MMVS Red Carpet Awards Showcase

A special post for all MMVSers, families and friends attending our Red Carpet Awards Showcase on Saturday, April 30th. We have compiled all of the info you need right here. Enjoy!

REHEARSAL
Red Carpet Rehearsal – for all MMVSers
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
Wednesday, April 27
6pm – 7:30pm

ORDER A VIDEO OF YOUR PERFORMANCE
Videos must be ordered by 4/27/16. Please visit this link and fill out Steve Walter’s “Showcase Video Request Form.”  Steve will film your performance and send you a two-camera, HD video of your performance. At $45, that is more than 50% off his typical live video rates. If you are singing a duet, feel free to split the cost with your partner. http://stevewalterphoto.com/mmvs-showcase-videorequest/

TICKETS
Red Carpet Awards Showcase

FTC’s Stage One, Fairfield, CT
Sat, April 30, 2016
12pm – 4pm (red carpet walk and photo shoot, 12pm, show starts at 1pm)

ALL GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $15
(Purchase at MMVS or online. A small processing fee applies to online sales)
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IF YOU ARE PERFORMING IN THE SHOW, PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR STUDENT TICKET at MMVS or HERE:
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PROGRAM ADS
You are invited to congratulate your favorite MMVSer or advertise your business by placing an ad or a “shout out” in our program! Ads must be received by April 23rd for inclusion in the program.

Ad Specifications
ALL ADS WILL PRINT IN BLACK & WHITE
If including a picture or graphic, please E-MAIL a jpeg or PDF. We can print what you send “as is” or we can add text at your request. We will adjust text size and placement to give you as much space as possible.
All text & images must be emailed to mymmvs@gmail.com by April 23, 2016

Program Ad Order Form

Inside Front Cover – approximately 8 x 5.5 ~ $125 _____ (SOLD)

Inside Back Cover – approximately 8 x 5.5 ~ $125 _____

Full Page – approximately 8 x 5.5 ~ $100 _____

1/2 Page – approximately 4 x 2.75 ~ $75 _____

1/4 Page – approximately 2 x 1.4 ~ $45 _____

Shout Out! – 1 Line of Text ~ $35 _____

FAQ
* What’s the difference between a General Admission Ticket and a Student Ticket?
MMVS artists who are performing receive a discount on their tickets as well as assigned, VIP seating at the show. If you are not performing, please order a General Admission Ticket for you and your guests.

* Are there assigned seats?
Performers will have assigned seats, but all general admission tickets are open seating.

* I ordered tickets online, now what do I do?
We have tickets at MMVS and are happy to give them to you the next time you’re there. That’s the easiest way for us to get you in the door at the show. Or, you can bring the email confirmation for your order (print it, or show it to us on your phone).

* If the parking lot to Stage One is full, where do I park?
There is public parking and street parking in downtown Fairfield but be sure to read the signs because the rules vary from spot to spot. I recommend getting to the theatre 15-20 minutes early so you have time to look around if need be.

* What should performers wear?
There is no official dress code for MMVS events; you are free to be yourself at all times. This is a red carpet theme, so get as dressed up as you’d like. If you’re planning to wear heels, practice your performance in them beforehand so there are no surprises on stage 🙂

*What time do we need to get there?
Please arrive by 12pm.

* Do we have to stay for the whole show?
Yes. Of course. Yes. And you will love every minute of it. Plus, you might be winning an award – wouldn’t you want to be there for that? – and we need you for the group song at the end. But also, even more importantly, these shows are about cultivating a community of talented and passionate musicians who support each other. The point of having you all in one room is to share your work, your creative ideas and your energy with each other. It’s an inspirational day.

Should I bring my own guitar/keyboard?
No thank you. We will have the stage set up with our instruments and would like you to use those. If you have any questions or concerns about that, let your coach know. You can practice on the same instruments we will be using at the show.

April 16 red carpetPresenting the 1st Annual MMVS Red Carpet Awards night!  Don’t miss the #BestMMVSEventEver!

Join us for our first annual GRAMMY-style awards & graduation presentation, complete with live concert performances, surprise guests, special announcements and lots more.
Yes, there will be a red carpet. And special photo ops. And, oh yeah, the whole thing will be broadcast around the world on younow.com

Every MMVSer will be performing. You will all receive a VIP gift bag, lots of love… and who knows? You might also be on stage accepting an award!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dear Jack Foundation, created by cancer survivor Andrew McMahon (Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness, Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate) to provide help & hope to teens and young adults diagnosed with cancer.

Red Carpet Rehearsal – for all MMVSers
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
Wednesday, April 27
6pm – 7:30pm

Red Carpet Awards Showcase
FTC’s Stage One, Fairfield, CT
Sat, April 30, 2016
12pm – 4pm (red carpet walk and photo shoot, 12pm, show starts at 1pm)

ALL GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $15
(Purchase at MMVS or online. A small processing fee applies to online sales)
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IF YOU ARE PERFORMING IN THE SHOW, PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR STUDENT TICKET at MMVS or HERE:
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Welcome to MMVS!

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Welcome!

Melissa Mulligan Vocal Studio offers private vocal coaching to students of all ages. In addition to working with our talented students in our CT and NYC studios, MMVS coaches provide support to many artists while they are on tour and in recording studios around the country.

Melissa Mulligan has been coaching singers for more than a decade. In that time her students have signed to major record labels, toured the world, performed on TV shows like “Conan” and “The Voice,” and entered prestigious music schools such as Berklee College of Music and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. A singer/songwriter who took her first voice lesson at the age of nine, Melissa has studied voice her entire life.  Melissa’s work as an independent recording artist introduced her to vocal coaches of varying styles and methods in New York, Nashville and LA. This is when Melissa began to form her own ideas about what an individualized vocal program would look like for contemporary professional and aspiring singers. Combining the fundamentals of classical technique with elements of “speech level” singing, music theory and creative writing, Melissa creates a vocal program for each of her students that meets them where they are today and helps them get where they’d like to go.  Melissa also runs the Artist Development Program at MMVS for those strongly committed to reaching their musical potential.

Over the last several years, MMVS has become a collective of professional coaches in piano, guitar, songwriting. We hope you’ll spend some time here getting to know our amazing team and making your dreams come true.

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Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Night

It appears that we have to postpone our Red Carpet Awards Night for a few weeks to make sure we have time to make it extra special and pull together all of the surprise elements.  However! January 23 is still going to be an EPIC MMVS EVENT at Toquet Hall and we hope you will still join us.   We are still throwing an amazing benefit concert headlined by our very own COLEY O’TOOLE of We The Kings and Smoke Signals and Skippy’s band ALMOST JULY!

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And, if that isn’t enough, our Artist of the Year Nominess have been invited to open the show.

This is still a benefit for a great cause, the Dear Jack Foundation (created by the one and only Andrew McMahon).   We hope you will join us!

Toquet Hall, Westport, CT
Sat, Jan 23, 2015
7pm – 10pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets $10 (all profits go to Dear Jack Foundation)

 

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MMVS Red Carpet Awards Showcase

 

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Presenting the 1st Annual MMVS Red Carpet Awards night!   Don’t miss the #BestMMVSEventEver!

Join us for our first annual GRAMMY-style awards & graduation presentation, complete with live concert performances, surprise guests, special announcements and lots more.
Yes, there will be a red carpet. And special photo ops. And, oh yeah, the whole thing will be broadcast around the world on younow.com

Every MMVSer will be performing. You will all receive a VIP gift bag, lots of love… and who knows? You might also be on stage accepting an award!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dear Jack Foundation, created by cancer survivor Andrew McMahon (Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness, Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate) to provide help & hope to teens and young adults diagnosed with cancer.

Red Carpet Rehearsal – for all MMVSers
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
Wednesday, April 27
6pm – 8pm

Red Carpet Awards Showcase
FTC’s Stage One, Fairfield, CT
Sat, April 30, 2016
12pm – 4pm (red carpet walk and photo shoot, 12pm, show starts at 1pm)
Tickets $15

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MMVS Winter Showcase 12/5/2015

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Our favorite time of the year is here!  On the afternoon of Saturday, December 5, all of our artists will come together to perform, collaborate and celebrate their hard work and talent.  At the end of our showcase we will announce our nominees for Artist of the Year. Please join us for this gorgeous evening of music!

Once again our show is at FTC Stage One, a beautiful venue with gorgeous lighting and sound.

Performer Tickets, General Admission Tickets
Please buy your tickets in advance, either through your MMVS Coach or the link below.  Performers do need a ticket, but they are at a reduced price and you are more than welcome to pay your coach for yours when you see us in person.

Professional Video Option
We are also offering a professional, live video option for all MMVSers and their families. Steve Walter will provide you with a 2-camera video, filmed, edited and sent to you for all of your social media and family-sharing needs 🙂  At $45, that’s more than 50% off of his normal prices. We love you, Steve!

Saturday, December 5, 2015
12 pm – 3pm (performers must arrive by 11:30AM and plan to stay for the duration of the show)
FTC Stage One
70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT 06824
MMVS Performers $10** (on sale at MMVS or below)
General Admission Tickets: $15** in advance (on sale at MMVS or below) / $20 at the door
Seating is general admission, first come, first served. Performers sit in a separate section close to the stage.

Open to the public. All ages!
BUY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (**$15.95 includes $0.95 processing fee for online purchase)

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MMVSers: BUY YOUR PERFORMER TICKET (**$10.95 includes $0.95 processing fee for online purchase)

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MMVSer LIVE VIDEO OPTION: $46.50 (includes $1.50 processing fee for online purchase)
Enjoy more than 50% off of Steve Walter’s professional, 2-camera video shoot of your performance, edited and provided directly to you to share with fans, friends & family.

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5 Years of Gratitude

In the last 5 years, you, our amazing MMVSers, have signed record deals, toured the world, performed on TV shows like “Conan” and “The Voice” and entered prestigious music schools like Berklee College of Music and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. You have moved to LA, NYC, Nashville, Boston and London. You’ve written and recorded your best music yet. You’ve created YouTube channels, expanded your Twitter and Instagram fan base, and blown up our phones with amazingly awesome news day after day. You even added a Brodway call-back to our community..and who knows what that may bring!

With all of that going on, here is what makes me the proudest, happiest, most ecstatic mentor in the world: For the last 5 years, you have shown up. You have taken our advice, stretched and challenged your abilities, worked on the things that scared you, achieved more than you thought you could, and supported each other while you did it. You sang at countless benefit concerts, attended each other’s events, applauded wildly for your fellow MMVSers at each showcase, and welcomed every newcomer warmly. Every day I hear that one of you has been inspired by another to write, learn an instrument, or be braver than ever before.

You have turned MMVS into the most amazing place to be. I know I speak for all of our coaches when I tell you that we can’t believe our good fortune. We are beyond grateful to each of you, whether you’ve taken one lesson or 250 over the last five years. You’ve made MMVS what it is, you’ve inspired and influenced others by being here, and you’ve changed the world, just by showing up.

xoxo,
Melissa
and our extended team…
Chelsea, Nicole, Skippy, Duran, Mike, Casey, Alaina, Chris & Coley

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Vocal Master Class with Dave Stroud

I consider Dave Stroud to be among the most important thought-leaders in contemporary vocal coaching and performance coaching today.  I have utilized his advice, his training materials and his recommended reading to better myself and the other coaches at MMVS, even before I met him five years ago!  He has worked with countless celebrities including: Pentatonix, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, Justin Bieber, Natasha Bedingfield, Pierre Bouvir (Simple Plan), Andy Grammer, the American Idol tours,  Adam Lambert, the TV show The Sing Off, One Direction and so many more.  But more importantly, every time I talk with him I feel I have a like-minded colleague who knows what it takes to master the art of singing as well as the science behind it. He truly cares about the singers he works with, daring and encouraging all to follow their dreams and express what is in their hearts. I am honored that he is coming to us all the way from his studio in Los Angeles, and I can’t wait to introduce him to our amazing community of singers! ~ Melissa Mulligan, MMVS

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Vocal Master Class with Dave Stroud, Hosted by MMVS

Singers of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Dave will provide several demonstrations and insights into the science, art, psychology and physiology of singing. He will also be sharing the ins and outs of his new software program for singers, VocalizeU, which allows you to continue to develop your craft outside of voice lessons.  BONUS! We will draw a few names out of hat at the end of the class. A few lucky singers will be able to sing for Dave and get some one on one advice!
1pm – 5pm
Fairfield, CT
(address will be sent to registrants)
Regular Price: $129
Early Bird Price: $109 

Space is limited and we expect a sell out. Reservations are REQUIRED! 
This event is open to the public. MMVSers should feel free to share with friends and family.

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Meet Dave Stroud

 

Though Dave Stroud’s pursuits may be varied and visionary, there’s one that this serial entrepreneur and voice teacher values above all else: working one-on-one with singers to help them realize their talent—and their dreams.
Dave is a firm believer in letting one’s dreams drive the direction of one’s life. Following his dreams has led him around the world, training singers, artists, and vocal instructors in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, the UK, Mexico China, Singapore, Korea, and Japan, to name a few.
Here in the US, he’s shifted home base from Utah to San Francisco to Los Angeles, where he’s built a number of successful businesses including Hollywood’s Club DV8, the Speech Level Singing (SLS) teacher certification program, and Connecting Voices, a magazine for singers.
Dave attributes his successes—both in the music business and in other pursuits—to his willingness to be wrong. He applies this principle to every lesson he teaches. Singing goes beyond just having vocal control; it’s about delivering the best possible performance. To allow this to happen, he urges his students to be resilient and to never fear being wrong. From that willingness comes the greatest growth—not to mention the greatest performances.
This fearlessness is something Dave has observed time and time again in the many amazing singers and vocal coaches he’s been lucky enough to work with over the last 30 years, be they Billboard Hot 100 recording artists, Broadway stars, or beginning vocal students.
He’s witnessed this attitude while training the participants of the American Idol tours and NBC’s The Sing Off, Michael Jackson on his “This is It” tour, and several artists on Justin Timberlake’s label Tenman Records, including Timberlake himself, Youtube star Esmee Denters, Brenda Radney, as well as Elliot and Free from Freesoul.
Dave has given countless lectures on vocal process and development at prestigious institutions across the globe, including the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Stanford University, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory, Palo Alto Research Center, Pacific Voice Foundation, Canadian Voice Care Foundation, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Kunstuniversitaet Graz in Austria, and numerous other jazz organizations and societies including the Jazz School in Berkeley and Jazz Camp West.
All these years—and frequent flier miles—honing his philosophy and pursuing his dreams have lead him to his current project, VocalizeU, an online program that takes his true passion—vocal instruction—to the next level, allowing him to help any singer, anywhere to realize their dreams.

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Sam D’s New EP

A heartfelt congrats to Sam Domingos on the release of his 1st EP, “Comes and Goes” on iTunes and Spotify!

Click below to listen to Sam’s EP on iTunes:

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Check out Sam’s video for his original, “Comes and Goes”, produced by the amazing Steve Walter!

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Be a part of Summer Collab Club!

This new program gives students the perfect balance of guidance and creative freedom to explore new ideas and to develop musical arrangements with fellow students.  

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Every Wednesday, starting July 22, MMVSers can gather at the studio to collaborate on original songs, mashups, and covers. Each week Nicole or Chelsea will run the session and help guide the creative process.

For the last session of the summer, on August 26, friends and family are invited to join us for an in-house MMVS open mic!

Sign up now!

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49              Add to Cart
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49              Add to Cart
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49             ADD TO CART coming soon
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49              ADD TO CART coming soon
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49              ADD TO CART coming soon
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (Final Collab Club and Open Mic!)

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49             ADD TO CART coming soon
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

 

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Summer Referral Program

MMVS REFER A FRIEND IS BACK!

Are you currently taking lessons at MMVS? Do you have a friend that is interested in lessons?

Nicole Thompson and Chelsea Fuller want to meet your friends! From June 23rd to September 1st bring a friend to your lesson with Nicole or Chelsea at no additional cost. Let your coach know before booking the lesson, and you can bring a new friend every week! Your friend can shadow the MMVS experience and sing for your coach at the end of the lesson if they’d like!

When your friend books his/her first 4-block of lessons, you will receive a free half hour lesson from your coach. The more friends you refer, the more free lessons you get!!

Email us with any questions: mymmvs@gmail.com

We can’t wait to meet your friends and expand the MMVS family!

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