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Are you graduating from the shower to the stage?

Then this program may be just what you are looking for.

Villa Musica’s Cabaret Project is a cooperative program for adult singer/actors interested in working together to create, produce and perform a Cabaret show. Singers of all levels are welcome to participate in this program which will provide opportunities to sing solo, duets and trios and group numbers. A theme or storyline is developed collaboratively and all work toward a public performance for family, friends and the greater community.

Come transform Villa Musica’s recital hall into a Cabaret Venue for two nights – complete with piano and rhythm section, dessert and wine. All proceeds from this wonderful event go to our scholarship fund.

When: Every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 9:00pm SPRING SESSION ONLY
Age Group: Adults
Number of participants: min. 6 max. 10
Course Fee: $500 per semester (15 weeks)

Director: Jim Tompkins-MacLaine (see bio below)


DATES FOR 2016/17:

FEB 14, 2017-May 30, 2017 (SEMESTER II)

Performances June 2 and 3

SprecklesJim Tompkins-MacLaine has performed as a singer and pianist on six continents and is currently looking for work in Antarctica . . .

Whether in front of an orchestra or seated at a piano, Jim Tompkins-MacLaine brings a unique vitality to singing. Equally comfortable with classical repertoire, musical theatre and jazz standards, he guarantees a program that will delight the audience.

 Jim made his debut at Carnegie Hall in January of 1998 with the internationally-acclaimed Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers in a concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as both a tenor soloist and as a pianist. He returned later that year to perform Haydn’s Creation under the baton of Sir Neville Mariner, and the following year with Händel’s Messiah conducted by Sir John Rutter.

Jim studied flute performance and choral conducting at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and studied voice with soprano Eddye Pierce Young. He also had the rare opportunity to study theory, conducting and orchestration with “America’s Composer,” Aaron Copland. Further study at Arizona State University gave him the opportunity to work with Patricia Jarvis and Marion Smith, with summer excursions to The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where he coached under the tutelage of the great Gwendolyn Koldovsky. Since settling in San Diego in 1986, he has studied with Jane Westbrook, Marni Nixon and coach George Trovillo. He currently maintains a busy vocal studio while completing a master’s degree in Music History at San Diego State University.