In this workshop we will focus on the most famous song in Rent, “Seasons of Love.”
At the beginning of the workshop, we will begin with a short physical warm-up which in turn already begins to warm up the voice. We will then proceed to a vocal warm-up to prepare you for working on the song.
During the majority of this workshop we will learn the lyrics, divide you into two vocal parts and learn both melody and harmony accordingly. We will also learn simple choreography that can be executed while singing without detracting from the importance of the lyrics but rather, enhance them. We will then work on presentation and singing with intention to truly bring the song alive.
Paul Chernosky comes from a dance and musical theater background. Trained in classical ballet, jazz, musical theater and tap, he later trained as a scholarship recipient at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in modern dance and choreography. He has studied musical theater with Broadway choreographers including Chet Walker and Christopher Chadman – who both worked under Bob Fosse. He has performed in ballet and modern companies as well as many musical theater productions including national US tours of Hello Dolly and West Side Story, a European tour of
42nd Street as well as in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. He has worked as an independent choreographer including for a studio performance for new choreographers with the Komische Opera in Berlin and with Alvin Ailey’s Performance Showcase Company which performed at Lincoln Center. He also worked as a teacher at Alvin Ailey in NYC for more than 10 years including teaching company class. He has been a guest teacher in modern, musical theater and
tap throughout many European cities as well. Paul has also been a tango teacher for 12 years and has made two short films. His film Milonga Gay has been screened at many international film festivals in the US, Canada and Europe.