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DMF Underground Featuring Lauren Alfano-Ishida

  • Daniel's Music Foundation 1595 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor New York, NY 10029 United States (map)

You are invited to attend our free event series that exposes members of the DMF community to new artists and types of music, and introduces DMF to new audiences.

Hosted five times a year, a different keynote artist will perform a 20-minute set, followed by an open-mic session. We will finish off the evening with an interactive group song - DMF style. Snackappella will be open for refreshments. Due to space limitations you MUST RSVP to attend this event directly to Nadine or 212.289.8912. All guests must be 18 years or older to participate in this event.

There are a limited number of open mic slots available on a first-come first-served basis each month, so if you are interested in performing please contact Nadine ASAP.

Open Mic Performance Requirements:

  • Total performance time: 4-5 minutes
  • Individuals can bring their own music (acceptable file formats flash drive, iPhone/iPod, a YouTube link or you can choose a song from the DMF list.)
  • Acoustic and electric guitar, keyboard, drum, and small percussion instruments will be made available for your use or you can bring your own instrument.

Featured Keynote Artist

Lauren Alfano-Ishida is a soprano who has performed dozens of premieres by composers from the USA, Europe, and Japan. Upcoming projects include collaborations with musicians from the Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica) and Conservatorio di Bari “N. Piccini” (Italy). In addition to singing, Lauren is the Co-Director of Music Programming at The Flea, Production Manager for the Hunter Opera Theater, the opera ensemble in residence at Hunter College specializing in contemporary American opera. She directs the Children’s Music Program at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in NYC and maintains an active private voice studio.