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Contemporary Vocal Technique Masterclass
with David Sabella

Watch for future dates and come join us for an exciting and informative  vocal technique masterclass, specifically tailored to Contemporary Commercial Music and Cabaret performance.

David Sabella is internationally recognized as a Master Teacher in Musical Theater and Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Techniques. He has served as an Executive Director of The Broadway Theatre Project (2012-15), as well as the President of NYSTA The New York Singing Teachers’ Association (2008-14). And, has served on the Musical Theater voice faculty at Montclair State University, and Fordham University, as well as NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21 Studio; The New School University’s Mannes College Prep. Division; the State University of New York, College at Purchase and College at Newpaltz. He has also been a faculty member, author, 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, Alaska, and South America.

David is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, and author of a groundbreaking research study, “Beyond Belt – Acoustics and Mechanics of the Contemporary Commercial Belt,” which he presented at the 52nd NATS Conference (2012). He has been awarded NYSTA’s Distinguished Voice Professional Certificate, and is recognized as a “Singing Voice Specialist” working with singer’s recovering from injury or illness, as part of the medical & rehabilitative/rehabituation team.

David is featured in “So You Want To Sing CCM” (Rowan & Littlefield, 2018) as one of twelve internationally recognized pedagogues to have developed a modern vocal technique for teaching Contemporary Commercial Music. And, is currently writing “So You Want To Sing Cabaret,”(also R&L) for publication in Spring 2020. He is a member of The Manhattan Association of Cabaret, a reviewer for, and the Editor-in-Chief of And, for information on David’s performance career, including Broadway and classic credits,  please see

Topics covered in this class will include:

  • “Use of Voice” for Contemporary Commercial Music (Cabaret)
  • Understanding your “Resonance Strategy” options
  • Developing “The Mix” Voice
  • Breathing for singing – (myth busting)
  • Individualizing your warm up
  • Vocal Health and Hygiene

A group warm up with technical instruction will be followed by individual coaching.

EVERY PARTICIPANT WILL SING! (10 participant maximum!) Non-singing Auditors welcome.

$70 to participate/$40 to audit
(Artist and Pro Members get 20% off!)