Join RBT actor, Molly Hill, and her mother, RBT Music Director and Voice Teacher, Sandy Hill for a one-of-a-kind masterclass! Molly and Sandy will work with you, one-on-one on the Round Barn stage, on the acting/storytelling and vocal technique of a musical theatre piece of your choosing! With their combined knowledge, they will help you perfect your song and give you the practical application of performing onstage!
Please pick any song of your choice and have it "performance ready". This means you must know all of the correct notes, have the lyrics memorized, know how to sing along with piano accompaniment, have an understanding of the character singing the song, and the musical that it is from. Please wear formal concert attire, and have printed sheet music ready for an accompanist.
Date: February 12th, 2022
Time: 10a - 2:30p
See Molly and Sandy's Full Bio below.
SANDY HILL, coloratura soprano, holds a Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She was chosen to be a NATS (National Association Teachers of Singing) intern in 1997 at Penn State studying with master-teacher Jean Westerman Gregg. Sandy was also chosen as a vocalist in the Seagle Music Colony, the oldest summer singing education program in the country located at Schroon Lake in New York. This is where Sandy first began studies with with her principle teacher Herald Stark, and continued extensive vocal training with him in Texas. Sandy has performed in numerous operas and musicals including Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly, and Princess Zara in Utopia Limited. She was also nominated for best actress as Patience in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience by the Austin Circle of Theaters, and is currently the Music Director at the Round Barn Theatre, teaches private voice lessons and directs the Shout for Joy children's choir!
MOLLY HILL, singer/dancer/actor, and RBT Academy Coordinator, is a Goshen native and graduate of Western Michigan University's BFA Musical Theatre Performance program! For the past two seasons, she has been performing and choreographing here at the Round Barn Theatre, where she originally got the "theatre bug" when she was cast in Fiddler on the Roof at the age of nine! Molly's favorite performance credits include, Sally in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (RBT), Beth March in Little Women (RBT). Logainne in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Barn Theatre) for which she received a Wilde Award for Best Supporting Actress, Little Sally in Urinetown (WMU), and Debbie Reynolds in What a Glorious Feeling (North Coast Theatre Festival). Recently, Molly had the opportunity to understudy and perform the role of Elizabeth in the world premier of When Calls the Heart: The Musical. When Molly isn't performing you can find her teaching fitness classes, working to bring great education programs to youth interested in theatre, or wedding planning over a great cup of coffee!