Do You Hear the People Sing?
with Jenny Caire and Samantha U’Ren
A workshop for Theatre and Music Directors working in schools or adult productions
Sat Aug 18, 1pm – 4pm
More details at voicewell.com.au
Register at http://www.voicewell.com.au/mds/
Jenny and Samantha are both experienced Voice Teachers with performance experience in Music Theatre.
Samantha is a Speech Pathologist and Jenny an Estill Mentor and Course Instructor and both have a particular focus on healthy voicing.
Many Musical Directors of Theatre productions, whether it be Professional, Pro-Am, Amateur or School level may find when it comes to working with large groups of singers, that challenges often arise, especially when singers are prone to getting vocally fatigued and often sick (especially during Production week or during the performance run). As an MD, how could you benefit from knowing more about how singers work, how the vocal folds and laryngeal anatomy functions, and how to recognize when a singer is showing signs of vocal fatigue? How can you direct your singers to safely achieve the vocal sounds you want, especially if it’s a character voice you’re after, which can potentially place strain on your singer’s voice? What is the importance of warming up and what are the best vocal warm ups to use? A vocally healthy cast equals a higher quality of performance. If you feel you would like more knowledge in any of the above areas, then this workshop is definitely for you.