Sabella Voice Studio

 

David Sabella is internationally recognized as a master teacher in music theater and contemporary commercial music voice techniques. He served as a two-term president of the New York Singing Teachers’ Association (NYSTA) and as an executive director of the Broadway Theatre Project. In addition to Fordham University, he has served on the music theater voice faculties at Montclair State University, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21 Studio, the New School-Mannes Precollege program, and SUNY at Purchase College, and New Paltz. Additionally, Sabella has been a faculty member / workshop presenter at the Voice Foundation’s annual symposium, and has conducted masterclasses, faculty training workshops, and music theater pedagogy seminars throughout the contiguous United States, Alaska, and South America. Sabella is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). He presented his groundbreaking research study “Beyond Belt: Acoustics and Mechanics of the Contemporary Commercial Belt” at the 2012 NATS National Conference, which has since been cited in several other research studies and doctoral theses. He holds certification in NYSTA’s Professional Development Program, as a Distinguished Voice Professional, and is regarded as a Singing Voice Specialist, working in tandem with several New York otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists who specialize in care of the professional voice.

Sabella is the author of “So You Want to Sing Cabaret,” (Rowman & Littlefield 2020) the first book of it’s kind, devoted to the art, craft and business of small venue vocal performance, a professional entry point for many young singers. He was also featured in “So You Want to Sing CCM,” (R&L 2018) as one of twelve international pedagogues to have put forth a modern vocal technique for teaching contemporary commercial music. Sabella is the owner and editor in chief of CabaretHotspot.com, an online magazine with it’s own educational resource (Cabaret University), and marketplace (Cabaret HotTrax), dedicated to cabaret and small venue performance.

As a performer, Sabella has enjoyed a long and varied career. In 1996 he originated the starring role of “Mary Sunshine” in the 1996 revival of CHICAGO with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, and Joel Grey. Sabella also worked on the developmental workshops of Kander and Ebb’s last collaboration, The Visit (with Angela Landsbury and Chita Rivera), for which John Kander wrote the role of Luis Perch specifically for him. Off-Broadway, Sabella has performed leading roles in many productions including The Phillie Trilogy (Winner – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, Fresh Fruit Festival 2017); Jules (on the life of Julian Eltinge); Kiss and Make Up (New York International Fringe Festival); The Green Room (HBO Productions); Hexed in The City, Foxy, Watch Your Step, So Long 174th Street (Musicals Tonight!); and O’Henry’s Lovers (New York Musical Theater Festival). As a voiceover artist, Sabella has worked on several network television cartoon series, including Peter Pan and The Pirates for FOX and Teacher’s Pet for Disney.

As a countertenor in classical music, Sabella won several prestigious competitions, including the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, the New York Oratorio Society Competition at Carnegie Hall, and was a ranking finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Eastern Regional Auditions. He has appeared in many operas across the United States and Europe, including the title role of Giulio Cesare (Virginia Opera, available on Koch International Label), L’incoronazione di Poppea (Utah Opera), and Die Fledermaus (Lincoln Center). He has also appeared numerous times at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a principal soloist in such works as Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Messiah, and Peter Schickele’s comical Three Bargain-Counter Tenors. And, for five years he has toured internationally with the now legendary La Gran Scena Opera Company.

3 weeks ago

Sabella Voice Studio
COMPOSERS, LYRICISTS, ARRANGERS, MUSIC DIRECTORS!As you may know, since the pandemic I have been very busy (between bouts of depression) working to enhance and publicize different modes of working collaboratively online. My online Learning platform (Cabaret University) has both on demand courses and free content to help singers and music directors work together remotely, yet in real time synchronicity. And now, I am near ready to launch a brand new online marketplace, Cabaret HotTrax.Cabaret HotTrax is a digital marketplace for new compositions and special arrangements. We offer the possibility to reach singers across the globe, who are specifically looking for original material, at one universal “hub” location. At Cabaret HotTrax you can sell your original digital sheet music, MP3 and midi files, as well as recordings, special arrangements, charts, and real-world services, like appointment booking for both virtual and IRL rehearsals/coaching. YOU design and control your HotTrax store and set your own fees (Think eBay, but for digital music material). Even if you have your own website and selling platform already, Cabaret HotTrax can help you reach thousands (and hopefully millions) of singers who may not be familiar with your name or work, YET!Cabaret HotTrax will officially launch very soon and I am looking for top of the line vendors (that’s YOU, the very BEST composers and lyricists that I know). I have also partnered with Time Warp Technologies to showcase your original compositions and arrangements on an entirely new and different platform using the latest in digital score technology, “SuperScore.” Move over Music Notes! SuperScore is a game changer. Check out this new technology here - hottrax.cabarethotspot.com/superscore/If you are interested in this new opportunity I would be happy to meet with you via Zoom to discuss how Cabaret HotTrax may be able to help you sell your work in a new and growing market, and to show you around the beta version of the site. Please comment below or reach out to me via email at david@cabarethotspot.com for more info or to schedule a time when we could meet.**SPECIAL OFFER** - One year FREE subscription to the site for "Founding Vendors" who sign up before Feb 1, 2021.PLEASE SHARE this information to other independent composers and lyricists. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Sabella Voice Studio
You asked for it. Here it is.START 2021 SINGING!Two new online group classes, beginning Jan 5!"So You Want to Sing" - Tuesdays 7-9pm"So You Want to Collaborate" - Thursdays 7-9For details and to register visit WORKSHOPS tab at: www.davidsabella.com/lessons-masterclasses/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Sabella Voice Studio
Almost SHOWTIME! I am truly (like seriously) excited to warm up my voice, set up my “stage,” and PERFORM for all of you tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
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