Audition workshop

Two Audition Workshops will be offered in February on Saturday, February 1st from 1pm-4pm and Saturday, February 15th from 1pm-4pm at the  Montclair Pres Church in the Choir Room to the left of the Family Room.  A registration fee of $25.00 will be required to attend.  This is a terrific opportunity. You will learn what music to choose for your voice, how to prepare the music for an accompanist, how to dress and conduct yourself at an audition.  Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert will conduct the workshops and our staff will be on hand to contribute their thoughts. Please bring 32 bars from an audition song. Forms can be mailed or emailed. If you are emailing your form, please include your address and zip code. If you are attending the February 1st workshop, please turn your form in by January 30th, and if you are attending the February 15th workshop, please turn your form in by February 13th. Thank you!

 

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  • who's leading the workshop

    Jenny Matteucci

     

    Known for her flexibility of style, Jenny Matteucci performs, directs and conducts in many different venues all over the San Francisco Bay Area. As a young singer, Jenny relocated from Davis, Ca. to San Francisco to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She soon became active in the San Francisco theatre and cabaret scene where she continues to perform today. Her recent appearances include: “Music Man” (Mrs. Paroo) Broadway By the Bay, “Man of La Mancha” (Maria) Custom Made Theater, “Beauty and the Beast” (Madame de la Grande Bouche) Berkeley Playhouse, Woodminster and The Mountain Play. “Side by Side by Sondheim” Douglass Morrision Theater, “Chicago” (Mama Morton) Woodminster Summer Theater and Stage One, “Berlin to Broadway” with Masquers Playhouse, Marmee in “Little Women” and Margaret Johnson in “The Light in the Piazza” with NDNU, and Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon. She has performed with Theater Works and Marin Theater Company which included the popular Words and Music series. Her greatest passion is to perform her cabaret show entitled “For the Love of…” along with her husband Mr. Daniel Lockert. Jenny also played herself in the Craig Bohmler/Marc Jacobs musical All the More to Love, which was based on the real-life, plus- size consignment store of the same name that Jenny owned with her mother, Erna.

     

    Ms. Matteucci is currently the conductor of the Festival Chamber Chorale, and the Festival Chorus for the Mendocino Music Festival. For the past 25 years, she has conducted choirs for the Oakland Diocese and for Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Chorus, a chorus of 100+ singers of all ages, singing the music of Broadway. She and her husband Daniel Lockert team up for masterclasses for such organizations as the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Lamplighters.  During the past year, Daniel and Jenny created The Sausalito Song Society, which is a concert series for local singers and lovers of song.

     

    As an educator, Jenny is part of the voice faculty of Notre Dame de Namur University and also runs a busy private voice studio in her home. She holds a BFA and MFA in Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. For NDNU, she recently directed Cendrillon, Opera Rocks, The 25th Annual Puntam County Spelling Bee (Broadway World nominee for best director), and was assistant director for Lettice and Lovage (Hillbarn Theater), and was Co-Director for De España Vengo at NDNU. Her passion for vocal and choral repertoire has inspired her to create many cabaret, and small venue shows.

     

    Jenny lives in Oakland with her husband, Daniel, and is the proud mother of two adult children Will and Beth, and a perfect dog named Maurice.

     

    Daniel Lockert

     

    Born in San Diego, California, Daniel began his piano studies at the age of five. After receiving his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a minor in Organ from Loma Linda University, he attended the University of Southern California. It was there that he was awarded an advanced degree in the specialized area of accompanying, studying with the renowned Gwendolyn Koldofsky, the pioneer teacher in the field of accompanying and the pedagogue to many distinguished accompanists. While at USC, he also studied instrumental accompanying with Brooks Smith, accompanist to Jascha Heifeitz and Jenny Tourel.

     

    In his role as coach and teacher, Daniel has been on the staffs and faculties of the Juilliard School, the San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chapman University and the Aspen Music Festival, and Cal State East Bay. He is currently professor of Collaborative Piano at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, and Staff Accompanist at Mills College, Oakland.

     

    Daniel has been the musical director for many shows and theatrical productions, including I Do! I Do!, Fiddler on the Roof, Side by Side by Sondheim, You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, Company, Into the Woods (twice), and the Light in the Piazza.  He has been associated with several of the musicals of composer Craig Bohmler, as music director or assisting the composer, in Mountain Days: the John Muir Musical, Enter the Guardsman (on the QE2 cruise ship), the Haunting of Winchester, and more recently All the More to Love.  Daniel has accompanied numerous cabaret performances at the former Plush Room, the New Conservatory Theater, Society Cabaret, 42nd Street Moon, and the Marin Theater Company. As a cabaret artist, along with his wife Jenny Matteucci, they perform and sing together as the Mattlock Duo with music ranging from Fats Waller to Ricky Ian Gordon and Dominick Argento.

     

    Daniel is active as a cabaret pianist and singer, having collaborated with many San Francisco Bay area performers at the former Plush Room, the New Conservatory theater, 42nd Street Moon, Martuni’s, Society Cabaret (SF and San Jose) and Feinstein’s. With his wife, Jenny Matteucci, they perform and sing together as the Mattlock Duo with music ranging from Fats Waller to Ricky Ian Gordon.

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