I am so excited about the lineup for World Voice Weekend. I am waiting for one letter of agreement to come back (which I sent out yesterday and asked for by Friday, so I’m not worried about it), and this is what it looks like (working titles in some cases). I’ve attached links to each artist until I get their official headshots and bios (which are probably on their websites anyway).
10:30am – The 3 Rs of Respiration: Vocal warm-ups with Christine Thomas-O’Meally (why, that’s me!)
11:00am – The Voice in Storytelling: Izzie Baumann, acting coach (Germany)
12:15pm – World Voice Brunch: Jazz Around the World – Miniconcert & Q&A with jazz singer/pianist/educator Brenda Earle Stokes (NYC)
1:30pm – Alexander Technique – Alignment & Balance: Amy Mushall (Denver)
3:00pm – Masterclass with Broadway actor Christian Borle
4:45pm – Vocal Health for the Performer with Dr. Heather Nelson (Springfield, MO)
10:30am – Where do these sounds “live” in your mouth? Articulation vocalises with Christine Thomas-O’Meally
11:00am – Yoga & the Voice with Kassy Coleman (Madison, WI)
12:15pm – World Voice Brunch: Her Voice Was Broken, So I Sing Aloud – Miniconcert & Q&A with singer-songwriter Emma Langford (Ireland)
1:30pm – Laban Method: Movement & voice workshop with acting coach and MVS (my studio) alum Matt Bender (St. Louis)
3:00pm – Masterclass with Broadway actor Adrianna Hicks
4:45pm – Release & Restore with Jennifer Cooper (St. Mary’s, MD)
Although I didn’t necessarily intend for this to be the case, this is winding up to be a heavily musical theater/CCM-oriented program. I would’ve liked a little more classical/crossover, since those are my roots, and I did expect a lot of MT, but as it turns out – that’s not where we went. And that’s fine. Perhaps next year. Because I’m hoping that this is going to be a thing, at least for the years when World Voice Day falls on a weekend, which it does in 2021, and will again in 2022 and 2023.
I’m honing the price structure this weekend, and will advise you all of that via the socials before the March 1 Early Bird Registration begins. #StayTuned!
OH, AND I’M GOING TO BE ON A PODCAST TALKING ABOUT THIS! I’ll be recording on March 8 and I’ll let you know when the podcast “drops.” (I think that’s the term.)
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