-Gregory Jbara ™
-Alexis Carra (The Pirate Queen, Wicked, Sweet Charity, Fame)
In this comprehensive course and presentation, and with an appealing personality, Mr. Sabella sensibly outlines the principles and practices of today’s Contemporary Musical Theater. He attentively outlines and illustrates contrasting sound spectrums, and analyzes the singer’s very important physical and vocal type; he explores selecting repertoire for developing voices and matches repertoire to technical tasks; he demonstrates how to invent vocalizes from repertoire, and how and when to increase the vocal demand; and he also indicates directions to find new repertoire. Mr. Sabella’ incomparable knowledge of Musical Theater, and his thorough organization assembles a memorable and informative body of valuable information advantageous to students and teachers alike.
BARBARA DYER – Vice President, NATS, Los Angeles
I have (finally!) had a chance to sit down and view my Singer’s Developmental Repertoire sessions [on the NYSTA website] and I have to THANK YOU! Words cannot express how amazed I was by your presentation. I have taught singing for over twenty years and felt like I’d been presented a whole new world of vocal pedagogy for music theater.Thank you also for the music you included! I, of course, knew of Kristen Chenoweth but had never heard Two Little Words from Steal Pier. What a tour de force for a coloratura soprano! Thank you for opening my mind and my teaching! Wow!
DR. MONICA MURRAY, Vocal Studies – Coordinator,
Concordia University – St. Paul