Our festival features comedy acts from all over North America performing in local Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham venues during February 2014.
SINGPROV, Musical Improv the Easy Way
FRIDAY 2/14 10AM - 1230PM
Singprov! 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. Discover the many connections between traditional improv and "singprov," allowing students to heighten emotion, strengthen relationships, and access new characters instantaneously. By the end of the day, students will be singing off the cuff with confidence and joy. Take this workshop to add one of the most challenging and rewarding skills to your improv arsenal!
No previous singing experience required.
Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. Mike has served as head and creator of the Music Program at The Second City Training Center and music director of the Second City ETC stage in Chicago. Named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association, he has had the privilege of working with Tony Award-winning artists such as Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, Mark Hollmann and James LaPine. His work has been seen on NBC, A&E, WGN and stages across the country. He has “composed” and “conducted” over 1,000 completely improvised musicals with Baby Wants Candy, Musical! the musical, I Eat Pandas, One Night Only Off-Broadway and many others. In addition to teaching at institutions like the Second City, ImprovBoston, Northwestern University, and Columbia College, Mike has lead workshops in music improv around the world.
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 16 years, NCCAF has proudly showcased (and elevated) the comedic arts for audiences in North Carolina, improv acts, films, sketch comics and standup comedians including Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) Emo Philips, Bryan Tucker (SNL), Chris Tallman (Reno 911, Thundermans), "JJ" Walker, Anthony King (UCBT, Broad City), Eddie Brill (Late Show), Charna Halpern, Susan Messing, JImmy Carrane, Bassprov, Jill Bernard, Death by Roo Roo, Dual Exhaust, The Reckoning, and more.
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