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Musical Improv: Songcraft

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre 10 North Jay Street Schenectady, NY, 12305 United States (map)

Instructor: Mark S. Meritt

Class Dates: Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22

Performance Date: Saturday, October 28th - 7:30pm


Musical Improv: Songcraft

Join our Musical Director Mark S. Meritt as he guides you through the art of creating music in the moment. Forget scheduling those voice lessons before jumping in, we believe anyone can sing. If you've sung Happy Birthday, you're over-qualified!

This 6-week class will walk you through all you need to learn the language of song; from techniques in making up verses and choruses, inventing rhymes off the top of your head, or that sometimes you don't need rhyme!

It's a great class for improvisers looking to expand their talents, for songwriters and singers looking to shake things up and get out of their heads or just a fun class, full of laughter to brighten up your fall.

Performance

Each Improv Fundamentals and Musical Improv 6-Week course each has a unique performance element that showcases the skills you focused on during the class. You'll be able to show off to your friends and family everything you've learned. The performance is not mandatory but we bet you'll want to take part. Participation is dependant on consistent attendance.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18. We offer youth classes for younger improvisers! Check out our mopco.org/classes to find a class.

How active are these classes?

Our classes involve a good amount of physical activity - you should feel comfortable being on your feet for at least an hour. Please email hey@mopco.org with any questions about accommodations for ability.

What is your policy on absences from class?

After two absences, students will not be able to participate in the performance at the end of the class.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available on Union and N Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is available in the lot behind Pereca's as well as other public lots within a short walk of the theatre. The lot directly across from us is reserved for the Rossi & Ditorro Funeral Home and is not always available for parking. DO NOTpark in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find our more and see a detailed map of parking options available around us here

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at hey@mopco.org for general inquiries or call us at (518) 577-6726

What's the refund policy?

Cancellations for a full refund must be made 7 days or more prior to the first class. Less than 7 days: Your place in the class is non-refundable unless we can get someone to fill your spot. 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please make sure we know who to expect in class.

Earlier Event: September 6
Improv Fundamentals: Narrative
Later Event: September 16
Improv 101: Intro to Improvisation