When I started taking piano lessons from Carol McGowan in first grade, I wanted to spend most of our half-hour each week playing by ear. I had a knack for picking up jingles and television show theme songs. Thankfully, Carol insisted I play the notes on the page first, leaving a few minutes at the… Read More Singing by Ear, or Manipulation
It’s that time of year again, and what better way to ring in the season than with some holiday themed contemporary musical theatre songs? Happy Holidays!… Read More Featured Five, Vol. 18 – ‘Tis The Season for Contemporary Musical Theatre
We thought we’d share a few song of thanks to lighten your mood and hopefully, brighten your day. Happy Thanksgiving!… Read More Songs of Thanks
Contemporary Musical Theatre would like to introduce you to our newest team member, intern Ashton Tibbitt.… Read More Welcome to Our Newest Team Member: Ashton Tibbitt
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a Featured Five blog, but since we’ve added so many new songs and writers to the site in the past few months we kind of wanted to show off! … Read More Featured Five, Vol. 16 – See What’s New!
The last several weeks, we’ve been sharing advice on preparing for college musical theatre auditions. It’s an exciting time, but there’s also so much to know. We want to help, which is why we wrote a book about it: “Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions”, which is now available for sale on amazon.com. Here are the… Read More College Audition Season: How Do I Choose Material?
I don’t recall how I met Sam Heldt. No doubt it was through a mutual writer friend. Or maybe his talent simply proceeded him, since I was very familiar with his performances of some of my favorite contemporary songs (David Gaines & Charlie Sohne’s “I’m Just Glad,” for example…). I first worked with Sam in 2015… Read More Interview: Sam Heldt