Todd Schroeder: The Master Class (auditioning and working in today’s musical theatre)

For those of you who don’t know him, Todd Schroeder is a master at his game. Musical Director to the stars, Casting Director for Universal Studios and Disney and an enigmatic performer himself, Todd is based in LA and travels all over the world in search of new talent. He must like Australia and Australian talent because he keeps coming back! This next trip will be Todd’s fifth visit and word about his master classes and coaching sessions is starting to spread. Quite simply, if you’re a singer or a singing teacher, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity.

Next month, Todd will visit Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, in a generous bid to share his musical theatre expertise with aspiring vocalists. With the emphasis placed firmly on facing fear and serving the lyric of each song, singers will feel immediately at ease, getting the most benefit from classes, as we do, when made to feel comfortable and confident to take risks in a safe, supportive and intimate learning environment. Artists need to be allowed to make mistakes – we’re human after all – and Todd succeeds in balancing a gentle, persuasive approach with more vibrant energy and drive, which commands a newly confident singer to “JUST DO IT! GO FOR IT! TAKE THE RISK!” What a freeing feeling that is for artists!

Not all well-intentioned teachers allow the space and time for performers to go to that place, let alone face their fears, break down those barriers and succeed at such a personal level.

Todd Schroeder: The Master Class

Todd Schroeder has fifteen years experience as a Los Angeles based casting consultant and audition pianist for Broadway shows including Wicked, Rent, Lion King, Aida and many more. He serves as the musical director for Universal Studios Japan as well as Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular. In addition, Todd coaches and arranges for Broadway stars such as Jason Alexander, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Sam Harris, David Burnham, Katie Finneran and many others.

This 2-Day Master Class will cover all the elements needed to work in

Today’s Musical Theatre including:

*Selecting an Appropriate Audition Piece


*Arranging your Best 16 Bars in the Right Key


*Building your Repertoire of Songs


*Audition Etiquette & Technique


+ Find out what casting directors are looking for!


December 2011:


Melbourne 7th-9th Sunshine Coast 12th-13th Brisbane 14th


Check out the Facebook event page and contact XS Entertainment to secure your spot

(numbers strictly limited)

xsentertainme@gmail.com or 0411 015 918

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