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Join platinum-selling vocalist, actor, and producer Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) for a Masterclass focused on song performance and audition techniques.

The class will be divided into 3 segments:


45 Minutes: Vocal Technique Session

Students coached on their song from a vocal/musical standpoint, gaining an understanding of dynamics, breath support, diction, control, and more)


45 Minutes: Song Coaching Session

Students coached on their song, gaining an understanding of lyric analysis, character development, acting in song, and more)


90 Minutes: Masterclass Session

Students will combine what they've learned into a performance of their audition, where Chris will offer more insight, notes, and audition technique advice along with additional song coaching / vocal technique adjustments.

Students are asked to come prepared (fully memorized) with a 32-Bar cut of a song of their choice to perform.

An accompanist will be provided. Class limited to 12 students.




with Platinum-Selling Vocalist

Chris Pinnella

May 11, 2024

11:30AM - 2:30PM

@ BellWorks 101 Crawfords Corner Road Holmdel

Pricing: $150 / $25 to observe

About Chris Pinnella

Ask any vocal artist  you happen to see, and they will tell you it takes a certain kind of guts and gumption to step out in front of the freight train that is a symphony orchestra or sizable jazz organization -- to take the helm of a precision music machine whose hundreds of man hours of rehearsal and preparation now hinge upon that solitary  figure at center stage.  Sounds pretty scary -- but for Chris Pinnella it's the stuff of natural habitat; an environment that the versatile vocalist has thrived in, whether performing with symphony orchestras around the country, leading his own combos of anywhere from 8 to 15 players, or (for several tours of North America and Europe) lending his finely honed skills to the prog-rock / crossover locomotive known as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That association with the late Paul O'Neil's spectacularly scaled project netted the New Jersey native a platinum record for his contributions to 'The Lost Christmas Eve' tour, and a chance to perform for an audience of over 1 million people, during a particularly raucous New Year's Eve in Berlin.​

​In the process the seasoned young performer - a singer whose influences run from the epic arias of Pavarotti, to the elegant jazz phrasings of Tony Bennett and the next generation concert hall mastery of Bocelli and Groban - built his brand as a bandleader through gigs at venues that range from big city nightspots to theatres across the United States such as The Algonquin Arts Theatre in New Jersey as well as Axelrod PAC, The Great Auditorium, The Pollack Theatre, Rahway PAC, The Newton Theatre, House of Independents, The Grunin Center for the Arts, McLoone's Supper Club and numerous Luxury Private, Charity, Fundraising Galas and Events throughout the country.  He has also played such prestigious NYC venues as Birdland, The Rainbow Room, The Explorers Club, The Rose Theatre at Jazz! At Lincoln Center, The Cutting Room, and Feinstein's / 54 Below.  Recently, Pinnellawas tapped by American Young Voices, singing with the group as one of their guest vocalists alongside massive student choirs ranging from 3000-8000 young singers touring major arenas, including a sold out evening at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

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