David to Teach a New Course at Wagner College
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
Sisco to Teach in Australia & Taiwan this October
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!
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
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
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
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
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
Sisco to Musical Direct LA CAGE at Wagner College
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
David Invited to Present at the 2016 NATS Conference in Chicago
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"
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
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
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
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
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
Manhattan Girls Chorus Gala Features "I AM"
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
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
Read the New York Times article about MGC and watch their performance at the Women in the World Summit here.
Lincoln Center Debut!!
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
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
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
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!