UW-Whitewater's Voice Day is a great opportunity for singers to receive coaching on their selections for solo and ensemble contest!
2019 Topics for Small Group Sessions:
- Choral recruitment and assessment strategies (workshop for music teachers)
- Vocal health and technique
- Jazz vocal styles and improvisation
- Stage deportment
- Practice strategies and learning repertoire
- Foreign language diction
- 9:00 Check-in and Registration at Center of the Arts
- 9:30 Group Warmups
- 10:00 Faculty Performance
- 10:30 Private Lessons / Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
- 11:15 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
- 12:00 Lunch (included)
- 1:00 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
- 1:45 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
- 2:30 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher WOrkshops
- 3:15 Break
- 3:30 Master Class
- 5:00 Combine Choral Ensemble REhearsal
- 5:45 Recital by Participants
- 6:30 Adjourn
The final recital is free and open to the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us!
Baritone Brian Leeper is beginning his 15th year at UW-Whitewater, where he teaches Studio Voice and directs the Opera Workshop. Equally at home in Oratorio and Opera, Mr. Leeper has recently appeared as soloist with area orchestras for Brahms Requiem, Elijah, Creation, St. John Passion, and Messiah. In 2011, Mr. Leeper was the recipient of the Instructional Excellence Award for Academic Staff at UW-Whitewater.
Robert Gehrenbeck is Director of Choral Activities at UW-Whitewater where he conducts the UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Singing Sirens. He teaches conducting, directs opera and musical theatre productions at UW-Whitewater, and is also the Artistic Director of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir, based in Madison.
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Wood is the Voice Area Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she teaches studio voice, lyric diction, song literature, and vocal pedagogy. Dr. Wood has appeared in opera, concert, and recital performances across Canada, the United States, Italy and the Netherlands.
Celebrated Polish-born soprano Brygida Bziukiewicz has impressed audiences in performances in cities around the world. Ms. Bziukiewicz teaches studio voice at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and is also a co-founder and the general director of La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy.
Sharri VanAlstine is a member of the music education faculty at UW-Whitewater, where she conducts the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Her awards include the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Research Award from the UW-Whitewater Music Department and the UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication.
J. Adam Shelton
Dr. Shelton teaches private lessons to majors and non-majors at UW-Whitewater. He has worked with Des Moines Metro Opera, Madison Opera, Music Theatre of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre, Madison Savoyards, Opera for the Young, Knoxville Opera, and many others.
Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
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