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Nov. 17, 2017

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Laurier’s Faculty of Music is proud to present Voice Lab, a unique workshop for undergraduate and graduate-level singers who wish to pursue vocal studies beyond the fall and winter terms offered by most universities.

This two-week intensive study period offers a unique opportunity to work on technique and repertoire on both an individual and group basis with highly experienced voice instructors and a collaborative pianist in an explorative and experiential manner. Within this framework is a broad palette of offerings to grow your artistic and musical self. Your studies can be tailored to ideally suit your needs, and there will be opportunity to share your work in both masterclass and performance settings, both on and off campus.

Dates: June 1 to June 17, 2018

Location: Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Fee: $1,150 + $50 registration fee (cash or cheque)
Application deadline: April 15, 2018 

Submit your $50 registration fee to Renée Ellis in office A513 or mailbox #22 upon submitting your registration form.

Submit the remaining fee of Voice Lab to Renée Ellis in office A513 or mailbox #22 once accepted to the program. 

Cash or cheque online. Cheques can be made out ot Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Intensive Studies in Voice Performance gives participants the luxury of:

  • one-on-one training with master teachers  
  • training individualized to the needs and interests of each participant
  • training that assists students in meeting technical and artistic goals appropriate to their stage of development as singers
  • group training that enhances understanding of technical concepts and addresses multiple learning styles
  • Interactive YouTube listening sessions that train critical thinking skills and increase participant’s knowledge of various vocal approaches
  • Participant recitals to gain performance experience with expert and peer feedback
  • Special interest workshops on various topics related to voice performance (performance attire, stage deportment, publicity materials, etc...)

This unique program is structured in:

  • two weeks of concentrated study with emphasis on voice technique and repertoire
  • multiple weekly contact hours of individual and group instruction consisting of:
    • two hours per week with the designated voice pedagogues
    • one hour per week with the assigned coach
    • one half hour per week of performance in masterclass, where students also observe their peers in session with master instructors
    • three one-hour group technique sessions per week
  • Your Body is Your Voice – integrative body work, including Body Mapping, yoga and Alexander Technique

Recitals will allow further opportunity for performance and the development of the vital relationship between soloist and accompanist.


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