The booklet (found on the home page) and this libguide includes the information you will need to select and prepare your first song for the second term of Musical Theatre Performance. This project includes materials encompassing Vaudeville, Operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, and other examples of Early Musical Theatre songs.
Your song must be chosen from the list in the booklet. Some of the songs you will have seen in whole or in part in Film Lab Classes. Many other songs you may not be familiar with are included in the music listing under the Music and Songs tab.
EVO Tracks to Listen To
After you receive your assignment, head to the library website. Click on the 'Research Guides' tab and then click the link to go to the 'EVO Project' Once you get to the home page, click on the 'Music and Songs' tab. On that page you'll find links to Google Drives with all the songs to listen to!
Important: You can only access the drives with your AMDA email address.
You'll be turning in your song choices on the worksheets located in the back of your booklet or on the 'Music and Songs' tab of this libguide.
Printing Out Your Sheet Music
Your Teacher will be giving out song assignments based on your research and role choices. Once you recieve your song assignment, come back up to the library desk and say "I am doing the EVO Project. May I please have (insert song name) in (insert song key)?" The library employees will print out the correct sheet music for you and charge your Papercut account. It is very important to let them know you're doing the EVO Project.
Here are some tips from previous AMDA students who have completed this project:
• Start as soon as you get it - there is no way to go through it all fast
• Listen to EVERYTHING!
• Even if you’ve already found enough songs, keep searching
• Do something you haven’t done before
• It’s really about breaking things down into sections
• Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of songs
• Don’t wait
• Really listen to the songs and care about the project
• Analyze each song carefully and do as much research on your character as you can
• Enjoy your work
• Take advantage of being in New York and use the different Libraries and various resources
• Don’t get lazy
• Seize the classics - there are so many thrilling performers in this era and great roles to play
• Listen to all versions of the song that you like
• Use all the time the teacher gives to do the project
• Keep the project forever as it will always be useful
• Don’t take it lightly. Do as much research as possible. You’ll learn so much.
• Continue researching after you’re done with the project
• Really pay attention to the lyrics
• Have fun!