Wed. August 5th @ 7PM*
Hone your audition skills with Broadway performer and vocal instructor, Ric Ryder!
Ric will begin this Master Class by teaching a quick lesson/overview on the basics of auditioning: walking into the room, a very brief attire/comfortable-in-your-skin-clothes chat, pianist etiquette, etc. Students will have prepared a 16 and 32 bar cut of contrasting musical theatre songs (as well as bring their "audition book" for alternate options). Each student will then “audition” for Ric and the rest of the students in a loving and safe atmosphere. After each “audition”, Ric will provide invaluable constructive criticism and praise steering the student into the right direction. Once each student has had the chance to “audition”, Ric will recap everything we have learned, discuss "agents" and open the floor for a "Q and A." You won't want to miss this incredibly intimate and career changing experience! You'll feel so much more comfortable in the room!
*This is a two hour class on Wednesday, August 5th from 7 PM - 9 PM.
A.R.T./New York - Spaces @ 520
Bruce Mitchell Room
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Ric Ryder has appeared on Broadway seven times, creating roles in original casts and directed by some of the theatre’s most prolific Tony Award winners like Tom O’Horgan, Susan Stroman, Graciela Danielle and Tommy Tune. Some highlights include starring opposite singer/songwriting legend, Carole King in Blood Brothers, Grease! (w/ Rosie O’Donnell), Bill Finn’s A New Brain at Lincoln Center and the Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Concert on Broadway. Also, Variety said “Ryder is a truly thrilling singer…” in the title role of Jewish Reps world premier production of The Jazz Singer. He’s crisscrossed the nation in Broadway national tours, played many of the nation’s finest regional theatres, appeared in sold out NYC cabaret/concert venues and can be heard singing in Disney animated feature films.
15 years ago Ryder began teaching what he knows to other professionals, aspiring professionals and young enthusiasts at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21, Catholic University, historic Jacobs Pillow (Chet Walker’s Jazz Musical Theatre Intensive) and in master class settings throughout the US, South America and Europe. Ryder teaches voice privately and coaches his client base in two locations; here in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen and in his native Baltimore/Washington. Education; Peabody Conservatory, BA in Music/University of MD Baltimore County.