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.
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. The textbook will be released on March 14, 2022. Click here for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Sisco and Laura Josepher will launch a new radio show entitled “In Between the Lines” on MusicalTheatreRadio.com on Saturday, January 16 @ 10 AM (EST). The 30-minute show features great under-sung contemporary musical theatre songs and interviews with the writers about how they created them. Check it out!
David’s research article “Bringing a Different Kind of Research into the Studio” was published in the September/October 2020 edition of the NATS Journal of Singing. The article explains how the scientific research of curiosity, vulnerability, mindfulness, and self-care can enhance the work voice teachers do with their students in the studio.
David is very pleased to be joining NYU Steinhardt’s voice faculty this Fall, working with undergraduate and graduate singers in a variety of majors. David is thrilled to be collaborating with the engaged and supportive faculty at Steinhardt.
David Sisco and Elbert Ma were married on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod with a small group of close friends and family present, socially distanced. While it was far from the wedding they had imagined, it was perfect in almost every way.