Excavating the Song


Resources for Excavating the Song:  A Practical Guide for the Singing Actor

Full Book January 2016

Excavating the Song (1/16).pdf Complete Book to download

Excavating the Song, Fall 2015. Here is the current version of the book in 3 parts: Acting, Music/Vocal & Repertoire.

Excavating the Song A (ACTING).pdf

Excavating the Song B (MUSIC).pdf

Excavating the Song C (REP).pdf

The Actor's Homework: Worksheet   (right-click and download)

Cabaret Resources

New and Notable Young Composers


The following videos feature the work of students illustrating the concepts in the book.

Monologue Steps

Steps 1 and 2 with Bernell. Part 1 and Part 2

Steps 3 and 4 with Bernell. Video

Steps 1-6 with Ari. Part 1 and Part 2

Steps 4-6 with Jocelyn (Standard Ballad). Part 1 and Part 2

Steps 4-6 with Michael (Contemporary). Part 1 and Part 2


Lost in the Wilderness with Kyle. Video

Sitting On the Dock of the Bay and Touch Me with Michael. Video