So You Want To Be A Star Inc is a not-for-profit educational institution that provides vocal instructions, cultural music history, practical stage experience and apprenticeship/employment opportunities for aspiring R&B, Jazz, Pop, Gospel and Hip-Hop performers.

For over 30 years it’s founder and C.E.O., Chris Curry, has diligently instructed hundreds of individuals seeking fame and fortune as a recording star.

Upon completion of a series of various courses, the student eventually understands the true meaning of stardom, the passion, practical dedication and scholastic discipline necessary to strive for and perhaps even attain the title of “Star”.

So You Want To Be A Star provides each student with a firm foundation of understanding where they are initially as a vocalist and develops an individual plan to assist them at reaching their respective goals. Our curriculum includes (but not limited to) the following:

  • How To Interpret and Vocally Perform Any Song
  • Effective Breathing Exercises
  • Auditioning Techniques
  • Song Writing & Producing
  • Live Performance Techniques
  • Biographies of Legends
  • The History and Techniques of R&B, Gospel, Pop, Jazz and Hip-Hop Music
  • Preparation Techniques For Recording
  • The Business of “Show Business”
  • The Psychology of Being A Success or A Failure
  • Health Tips

Isaac Hayes, LL Cool J, Ashanti, The Manhattans, Me’lisa Morgan, Martha Wash, Blue Magic and Ray, Goodman & Brown are just a few of the many professional recording artists that endorse and support So You Want To Be A Star Inc’s efforts to empower the youth who are desirous of embarking on various viable careers in the entertainment industry.

In order to continue the musical legacy of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, The Mills Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, James Cleveland, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston, Dionne Warrick, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Patti LaBelle, Isaac Hayes, Berry Gordy, David Porter, Luther Vandross, Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Ashford & Simpson, Earth, Wind & Fire; Miles Davis, Buddy Guy, Chuck Jackson, Chuck D, Kurtis Blow, Nile Rogers, Jerry Butler, Chaka Khan, James Brown, The Shirelles, Jean Carn, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The O’Jays and the many other music legends too numerous to list, we have been given the opportunity to purchase a building in the midtown Manhattan area of New York City.

After renovations, the building will include the following features:

  • A 500 seat performance auditorium
  • 1 preproduction recording studio
  • 5 instructional classrooms
  • 5 rehearsal rooms
  • 3 staff offices
  • 2 dressing rooms
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 1 music library
  • 1 literary library
  • 1 Historical Hall of Fame archives room
  • 1 reception area
  • 1 lounge/cafeteria room
  • 1 merchandise gift shop

Such an edifice will allow us to expand our services to the amateur as well as the professional performer. Our goal is to raise $100,000.00 for this undertaking. To succeed at achieving this goal will require contributions from a variety sources. We will need your help to realize this dream and to reach our goal. Be a part of our historic mission to provide a one-stop facility that will continue to instruct, document and preserve the rich musical accomplishments and respect of our past performers and to foster, develop, promote and market new creativeness in current and future generations.

Be a founding contributor to the building of the So You Want To Be A Star Learning Center by making a tax deductible contribution to:

So You Want To Be A Star
P.O. Box 32419
Jamaica, New York 11431

Please make checks payable to So You Want To Be A Star

So You Want To Be A Star is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation
(Tax ID# 02-0700565)
Contribution updates will be posted on this website.

We thank you for your support in “Helping Us To Help Others Help Themselves”