About the class
Prerequisite: Improv Levels 1-3 (or equivalent)
Want to turn your improv show into a musical? We can show you how! Intro to Musical Improv requires no musical training. Together we will find your voice and help you find the confidence to use it in song! This class is an exploratory introduction into musical improvisation. Over six weeks you will work on the basic mechanics of song writing; melody, dynamics, rhyme and song structure. The class will use the power of solid improv fundamentals to help you heighten the stakes of your scene-work and turn your improv scene into a musical number!
Katie Hammond, a Michigan native, earned her BA in Theatre from The College of Wooster in Ohio before starting her career in improv. In Chicago, she studied and performed at The Second City, iO and The Playground Theater. She relocated to Florida to improvise full-time at Walt Disney World and at SAK Comedy Lab in downtown Orlando. After moving to NYC she studied and performed at The Magnet Theatre and at The People's Improv Theatre. At the PIT she can be seen performing weekly with her musical house team VERN, as well as on her two-man made-up musical What Town? The Musical. She also tours the country with Broadway's Next Hit Musical and performs regularly with The Story Pirates and This Is Your Life: The Musical. www.katiehammond.com