Alpher & Litt, Cabaret & Songwriting Duo
Proudly Present
Cabaret at SummerKeys 2020
July 13-17 and 20-24, 2020

Register today!

The SummerKeys Cabaret Workshops 2020 with instructors Jennie Litt and David Alpher are already half full, but you can still register! This will be our 6th summer teaching two week-long cabaret intensives at SummerKeys in beautiful Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in the USA, “where the sun rises first.”

July 13-17, 2019 and  July 20-24, 2019

Join us to explore the intimate art of cabaret, with an emphasis on vocal styling, personalizing a lyric, patter, stagecraft, and singing the truth. We meet daily for master class-style sessions; each student averages an hour of stage time per day. We also offer private sessions with pianist/vocal coach David Alpher and singer/performance coach Jennie Litt, and optional voice lessons with Jennie (additional registration required).

Each workshop culminates in a Friday night performance for the SummerKeys community which has become a highlight of the summer for students, faculty, and townsfolk alike!

Cost: $715/week

“…we want to thank you most sincerely and from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful and most intense two day Masterclass/Workshop that help all of us understand what is required to improve and take us to the next level.”–BACA

“It was wonderful to participate in master classes with Jennie Litt and David Alpher, and to sing with old and new friends….What an amazing experience!”

“Always a delight to work with you and with the talented people you attract!”

“Singing and working with you and David was a wonderful experience!!! You provided fantastic direction and support. I am thrilled with the results. You are the best collaborators I have ever had!!!”
Lubec, Maine

Step back in time to Maine’s Bold Coast. In a setting of pristine beauty, on a hill at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Bay of Fundy and facing Campobello Island, Lubec is an oasis of timeless serenity. Gleaming church spires, old fishing wharves, frolicking harbor seals, lobster-traps piled on mussel-shell beaches, candy-striped lighthouses, clam rolls, bald eagles, foggy sunrises with the foghorn for your alarm clock, slow sunsets sinking behind the green slopes of the neighboring sea islands. Lubec is 116 miles from Bangor International Airport. There is a once-a-day bus service from Bangor to Whiting Village where a SummerKeys representative can pick you up by prearrangement. However, while the town is small and you can walk to things, most attendees come by car, preferring the mobility of their own transportation. Lubec is 11 miles east of US Highway 1 on Maine State Highway 189.

We hope to see you in Lubec!
Jennie Litt and David Alpher

CABARET AND SONGWRITING DUO JENNIE LITT AND DAVID ALPHER have been team-teaching cabaret performance workshops and master classes, and producing workshop showcases, since 2013. They are co-founders of the Brooklyn Cabaret Workshop and the annual Cabin In The Sky Cabaret Retreat in upstate NY. In addition, they have taught and produced showcases at/for Vassar College, The New York Singing Teachers Association, the Boston Area Cabaret Association, and privately. Learn more about Jennie and David at 


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