World Voice Weekend Lineup finalized!!

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).

Saturday, 4/17
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)
Sunday, 4/18
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.)
If you’re interested in attending WVW and/or performing in the masterclasses
(or you teach someone who is), please click HERE to join my WVW mailing list!

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Christine Thomas-O'Meally, a mezzo soprano and voice teacher currently based in the Baltimore-DC area, has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. As an opera singer and actress, she has appeared with companies such as Charm City Players, Spotlighters Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Opera North, the Washington Savoyards, In Tandem Theatre, Windfall Theater, The Young Victorian Theater of Baltimore, and Skylight Opera Theatre. She created the role of The Woman in Red in Dominick Argento’s Dream of Valentino in its world premiere with the Washington Opera and Mary Pickersgill in O'er the Ramparts at its world premiere during the Bicentennial of Battle of Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County. Other roles include Mrs. Paroo in Music Man, Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, both Hansel and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel, and many roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Her performance as the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha was honored with a WATCH award nomination. Ms. Thomas-O'Meally received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She regularly attends master classes and workshops in both performance and vocal pedagogy, and is certified in all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. Her students have performed on national and international tours of Broadway productions, at prestigious conservatories, and in regional theater throughout the country.

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