Young Artists Summer Voice Program, Prince Edward County, ON - May 7, 2016
Welcome young singers! Thank you for taking this next step to become involved in the first Young Artists Summer Voice Program, Level 1! Here is a quick version of all the important information you need to know:
What? Young Artists Summer Voice Program, Level I: a program of non-classical voice instruction for 16-25-year olds who love to sing.
Where? Prince Edward County, ON
When? Every day, Monday through Friday, July 18-July 22, 2016. Classes run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost? If you register between May 15 and June 1 the cost is $295.
Auditions? No auditions necessary! There is an application, but all interested young singers need only register to become involved.
Now, for the meaty deets!
Whereas there are a lot of voice programs for choir and solo classical singing, there are relatively few for young singers of non-classical styles. Examples of non-classical vocal genres are pop, rock, country, jazz, blues, hip-hop, R & B.
Is there a difference in vocal technique for non-classical styles? Technically, no, but maybe the easiest way to think about this is that classical singing aims to minimize individual differences from singer to singer; non-classical styles emphasize the individuality. The main aim of classical singing is even tone, pervasive vibrato, and carrying power without a microphone. Because non-classical singers use a microphone, they can use their voice in highly individualized ways that aren't dependent on the need to sing to the back of the concert hall. This involves a different approach from that of classical singing.
Who is the teacher? The teacher is multi-award-winning vocalist/composer, Rita di Ghent. Rita is a vocal instructor at York University and has private teaching studios in Toronto and Picton. Rita's assistant is the talented, fun, and wonderful young gospel singer and Senior voice major at York U, O'Neil Donald!
What kinds of classes will there be? The classes aim to provide well-rounded instruction for our Young Artists. Each day participants will study Vocal Anatomy, Theory of Vocal Production, Repertoire Development, and Musicianship.
YES!! Professional performance experience! Singers will practice a group tune to perform at a well known County music venue Friday evening, July 22!
WHERE? Our location is still TBA, but we're looking at some great spaces in Bloomfield and Picton!
COST? The cost for 5 days of classes is $350. Are there discounts available? YES!! If you register by May 31st, you pay the great discount price $295! Here is the tuition schedule: Registration opens on May 15 Register by May 31: cost is $295 Register between June 1 and June 15: cost is $325 Register after June 15: cost is $350 Registration closed: June 30.
Are there scholarships available? YES!! This year we're offering a partial scholarship to one singer from out of town who wants to come to Picton to take the program. The scholarship offsets the cost of 5 nights accommodation.
What if I can't afford the program or I love singing but am too shy to sing? No problem! You can audit the course.
What if I want to come but don't have all the registration money now? No problem! You can hold your spot with a $50 deposit and pay the balance based on the date that you paid your deposit.
APPLICATIONS Please email email@example.com to get an application. Looking forward to meeting and hearing you! .