So YOU want to sing Schubert’s Ave Maria …. correctly?

When I was a little kid, the organist at my parents’ church played the same songs every Sunday as the processional and recessional hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  Holy God, we praise thy name OR Holy, Holy, Holy Being a little kid, I thought that was how it was supposed to be, and when thereContinue reading “So YOU want to sing Schubert’s Ave Maria …. correctly?”

I’m BA-ACK

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 thereContinue reading “I’m BA-ACK”

Everything You Need to Know About World Voice Weekend

It’s a little less than one week till Early Bird pricing expires for World Voice Weekend, and if you haven’t signed up yet, maybe it’s because you’re wondering just what you’ll get for your tuition. Last Thursday’s post covered most of clinicians and their background, but here’s a little more information for you about justContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About World Voice Weekend”

World Voice Weekend – One Month to Go!

(Well, actually, it’s one month till the second day of it, but you know what I mean.) Last week, I wrote about our acting sessions with Izzie Baumann and Matt Bender. Today I want to talk about the rest of my clinicians and the variety of things we’ll be offering. Singing is a whole-body experience,Continue reading “World Voice Weekend – One Month to Go!”

One year of being online

A year ago today, I shut the studio down for a week to prepare for the transition to online lessons, which I thought would be for only a couple of months. I reopened online a week later and it was weird. The first lesson I gave was just terrible and I felt like it wasContinue reading “One year of being online”

World Voice Weekend: Exploring the Voice in Acting & Movement

There’s nothing quite as awful as listening to someone present information in a monotone (Anyone? Anyone?) or seeing someone performing a scene where their affect doesn’t quite match what they’re doing. World Voice Weekend isn’t just about singing and listening to singing, but all kinds of voice use. How do you use your voice whenContinue reading “World Voice Weekend: Exploring the Voice in Acting & Movement”

Live out loud! (But not TOO loud)

Tonight Mezzoid Voice Studio will be covering the topic of singing dynamically – finding the full range from soft to loud and knowing how and when to use those dynamics. How do we do it? Why do we do it? How do we know how and when to do it? The composer often tells usContinue reading “Live out loud! (But not TOO loud)”

World Voice Brunch!

Years ago, I was a big listener to NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye. It was on in the evenings, and I really enjoyed listening to the variety of music that was played. There was a lot of world music, folk, singer-songwriter, indie rock, lots of cross-genre kind of programming. Eclectic programming is my jam.Continue reading “World Voice Brunch!”

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 eachContinue reading “World Voice Weekend Lineup finalized!!”

World Voice Weekend Master Clinician Announcement!

I am thrilled beyond belief to announce officially that the master clinicians for World Voice Weekend will be Broadway actors Christian Borle (4/17) and Adrianna Hicks (4/18). Both masterclasses will take place at 3pm on their respective days. I had the good fortune to attend a masterclass hosted by voice teacher Susan Hanlon and acting coach IzzieContinue reading “World Voice Weekend Master Clinician Announcement!”