Master Class

Master Class


This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be an engaging musical theatre vocal master class, led by recent UNL vocal performance graduate, Susan Twiehaus. In this workshop, students will focus on character development, audition technique, and song interpretation through feedback and coaching on a 32-bar audition cut. Students will learn how to break their songs into acting beats, discover and develop their own unique performance style, build self-confidence as a performer, improve audition technique, and learn from peers. We ask that students signing up for this class prepare a musical theatre song of their choice and provide a karaoke or piano accompaniment track that is playable from a secondary device.

Participants will also need a computer or tablet with a front facing camera and microphone.

Lied Center for Performing Arts

Meet the Lied Center Teaching Artist

Susan Twiehaus

Susan Twiehaus is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) studying Vocal Performance with a minor in Theatre under the direction of Alisa Belflower. She was active in UNL's Opera, Musical Theatre, and Choral programs. Susan has studied at the Open Jar Institute and the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City and participated in the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy. Recently, she was a prize winner at Regional National Associate of Teacher's Singing, NATS, in Classical (2019) and Musical Theatre (2017) and a finalist in the International Hal Leonard Musical Theatre Competition (2018). Susan started the Sara Crewe Scholarship through Theatre Arts for Kids, a local nonprofit theatre program, with the help of the director, Leah Kolar. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has shown exemplary leadership and character within the program. Also Norris High School, her alma mater, began presenting the Susan Twiehaus Leadership Award in her honor, this annual award is given to a student who displays excellent character, leadership, and dedication within the choral program. Her recent roles include: Hannah (Modern: ASCAP staged reading) Amahl (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Claire (Ordinary Days), Young Vi (Violet), and Polly Nichols (Dust & Shadow: Equity Staged Reading).

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Upcoming Events

May 15, 2021 | 1:30 & 5:30 PM
May 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM
May 22, 2021 l 1:00 & 6:00 PM