Alexa Green is best known for her turn as Glinda in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. She appeared alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone in the international cinematic release of Stephen Sondheim's Company with The New York Philharmonic live from Lincoln Center. Alexa has toured both nationally and internationally as a singer and actor on national tours and regionally and is passionate about the development of new musical theatre. She has appeared as a guest star with symphonies nationwide and has most recently worked in the studio with 16-time, Grammy Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster on his upcoming Broadway projects. She has been featured in the acclaimed concert series BroadwaySings, with Carole King at Avery Fisher Hall, and with Aaron Tveit on his Live Nation concert tour and received critical acclaim for her sold-out solo show, A Shining Hour, at Feinstein's 54 Below. With much anticipation, Broadway Records recently released Alexa's debut solo album, So Good,and was nominated among Broadway legends Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Barbra Streisand winning Best New Solo Recording at the 2016 BroadwayWorld Awards. As an educator, Alexa is currently on the voice faculty at Molloy College/CAP 21, Co-Head/Professor of Musical Theatre at Five Towns College, and owns her own private practice, Alexa Green VOICE in NYC working in residence with singers, actors, and speakers both at the college and professional level. She holds an MA in Music and Music Education with a specialization in vocal pedagogy from Columbia University, Teachers College and a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Alexa hopes to pursue her Doctorate and continue contributing to the field of pedagogy through her research and performance as a teaching artist and musician. For more, visit w ww.alexagreen.com and follow @atAlexaGreen
Chris Citera is NYC-based actor, singer, and voice teacher. He has appeared in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, (le) poisson rouge, and The Metropolitan Room. He holds degrees in voice performance and pedagogy from Teachers College, Columbia University and Ithaca College. He has trained extensively as an actor at the Michael Howard Studios and The Barrow Group. In addition to maintaining a professional private studio, he is on faculty with BroadwayEvolved, a musical theater training program designed by Broadway star, Betsy Wolfe. He is the Assistant Director of the Young Men's Workshop with the Singers' Workshops @ Teachers College, and is the voice consultant for Kidz Theater. Additionally, he is on faculty in the BFA Musical Theater program at Molloy College/CAP21. A lifelong learner and self-professed "voice-nerd", he continues his training with Mike Ruckles (of whom he is an associate teacher) and Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn. He has participated in the NATS NYC Mentor Teacher Program, where he had the opportunity to work with and learn from notable musical theater pedagogues Mary Saunders-Barton and Richard Lissemore. He has continued his education at the Singing Voice Science Workshop (Montclair State University), The Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (Boston Conservatory), and The New CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute (Shenandoah University). He draws upon principles of Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Fitzmaurice, Lessac, and others to create an individualized, multidisciplinary approach based on each singer's unique goals, learning style, and physiology. Chris believes in a student-centered approach to lessons and strives to honor the diversity that each student brings into the studio. For more info: visit www.chriscitera.com or follow @chriscitera.
Thinking of going to college or professional musical theatre audiitons someday? YOU NEED THIS WORKSHOP! Alexa Green (Wicked) & Chris Citera are both actors, singers, and ivy-league educated voice technicians, whose students have appeared on and off-Broadway, in national tours and regional productions, and include professional singer-songwriters and recording artists. In this class, we'll discuss how to build your audition book! Learn more about what should be in your book, such as categories of songs, different cuts, and general audition knowledge. We'll talk about what's required for professional and college auditions, what to expect at union and non-union auditions, and the difference between open-call and appointment-only auditions. Professional tips from the best in the business!!When: Saturday June 27th 11am-12pm cst