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Back to Whatever

I am thrilled to announce that I have gathered together some fantastic folk for a 3-day series I’m calling, “Back to … Whatever!”


Back to Whatever workshops and masterclassThis series is intended for:

  • People returning to auditions for choir, performances (professional or community theater), college, school arts programs after a summer (or let’s face it, a year) where you might not have had the opportunity or inclination to do much
  • People who want to learn more about pop/rock repertoire and styling, especially if you are a musical theater student or teacher
  • People who want to learn about the emotional depths to be found in Golden Age theater songs – because angst existed before Rent (as would be evidenced by my teenage diaries)

On Tuesday, August 31, I will be joined by Songwoods Studio owner Aimee Woods of Fort Collins, CO and Phyllis Horridge of Phyllis & Friends Singing Lessons in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a tag-team vocal boot camp I’m calling, My Favorite “Sings.” In this 90 minute session, we’ll lead attendees through some of our favorite vocalises and then offer technical advice on a song that everyone should know (there’s a hint as to which one in the title of session). Singers will be muted when working through the exercises, but volunteers are welcome to unmute themselves (one at a time, of course!) to demonstrate specific concepts. More info about Aimee and Phyllis next week.

On Wednesday, September 1, we will be joined by certified Rock the Audition Coach Heather Statham from Atlanta, who will provide information about:

  • Pop/Rock Generalities
  • What to Look for in Choosing Repertoire
  • Pop/Rock for Musical Theatre

More info on Heather to follow!

And finally, on Thursday, September 2, we will be joined by James Valcq, who is the composer of The Spitfire Grill. In addition to composing, James is also a director, a pianist, a conductor, an actor, and an impresario,. And most importantly, he and I were in the chorus together at the Skylight in Milwaukee wayyyyy back when. Much more information to come about James next week. .James will be conducting a masterclass on the topic of finding emotional truth in Golden Age theater songs. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about this.

The cost of all three of these sessions is $90 and will include video replay up through September 10 for all registrants.

Individual sessions may be purchased at a cost of $40 each and will not include the video replay bonus.

Performing in Thursday’s masterclass will be an additional fee of $15 if you’ve purchased all 3 days and $35 if you’ve only registered for that day. I think I have all my performers,

I created a new webpage for this event, which you can find HERE. More information and registration links (for either individual sessions or the full three days) are on that page.

Save $30 by registering for all three AND get the video replay for a week following the end of the series.

I was going to open registration tomorrow, but today is my blogpost day, so this means those of you reading this today get an advantage!

Today ONLY, save an additional $25 on the three day option (the same rate MVS students will be getting) if you use the code B2W0729.
Register HERE.

 

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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