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COCA Voice Intensive

Jul 16–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM | $330.00

The focus of this vocal intensive is to highlight the importance of acting in vocal performance. Participants work to intellectually and emotionally understand the story in the song and connect method-acting technique to vocal production. While technical vocal instruction such as basic sight-reading, diction, breathing and tone production are part of the study, the goal of the intensive is to help participants connect with the audience and song in a more expressive way.

Voice Intensive I: Acting the Song will be lead by Michael Beatty and Phil Woodmore.

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Michael Beatty is an actor, singer, songwriter, and recording artist based in NYC. He holds a Master’s in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Film Performance from Emerson College, applied studies in Voice and Composition at The Boston Conservatory, and a conservatory graduate degree from The Children’s Theatre Company and School in Minneapolis. He has performed with rock bands and symphony orchestras, in coffee houses and concert halls, appeared off Broadway and toured Europe. His body of work includes theatre, national TV commercials, voice overs, commercial music, and five solo albums of original music. He is also a teaching artist and performance coach whose clients include Broadway actor/singers, corporate executives, rock musicians, and young performing arts professionals. Michael is a proud member of BMI, SAG-AFTRA, Actor’s Equity, and Performance Studies InternationaI. Look for his music on iTunes! 

Saint Louis native, Phil Woodmore has been an active member of the St. Louis music community for many years. Phil received his bachelors from Saint Louis University in Business Marketing and Music Vocal Performance and then went on to receive his masters from Webster University in Music Education.  He is currently in the final stages of his PhD in Music Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and plans to research the male changing voice during his dissertation work.  Phil taught choir one year at Ferguson and Berkley Middle Schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District and then went on to become the choir director at Crestview Middle School in the Rockwood School District where he has been teaching for ten years.  Along with his work in Rockwood, Phil is the Coordinator of the Voice Program at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) where is the artist director of the Allegro Music Company, he is the director of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Choir, director of the Northern Arizona University Gospel Choir, Artist in Residency for the State of Arizona for a two year term 2016-2018, minister of music at Trinity Community Church, vocal coach to many in the St. Louis and New York and was recently named the director of the Saint Louis Community Gospel Choir in partnership with the Forest Park Community College where he just received a position as adjunct professor. For more information on Phil Woodmore please visit www.pwoodmoremusic.com