David Shire master classes

Thursday, March 14, 2019 (All day) to Friday, March 15, 2019 (All day)
Photo of David Shire writing in a binder while sitting at a piano
The Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer coaches students in musical theatre, performance, composition, libretto and score. Musical theatre and performance: March 14, 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Creative Arts Building, The Studio (Room 102). Composition: March 14, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Room 348. Musical theatre composition, libretto and score: March 15, 10 a.m. - noon, Creative Arts Building, The Lab (Room 104). Free.
CSU Entertainment Alliance, School of Music, School of Theatre & Dance
School of Music
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David Shire, an Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominee, has composed prolifically for the theatre, films, television and recordings. On Broadway, he and lyricist Richard Maltby wrote the scores for the musicals Baby (Tony nominations for Best Score and Musical) and Big (Tony nomination for Best Score). His off-Broadway scores, also written with Maltby, include Starting Here, Starting Now (Grammy nomination), Closer Than Ever (Outer Critics Circle Award), Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theater Club and the off-Broadway musical The Sap of Life.

Shire’s many feature film scores include Norma Rae (Academy Award for Best Song), Francis Coppola’s The Conversation, All the President’s Men, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Short Circuit, 2010, Farewell, My Lovely, The Hindenberg, Return to Oz, Zodiac and Saturday Night Fever, for which his work earned him two Grammy Awards.

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