Ever wonder how some people can make up songs on the spot? Or, how you sing harmony with a song you've never heard before? Is there a way to figure out and predict where a song is going to go? This class will teach students how to come up with successful, spontaneous songs based on serious or comedic suggestions on the spot, how rhyming and musical patterns work, and teach how harmonies can work reactively while dabbling with some lyricism and composition.
Prerequisite: CORE DRAMA and CORE VOICE REQUIRED
Presley DuPuis is a proud CYT graduate who flipped over to the grown-up side and hasn't looked back since. He has gone from being the kid who would play the piano when he wasn't allowed to, to an accompanist himself. Over nearly the past decade he has worn many different hats in various CYT leadership roles including teacher, music director, director, pit musician, HYPE adviser, and improv coach. His involvement in CYT dates all the way back to 2008 with CYT North Idaho's first fully staged production: "Snow White." (where he played the Magic Mirror). Presley holds his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Eastern Washington University and currently maintains his own private music studio where he instructs in both voice and piano. He can always be found playing, teaching, and collaborating with local community theatres, schools, universities, and choirs.