Sisco & Josepher to Present Sessions at LIHSA

Sep 23, 2019 to Oct 7, 2019

On Tuesday, October 8, David Sisco and Laura Josepher will present 3 sessions to parents and students of Long Island High School for the Arts on preparing for college auditions. This follows the release of the second edition of their book, "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent". Available on Amazon.

Sisco to Lead Audition Workshop at West Genesee High School

Sep 9, 2019 to Oct 7, 2019

David will lead a 2-day workshop  for high school students at West Genesee High School in Camillus, NY October 3 & 4. The workshop will include an interactive session on audition technique, a masterclass, a brief choral clinic, and Sisco performing a concert for the students. 

Sisco & Josepher Produce a College Audition Workshop with Broadway Workshop

May 12, 2019

For the second summer in a row, David Sisco and Laura Josepher will co-teach a college audition workshop for high school students planning on audition for college musical theatre programs. Their book "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for Students, Teachers, and Parents" is available on Amazon. To register for the workshop (August 3-4 in NYC), please click here.

Sisco to make his Comedy Store debut in LA!

May 8, 2019

David will make his Comedy Store debut in LA on Wednesday, May 22 in Shawn Pelofsky's hilarious Facebook Rants show. David has set a rant to music and will sing a song he wrote with his long-time collaborator, Tom Gualtieri. For more information and for tickets, click here

David will return to Wagner College & NYU Steinhardt for Summer Intensives

May 2, 2019

David is thrilled to return for his ninth year as music director and voice teacher for the Wagner College Summer Musical Theatre Institute and his second year as a voice teacher for NYU Steinhardt's Contemporary Music and Musical Theatre summer programs. The summer programs run during various weeks in July and August. Visit the college's respective websites for more information. 

Sisco to return to Australia in June & July

Apr 16, 2019

David is honored to return to Australia after being the keynote speaker for the ANATS Conference in Leura, Australia this past October. He will lead three workshops, sponsored by ANATS Victoria, ANATS Canberra, and a collaboration between The Street Theatre and Wild Voices Musical Theatre. For more information, click here.

Gualtieri & Sisco Launch "Draw the Circle Wide" Project

Jan 11, 2019

David Sisco and his long-time collaborator Tom Gualtieri are beginning a dynamic new web series entitled "Draw the Circle Wide," featuring new songs for a diverse group of talented musical theatre artists. Watch the announcement here and follow them on Facebook (Gualtieri & Sisco), Twitter (@GualtieriSisco), and Instagram (@tomgual and @siscosongs) for more information. Also, subscribe to their YouTube channel for updates! 

Sisco & Josepher to Present at NYSTEA Conference

Dec 17, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018

David and Laura Josepher (authors of "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions") will present 4 college audition workshops at the 2019 NYSTEA Conference for high school theatre students and teachers, located in the Catskills. For more information, click here.

Sisco & Josepher to Present at MTEA Conference

Dec 3, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018

David and Laura Josepher have been invited to open the 2019 MTEA Conference at NYU Steinhardt wtih their presentation "Teaching Contemporary Musical Theatre."  The session will feature tools to help young professionals be successful in 29-hours readings and workshops of new musicals. For more information, click here.

Journal of Singing Article

Oct 30, 2018

David co-authored "Cinderella Meets Cendrillion: Musical Theater and Opera Living Under the Same Roof," which is currently available in the November/December issue of the Journal of Singing (Volume 75, No. 2). 

David to Teach a New Course at Wagner College

Oct 13, 2018

David will teach a brand new special topics course at Wagner College entitled Contemporary Musical Theatre Performance in Spring, 2019. Designed by David and Laura Josepher at ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, this course will help Juniors and Seniors develop the skills necessary to be successul in 29-hour readings and workshops of new musicals. It will feature script/song analysis, musical adaptation assignments, cold reading and sight reading, audition techniques, and masterclassess with visiting directors, composers, and lyricists. 

Sisco to Teach Audition Workshop in Seattle

Sep 24, 2018

David will teach a 1-day workshop at Ingraham High School in Seattle on Saturday, November 10 from 9 AM - 5 PM. Limited space is available. Contract Stevie Kallos (slkallos@aol.com) for more information. Contact David (dwsisco@hotmail.com) for a private coaching. 

Sisco to Teach in Australia & Taiwan this October

Sep 10, 2018

Next month, David will head to Australia to be a keynote speaker for the ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing) Conference followed by three weeks teaching at the TPAC (Taipei Performing Arts Center) musical theatre workshop. 

Sisco & Josepher to Give Masterclass and Book Signing at Drama Book Shop

Sep 3, 2018

David Sisco and Laura Josepher will coach talented junior and senior high school students and sign copies of their book "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions" (available on Amazon) at Drama Book Shop (250 W. 40th Street) on Saturday, September 22 from 2-4 PM. For more information, click here.

Sisco & Josepher Combine Forces with Broadway Workshop

Aug 1, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018

David Sisco and Laura Josepher are offering a two-day college audtion workshop through Marc Tummelli's Broadway Workshop, August 11-12. They will share information from their book, "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions" (available on Amazon) and coach high school students on their audition material. For more information, visit www.broadwayworkshop.com.

ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com & Broadway Workshop to Co-Produce a College Audition Workshop

Apr 16, 2018

David Sisco and Laura Josepher will join forces with Marc Tumminelli of Broadway Workshop for a 2-day College Audition Workshop, August 11-12 in New York City. The workshop will feature private coachings, mock auditions, and a discussion with parents and student about how everyone can get on the same page to help the student be successful during audition season. There are only 16 slots for this highly individualized workshop. Click here for more details. 

David to Teach at NYU Steinhardt This Summer

Apr 2, 2018

David is proud to be joining the faculty for the Contemporary Vocal Workshop (July 16 - 27) and the Summer Study in Music Theatre (July 30 - August 10) at NYU Steinhardt. For more information, please click here

Sisco to MD HAIR at Wagner College

Feb 1, 2018

David will return to Wagner College this Spring to musical direct HAIR, directed by Darren Lee. Previously, David musical directed LA CAGE and SMALL TOWN STORY at the college and is looking forward to returning to work with the talented students and faculty. For more information, click here

Sisco & Josepher at Den Danske Scenekunstskole in Denmark

Jan 26, 2018 to Feb 1, 2018

David Sisco and Laura Josepher lead a 2-week workshop at Den Danske Scenekunstskole, presenting a workshop production of Pasek & Paul's EDGES in Danish and English. To read more about it, click here.

Gualtieri & Sisco Concert at 54 Below

Jan 11, 2018 to Feb 1, 2018

Tom Gualtieri and David celebrate over 14 years of collaboration with a concert of their new songs at 54 Below on Wednesday, January 10 @ 9:30 PM. To watch the video from teh concert, click here.

Sisco MD's Workshop of SMALL TOWN STORY at Wagner

Nov 25, 2017

Next weekend, David will present 5 readings of Small Town Story by Sammy Buck and Brandon James Gwinn as part of a new works series at Wagner College. Directed by Michele Pawk, the readings are free and open to the public. For more information, please click here.  

Sisco to Lead First ANATS Webinar

Nov 2, 2017

David is honored to lead ANATS' (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing) first webinar for voice teachers in Australia on Monday, November 6. The topic is "Teaching Contemporary Musical Theatre." The session will be available on David's YouTube page after the event. 

Sisco to Co-Lead Masterclass at Riverdale Children's Theatre

Oct 24, 2017

David will help facilitate a masterclass for junior and senior musical theatre students auditioning for college at Riverdale Children's Theatre on Sunday, October 29. He looks forward to sharing the book he co-wrote with Laura Josepher, "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions," available on amazon.com.

Kelly & Peloquin to Present "Six Dennis Rhodes Poems" at KeyedUp Concert

Oct 11, 2017

David is thrilled to have baritone Michael Kelly and pianist Marc Peloquin perform his rarely-heard song cycle "Six Dennis Rhodes Poems on Peloquin's upcoming KeyedUp Concert Series Recital on Saturday, October 28 at 8 PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute. The recital celebrates the music of Tom Cipullo, who is a champion of vocal writing. David is honored to be part of the series. For more information, please click here

Mondragon-Groff Sings Sisco

Oct 4, 2017

Mezzo Elizabeth Mondragon-Groff will sing Sisco's "Passages," a song cycle written for her to premiere at Carnegie Hall, as part of a recital including the works of Debussy, Granados, and Ravel. The recital will be presented as part of the UUCC Chalice Concert Series in Columbia, MD on Saturday, October 14 at 7 PM. For more information, please click here

Sisco Teaches 3-Week MT Intensive in Taipei

Sep 16, 2017

David has had the pleasure of teaching voice for a 3-week workshop run by Taipei Performing Arts Center, August 28 - September 17. You can read more about his experience by reading this blog

Tickets Now on Sale for Comes Love: 10/19 & 10/20

Sep 12, 2017

Comes Love Duo returns to The Triad in NYC with their new cabaret show entitled "Goes Love," featuring fierce (read: shady) break-up songs! Directed by Laura Josepher, they will be supported by a fierce 4-piece band. To watch their previous shows on YouTube, click here. To order tickets for their shows on Thursday, 10/19 @ 7 PM or Friday, 10/20 at 9:15 PM, click here

Sisco & Josepher Publish College Audition Book

Jul 7, 2017

David Sisco and Laura Josepher have just released their first book, "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sounds Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent." The book will walk readers through every step of the audition process, from figuring out where to audition and choosing audition material to deciding where to attend." To purchase your copy, click here.

David Joins the Board of NATS NYC

Jun 19, 2017

David is proud to join the board of NATS (National Association of Teachers of SInging) NYC, serving with intelligent, forward-thinking teachers who are continually improving the way we help our voice students. For more information, please visit the NATS NYC website.

Sisco & Josepher to Release Audition Book!!

May 26, 2017

David Sisco and Laura Josepher (owners of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com) will soon be releasing their new book, "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent." The book is a comprehensive resource for high school students preparing for college auditions, as well as guiding advice for their teachers and parents. The book will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com. Stay tuned for more details!

David Announces Resignation from Marymount Manhattan College

May 8, 2017 to May 26, 2017

After ten years of teaching private voice at Marymount Manhattan College, David has decided to resign to focus on building his private studio, teach around the country and internationally, work on his company ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com with Laura Josepher, and focus more on composing. He is incredibly grateful to the faculty and students at MMC for a wonderful experience. 

LA CAGE opens this week at Wagner College

Apr 17, 2017 to May 26, 2017

David is proud to musical direct LA CAGE at Wagner College, April 20-30. For performance times and tickets, please click here.

Sisco Leads Masterclass at Dean College

Jan 18, 2017

David looks forward to returning to Dean College on February 12 to teach a private masterclass for the musical theatre students. In addition, he will provide individual repertoire coachings for all seniors, helping them put together their professional portfolios.

Sisco Invited to Present at ICVT Conference in Stockholm

Jan 1, 2017

David will appear as part of a panel discussion entitled "Cinderella Meets Cendrillon: Musical Theatre & Opera Living Under the Same Roof" with Allen Henderson, Jennifer McQuade, Mark McQuade and Norman Spivey. The conference will take place in Stockholm August 2-6. More information can be found here.

Sisco & Josepher Launch "Audition Advice" on ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com

Dec 13, 2016

David and Laura Josepher (owners of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com) recently launched a new "Audition Advice" vlog on YouTube to help high school seniors auditioning for college musical theatre programs. Click here to view the videos and leave a question. 

Sisco to Musical Direct LA CAGE at Wagner College

Nov 28, 2016

David has been invited to musical direct LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Wagner College, directed by Rusty Curcio. Performances will be on campus from April 20-30. More details to come!

David invited to Present at 2017 MTEA Conference

Nov 21, 2016

David will present "Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond" at the Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance National Conference in New York City January 6-8, 2017. Previously David has presented this session at a New South Wales ANATS Workshop and the NATS 2016 National Conference. To watch a video of the session, click here.

SPRING AWAKENING Recording Now Available

Nov 1, 2016

The entire score for Marymount Manhattan College's 2015 production of SPRING AWAKENING (the play) directed by Kevin Connell is now available on soundcloud.com. Written by David Sisco, it features performances by beloved Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf.

Sisco's Incidental Music Featured in MMC Production of OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

Oct 10, 2016

David Sisco wrote and arranged an original score for a production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's play OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, which plays at Marymount Manhattan College Thursday - Sunday, 10/13 - 10/16. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com.

Comes Love Duo Debuts at Bocce in Wellfleet

Sep 6, 2016 to Oct 10, 2016

Alexandra Foucard & David Sisco bring the Comes Love Duo to Bocce in Wellfleet on Cape Cod on Saturday, September 24 from 6-10 PM. A wonderful Italian restaurant, you can find more information here. Look for our return next season!

David Launches New YouTube Page

Aug 19, 2016

Check out my new YouTube page, which has tons of videos featuring songs I've written and sung. Click here for more information.

Comes Love Paints Provincetown, August 5-7

Aug 1, 2016 to Aug 18, 2016

David Sisco and Alexandra Foucard (Comes Love Duo) will perform at Tin Pan Alley on Friday, 8/5 & Saturday, 8/6 from 9 PM - midnight and Sunday, 8/7 at The Red Inn. For more information, please visit www.comesloveduo.com

Sisco MD's Wagner's SMTI Program

Jul 18, 2016 to Aug 18, 2016

David is thrilled to return for the 5th year of Wagner College's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive as the musical director and voice teacher. Created by Susan Fenley, the two-week program gives students excellent experiences in dance, acting, vocal performance and improv, while also taking them to see professional theatre in the city. For more information, click here.

Sisco to Lead ANATS Workshop in Sydney

Jun 21, 2016

David will lead a 2-day workshop in Sydney for the New South Wales chapter of ANATS (Australia National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing), July 2 & 3. The workshop will feature 5 presentations (21st Century Music: A New York Perspective, Investigating the Text, How to Talk to a Contemporary Composer, Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond and Working Across Styles) along with 3 masterclasses (contemporary art song, 16-bar audition and contemporary musical theatre). For more information, please click here

Stonewall Chorale Performs at Trevor Project Gala

Jun 14, 2016

After a glorious pride concert this past Saturday, The Stonewall Chorale (led by Cythnia Powell) once again sang David's arrangement of "True Colors" at the Trevor Project Gala in New York. Watch the video here. The Trevor Project provides support for LGBTQ youth in numerous vital ways. For more information about this beautiful organization, click here.

Stonewall Chorale Sings Sisco Arrangement

Jun 10, 2016

The Stonewall Chorale will sing David's arrangement of the Cindi Lauper hit "True Colors," arranged for full chorus and piano quintet, during their annual Pride Concert this Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 PM. For more information, click here.

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble to Premiere New Sisco Piece

May 5, 2016

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble will premiere David's "I Am in Need of Music" on their Spring Concert in Ithaca, NY Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 PM. The piece was commissioned in celebration of the ensemble's 40th Anniversary. The composer will be in attendance. For more information, click here.

Sisco to teach at Dean College on April 23

Apr 19, 2016

David is delighted to spend a day teaching the musical theatre students at Dean College on Saturday, April 23. He will give an open masterclass in the morning, followed by private coachings to the seniors in the afternoon. 

MUSM Choirs Perform "Variation V" at Spring Concert

Apr 13, 2016

Director of Choral Activities Dr. Erynn Millard will lead the MSUM choirs in their Spring concert entitled "Love Songs," featuring music by Brahms, Forrest and Sisco. David is delighted to have the choirs sing "Variation V," which was premeired at MSUM in early March during his residency. The Concert will take place on Sunday, April 24 at 4 PM at Gaede State. For more information, click here.

Sisco Presents VARIATIONS at MSUM

Mar 4, 2016

After an intense week of rehearsals, David will perform his new revue VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF YOU with music and theatre students from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Five of the variations commissioned by MSUM feature texts about love and relationships, written by the students. For more information, click here. For tickets, click here.

Comes Love Extends at Don't Tell Mama, March 11-30

Mar 1, 2016

After a successful run at The Triad as part of the International Cabaret Festival of New York, Comes Love (comprised of David Sisco & Alexandra Foucard) move to the more intimate Don't Tell Mama for three additional dates: Friday, March 11 and Wednesdays, March 16 & 30 at 7 PM. For more information, click here.

Comes Love Takes Part in Int'l Cabaret Festival, NYC

Feb 15, 2016 to Feb 19, 2016

Alexandra Foucard and David Sisco bring COMES LOVE back to The Triad on Thursday & Friday February 18 & 19 at 7 PM as part of the First International Cabaret Festival. Tickets are available online by clicking here.

Gualtieri & Sisco Song Featured in BroadwayBox.Com Article

Jan 21, 2016

Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco's song "Moments of You" was selected as one of the "10 Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs You Should Be Listening To" on BroadwayBox.com. Read the article here.

Comes Love Returns to The Triad in February

Dec 10, 2015

David Sisco and Alexandra Foucard bring their duo back to headline at The Triad as part of the First International Cabaret Festival of New York. Tickets for their shows on Thursday, 2/18 and Friday 2/19 @ 7 PM will go on sale shortly. To see the duo's performance at The Triad this past Fall, click here.

Gualtieri & Sisco's 54 Below Debut Available on YouTube!

Nov 30, 2015

"What Are They Talkin' About?: The Songs of Gualtieri & Sisco" at 54 Below is now available for viewing on their YouTube channel. For more information or to purchase their songs, visit their website: www.gualtieriandsisco.com

David Invited to Present at the 2016 NATS Conference in Chicago

Sep 19, 2015

David has been invited to present "Vocal Health on Broadway and Beyond" at the 2016 NATS Conference in Chicago this July. Previously, Sisco presented a poster paper about what is now ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com at the 2012 conference in Orlando. The presentation will focus on how performers, musical directors, casting directors and ENTs prevent and manage vocal damage caused by musicals on Broadway in London's West End and in Melbourne, Australia. 

Foucard & Sisco make their NYC Cabaret Debut with "Comes Love"

Sep 9, 2015

David Sisco and Alexandra Foucard will perform "Comes Love" at The Triad on Monday, October 5 @ 9 PM. The cabaret will feature an eclectic mix of songs and mash-ups they've performed over the summer at Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Sisco Invited to Participate in Tune in Time's Season Kick-Off

Aug 18, 2015

David will be part of the kick-off to Tune in Time's new season at the York Theatre on Monday, August 31st @ 7:30 PM. Dubbed the “Musical Theater Olympics,” 3 teams of composers and lyricists who’ve never worked together are forced to collaborate – and to beat the clock. Their task? They must write a song from a new Broadway musical, the title of which is picked from a hatful of audience suggestions – in the style determined by a spin of the dreaded Genre Wheel. Can they write a TUNE IN TIME?  David won the game on his first appearance. Come see how he fairs this time. For more information, click here.

Sisco to teach at Wagner College's SMTI

Jul 19, 2015

David Sisco will be teaching at Wagner College's Summer Musical Theatre Institute from July 20 - August 1. This is his fourth year as musical director and voice teacher for the intensive, which features daily lessons, coachings and musical rehearsals with a handful of talented high school students. For more information about the program, click here.

Sisco Featured in Julliard American Songmakers Interview Project

Jun 19, 2015

David was interviewed for Julliard's American Songmakers Project alongside some incredible composers, singers and pianists. Read more here.

Sisco Performs at the Schroyer Memorial Award Concert

Jun 2, 2015

David will perform Schumann and his own work at the first annual Schroyer Memorial Award Concert, held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Camden, NY at 7 PM. Founded in memory of Camden Central School music teachers Mary & David Schroyer, the Schroyer Memorial Award supports graduating seniors planning to go to college for music performance or education. The concert will feature the inaugural award winner, Matthew Mitchell, along with former colleagues and students of the Schroyers.

Nautilus Music-Theater features Gualtieri & Sisco's FALLING TO EARTH

Jun 1, 2015

Nautilus Music-Theater, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, will feature songs from Tom Gualtieri & David Sisco's FALLING TO EARTH on their annual "Rough Cuts" series on June 1 & 2. For more information, click here. For more information on FALLING TO EARTH, visit the Gualtieri & Sisco website.

Manhattan Girls Chorus Gala Features "I AM"

May 12, 2015

Manhattan Girls Chorus will sing Sisco's "I AM" at their Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 20 at the DiMenna Center in New York. The piece, which was commissioned by Artistic Director Michelle Oesterle and the Choir, features the girls' thoughts and dreams. Recently, part of the piece was performed at the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center as part of the Women in the World Summit. 

Sarah Hawkey Sings Sisco Next Door

Apr 30, 2015

Soprano Sarah Hawkey will perform "Give Me a Song" at Marble Church's Next Door recital, entitled New Song in New York. For more information, click here.

"I AM" & MGC Mentioned in New York Times

Apr 25, 2015

Read the New York Times article about MGC and watch their performance at the Women in the World Summit here.

Lincoln Center Debut!!

Apr 22, 2015

Manhattan Girls Chorus, under the direction of Michelle Oesterle, will sing selections from Sisco's "I AM" at the Women in the World Summit at the David H. Koch Theater on Thursday, April 23. Based on the girls' words, "I AM" explores what their names mean to them, their struggles with being bullied and what they dream of for themselves, their family and friends. The piece will be performed in whole with a new movement on May 20 at MGC's annual gala. www.manhattangirlschorus.org

Foucard & Sisco perform at Tin Pan Alley

Apr 19, 2015

Alexandra Foucard & David Sisco will present "Comes Love" at Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown on Saturday, April 25 from 8-10 PM. Check back for other dates throughout the summer!

Sisco Commissioned by Manhattan Girls Chorus

Mar 20, 2015

David recently completed the fourth and final movement in a piece entitled "I AM," commissioned by Manhattan Girls Chorus. Based on a libretto of the girls words, the piece will be premiered with chamber orchestra at MGC's Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 20. For more information, click here.

New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio

Feb 14, 2015

David was selected to be part of the 2015 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio in conjunction with Nautalis Music Theater. The final showcase was on February 13, 2015. Stay tuned for new songs, which will be added on the site!