Workshops and Master Classes
Groups of any size will learn a great deal from a workshop with Bob Marks. Classes can be specially designed for the needs of your group, whether they are aspiring professionals or just interested in the inner-workings of show business.
Successful group sessions have included:
MOCK AUDITIONS where students perform their songs and get valuable feedback on their choice of material, stage presence, and vocal technique.
MASTER CLASSES which include tips on song selection, staging, dealing with accompanists, and preparing for “real world” theatre audition situations.
ALL-IN-ONE WORKSHOPS with professional guest instructors in scenes, monologues, technical vocal issues, dance audition preparation, and diction.
These affordable classes have proven to be informative, educational, and great fun. Mr. Marks creates classes that deal with each group’s specific needs, and every class is tailored to meet the goals of the students. Cost depends on the number of students, venue, and length of class. Please call or email with your specific requirements.
Elizabeth Gerbi, MME
“Having Bob as a guest clinician at my musical theatre repertoire class was, without risking hyperbole, a pedagogical and personal delight. For an instructor with an encyclopedic knowledge of the repertoire and decades of practical experience with some of the best talent in NYC, he is unfailingly down-to-earth, good-humored, and supportive in his interactions with students. Bob’s gift for deconstructing songs to their most vital organic components allows both beginning and advanced acting students to benefit from his nuanced adjustments. Moreover, because he is able to state musical notes clearly and succinctly, even my non-majors were able to make refined stylistic improvements within a few minutes’ time. He is a prolific artist-educator, and I feel his personal brand — and person — embodies the highest standard of excellence in musical theatre education today.”
Kate Egan, President“On behalf of the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, thank you so much for adjudicating our 7th Annual NATS Alaska Musical Theater Competition. People are still talking about your Master Classes. You communicated in such a friendly way and got results with every student with whom you worked, from the seven year old in the Kids Workshop to the adult “Avocation” singers. You had a wonderfully positive impact upon our teaching community and students alike. Thank you so much! ”
Dr. Barbara Dyer“Thank you for coming to talk to our NATS-LA. I have had a number of kudos from our membership expressing how much they enjoyed your presentation and how glad that you were chosen to give the day’s symposium. Your clear organization of the day’s topics made everything so easy to explain and to promote. I truly enjoyed meeting you, and learning from you.”
Liz Lecoanet, Director of Musical Theatre“Bob has just injected my French cast and students with an authentic Broadway energy, professionalism and spirit which will keep them inspired until at least his return (hopefully!) here in Paris. They were very excited to work with him and they all agreed they got a lot out of the masterclass. Bob is also totally supporting me as an Australian director, teacher and singer here in Paris by sharing his vast experience of the industry with me, advising my cast on repertoire, giving them many little gems which they can practically use to improve their performances, and all in a very positive, enjoyable way. I look forward to Bob’s return here to Paris and working more with him. ”
Holly Logue“A genius coach! I regularly bring my senior university students to New York for a session with Bob, and in no time, his guidance opens a world of interpretive choices, and a performance style that is exquisitely nuanced.”
Robyn Kreiser“I hope you remember me! I had seen you a few months ago to prepare a song for the Miss New Jersey pageant. You picked the song for me and I just wanted to let you know that I won the talent portion of the contest. I didn’t win, but because of you I won talent!”
Alan Simon“In my capacity as vice-chair of the Young Performer’s Committee of Actors’ Equity, I often bring well-known professionals to work with our youngest union members to help strengthen their performance technique. Over the last several years, whenever the topic was preparing for musical comedy auditions and where to look for age-appropriate music, Bob Marks has been the hallmark by which others in the field are measured. His influence on the children’s artistic growth is profound.”
Donna Ehrlich“I took some great tips away with me and went into my audition today with more confidence than I have had for a while. It was great to get a different take on things as we all know Americans do everything bigger and better! You were very encouraging and honest. I was beginning to lose faith in the British musical theatre scene and remember saying to my friends, you made me remember why I absolutely 100% love to perform!”