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Expanding Your Musical Theater Repertoire

Spring 2021 registration is open!



Explore new musical theater repertoire for your next audition!!

Feel like your knowledge of musical theatre is limited to the last decade or two, but unsure where to start looking for new repertoire? Looking to build your first repertoire book? This is the class for you! Students will be introduced to selections of songs from musical theatre’s inception in the 1920’s all the way through present day. In addition to significant shows and songs we’ll also touch on the important composers and performers who have helped develop the genre. Repertoire will be selected primarily to aid in giving students an expanded range of age-appropriate audition material that will showcase their vocal range and personal strengths. We’ll also spend time talking about creating an audition book and considering how auditions should be approached. Students will be provided with a curated list of age-appropriate selections for all voice parts, and a suggested filmography to encourage continued growth in their own time.

This informative, animated program is perfect for students with an interest in musical theater, or for any vocal students planning to audition for special programs, school shows/groups, or universities.

Starting with an overview of each student’s aims for the course and an overview of musical theater development, each week will include an exploration of musicals, composers, and performers. Technical aspects, including how to choose a 16-32 bar cut, where to find music, and using a recording vs. a pianist will also be discussed.

New and Returning students are welcome! If you’ve taken and enjoyed this class in the past you’ll be happy to know that the sheer volume of musical theatre songs allows for some new material each session even as we revisit those songs that never go out of style!

Note: Openings are limited, so early registration is encouraged.


Ages:  12 – 18
Date:  Wednesdays, Feb. 17 – Mar. 24
Time:  7:00 – 8:15 pm EST
Tuition:  $215 (A $10 late fee will be added after Monday, Feb. 15)
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Sample Schedule

5 minutes
65 minues
Discussion about song styles and repertoire selections through the decades
5 minues
Wrap up




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Emi Eiting, voice lessons
Emi Eiting
Read about Ms. Eiting

Emi Eiting is a freelance performer, vocal coach, choral conductor, pianist, music director, and choral adjudicator working in Northern Virginia. From 2010-2016 she served as choral director at JEB Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. There she led 4 choirs, taught Music History, and directed the school musical each year. As a freelancer, she supports multiple schools throughout Fairfax County working on their musicals and Broadway cabarets as a vocal coach, repertoire consultant and pianist. She also provides vocal support for the Acting for Young People program through George Mason University.

Before her career in education, Ms. Eiting worked for many years as an actor, music director, pianist, and stage manager at a number of regional theatres around the country, spent some time singing on a cruise ship, and toured the country with a familiar children’s show. Ms. Eiting has performed her solo cabaret show- “Standing in the Middle of the Road” at Danny’s Skylight Room (New York) and Speakeasy Stage Company (Boston), where it received positive mention from Cabaret Scenes Magazine. Ms. Eiting has performed as a solo artist at the Kennedy Center on a concert featuring the music of Scott Evan Davis. She has worked in New York with composers Jason Robert Brown, Lance Horne, Brian Lowdermilk and Scott Evan Davis. Ms. Eiting holds a bachelors’s degree in Music Education from George Mason University. She has additional training in Musical Theatre from Interlochen Arts Program in Traverse City, MI. Ms. Eiting lives in Alexandria with her husband and 4.5 year old daughter, Nora.









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