Does Practice Make Perfect? By David Sabella Welcome to the inaugural post of The Voice Box, my blog relating to all things...
Co-Editor & Instructor, Cabaret HotSpot and Cab U
Performer, educator, and writer, David Sabella has enjoyed a successful and varied career. As a performer, Mr Sabella has appeared on and off Broadway, most notably in the 1996 revival of CHICAGO with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, and Joel Grey. Off-B’way credits include “Jules” (the life and death of Julian Eltinge) and “The Phillie Trilogy,” for which he received an award as “outstanding lead actor in a play.“
Additional awards and honors include the The Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, and The New York Oratorio Society Competition at Carnegie Hall.
As a classical singer he has appeared in both opera and oratorio throughout the US and abroad, as well as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as a principal soloist in such works as the Bach B-Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Peter Schickele’s comical Three Bargain-Counter Tenors.
As an educator, Mr. Sabella has served as a two-term President of the New York Singing Teachers Association (2008-14), and on several university faculty’s, including Montclair State University, Fordham University, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21 Studio); The New School University/Mannes College Prep. Division; SUNY College at Purchase and College at Newpaltz. Additionally, he has been a faculty member, and workshop presenter at The Voice Foundation’s annual symposium, and has conducted master-classes, faculty training workshops, and musical theater pedagogy seminars throughout the contiguous United States and Alaska, and South America. And, as a Singing Voice Specialist, works with injured, and recovering singers, as part of a medical and professional holistic team.
As a writer, Mr. Sabella has been widely published in Voiceprints, the journal of the New York Singing Teacher’s Association, and is the author, with Sue Matsuki, of “So You Want To Sing Cabaret” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of CabaretHotspot.com, he is also a contributing reviewer for the Bistro Awards (bistroawards.com).