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), Anthony King (UCBT), Eddie Brill (Late Show), MC Chris, MC Frontalot, Josh and Tamra, Bassprov, Jill Bernard's Drum Machine, Death by Roo Roo, Dual Exhaust, The Reckoning and more.
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