Chapter Updates

Vocal Development Coordinator Opportunity with VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto

VIVA! is a diverse and vibrant community of educators and singers dedicated to innovative choral music education and an excellent standard of performance. At the forefront of our organization is a commitment to equity, and we are proud to offer unique formal programs in Inclusion through our TD Inclusion Program, and Leadership and Mentoring of aspiring educators. Members of our administrative and educational team work closely together to support our singers, ages 4 through adults.

Founded in 2000, VIVA! Youth Singers has grown from two to six choirs at present. Recognized for beautiful singing and the opportunity for creation/composition opportunities, VIVA’s singers thrive by building a sense of community and friendship while fostering strong skills through individual vocal coaching, theory instruction, and touring opportunities.

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Orpheus Choir of Toronto Sidgwick Scholars

The Mary and John Sidgwick Scholarship Program, named in honour of the founders of the Orpheus Choir, was created in 1988‐89 as part of the Choir’s 25th anniversary celebration.

The intent of the Sidgwick Scholars program is to provide funds for young vocal students to become part of the Orpheus Choir, to share their talents with the Choir, while at the same time receiving the benefits of exposure to the Choir’s activities and broadening their solo experience and musical training.

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RCM’s High School Voice Performance Intensive

Performers ages 14 to 18 are encouraged to register for the Royal Conservatory’s 3rd Annual Vocal Performance Intensive.

Join young singers from across North America in this unique and immersive learning experience. Leading professionals and music educators provide daily lessons and coaching, as well as classes in acting, movement, diction, and musicianship skills. Students are encouraged to apply for one or both camps.

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In an intensive, yet supportive, environment, students will experience life in a Musical School Program, further enhancing their studies with their teacher.

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NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase Registration is Now Open

As you may know, the NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase 2017 will be held at York University on Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th of November, with Classical classes taking place on the 18th of November and Music Theatre classes taking place on the 19th of November. And, as if that isn’t cool enough on its own? There’s more!

The NATS Ontario Executive is JUST THRILLED to announce the creation of several new classes, including:

  • Young Singer / Grades 5 & 6 in both Classical Voice & Music Theatre
  • Adult Beginner and Adult Advanced, which are divided into under 30 years of age and over 30 years of age in both Classical Voice & Music Theatre

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Spring AGM & Professional Development Day

NATS Ontario is thrilled to welcome leading CCM & Music Theatre styles educatorMatthew Edwards to our upcoming PD Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017!  Over the course of three sessions & a master class, Matt will address technical & stylistic ingredients in CCM & Music Theatre styles, including:

  • how to prevent vocal injury
  • how to alter resonance in CCM styles
  • stylistic differences between musical theatre eras & styles
  • how current audio technology affects our perception of the human voice on recordings.

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2017 Vocal Intensive Camp — Royal Conservatory School

The Royal Conservatory School is thrilled to present the 2nd Annual Vocal Performance Intensive Camp. This year there are two intensive sessions: a one-week intermediate and a two-week advanced camp for singers aged 14 to 18. Royal Conservatory School - vocal intensive camp

Join young artists from across North America in this unique and immersive learning experience. Leading professionals and music educators provide daily lessons and coaching, as well as classes in acting, movement, diction, and musicianship skills. Students are encouraged to apply for one or both camps.

Each session provides multiple performance opportunities, giving participants a chance to showcase their new skills. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to work with stellar faculty and to bond with your singing peers.

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Job Posting – Limited Term in Studio Voice at Wilfred Laurier

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The Faculty of Music at WLU seeks a full-time instructor in Applied Studio Voice for a two-year Limited Term Appointment for the academic years 2017-19, beginning July 1, 2017 (conditional upon budget approval). Duties will include private studio voice instruction and master class; other areas of the candidate’s expertise may be considered. Administrative duties and all other associated Faculty responsibilities shall be expected.

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