Shakespeare in January

SHAKESPEARE IN JANUARY--Sonnets, Monologues, Scenes

for ACTORS, SINGERS, DANCERS and related Performance Specialists



Artistic Associate, NY Classical Theatre

Author of ONE VOICE: (3rd edition 2022), Singing in Musical Theatre (2007), and Dancing with Voice (2015)

Sing and Speak with the same available range of pitch, volume and color
Use language to say what you mean, get what you want!

Session I: Voice (including Singing) and its Relation to Movement
                    Sonnets or Monologues
Session II: Moveable Parts of the Vocal Tract, Pitch Range and Voice Qualities
                    Sonnets or Monologues
Session III: Phrasing, Articulation, and the Joy of Consonants!
                    Monologues, Scenes
Session IV: The Dimension of Play in Preparation and Performance
                    Monologues, Scenes

National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Saturday afternoons January 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET

To apply, please write to
Classes are designed for performers at any level, and for related
specialists who work with performers.

Tuition: $210 via Zelle (917-991-5199) or PayPal (

Dr. Joan Melton is a leading researcher in cross-disciplinary performance techniques and a pioneer in the integration of singing and voice-movement training for actors. She has taught at major centers of drama and music in the US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and is a composer and voice coach for productions in a wide range of media.