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BEN RAUHALA has been teaching at Broadway Workshop for the last six years and we are so thrilled to bring his special brand of magic to help our students with their audition technique and song interpretation.
BEN RAUHALA ONLINE MASTER CLASS – Session 2 (Sold Out)
Saturday, May 30th, 2020
12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Zoom Online Workshop
BEN RAUHALA ONLINE MASTER CLASS – Session 1 (Sold Out)
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
1:30pm – 3:00pm EST
Zoom Online Workshop
Ben Rauhala is one of the Broadway community’s most trusted music directors and collaborators, known best for his arrangements and concerts with Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Newsies, and as the co-creator and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of the Broadway Princess Party concert series starring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed. He has created and shaped concerts with many of his generation’s brightest stars, including Tony Award nominees Ariana DeBose, Taylor Louderman, Jennifer Damiano, and multi-hyphenates Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Derek Klena, Kyle Dean Massey, Corey Cott, Casey Cott, and many more.
Ben will work with each student on audition technique and song interpretation in this special online master class. We will focus on giving actors the opportunity to bring their audition and performance skills to the next level and how to better connect to their audition material. Students will also take part in a Q&A with Mr. Rauhala and the Broadway Workshop team.
Each student should prepare one musical theatre song of their choice for this workshop and have an accompaniment track in the correct key. If possible, have a second song available. This is an online workshop through Zoom.
Students should be prepared for honest feedback and be ready to work in depth on their song selections. Students should have a high level of vocal training and have professional aspirations.
Class is limited to 8 students.
More about Ben Rauhala….
In the 2015-2016 Broadway season, Ben Rauhala had the rare privilege of working on two Broadway shows simultaneously. He made his Broadway debut playing in the pit for Fiddler on the Roof in 2016, where he assisted Ted Sperling and the music team throughout the run, orchestrating the show’s performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and accompanying understudy and award show rehearsals. Simultaneously, he was the Music Copyist for Duncan Sheik’s short-lived American Psycho, often rehearsing both shows in the same day. Most recently, he was the Associate Music Director forThe Secret Life of Bees, directed by Sam Gold, at the Atlantic Theater. His other Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into The Fire at The Public Theater, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart at MCC, and The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theater Row.
Rauhala also served as music director for Hit List, the meta-musical from the NBC television show SMASH at Feinstein’s/54 Below where he is an Original Programming Producer and has created dozens of sold-out concerts, including the ‘Broadway Loves‘ Series, which has famously honored Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and many more beloved pop icons. And yes, he is the person who made Jeremy Jordan sing “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.” You’re welcome.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Central Florida, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano and Percussion from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His preferred pronouns are: he/him/his. Follow him @brauhala!
MORE ON BROADWAY WORKSHOP: ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Things you’ll need to participate in our Broadway Workshop Online Workshop Series:
- A computer or device (such as a phone or tablet) with internet connection
- A 16-32 bar accompaniment track for your song
- A second device (phone or tablet) to play your 16-32 bar accompaniment track
- Zoom – available through download at www.Zoom.com
Students will need one (1) musical theatre or pop/rock audition song in the correct key for this workshop. We will only be focusing on ONE 16/32 bar musical cut in this class. If possible please have a second song to be used as backup. We suggest that you do not sing songs currently on Broadway. You need a track to sing along with, you can try to find a track on-line or you can feel free to email our musical directors to create a track for you (INFO BELOW).
If you are looking for song suggestions – Click HERE to browse for song cuts.
We have put together a list of helpful places to find tracks for your musical theater/pop songs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions at all about this workshop.
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