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PERFECT YOUR POP SONG! with Jen Rudin, Bob Marks & Douglas Gorenstein

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Join AWARD-WINNING CASTING DIRECTOR Jen Rudin and LEGENDARY VOCAL COACH BOB MARKS and HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER Douglas Gorenstein!

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The “Pop Song” has become a must-have in your songbook. From Dear Evan Hansen to Mean Girls to Beetlejuice, you MUST have a killer rendition of a pop song ready to perform at the audition!

In this one of a kind workshop with Jen and Bob you will learn:

  • How to choose an appropriate song
  • What makes a pop song different from regular Broadway songs
  • Lyric interpretation for your performance
  • Help with cutting your song to appropriate audition length for a musical theater audition or voice over audition when the character sings
  • What to wear to your audition
  • Edited, professional video of the final performance of the song to be emailed to each participant following the workshop.
  • Students and parents join New York’s #1 Headshot Photographer Douglas Gorenstein and Jen Rudin for a Headshot Seminar where they will teach you the do’s and don’ts of getting your head shots done right!
  • Following the workshop Plus Doug will do an actual photo shoot demonstration with students on how to pose for the camera.
  • $100 gift certificate courtesy of Jen & Bob to be used towards a headshot session of your choice with Douglas Gorenstein Photography (valid for 6 months from workshop date).
  • Doug Gorenstein will be photographing the workshop and you will receive a link to photos documenting your performance that can be used on your website and social media.
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CASTING DIRECTOR book signing with author Jen Rudin

For the workshop: Please bring a song you might select to sing at an audition that requests a pop song. It should be memorized, age-appropriate, with piano sheet music in your key. (Please avoid chord charts, guitar TAB (or tablature) music, or a vocal line with no accompaniment.) If possible, have a predetermined cut of about one minute in length.

Fun Fact: Bob & Doug have both worked with Debbie Gibson. Doug has also photographed Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, Carrie Underwood, Joan Jett and Demi Lovato too!

LIMITED to 10 participants only (ages 10 to 17) to ensure quality time for feedback on vocal performance and song choice. Open to a select group of young actors under age 10 based on approval from Jen, Bob, and Doug.

Who's Who

JEN RUDIN is an award-winning casting director and author of Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room. She began her thirty-year career in show business as a child actor at age eight. As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company, Jen conducted extensive talent searches all over the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid and in beloved Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little and Brother Bear. Her company, Jen Rudin Casting, casts projects in New York and Los Angeles. Recent films include Rock Dog starring Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard, and Oscar-shortlisted AGE OF SAIL for Google SpotlighT. More info at www.jenrudincasting.com

BOB MARKS is a voice teacher, coach, conductor, arranger, and director, specializing in helping singers show their talents off to their best possible advantage. He works with singers of all ages, from absolute beginners to celebrities, and recently taught his 90,000th private session in his New York City studio. Bob has coached cast members of almost every current Broadway musical, and former students have included Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Deborah Gibson, Ariana Grande, Nikki M. James, Ricki Lake, Constantine Maroulis, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Christy Carlson Romano, Lea Salonga, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Britney Spears, and Ashley Tisdale.He holds a degree in speech and voice pathology and has taught at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy and the Weist-Barron School in New York. He has been Special Guest Instructor at the Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, The New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA) Professional Development Program at Columbia University, The Voice Foundation Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, and at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. He has given workshops, master classes, and seminars internationally. His articles have appeared in several publications, including the internationally recognized Journal of Singing. More info at www.bobmarks.com

DOUGLAS GORENSTEIN was voted "Favorite New York Headshot Photographer" in BackStage.com. He served as the official photographer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he photographed virtually every major star on the planet. Next time you are at the grocery store pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Tonight Dough ice cream to see the headshot Douglas took of Jimmy Fallon that appears on the carton. For 20 years Douglas has taken amazing acting head shots for kids, teens, and adults at his beautiful NYC studio. His clients have appeared on Broadway, in major films and TV shows, and national commercials. He's proud to be the headshot photographer for Jen Rudin and Bob Marks. Douglas also loves working with actors who are just starting out to make sure they have head shots that get them noticed!More info at: www.douglasgorenstein.com

Our last workshop sold out fast so don't lose out ... Book your spot now!

We look forward to working with you!

Bob Jen Doug

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