Max Haverfield & Co.

Traditional and Acoustic Music
Max Haverfield & Co, Traditional and Acoustic Music
City:Winona
Phone:785.953.0264
Email:max@maxhaverfield.com
Website:www.maxhaverfield.com

About

Born and raised in western Kansas, Max Haverfield holds a B.M in Music Performance (Voice) from Fort Hays State University. He has performed extensively in musicals and opera including: The title role in Julio Caesar, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, and many more. In addition to staged productions, Max is a featured soloist on concerts and television & radio productions throughout the Midwest. Max is the founder of Max Haverfield & Friends, an ensemble with two current shows, Christmas Show! and Sound of Glory, a show that features Americana and Patriotic songs and themes. Max enlists professional musicians from the Kansas Area, as well as talent from rural parts of Kansas, to form an eight to twelve person ensemble, including a sound and light crew. Using a blend of his classical training and passion for musical theatre, popular and modern music, Max engages a broad and diverse audience.

Primary Program Description

Max provides a classic show that blends professionally trained voices with popular music. Max Tour all of December for his Christmas Show and throughout the year for his Sound of Glory Patriotic Tour.

Program Fee
  • $1500 – $5000 depending on the size of ensemble and travel arrangements
  • Educational Activity:
    • $300 plus travel after 60 miles for Masterclass
    • $150 for Round Table add-on
  • $100-800 for Community Activity
Community Activity Information

Meet the Artist and Post-Performance Q & A (add-on session to a performance date or master class)

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Content: Short statement from Mr. Haverfield offering the audience a look at his business and musical style.
    • Example industry questions:
    • How did you choose music as a career?
    • Can you make a living as a musician in Kansas?
    • How do you hire musicians for your shows?
  • Important Details: Have 15 or more questions prepared for Q&A
  • Participants/audience: High school singers, musical production students, college opera casts, college musical casts, community theatre & choir members, vocal & choir teachers, parents, community members
  • Equipment Requirements: Chair and a small table for Mr. Haverfield
  • Location: Concert hall or spacious classroom is ideal for this activity. Open to all.
  • Goal: To offer candid, insightful feedback to questions about performance and the music business.
Educational Activity Information

Masterclass for Voice Students

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Content: The masterclass will entail several participants, each singing a single selection. For 10-15 minutes following the singing of each song, Mr. Max Haverfield will critique and discuss musical and technical options for the student to apply during and after the Masterclass.
  • Requirements:
    • 3-4 participants
    • Music selections memorized
    • Music must be Standard Musical Theatre selection, English or Italian Solo
    • Solo Selections must be chosen and sent to Mr. Max Haverfield two weeks prior to the scheduled masterclass
  • Participants: High School or College Classical Soloists, Musical Cast Members or other Soloist Singers
  • Audience: High school singers, musical production students, college opera casts, college musical casts, community theatre & choir members, vocal & choir teachers, parents, community members
  • Equipment Requirements: Music stand, Piano, Chair, small table, sheet music for selected pieces, Order of program
  • Location: Concert hall or spacious classroom is ideal for this activity. Class is open to observers.
  • Goal: To enhance a singer’s performance and understanding of music and song while simultaneously offering audience members concepts, some of which they too might benefit.

Round Table: The Business of Singing, Concertizing & Producing (add-on session to a master class)

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Content: This sort of round table will start with Mr. Haverfield’s story and synopsis on going from a music student to a paid professional in the industry. Following the initial introduction, Mr. Haverfield will open the discussion to the table of future professionals. Mr. Haverfield will pose scenarios like performing in opera, musical theatre, and concerts; collaborative work with directors and colleagues; non-profit vs for-profit models; rural & urban musicians; negotiations for compensation; possible work schedules; each topic will be opened to the table for inquiry. The pace of the discussion will be moderate, enabling a natural flow for the conversation.
  • Requirements:
    • 10-35 participants
    • 15 or more questions written on note cards in preparation for the round table
  • Participants: High school singers, musical production students, college opera casts, college musical casts, community theatre & choir members, vocal & choir teachers, parents, community members
  • Equipment Requirements: Round tables or desks & in a circular fashion
  • Location: Spacious classroom or conference room is ideal for this activity.
  • Goal: This class is meant to dive directly into the details of the business, offering young musicians a clearer path and possible strategies to achieve the success they want. It is meant to be inspiring while also providing technical plans Mr. Haverfield and his colleagues employ
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