The Broadway Belt Workshop

Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Who:  Musical Theatre Singers, age 14 and up
Location: Mary Ann Kehler Studios – Denver Tech Center
8000 East Prentice Ave, Suite B10, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Workshop Faculty: Mary Ann Kehler

This is the most popular workshop offered at the Colorado State Thespian Conference, (ThesCon).  There, 200+ students cram into the room.  Here, just a handful of lucky students will be allowed to enroll, and all of them will get one-on-one attention.

Every musical theatre performer has a tool box — your tools are the keys to your success.  A career in professional musical theatre requires a strong, reliable, healthy voice that works for all Broadway styles.

Does your voice have the stamina to sing eight full-length shows a week?  If your voice cracks or breaks between chest and head, is breathy on higher notes, or you can belt only in chest voice, the number of roles you can perform is extremely limited.

The workshop’s goal is to start you on your way to singing multiple shows in a week, without vocal fatigue.  You will learn the basics of producing a strong, easy, healthy belt.  You will find the exercises that are the most effective for your voice type and how to apply the technique from those exercises to songs. You will learn how to spot the strongest audition cuts and will be coached on a 16-bar cut that you bring with you.

This workshop is for those who have some experience performing in musicals, who are competent singers, and who are ready to take it to the next level.  If you aren’t quite there, please ask us about private lessons by e-mailing

Mary Ann KehlerBTI Vocal Director: Mary Ann Kehler Mary Ann Kehler is a best-selling author whose work on training performing artists — both musical theatre and contemporary music — was featured in Success Mastery with Jack Canfield. She is a musical theatre director with 65 shows to her credit and is Executive Producer of Broadway Training Intensive. Mary Ann is a college audition coach whose students are in top colleges and conservatories all over the country, and is co-author of a book on auditioning for college programs.  She successfully trains singers ranging from working professionals to those other teachers have labeled “tone deaf.”  Her students include musical theatre professionals, pop recording artists, lead singers for rock and R&B bands, classical choral soloists, music educators, voice teachers, worship leaders, and singer/songwriters. Mary Ann is serving a three-year term as President of International Voice Teachers of Mix and is a mentor for other teachers in that organization.  Her studio is in the Denver Technological Center; she teaches worldwide via internet and has presented at four international voice conferences recently, in Austria, Poland and the U.S.  She is happy to be traveling the world, training teachers and singers and looks forward to teaching at an international voice conference in Verona, Italy in November, 2019.

Workshop Fee: $80*


*There is a $10 registration fee for this program.

Questions: e-mail

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