Florida International University Concert Choir gave the premiere of my new choral work, “Give Me a Song,” under the direction of my dear colleague Dr. Erynn Millard. You can listen to it here.
Sisco Speaks at 2022 ICVT Conference
David presented “Whole-Hearted Teaching: Bringing a Different Kind of Science into the Studio” at the 2022 ICVT Conference in Vienna this August. This is David’s third such presentation for the conference, held every four years.
David to Speak at the 2022 ICVT Conference
David has been invited to speak at the 2022 ICVT Conference taking place in Vienna from August 3-7. His topic is “Whole-Hearted Teaching: Bringing a Different Kind of Science into the Studio.” To find out more about the conference, click here.
Sisco Performs Solo Show at GreenRoom 42
David performed his first solo show in over 20 years at GreenRoom 42 on Saturday, June 18, 2022. In the show, entitled Sing Happy, David talks about moving past negative narratives to claim his space standing center stage. You can watch the entire show by clicking here.
Sisco Invited to Speak at ICVT 2022
David has been asked to speak at the International Congress of Voice Teachers Conference in Vienna in August, 2022. His presentation, entitled “Whole-Hearted Teaching: Bringing a Different Kind of Science into the Studio,” will share developing research on how curiosity, vulnerability, mindfulness, and self-care can be effective tools to guiding a student’s vocal journey (in addition to pedagogical knowledge). For more information about the conference, click here.
Performing in Contemporary Musicals is Published by Routledge Press
David’s new textbook Performing in Contemporary Musicals, co-written with Laura Josepher, is available for pre-order through Routledge Press. Performing in Contemporary Musicals brings into sharp focus the skills performers must possess when tackling shows that are newly written, in development, or somewhere in-between. Click here for more information and to purchase the book.
Gualtieri & Sisco Release Series 2 of Draw the Circle Wide
Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), and Ahmad Maksoud (The Visitor) reflect on their lives and share insights on making the theatre more equitable in Series 2 of Draw the Circle Wide, created by songwriting team Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco. First episode drops on October 14. Click here for more information, click here.
Celebrate BIPOC MT Creators
As our industry continues to have long-overdue conversations about race, equity, and inclusion, we must acknowledge, celebrate, and support BIPOC musical theatre creators (not just in February). Head to my TEACHER page to see a newly compiled list of musicals created by BIPOC theatre artists, or click here.
Gualtieri & Sisco launch new website
David and Tom launched a brand new website with a full music store this week. Check out www.gualtieriandsisco to see all the work they have created during their 17+ year collaboration.
Tony Award winner Ali Stroker performs Gualtieri & Sisco
Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco release Tony Award winner Ali Stroker’s performance of their song, “Patricia in 5N,” written for Ali based on their conversations on their interview series, Draw the Circle Wide. Watch the video here.