Hello fellow NATS Ontario Members!
I trust that you are all enjoying the spring weather that has finally arrived! As we launch ourselves into spring, your NATS Ontario executive is excited to announce the details of our Spring AGM and Professional Development Day with Jeannette LoVetri of Somatic Voice Works. This is Ms. LoVetri’s first NATS Ontario presentation and one of the rare opportunities to have you or your students work with her for free. The details of the day are listed below as well as our event poster. Please feel free to distribute this widely.
Schedule for the Day – Saturday, May 3, 2014
Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (Museum Subway)
Room: 120 (morning) & Geiger Torel (afternoon)
10:30-11:00 – Coffee and Networking
11:00-12:00 – NATS Ontario AGM and Elections
12:00-12:30 – Sign-in for Jeannette LoVetri Session
*** Anyone (including NATS Members) wishing to attend MUST email firstname.lastname@example.org to register – LIMIT 50 people
Cost: NATS Members: Free NON-NATS: $40 (prepay via paypal or cash at the door)
Geiger Torel Room
12:30-2:00 – Jeannette LoVetri – Introduction to Somatic Voice Works
Geiger Torel Room
2:00-2:30 – Break – Coffee and Snacks included
MasterClass Participant Check-In & Rehearsal with accompanist
2:30-5:00 – Jeannette LoVetri MasterClass ***
Official accompanist: Bruce Harvey
5:00-5:30 Wrap up and Q&A
*** Recommend Yourself or Your Student as a Master Class Participant.
We welcome self-recommendations or recommendations of your student to participate. Classical, commercial, and music theater singers are needed.
- contact Alison Moodie at email@example.com to register
- 6 singers plus 2 alternates
- official accompanist to be provided with rehearsal time (see schedule for the day)
- Guidelines for singing from Ms. LoVetri
- Students should sing for approximately 90 seconds, which is about one verse of a MT song. If the song is longer than that, they should strive to get about that much by editing it down (so it has a beginning, a middle and and end but is about that long). Alternately, they can sing 16 bars of any song but I am particularly interested in things that are technically difficult. All songs MUST be memorized. No sheet music or lyric sheets allowed. Students will be asked to leave the stage if they arrive with music or crib sheets. They should announce the song’s composer and lyricist and, if it is a show tune, the name of the show. They must know the “who, what, where, why, and when” of the character or the poem/story. All music should be properly prepared for the pianist which means either in a “book” or on sturdy pieces of paper that won’t fall off the piano.
We look forward to welcoming you on May 3! Please let me know if you have any questions.