NAAP Broadway Community Chorus:
New Segment Begins April 21st:
We are delighted to announce that rehearsals for the NAAP Broadway Community Chorus will begin again on Tuesday, April 21st. This segment will be lead by Musical Director, Ryan Sigurdson, and we will be performing the music of George Gershwin.
Rehearsals will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Pearl Studios. Please visit our NAAP CHORUS page for rehearsal dates and locations.
Ryan Sigurdson is a New York-based music director, pianist, voice coach and composer. He holds a Master of Music (Orchestral Conducting) from the University of Cincinnati (CCM) where he recently received a League of Cincinnati Theatres Nomination for outstanding Music Direction for Singin' in the Rain. He has music directed over 40 productions, in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as well as in Cincinnati. Currently, he music directs and accompanies a monthly cabaret at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, PALiN: the Live Televised Musical Campaign.
An experienced voice coach, Ryan has completed a diploma in Musical Theatre from MacEwan University, as well as Canada's National Voice Intensive and Opera NUOVA's Summer Intensive. His choral experience includes singing with one of Canada's few professional choirs: ProCoro Canada, as well as being a member of the National Youth Choir of Canada. Ryan is also an award-winning composer of musical theatre, and a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.
Welcome to National Asian Artists Project
NAAP is a community of artists, educators, administrators, community leaders, and professionals. It is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the need to build bridges between the work of artists of Asian descent, and the many communities that the work can serve, from underserved primary school students to seasoned arts patrons.
National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) exists to be a leader in educating, cultivating, and stimulating audiences and artists—current and future—through showcasing exceptional work by vibrant artists of Asian descent. Art constantly evolves, and NAAP strives to command a place at the fore with a uniquely compelling American voice.
NAAP believes that artists of Asian descent have many vital roles to play in the fostering of American communities.
- Through thoughtful educational programming, we seek to present the richness of theatre arts to underserved children, fostering creative self-discovery and expression.
- Support the artistic growth of theatre artists of Asian descent through professional employment opportunities.
- Build and cultivate new local and national audiences that encourage patronage and participation in the Carts, including predominantly Asian communities unaccustomed to playing a role in the local or national arts dialogue.
- Capture and archive stories of prominent artists of Asian descent that they may be made available for future generations from which to learn and inspire.