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Master Your Audition Songs to Book the Gig

August 9-11, 2024

Learn from two of the best—Michael Orland, American Idol’s pianist and vocal coach for 16 seasons and Bob Garrett, Vocal Coach to the Stars ((Katy Perry, Channing Tatum, et al.) Both of these legends have the knowledge, experience, insights and talent to make the most of your vocal performance.

This is the very first time these vocal coaching masters will collaborate, and they are coming together with only one goal in mind—to bring out the very best in YOU so you land the jobs of your dreams.

This 2-day workshop retreat held at the DD Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico will better your singing and acting chops. These two top experts will help you refine your image and abilities and share their tips and secrets learned in the trenches with the very best of the best. 

Michael and Bob will guide you to choose the right material that makes a lasting impression, craft and shape your performing image to bring out your authentic self while clarifying exactly who you are for your audience. They'll help you find and establish "your lane" be it Broadway, Cabaret, or pop. Under their watchful eyes, you’ll be taken through your paces, sharpening your talent, material and arrangements—hitting all the right notes while staying true to what makes you unique.

You’ll leave the weekend with newfound confidence, 5 new song suggestions, and two killer audition songs on tape—vocally arranged just for you. All the ingredients to land the part and/or enthrall audiences.

There is also the opportunity to meditate, hike, horseback ride, and explore the wonders of Double DD Ranch and the surrounding locale.

Price: $1750

The weekend includes:

  • Group and private sessions
  • All meals, healthy, delicious, and with vegan options (including a Cowgirl Barbecue!)
  • Smore’s and stargazing by the fire pits
  • Heavy petting (and photo ops) with Clyde the TV and movie star buffalo and his animal posse that live next door (cows, goats, horses, longhorn steer)
  • Transportation to and from Albuquerque airport
  • Transportation to and from Mystic Hotel (*see below)

Does not include airfare or lodging.

* We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at The Mystic, "...a stylish, magical refuge...with hip and fashionable guest rooms..." Private or shared rooms available for $199 a night. First come first served. Will email you discount code after sign-up.

Space limited so reserve your spot today!

50% deposit to sign up ($875)
50% balance due July 9, 2024 ($875)

Payble through Paypal, Venmo, or Credit Card.

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Venmo: @storyblaster

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Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by June 15, your deposit will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations after July 9 will be made only if your place is filled.


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