Coaching | Master Classes
Seth is available to teach both Audition and Cabaret Master Classes.
To book one, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics covered in the Musical Theatre Audition Master Class include: practical advice, finding appropriate, actable song repertoire, how to find better audition cuts, audition preparation, proper audition technique and etiquette, how to talk to a pianist, how to organize an audition book, telling a story through song, making confident choices, overcoming anxieties, figuring out one?s type, becoming comfortable in one’s skin, getting representation, review and critique of headshots/resume and long-term career planning.
Topics covered in the Cabaret Master Class include: what cabaret is, why cabaret exists, how to book the space, the pros and cons of various spaces in the city, how to build an audience, how to write a press release, how to get people to come, how to make postcards, where to leave postcards, how to put the act together, how to storyboard the songs, how to write good patter, what types of songs to do, how many songs to do, how to find good material, how to play to an audience and overcoming anxieties.
Seth Bisen-Hersh has played hundreds of auditions for Broadway shows, off-Broadway shows, cruise lines, regional theaters for over a decade. As a coach, he specializes in repertoire selection, finding appropriate cuts, finding truthful acting choices and providing practical advice. As an accompanist, he is familiar with almost any musical theater song and most pop songs that are used in auditions. He can also sight read fluently and transpose on sight. As a composer/lyricist, he has written over 200 original songs between his 15 musicals/cabarets. He teaches audition and cabaret master classes, as well as emceeing, producing and accompanying weekly talent showcases at Don’t Tell Mama, which he has done over 430 featuring approximately 2000 performers, at least a dozen who have gone on to Broadway.
“I think I learned more from the sessions in Seth’s workshops than I did from all my other classes combined!” –Christina Sullivan
“Perfect for the returning performer, Seth’s Workshop gave me the confidence to sing in front of an audience after 20 years away.” –Roy Fredriks
“Seth’s workshops have prepared me to go into an audition and leave the nerves at the door!” –Michael Cherry
“Seth’s workshop is perfect for someone who wants to get a lot of material heard by someone qualified and knowledgeable.” –Kyle Bruich
“Seth is brilliant, and he brings in more brilliant people to give you feedback, so you get the most out of his workshops.” –Augustin J. Correro