Learn Tony Bennett's songbook at Palladium class

10/23/2014 10:07:52 AM


John R. Hughey
VP Marketing and Communications
Center for the Performing Arts
Email: jhughey@TheCenterPresents.org

Learn Tony Bennett’s songbook at Palladium class

Carmel, Ind. (October 23, 2014)
- The Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with Ann Conrad for a vocal instruction course. Conrad is a veteran voice instructor, with over 30 years experience teaching voice and leading vocal ensembles at Carmel High School. This is the perfect opportunity for vocalists interested in developing their stage presence. At the end or the course, students will have the opportunity to perform for Palladium guests as they arrive for the Tony Bennett concert (Nov. 21).

During the 3-week course, students will learn song selection, and vocal techniques, while building confidence. Classes are encouraging and positive with no pressure to perform. Students completing the course will have a better understanding of Tony Bennett’s songbook, vocal control, breathing techniques, projection, and working with a music director. Class dates and time (Wednesdays): Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19. Each class meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Palladium’s Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge.

Cost: $37.50 (includes three classes); plus a $15 material fee due at the first class session. The class is limited to 25. Class is recommended for adults and teens. Men and women are welcome. For more class information, contact Ann Conrad at graciegirl1812@yahoo.com. Register online at www.TheCenterPresents.org or by calling the box office at 317-843-3800.

The Center presents Tony Bennett with Very Special Guest Antonia Bennett in the Palladium Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8pm. The concert is part of The Stratford Songbook Series, with the National Bank of Indianapolis as performance sponsor. As timeless and treasured as the songs he made famous, Tony Bennett has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, including 10 million in the last 10 years. “My ambition is to actually sound better as I get older. It's all about meaning it more, giving it more depth,” Bennett says. His “Duets II” album debuted at No. 1, making him the only recording artist in history to achieve this at age 85! For ticket information, visit www.TheCenterPresents.org or call the box office at 317-843-3800.

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