Bodymapping Spring Workshop: What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body

Body Mapping Workshop with Melissa Malde
Participation by advance registration!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 — 10:30am-5:30pm
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto


*Morning Coffee Break and Catered Lunch included

Register by RSVP to Alison Moodie at
All chapter memberships must be paid in full by April 30, 2015. No tickets at the door.

Schedule of Day’s events:
8:30am — Coffee Time
9:00am — NATS Ontario Chapter AGM
10:00am — Registration Check-in & Coffee Break
10:30am — Body Mapping – Part 1
12:30pm — Catered Lunch
1:30pm — Body Mapping – Part 2
5:30pm — End of Day

What is Body Mapping?
Body Mapping is the conscious correcting and refining of one’s body map to produce efficient, coordinated, effective movement. Body Mapping, over time, with application, allows any musician to play or sing like a natural. It is a tool that is useful in many different settings from music studios to exercise studios and beyond. Body Mapping not only helps musicians avoid injury; it also enhances musicians’ technique. When students’ movement in playing or singing becomes based on their direct perception of their actual structure, it becomes efficient, expressive, and appropriate for making music.

Melissa Malde has performed with numerous organizations throughout the United States, including Opera Colorado, Kentucky Opera, Ohio Light Opera, the Bangor Symphony, the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Dorian Opera Theatre, the Cheyenne Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. She has sung abroad in Moscow, Prague and Germany. Dr. Malde holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory, Northwestern University, the University of Cincinnati, and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. She is certified as an Andover Educator to teach Body Mapping and is the author of What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, available through Plural Publishing.



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