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Center Stage — A Mentored Program For Concert Development with Maye Cavallaro and Laurie Antonioli

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Work through the process of presenting a full-length, public, professional-level concert. Candidates work with the mentor over the course of three or four months preparing their concert by choosing songs, working out arrangements, deciding on sequencing, and developing patter and stage presence. Lessons also include making a budget, hiring and rehearsing musicians and developing a marketing plan.

Candidates will be most successful if they are advanced students who have some performing experience in classes and workshops or at a professional level. A repertoire of 15 to 20 memorized songs in various styles is recommended. This is a unique opportunity for singers to design a performance that reflects a personalized artistic vision. Concert dates are available throughout the year. This program also includes:

  • – A professional sound technician and quality live recording of your performance
  • – Staff at the door and on-site during the performance
  • – Guidance in marketing and promotion, including how to prepare publicity materials
  • – Inclusion in California Jazz Conservatory advertising, marketing and publicity
  • – A percentage of the door/ticket sales

Various Teachers • $850

Online registration is not available for this course. A placement consultation is required, please contact Laurie Antonioli for more details at laurie@cjc.edu or 510-845-5373 x21

 “Maye is very prepared, organized and the musicians she brings in are excellent and wonderful to work with.” — Catherine Stern

“Maye always pushed us beyond our comfort zone, which I really appreciated. I learned something new every week.” — Anonymous


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