Salisbury School of Music Announces “Singing For The Stage”

New summer course is inspired by popularity of TV shows centered on music.

June 2, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – The Salisbury School of Music in downtown Salisbury, NC, is offering a new course this summer entitled Singing For The Stage.

SSM artistic director Marc Hoffman performing with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.

Beginning July 6, the summer course will offer group and individual sessions for aspiring singers between the ages of 13 and 18, and individual sessions for students over 18. The course will cover singing techniques for theater, film and television, as well as basic music theory.

“With the success of ‘Glee,’ ‘American Idol,’ and other shows centered on music that are all the rage these days, we saw the need to offer these sessions in our area,” said SSM artistic director Marc Hoffman, who also teaches voice, piano, composition and improvisation. “Singers have a great advantage in auditions and in performance if they learn the proper techniques necessary for performance in these specific arenas.”

Hoffman notes that techniques for successfully singing on the stage, in film, or on television differ greatly from solo recital techniques. “Eye contact, facial expression, volume, microphone techniques, etc., are all essential,” he said.

Singing For The Stage sessions will begin Tuesday, July 6, and continue each Tuesday throughout the month. Tuition is $60 for group session and $100 for individual sessions. Interested students should call the school at 704-633-8188 to schedule class times. Space is limited so students should contact the school as soon as possible.

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. For a complete list of classes, instructors and admission policies, visit

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music is located at 213 S. Main Street in Salisbury, NC, on the second floor of the historic Meroney Theater. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. SSM instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. SSM also encourages student teachers and usually places them with beginning students. For more information visit or call 704-633-8188. The Salisbury School of Music also maintains an Facebook page.

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