Events Outline

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Geiger-Torel Room
Edward Johnson Building
University of Toronto
80 Queen’s Park Cres
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8:30 am – 9:00 am – Early Registration / Coffee, Tea, Refreshments
9:00 am – 10:15 am   Annual General Meeting – NATS Members Only (Agenda will be posted soon)
10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Matt Edwards – Morning Session (See Sessions Breakdown below)
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Break / Refreshments
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm  Matt Edwards – Session 2 (See Sessions Breakdown below)
2:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Matt Edwards – MasterClass

Sessions Breakdown 

Morning Sessions

PART 1: Technical Ingredients of CCM Style

  • Registration and respiration
  • How the larynx, soft palate, tongue, jaw, and lips interact to alter resonance in CCM styles
  • How CCM techniques differ from classical techniques
  • How to prevent vocal injury

PART 2: Stylistic Ingredients of Musical Theatre

  • Stylistic differences between traditional, golden age, british invasion, contemporary pop, and pop/rock musicals
  • Basics of song analysis to enable better understanding of how to teach CCM styles

Afternoon Sessions

PART 1: Audio Technology

  • How microphones, equalization, compression, and reverb alter our perception of the human voice on recordings

PART 2: Master Class

  • Six singers perform – practical application of information from previous sessions

Registration is now closed.

Please contact us if you have any questions.