I really like words that begin with the /k/ sound (I figured that sounds better than saying “I like C words, ” which was what I started to type and then said, “Oh wait…”)
That’s what World Voice Weekend is about. I strive to have my studio be about community. I’ve talked about this before, recently in a blogpost called “Learning is something we get to do.” Specifically, I said:
Creating community is one of the most important parts of having a studio. Supporting each other, working together, and being part of something – it should be an immersive experience, not a passive one. This is my goal as a teacher – as I once wrote, “I am here to inspire and facilitate.” And turn on some lights for you.
That is the goal behind World Voice Weekend. To make it an immersive experience, an organic experience, one that we all share. People who attend it may choose to participate in the mind/body, acting, and vocalise classes. They may choose to just watch and take notes. People may choose to perform for the master clinicians. Or they may audit the class instead. Either is fine.
Someone asked me if they could just sign up for the masterclasses and nothing else. I said no. That’s not what my vision is for this. My vision is that we are one world, many voices (which is the World Voice Day theme for the year) and that we need to come together and take this journey together. If you have to step out during a session, that’s fine. Just turn off your camera and we’ll see you when you come back.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with many fine colleagues, both as teachers and as performers. This weekend is meant to showcase their talents in order to serve you as voice users in a variety of ways, to celebrate the voice in a variety of modalities and to explore its function with mind/body, vocal health & movement workshops (if that sounds familiar, it’s on the website). I have curated these sessions, I have cultivated these relationships, and now it’s time for us to come together as a community.
There are tons of stand-alone masterclasses, and I’m sure I’ll host them again. But not this time. And if that’s what you’re looking for, we’ll see you when that kind of program comes up.
There is a limit of 50 people for this event. Are you going to be one of them?
To register for World Voice Weekend, please click HERE. If you’re curious (creative or clever works too)
about becoming part of Mezzoid Voice Studio, contact MVS for more information.
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