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Working Artists Workshops

A Professional Workshop For Performing Artists

Get an inside look at what it takes to turn talent, education and artistic skill into
successful businesses and promising careers in the performing arts!



Working Artists Workshops bring award winning talent, hands-on training and more than 50 years of professional music and theatre arts experience straight to your classroom!

Students get a jump start on their future with an inside look at the demands and rewards of performing arts careers. Gain insight into the inner workings of the entertainment industry and get answers to some of the most pressing questions about career paths, planning, networking, auditioning, options and more.

Learn how to turn artistic excellence, education and training into successful careers in the world of working artists. Working Artists Workshops feature master classes, focus clinics and performance lectures led by award-winning, jazz vocalist and actress Connye Florance and critically acclaimed pianist, arranger, songwriter and producer Kevin Madill.

Partners in music and performance for more than 15 years, Connye Florance and Kevin Madill bring a wide range of professional knowledge and experience to aspiring professional in the arts, including commercial recording and studio production,arranging, producing and acting for film, television, musical theatre and cabaret; concerts and festivals, artist development and promotion. Their career rosters incude work with numerous notable icons: Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Beegie Adair, Randy Brecker, Lou Rawls, Leon Russell and Bernadette Peters; - and clients that includes PBS, BET, Warner Brothers/Regency Films, Columbia Artists, Major League Baseball and Warner Brothers Television.

Working Artists' workshops and clinics include:

Performance and lecture master class for vocalists and musicians seeking concert and studio recording careers.
Topics include: artist development, stage v.s. studio , audience development, band management, career development and self-promotion.

Master Class and Q&A for the working actor. Topics include audition readiness, stage v.s. screen, agents and unions, press kits, artist management and project development. Getting started, getting organized, getting hired and getting paid.

    Schedule multiple master classes and focus clinics to fit your needs, including rhythm ensemble clinics, cabaret and vocal performance; Promotion and networking, project development and touring, stage readiness and studio tips; arranging, pro-tools and midi and much more.