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Acting for Classical Singers

  • Flight Performing Arts 123 South Cayuga Street, Studio 305 Ithaca, NY, 14850 United States (map)

Classical music is full of drama, from new love and the dawning of spring to the spiral into madness and despair, not to mention murders and weddings and supernatural visitors.

photo courtesy of Meaghan Boeing

photo courtesy of Meaghan Boeing

Music gives us so much information as singers: melody, articulation, tempo, and accompaniment, and of course, the lyrics themselves. How do we synthesize this information into specific, interesting performances with artistic integrity?

During this three-hour workshop, students will learn basic theatrical and musical tools of analysis—what Meaghan likes to call “help from the text” and “help from the composer”—as well as stretching their imaginations to fill in the gaps, to help craft interesting people who want specific things. Students will be able to make specific choices that help convey these tiny scenes in detailed and engaging ways.


Meaghan Boeing

is an actor, musician and educator, with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Ithaca College, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Old Globe/University of San Diego.

Meaghan performs theatre, cabaret, jazz, and classical music, and teaches voice, piano and workshops on Acting for Classical Singers. She is the founder of Breaking Bard, a Shakespeare education company, and is a published poet. More at and

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