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Josh Boyd-Rochford Masterclass

Acting Through Song/Audition Technique


JBR has been in the industry for almost thirty-five years and has worked across all fields. His performance work has given him the opportunity to perform as a principal in opera, musical theatre, stage, TV, film, and radio drama. He has directed, produced, cast, commissioned and dramaturged a wide range of projects.
Having managed a large agency for the last five years he has recently left to develop JBR Creative Management, managing a wide range of creatives’ careers and working with “multi-platform artists”.
JBR is passionate about inspiring creatives to explore their creativity fully, without restrictions. He is an advocate for more diversity, representation and centrality in the industry. He is currently developing two original musicals commissioned by his production company and consulting on several other productions. 

What to prepare
Please bring one contemporary Musical Theatre song (with sheet music) that suits your casting bracket and vocal range. A pianist will be provided.

What to expect
The Masterclass will begin with a vocal warm up, led by a West End Musical Director. Participants will then work on their piece one on one with Josh and the rest of the group, focussing on acting through song and audition technique.

There may also be time at the end for a short Q&A.

Should you wish to attend the Masterclass but not participate, you can book on as an ‘observer’.
Please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk or call 0207 385 2038


Date: Sunday 28th July 2019

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB

Fee: £45.00 to participate
£20.00 to observe

Entry: Via applications. Please note that this Masterclass is not suitable for beginners and all applicants will be asked about their previous performance experience/training.

How to Apply: To apply, please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk with your headshot and current CV. 

Leontine Hass – CEO

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach
Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.

Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.

Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.