The Singer as Artist
Find your vocal colour palette through text and technique.
“I love working on text and using it to find vocal colour. And working on vocal technique in conjunction with that, so that it becomes a holistic way of working. This course will help you to connect your imagination and understanding of text to underpin and enhance your vocal technique – and vice versa.
We are all on a journey of learning to use our voices and bodies to communicate with our audience and to express the intentions of the composer and librettist. It’s easy to think of communication and technique as being separate strands of our learning, but getting them to work together is the most satisfying and liberating thing to do.
This course is open to advanced students and professionals. Repertoire is free choice, song, opera or oratorio; and the only stipulation is that you must understand, in word for word detail, the text you are singing, especially if it is not in your native language. Bring several pieces to explore, and enjoy finding different ways of making them come alive. If you come with someone else and would like to do a duet, that would be a nice idea too.
The classes will be informal, with constructive participant feedback encouraged. We may use movement, so wear comfortable clothing.
Most importantly – bring an open mind!”