Well, that was fun.
Both my vacation and World Voice Weekend.
Honestly, I could not have asked for either to have gone better. In the case of the latter, there were no
- internet outages
- inappropriate behavior (not even from me – mostly)
- boring clinicians
- trainwrecks of any kind
The only thing that went wrong was that there was one person to whom I somehow managed not to send the Zoom link for Christian Borle. And he was very understanding, so I gave him a refund.
The clinicians were all excellent, engaging, and entertaining (did you know that I enjoy alliteration?). The performers were giving and brilliant, and the masterclasses were fantastic – both the teachers and the students.
I’d like to do this again next year, and I hope to be able to price it so that I can reach the audience for whom it could offer the most benefit: the preprofessional and young professional music/theater student. It is also valuable for the avocational adult who wants to know about their craft, and for the teacher who is looking to refresh their knowledge and get a different perspective. (Kind of like NATS conferences – I don’t go because I don’t already know this stuff, I go because I want a different point of view.) The tentative dates are 4/23-24 (because World Voice Day falls on Easter Weekend.)
Really, it’s beneficial for anyone who has an open mind.
My vacation to Sedona was fantastic. I will say that we should have taken FIVE days to get there and FIVE days to get back. 8+ hours in the car per day was a little rough. Not so much for Bill and me, but for Seamus … well, you be the judge.
Group Voice Class for Adults, starting next Tuesday: 4 weeks, $95, 7-8:30pm.
So You Want to Sing the Ave Maria – CORRECTLY? – a free webinar on Saturday, May 15, 12:30pm ET.
(I’ll write more about this in Thursday’s blogpost.)