Montclair State University’s 3rd Annual Singing Voice Science Workshop

Singing Voice Science Workshop

Montclair State University is delighted to announce the 3rd Annual Singing Voice Science Workshop, running from June 7-9, 2017!

The Singing Voice Science Workshop is a friendly and inviting gathering of singing voice professionals who desire to become more familiar and comfortable with the science of the singing voice. Egos and know-it-all attitudes are left at the door as everyone, from the advanced scientist or practitioner to the curious novice, is welcome to learn about and explore in depth the exciting world of the science of singing.

This workshop is for teachers of singing and voice pedagogy as well as for professional singers, students of singing, and speech language pathologists who desire to know more about singing voice science. Whether you’d like to brush-up your pedagogy and science skills, learn the basics of acoustics, or familiarize yourself with VoceVista, this is the workshop for you.

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St. Andrews Arts Council – New Brunswick: 2017 Opera Workshop & Vocal Techniques Applications are now being accepted

St. Andrews Arts Council - New BrunsiwckSt. Andrews Arts Council in New Brunswick is now accepting applications for the 2017 Opera Workshop and Vocal Techniques Workshop. The registration deadline for both workshops is April 5, 2017.

Opera Workshop Details

Over the course of the past twenty-two years, this workshop has gained a national reputation as the place for singers to come for an intense, artistic growth experience. Our workshop seeks to bridge the gap between voice student and young professional.

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OpéraFest Toronto – 2016

ManoSinistra is accepting applications and holding auditions to choose the very best to participate in 2 weeks of masterclasses and rehearsals in preparation for our gala concert this coming May 6, 2016 7:30pm at CBC Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio. The evening’s program will be a showcase of assorted opera arias and excerpt scenes from the lyric repertoire of Grand Opera.

We are thrilled to announce that our Master teachers will be:

Jeannette Aster : “The Body Sings” – April 1822, 2016

General/Artistic Director: L’Academie de la Roche d’Hys (Bourgogne, France) | Internationally acclaimed and award winning Stage Director having presented and produced in leading opera houses around the world | Much sought after Master Teacher and Operalogue | Jury member for many international singing competitions and audition panels

Bernard Turgeon : “Music & the Mind”May 2 – 5, 2016

Inductee – Canadian Opera Hall of Fame (Opéra de Montréal), 2012 | Internationally renowned opera singer (baritone) that has enjoyed a career spanning more than 50 years singing principle roles in the leading opera houses around the world | Much sought after Voice Teacher and Master Teacher (eg.: Atelier Lyrique: L’Opéra de Montréal, Canadian Opera Company Ensemble) | Instigator and past administrator of several Opera Training Programs (i.e.: Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, University of Alberta – Edmonton, University of Victoria – Victoria, McGill University – Montréal) | NLP Master (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and creator of the Master’s seminar “Music and the Mind” (McGill University), a discourse about the psychology of performance

AUDITIONS:

Audition and Application deadline is February 19, 2016

  • Application is open to any nationality of candidate.
  • THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT
  • Participants are required to arrive at the first rehearsals with their assigned ensemble role(s) ready to perform from memory. Any artist not fulfilling this requirement risk their participation in the workshop.
  • All coachings, rehearsals, 36 hours of masterclass and a copy of the audio/video demo recording of the artist’s particular performance(s) in the concert are included in the tuition fee.
  • Venues:
    • All Masterclasses will be held at: Walter Carsen Centre (National Ballet of Canada), 470 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, Canada
    • Gala Concert – Friday May 6, 2016 7:30pm – Glenn Gould Studio (CBC Toronto), 250 Front St. W., Toronto, Canada

TUITION: $900.00 CAD

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: NO APPLICATION FEE

  • Admission to the OperaFest workshop is by audition only.
  • Candidates should have completed their undergraduate training (minimum) or have professional experience to support their application.
  • Please email your Resumé, Repertoire List, Bio, Headshot to: info@manosinistra.ca , or send hard copies to: ManoSinistra | 40 Alexander St., Suite 1510 | Toronto, ON | M4Y 1B5.

** Out of town applicants may submit Youtube or Vimeo links of recent performances (within the past 6 months) in place of a live audition.

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

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*Morning Coffee Break and Catered Lunch included

Register by RSVP to Alison Moodie at projects@natsontario.org
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.

 

NATS Ontario Spring Meeting – Jeannette LoVetri – May 3

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. 
 
Poster
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
Room 120
12:00-12:30 – Sign-in for Jeannette LoVetri Session
*** Anyone (including NATS Members) wishing to attend MUST email projects@natsontario.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 projects@natsontario.org 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. 
 
** Registration is REQUIRED to attend the Jeannette LoVetri Session
We look forward to welcoming you on May 3! Please let me know if you have any questions.