TWO MASTER CLASS OFFERINGS
November 18: Vocal Power with Elisabeth Howard
(1 PM to 8 PM with an hour break around 4 PM or so)
"Vocal Power" Toolkit for Cabaret
Increase your range from lowest chest voice notes, through the mix and up into the highest notes way above the staff.
Resonances for "word painting."
Use the vibrato appropriate to the expression of the word.
Power and Projection without strain
Crescendos and decrescendos
Vocal tract configurations for emotional expression.
Singers should bring sixteen bars of a song they would like to work on.
January 13: Jazz Basics for Every singer with Spider Saloff
(10 AM to 5 PM, with an hour break around 1 PM)
SPIDER SALOFF: Jazz Basics for Every Singer
"There is reason that some of the greatest interpreters of song have their roots in jazz. This workshop will teach you basics about time, dynamics, phrasing, and using the music AND the lyrics to captivate your audience. We will be doing some fun exercises with improvisation and the use of dynamics with the whole group. And then there will be some individuals who will working on an entire song. I will also be discussing the approach of 'making your voice sound like you,' along with how to engage an audience and keep them with you."
We strongly suggest you bring classic "American songbook" material, in order to already be familiar with your songs. Bring a notebook of 4 songs to choose from and depending on time, we will work on 1 or 2. Paper lead sheets and taped 2 or 3 pages is usually easier for the pianist than a binder.
Fee: $95 for hands-on work (limited to 12 singers).
CPCx 8-day and 4-day registrants are offered a special discount $55.
Auditor's fee is also $55.
Please call Claudia if you have further financial needs in order to participate.
DEPAUL SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Room 103)
804 W. Belden, Chicago
SW corner of Halsted and Fullerton, lower level
Accompanists to be announced.