The USM School of Music presents a musical theatre master class with Broadway artist, Amy Justman. Master classes are a valuable tool for musicians of any instrument or voice. New and dedicated listeners of music, gain insight into the intricacies of making music by attending master classes.
This master class will be held in Corthell Concert Hall, free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Warren Memorial Foundation Visiting Artist Series.
Amy Justman's career as a crossover soprano has spanned musical theater, classical music, jazz and beyond. She made her Broadway debut in the revival of Company, performing the role of Susan as well as playing piano as part of the actor‐orchestra. This past season, she joined her 6th Broadway company, covering and performing for both Renée Fleming and Jessie Mueller in the revival of Carousel. Recently, Amy stood by for and performed 3 principal roles in the Broadway a cappella musical, In Transit, coming directly from the Broadway company of The Phantom of the Opera, where she performed the role of Carlotta.
Other theatrical credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder on Broadway, the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Phantom, both the Broadway and Pioneer Theatre companies of White Christmas, Clara in the off-Broadway revival of Passion at Classic Stage Company, Heidi in [title of show] for the regional premiere at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and four productions with City Center Encores.
Amy's concert work includes Peep Bo in The Mikado at Carnegie Hall, Cinderella and Rapunzel in Disney on Classic with the Tokyo Philharmonic, covering Kelli O'Hara in Lucky to Be Me at New York City Opera, and Jessie in Mahagonny Songspiel at the Ravinia Festival. She has also been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Bernstein's Mass, recording on Naxos), New York City Ballet, Fire Island Opera Festival, Great Music in a Great Space, American Modern Ensemble, American Symphony Orchestra, the Kurt Weill Fest, American Opera Projects, Berkshire Bach Society, Broadway Chamber Players, Master Chorale of South Florida and Natchez Opera Festival.
Amy has been a voice teacher and coach for over 20 years. She was previously on the faculty of the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater at Yale University and has taught lessons and master classes for such organizations as Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, Making It On Broadway, Werk With Broadway, New York Choral Consortium, Prospect Theatre Company, New Jersey Summer High School Voice Woekshop and Senzoku College of Tokyo. She is also the creator of The Crossover Connection, which trains classical singers for the demands of musical theater.
She received her MM from Manhattan School of Music and her BA from Yale University. She lives in New York with her husband, writer Dave Itzkoff, and their son, Max.
Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.