Voices of Summer
A unique summer course for singers that focuses on the interpretation of text before making music.
Patron: Frank Lopardo
This workshop asks participants to isolate texts and recite them in order to identify the meanings and emotional resources to portray them in music.
This summer course includes daily tai chi, French conversation, text recitation class, two 45-minute voice lessons and coaching sessions each week and two student performances.
Our voice and movement teachers include Mary Hill, Roy Cornelius Smith, Alison Wells, Veronica Grange, Cynthia Mace, Christian Raffoux and Myron Myers.
“The pupil must read the words of the piece again and again till each finest shadow of meaning has been mastered. He must next recite them with perfect simplicity and self-abandonment. The accent of truth apparent in the voice when speaking naturally is the basis of expression in singing. Light and shade, accent, sentiment, all become eloquent and persuasive.”
Travel: from US to Charles de Gaulle Airport, train to Avignon, or to avoid Paris, flight to Marseille, train to Avignon.
Cost: $3,200 includes room and limited board
Application (no fee) and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Myron Myers) or email@example.com.
Scholarships available, please inquire through our contact page
Include résume and two selections in an mp3 file.
Live auditions March 19th from 2-4 pm, Sherwood Conservatory, Columbia College Chicago, 1312 S. Michigan Avenue.