GODSPELL Tickets on Sale!


This successful rock opera took the world by storm when it debuted on Broadway in 1971 and is the first musical theatre offering from composer Stephen Schwartz (who went on to write such well-known hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden). Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, it broke new ground in its dramatization of Jesus’ parables and the community that formed around them. The play features a comedic troupe of eccentric characters in their personal journeys to find kindness, charity, acceptance, and – most of all – love. This joyful musical is appropriate for all ages, and features a vibrant and eclectic musical score including the international hit “Day by Day.” Godspell is produced by The Acting Program at Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts.

Performances on August 17th, 18th and 19th.  $12 Public, $10 Children or Students (with ID)

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CONTEMPORARY SINGING: Make it Jazzy, Make it Pop, Make it Good…Make it FUN!


A Master Class on Contemporary Singing with Clinician and Vocal Artist Rebecca Windham                            Saturday, April 14, 2018     3:00 PM    CHSMA Classroom                                                                                                   

Join Rebecca Windham as she takes you on an educational and fun journey into the world of contemporary singing, with an emphasis on vocal jazz and pop styles.  Topics covered include microphone technique, singing technique, phrasing, improvisation, musicianship, and more. 

Singing participants will have an opportunity to work with Ms. Windham one-on-one and gain valuable feedback about their performance.  They are encouraged to choose a jazz standard or pop song to perform with a live accompanist.  Any questions about repertoire may be directed to Ms. Windham.  Those who wish to register for the clinic as an observer only are also encouraged to do so.   Space is limited, so register early

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An avid educator as well as performer and composer, Rebecca combines a Master’s degree in Music from Georgia State with over 20 years of performance, recording, and teaching experience. A native Tennessean and Rhodes College graduate, she has three CD’s to her credit, a vocal jazz arrangement on the Sony/BMG record label, and a combined performance, recording, and touring resume spanning the U.S., England, Scotland, Wales, France, and Japan in choral ensembles of all sizes and as a solo performer. She has opened for Mel Torme, worked with Mac Frampton and the Hollywood Hills Orchestra, the Atlanta Pops, and co-founded the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, South City Voices. Rebecca has also appeared as a performing artist/lecturer with nationally renowned author Dr. Philip Furia at MTSU for a tribute to songwriter Johnny Mercer. She teamed once again with the South City Voices for the second album of pop recording artist Brent Cash on the German record label, Marina Records, released in 2011. On the writing side, this award-winning singer/songwriter released her debut album of original music “To A Warmer Heart” in 2001, which featured Rebecca’s multi-faceted musical skills as well as that of other outstanding musicians. She has arranged for big band and orchestra, and composed and arranged songs for vocal jazz and intermediate classical piano. Her musical composition setting to “The Mirror Poems” won national recognition in the 2012 NATS Art Song Composition Competition. Today she is proud of her ongoing roster of students she has been privileged to teach over the years. Many have won scholarship and leading roles in musical productions, exceled in competitions and festivals, produced their own albums, advanced to perform professionally, received local and national recognition in Billboard magazine, Time Warner New Artist of the Year, and been chosen to work with judges such as Pharrell Williams on the NBC hit TV series “The Voice”.

Group Lesson Week: Jan 21st – 27th, 2018


Please see our weekly schedule below.  If you have any questions about your registration status, please email us a info@chsma.com for assistance!  REMEMBER: There are no regular private lessons during Group Lesson Week.  Please speak with your teacher about using this time to catch up on make up lessons!

 

PLEASE WELCOME CHSMA’S NEWEST TEACHER: REBECCA WINDHAM


An avid educator as well as performer and composer, Rebecca combines a Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a Master’s degree in Music from Georgia State with over 20 years of performance, recording, and teaching experience. She is proud of her ongoing roster of voice and piano students she has been privileged to teach over the years. Many have won scholarship and leading roles in musical productions, excelled in competitions and festivals, produced their own albums, advanced to perform professionally, received local and national recognition in Billboard magazine, Time Warner New Artist of the Year, and been chosen to work with judges such as Pharrell Williams on the NBC hit TV series “The Voice”.

A native Tennessean, she has three CD’s to her credit, a vocal jazz arrangement on the Sony/BMG record label, and a combined performance, recording, and touring resume spanning the U.S., England, Scotland, Wales, France, and Japan in choral ensembles of all sizes and as a solo performer.  She has opened for Mel Torme, worked with Mac Frampton and the Hollywood Hills Orchestra, the Atlanta Pops, and co-founded the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, South City Voices.  Rebecca has also appeared as a performing artist/lecturer with nationally renowned author Dr. Philip Furia at MTSU for a tribute to songwriter Johnny Mercer.  She teamed once again with the South City Voices for the second album of pop recording artist Brent Cash on the German record label, Marina Records, released in 2011.

On the writing side, this award-winning singer/songwriter released her debut album of original music “To A Warmer Heart” in 2001, which featured Rebecca’s multi-faceted musical skills as well as that of other outstanding musicians.   She has arranged for big band and orchestra, and composed and arranged songs for vocal jazz and intermediate classical piano.  Her musical composition setting to “The Mirror Poems” won national recognition in the 2012 NATS Art Song Composition Competition.

MARCH 3 at 3:00: Musical Theater Masterclass with Mollye Otis


Mollye Otis specializes in singing pedagogy for musical theatre. She opened her independent teaching practice, “STAR CITY STUDIO“, in Roanoke,Virginia after retiring from East Carolina University in 2017, where she served as the voice teacher for the BFA Musical Theatre Program. Previously, she was a faculty member of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, the Penn State University, the University of Central Florida, the New World School for the Arts and the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training.  As a freelance musician, she spent many years in New York music directing, playing in pit orchestras, coaching, and playing rehearsals, auditions and classes. She has played for the Broadway shows Chicago and Victor Victoria and national tours of Spamalot, My Fair Lady, Forbidden Broadway, and Drowsy Chaperone.

Ms. Otis is a proud member of 802 American Federation of Musicians Union of New York, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Virginia chapter), Music Teachers National Association (Roanoke Valley chapter), Musical Theatre Educators Alliance, The Association for Popular Music Education, and the Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees of Music,  a Vocology Certificate, certification in LoVetri Somatic Voice and Lisa Popeil Voiceworks, as well as training in Estill Voice International, Levels I and II.

Mollye’s students are working on Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, Disney productions, cruise ships and theme park shows. She counts her greatest thrill as seeing them onstage, doing what they love to do and finding their way to joy as successful singing actors.