The SAVI System of Singer-Actor Training is a powerful new pedagogy for training musical theater performers that was developed over forty years working with singing actors in the rehearsal room and the classroom.
It is a practical, “savvy” approach to building essential skills and crafting a performance with clarity, meaning and impact. Built on proven training concepts from theater, music, dance, sports and the emerging field of expert performance, SAVI complements a wide range of singing and acting methodologies.
If you’re read my book The SAVI Singing Actor or own a set of SAVI Cards, you already know that SAVI is an acronym for the four key attributes of effective singing acting – Specificity, Authenticity, Variety and Intensity. You may have heard me say that the job of the singing actor is to create behavior that communicates the dramatic event phrase by phrase, and that it’s necessary to work on the singer as well as the song.
But even if you’ve encountered these fundamental concepts of SAVI Singing Acting, you’re probably wondering how to introduce and incorporate this pedagogy into classroom instruction, lessons and rehearsal. And if you’re faced with the challenge of teaching musical theater skills in a group class, you may be looking for ideas about how to make group instruction productive and enjoyable.
The workshop will include demonstrations of exercises, proposed lesson plans, and examples drawn from the class I’m teaching this spring at Drexel University.
When you’ve enrolled in the class, you’ll receive a videoconferencing link via email shortly before the event.