SETC & A New Book In The Works

I'll be heading off to Greensboro, North Carolina next week to the Southeastern Theatre Conference's annual convention. I'll be presenting two of my workshops, More Than Words: Contemporary Commercial Singing for the Musical Theatre and Use What You Got: Authentic Confidence in Performance which tackles the unique demands and anxieties of performance for the singing actor. I'll also sit on a panel with colleagues from Emory & Henry and Florida Southern College to discuss with educators how to successfully prepare high school students for college auditions.

I'm extremely excited to announce that I'm developing and authoring a new book that takes an in depth look at the next generation writing for the musical theater. More details will be released soon but I can say that I've got an incredible and dynamic roster of composers and lyricists on board who will offer up an intimate glimpse into their process, inspirations and assumptions about the future of the art form. Keep an eye out for official announcements in the coming months.

Some bootlegs. Coming Home @ EHC.

I recently had the great honor and pleasure of performing alongside my music department colleagues at Emory & Henry College in our new digs, the McGlothlin Center for the Arts. It was a thrill, to say the least.

The performance, entitled Coming Home, featured the brilliant Dr. Lisa Withers, Dr. Matt Frederick, Dr. Allyss Haecker and yours truly. A friend was kind enough to capture some bootleg recordings which I'm happy to share here. 

It was particularly moving getting to be behind the keys again, singing and playing (a place I feel truly at home). Much love and many thanks to the brilliant Bob Ballengee for his accompanying me on percussion.

They are bootlegs after all, so don't mind the quality, just (hopefully) enjoy.

Jeremiah to Return to Philadelphia with Highways & Daydreams

Jeremiah will return to Philadelphia this summer in a newly revised concert production of his revue Highways and Daydreams. The evening will feature the talents of Amanda Brizzi, Dan Callahan, Evan Frace and Ashli Rice. Jeremiah will be at the piano and accompanied by percussionist Mark Nucero.

This performance will feature new arrangements and three new premiere songs, one from Jeremiah's work in progress Radio Flyer based on the 1992 Richard Donner film. He is thrilled to return to the Biello Martin Studio in Philadelphia, with this incredible roster of talent, for this latest revival of Highways where the piece had its world premiere in 2011. In 2013, Highways and Daydreams was presented at Tavern On Camac in Philadelphia and The Duplex in NYC.

Highways and Daydreams will be presented on July 24 at 7PM at the Biello Martin Studio, 148 N. 3rd Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. $10 cover and seating is extremely limited. For reservations email highways@jeremiahdownes.com.