I am very excited to announce that I am planning events not only for April 16, World Voice Day (which, hopefully, will be very different from last year’s), but for the entire weekend, which I’m calling World Voice Weekend. The theme of WVD this year is “One World/Many Voices” and that will be reflected in these events.
Depending on the state of the pandemic by then, the WVD recital that I have planned for my studio members may not be fully attended, but at this point, I am planning for it to be live. The performance probably will have a limited audience and we will stream it on Zoom. The idea will be that people will sing songs of different genres but the same theme. So if someone is singing the Rossini song, “Il trovatore,” about how they are broken-hearted despite singing songs of love, they may follow it up with Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown.” If someone is singing, “Now is the month of Maying,” she may then sing, “The lusty month of May” from Camelot. I intend to finalize repertoire choices by March 10.
The events for the weekend will be open to be the public (for a price) and will feature workshops, masterclasses, and mini-concerts. The clinicians will include Broadway actors, European pop singers and acting coaches, vocologists, and well-known teachers of Alexander Technique, Yoga, and acting technique. Contracts are being finalized, and as soon as I have them, I will reveal who they are.
Early bird registration will open March 1 – the cost is still TBD. After April 1, the price will increase. Registration will close on April 12 and the limit will be 85 people. My plan is to make the program accessible to those who will benefit from it – but not lose any money on my part. I strongly believe that this program will have a great deal to offer the up-and-coming singer and actor, whether they sing musical theater, classical, or pop.
Stay tuned for more information about the clinicians and artists – full information will be coming very soon!
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