Guest Artist, University of Nevada, Reno
CJ Greer is thrilled to have joined the Music and Music Theatre faculty at UNR to build a Musical Theatre degree program! She carries an MFA and MM in Musical Theatre and Classical Performance & Pedagogy from Penn State University. CJ has performed around the world from theme park to Broadway. She is a singer, actor, teacher, and conductor with an undying love for storytelling, and inspiring others to find their unique voice in the music. CJ frequently presents at conferences, including ‘Bel Canto Can Belto’ – an experiential weekend workshop introducing voice teachers to musical theatre vocal pedagogy. She also teaches high school and collegiate workshops, and is the vocal instructor for The Broadway Artist Intensive – a summer MT training program. Broadway/National Tour credits: Sister Act, Les Misérables, The Producers, Ragtime, I Love A Piano, The Buddy Holly Story; Regional Credits: Mamma Mia (Casa Mañana), Annie* (Olney), Chess (NC Raleigh), The Happy Time* (Signature Theatre), She Loves Me, The Addams Family, Into the Woods, Secret Garden, and more.
Sing Out, Louise!! – Musical Theatre Voice Techniques
Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , , Musical Theatre, , , /
Students will explore various vocal exercises for building excellent musical theatre style singing, including awareness of head voice/falsetto, speech level vocalization and belt resonance. Volunteers will then have the opportunity to put these skills into practice. Interested students should prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre selection. Please bring a recording of your accompaniment and/or sheet music for the accompanist. CJ Greer, University of Nevada, Voice/Music Theatre – MFA in Musical Theatre Vocal Perf &Ped, MM Classical Perf&Ped - Penn State University.