Stage Director: Opera-Theatre-Musicals
Bettering the audition experience is a specialty in my curriculum. I strive to provide singers the tools they need to prepare audition material that is both grounded in tradition and that dares to create a unique, honest and motivated performance.The specificity of this work enlivens the audition material with bold acting choices, helping singers generate the confidence to do their best moment-to-moment work in the audition room itself.
I have created a 3 Dimensional Technique designed to “sculpt the space” around solo performance and I have successfully employed these concepts with singers over the past 20 years. It is the “bang for the buck” part of my instruction that helps the singer to stand out from the herd, to gain control over the pieces no matter where they are performed, and to truly enjoy performing them again.
The Cube of Space Technique provides a genuine multi-dimensional structure that helps performers make the invisible visible by creating a grounded, motivated and honest performance. By focusing imagery in a way that imprints the voice with specific dramatic action, The 5 points of the Space, the 3 Levels of Consciousness, and the 5 Movements of Pure Thought combine to create a tangible and reliable foundation, freeing singers to make bold and active choices, and to become more physically expressive during the audition.
Everyone I’ve talked to or exchanged messages with so far has mentioned the magical power of your coaching. -David Littlejohn, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you again for the work we did in Auckland. I had my audition at Guildhall last week, and sang the Stravinsky – and just found out I got in! The great thing was that, after all the work we had done on that aria, I felt so calm and in control in the audition, and much more able to really perform it even under stress – so thank you very much! -Katherine M., Soprano: Auckland
I wanted to say thank you for what you’ve taught me over the past couple of years in your coaching sessions, masterclasses and workshops at Pacific Opera. I’ve been chosen as a scholar for the Melba Opera Trust this year and I felt so much more confident presenting my audition pieces due to the work we have done together. One audition panel member said that she found my performance really engaging and I’ve been getting lots of feedback from various people in the industry about how much my acting has improved. -Georgia H., Soprano: Sydney
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My coachings take place at NEW YORK SPACES–Ripley-Grier Studios located on 8th Ave and 37th St, 16th floor. You can find them on the web at www.newyorkspaces.com or by calling (212) 799-5433. You will rent the studio time in advance, and you want a studio no smaller than 16-I.
See photos of Chuck’s Coachings at San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program
Read what performers say about coaching with Chuck Hudson.