Subject: Celebrate the Fertile Ground Festival at Resound NW!


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In this newsletter:
*Playback Theater Returns to Resound NW
*Fertile Ground Comes to Resound NW
*Announcing Our New Grand Piano
*Performance Class with Courtney Freed and Darcy White
*Resound NW Rentals
*Song Studio Class Dates
*Give the Gift of Music
*Find a Lesson Time Online
Playback Theater Returns to Resound NW
THIS Saturday, January 26, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Resound NW
1532 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 (View Map)

Playback PDX is back for our January 26th show, and we wanted to focus on something we all share: names! Join us for an evening of stories about who we are, how and why we got our names, how we gave the name we gave, how we re-claimed a name given us...and so much more!

Our cast will be: Jackie Paris, Sara McWilliams, Beth Ricketson, Ross Laguzza, Kevin Ferguson, and Avi Klepper. Check out the Facebook event here.

Fertile Ground Comes to Resound NW:
Don't miss Disconnected: A Frankenstein Musical!
Sunday, January 27, 2:00pm
Tuesday, January 29, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 3, 2:00pm

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is reimagined as a dark, passionate musical within a nostalgic gothic realm of late 1990s Oregon, complete with anticipation of the approaching year 2000, booming technology, and unrequited love. Fertile Ground audiences are invited to be a part of the process as act 1 of this musical-in-progress is presented as a reading (with 12 songs). Runtime approximately 75 minutes.

Vicky is a promising neuroscience graduate student whose pursuit of a new invention leads her down a dark path after one of her best friends is in a serious accident.

Performed by 12 talented actors and singers who were hired and well-rehearsed for this project, original music and lyrics by Chris Rentzel are complemented by the writings of Gayle Towell. Afterward, written feedback is encouraged for the purpose of helping tighten the story that will help propel the project to a staged reading of the full musical at next year's festival.


For more information and to purchase tickets, click here
Wonderful, Really 
Composed and Directed by Erin Rachel
Sunday, January 27, 7:00pm
Resound NW

rockcitysea introduces an interactive performance based on a retrospective of original music composed by Erin Rachel. This auditory and visual experience will explore issues related to identity, agency and empowerment in the journey towards self-expression in the digital age. Two unique, genre-blending performances will combine vocal and musical performance along with visual projection. The audience will be invited to experience the synchronicity and delight that occurs when something beautiful and wonderful, really, is not about 'what' but 'how.' Appropriate for 13+. For tickets click here
Announcing Our New Grand Piano!
We are excited to announce a new member of the Resound NW family - a grand piano! We have recently purchased a lovely Baldwin grand piano for use in our studio. It's truly a wonderful piano, and we can't wait for you to play it for your piano lessons, sing with it in your voice lessons, and utilize it in our classes, workshops, and concerts.

This piano is a Baldwin L1. If you're curious, you can read more about the piano here.

6 Week Solo Performance Class with Courtney Freed and Darcy White
Calling all Portland performers! The world needs your unique voice and story! Are you a Portland musical theater performer (or an actor who sings) looking to build your solo performance skills, workshop an idea for a "cabaret" piece or simply seeking an opportunity to work on new material outside of your usual repertoire? Join local cabaret dynamos Courtney Freed and Darcy White as they embark on a six week journey to help you develop your specific and unique voice in a professional, supportive and fun environment. During these 3 hour sessions you will:

+ Workshop material you have ALWAYS wanted to visit, but never have had the opportunity or resources to.

+ Learn the "ins and outs" of marketing your own project(s) to appeal to a variety of audiences.

+ Receive constructive and healthy feedback about your material, delivery and your specific performance strengths and opportunities.

+ Develop your ideas into a short, "mini cabaret" to be showcased at the end of the class series for an audience of supportive friends and family.

Class will meet for 6 Mondays, beginning February 4th, 2019 from 7-10pm, culminating in an invited showcase on March 11, 2019.


Here is the link to the registration page
Resound NW Rentals

Did you know the Resound NW studios are available to rent? Our facility is a beautiful, diverse, and flexible community arts and event space ideally suited for a variety of uses.

Our centrally-located building has 4 studios available to rent for:

*Classes
*Lessons
*Workshops
*Performances
*Business meetings
*Parties
*And so much more!  

We offer rentals for single events and ongoing uses with daytime, evening, and weekend availability at reasonable rates. Building amenities include: kitchenette, bathroom, waiting rooms, water coolers, tea, and free street parking.

For rental schedule, rates, and other inquiries, contact:
Lucille Dawson, Building Manager
resoundnwbuilding@gmail.com
(503) 897-0021

We look forward to hosting your next event!
(Click here for more information about rentals.)

Upcoming Song Studio Classes

"Song Studio" is a performance class where Resound NW students perform a song they have prepared and receive valuable coaching on their performance. The class includes a mini-lesson for each student plus a professional pianist to accompany them.

This class is fun, low-key, and an exciting way to learn about the craft of singing!

The class is FREE to observe! Read more -->



Upcoming 2019 Dates:
Monday, January 28, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Courtney Freed

Friday, February 8, 7:30 - 9:30pm with Daniel Buchanan*
Friday, February 22, 7:30 - 9:30pm with Daniel Buchanan
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Courtney Freed
*Songwriting Workshop

Sunday, March 10, 4:00 - 6:00pm with Claire Hudkins
Thursday, March 21, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Nicholas Meyer
Friday, March 29, 7:30 - 9:30pm ​with Daniel Buchanan

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Nicholas Meyer
Monday, April 22, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Courtney Freed
Friday, April 26, 7:30 - 9:30pm with guest acting coach Stephanie Cordell

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Courtney Freed
Friday, May 17, 7:30 - 9:30pm with Daniel Buchanan
Sunday, May 19, 5:30 - 7:30pm with Claire Hudkins
Give the Gift of Music!
Music lessons are an experience to be remembered and cherished!

Online Gift Certificates
(May be printed or emailed instantly)

Treat a loved one!

* Voice and Piano
* Single Lessons
* Packages

Would you like to book a lesson with one of our instructors? We offer private lessons in voice and piano. To view our instructors' availability, please check our appointment calendar below. 
Resound NW Instructors

Voice and Piano Teacher
SoulSinging Instructor

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, 1836 NW Overton St., Portland, OR 97209, United States
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