Master Classes

Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille
"There is vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."

Rebecca offers Master Classes, Song Interpretation, and Audition Preparation for Musical Theatre and Cabaret Artists designed for singers and actors who are classically and theatrically trained in pursuit of a professional career in the live performing arts. Rebecca’s coachings target how to build an audition book tailored for Broadway and Regional Theatre auditions. With her expansive knowledge of repertoire, she also prepares young artists for college audition requirements.

Rebecca’s unique approach offers a healthy vocal technique through carefully chosen repertoire of all genres, exploring appropriate key signatures, and encouraging versatility to step out of an Artist’s comfort zone. In this influential pop culture, Rebecca guides each artist to find their real voice, embrace their essence, and to learn a discipline to study a song through lyric driven storytelling while respecting the musicality of how the song style unfolds.  Very quickly, she physically gets the Artist up on their feet breathing life into a song with the confidence to own the room.

In 2022, Las Vegas became her home, and she is excited to announce that for select coachings she will be joined by her longtime Musical Director - esteemed Broadway Conductor, and one of the leading musicians in Las Vegas, concert pianist Dr. Philip Fortenberry.

While based in LA, she joined the AMDA – LA Conservatory as an adjunct Faculty member for their competitive musical theatre training program for three years.  She later opened her Rebecca Spencer Studio with composer and pianist, Ben Ginsberg. Fire Starter Entertainment Talent Agency placed her on their referral list, where she was energized to usher new clients from the college scene to the professional world.  She has taught Master Classes for Southern Methodist University, the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA and the educational consortium across Montana. For the Seattle based, Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre, she taught song interpretation workshops and served as their Program Advisor for ‘A BROADWAY SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR,’ a joint venture with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra that featured nine vocalists, conducted by Stephen Radcliffe. For Broadway Bound’s outreach program, she served as the Music Coordinator for the concert musical, GOD LIVES IN GLASS composed by Keith Thompson, one of the leading conductors and producers in Las Vegas, conducted by Barbara Jamison (Kentucky Opera, General Director) at the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center. Rebecca holds a BFA degree in Classical Voice Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music.

For further information, please see the attached Rebecca Spencer Studio brochure.