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dog in various states of bordeom

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
  • no-shows
  • 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.

 

Up next:

Group Voice Class for Adults, starting next Tuesday: 4 weeks, $95, 7-8:30pm. 

AND

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.)

Published by Mezzoid Voice Studio

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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