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FALL 2022 VOICE INTENSIVE

The Fall 2022 Voice Intensive will take place from October 24-28. Stay tuned for more information.

The Voice Area in the School of Music at Ithaca College presents the Spring 2022 Voice Intensive. Designed in the spirit of collaboration and exchange, it is intended to add depth and breadth to the traditional vocal curriculum. Voice Intensive seeks to promote the School of Music’s mission to educate students who transform the human condition through the art and practice of music. All voice and musical theatre students must attend a minimum of two of the events from the menu below. All voice lessons and rep. classes will be cancelled during the week of March 21 to make room for your participation in Voice Intensive.

Sign-up to attend a workshop HERE. Sign-ups will open on Monday, March 7 at 9AM. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FINDING A GENUINE PRACTICE WITHIN THE BALLET TECHNIQUE 

10-10:50AM, Hockett Family Recital Hall

Presented by Amy O'Brien

A moment to gather and discover how the ballet technique can enhance and develop your craft further on stage and as a human. An introduction of vocabulary and movements. Participants should wear moveable clothing.

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF THE ART SONG RECITAL 

12-12:50PM, Hockett Family Recital Hall

Presented by Martha Guth

A lecture on art song, identity, and breaking free of 20th C. norms for recital presentation in the 21st Century.

THE MAGIC OF NETWORKING! 

1-1:50PM, Ford Hall

Presented by Aaron Burgess

Have you dreamt of that big break in your career? Do you know an artist who seems to have all the luck? We practice like crazy, we sacrifice a lot, and still the world seems to be actively working against us as we strive to advance our careers. While “radio silence” is profoundly frustrating, we may actually be to blame for some of our misfortune. If this resonates with you, it’s time to unlock the power of networking! In this session we will unpack the concept of networking and discuss strategies for engaging our communities in a manner that is authentic, healthy, and relevant. We will also ponder broader principles such as humility, patience, listening with our head and heart, leading by example, relationship building, and nurturing our own unique gifts! This session will be uplifting and empowering and you will go forth with a clearer sense of how to begin forging your own pathway forward!

SINGER-SONGWRITER OPEN-MIC JAM/WORKSHOP 

3-3:50PM, Nabenhauer

Presented by Jake Gunnar Walsh

Have you always wanted to write original music but felt unsure how to begin? Or, have you ever had an idea for a song and have been left wondering how to write it down? Whether you've got a little tune floating around in your head or a fully composed song, join Professor Jake Gunnar Walsh for an opportunity to share your original music in a judgement-free space with your peers. Additionally, you can expect a masterclass style coaching on how to hone your songwriting craft and take part in the coaching of others. All styles and genres of music are welcome (including songs you've created electronically). Even if you'd just like to come and observe without sharing, the more the merrier! 

BEYOND THE STANDARD CANON: WELSH REPERTOIRE 

4-4:50PM, JJWCM 3304

Presented by Rachel Schutz

This workshop will introduce students to composers and vocal repertoire from Wales.

APPLYING VOCAL TECHNIQUE TO JAZZ HARMONY 

5-6:30PM, Ford Hall

Presented by Kim Nazarian

Using the arrangement and composition ”Come Home” by Peter Eldridge, founding member of the internationally acclaimed vocal group New York Voices and renowned singer-songwriter; Kim Nazarian provides you with a demonstration of specific vocal exercises that build the voice in order to execute the harmony in challenging pieces, such as this one. You will explore a direct application of vocal techniques to the difficult parts of "Come Home". Achieve excellence through exercises: go instantly from the practice room to the stage, to the recording studio!  When you hear the before and after, you will believe in the "Power of one Hour."

CONSIDERATIONS AND APPROACHES FOR RECITATIVE AND COLORATURA ARIA STYLES 

9:50-10:40AM, Green Room

Presented by Dann Coakwell

Special considerations and techniques for singers performing in recitative and/or coloratura arias, particularly for music composed before 1800. Participants should prepare either a coloratura aria or recitative, or a recitative/aria combination from a larger work.

FRENCH DICTION 

1-1:50PM, Ford Hall

Presented by Patrice Pastore

The class will address pronunciation of the French language in an art song or aria.

COMMUNICATING THROUGH RECITATIVE 

3-4:50PM, Husa Gallery

Presented by Christopher Zemliauskas

A workshop focusing on the successful preparation and execution of operatic recitative in a variety of languages. A masterclass-style workshop with 5-6 student participants. Participants should prepare an operatic recit in a variety of languages.

BUILDING AN INVISIBLE INSTRUMENT: THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD FOR SINGERS 

5-7PM, Ford Hall

Presented by Carol McAmis

What do your brain, babies, and slow, gentle movement have to offer you as you build vocal technique and artistry? A lot! Join retired IC voice faculty member Carol McAmis for this session devoted to the highly effective movement lessons of the Feldenkrais Method®. You will come away with new ideas for practicing efficiently, managing pain and stress, and performing with confidence. Please wear workout clothes (no skirts, please) and bring a large towel or blanket for the Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Disconver how flexible thinking and moving can lead to flexible singing! 

HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS 

10-10:50AM, Zoom

5-5:50PM, Zoom

Presented by guest artist, Michael Kushner ('13)

Join Michael Kushner for his signature workshop "Dear Multi-Hyphenate", This engaging workshop explores an artist's ability to find artistic and financial stability. Not only will participants leave with action steps to take their career to the next level, they will be able to communicate to the world around them just how unique their Multi-Hyphenate talents truly are! Michael provides exercises on 'why' we do what we do, how to create and capitalize on that creation, how to benefit from and create access for others, and how to streamline ideas without overwhelming ourselves. Throughout the workshop students will begin to understand and apply the concept that being a multi-hyphenate is the future of artistry in showbusiness.

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CLASSICAL AND JAZZ 

11-11:50AM, Beeler

Presented by Kim Nazarian

In Bridging the gap between Classical and Jazz Singing, we will utilize the Appalachian Folk Hymn, I Wonder as I Wander! This Workshop will focus on the similarities and differences of singing Classical music and Jazz repertoire. We will explore one classical voice (Jesse Norman), and the NYVoices recording and arrangement to analyze the tools used for both genres, and how it is possible to do both with the same instrument. Similar to ballet and tap, you must have the same foundation for the core, and then be able to execute varying skills.

CHORAL PROGRAMMING: TO THEME OR NOT TO THEME? 

12-12:50PM, Beeler

Presented by Hana Cai, Morgan Jolley, and Sean Linfors

THE MAGIC OF NETWORKING! 

3-3:50PM, Beeler

Presented by Aaron Burgess

Have you dreamt of that big break in your career? Do you know an artist who seems to have all the luck? We practice like crazy, we sacrifice a lot, and still the world seems to be actively working against us as we strive to advance our careers. While “radio silence” is profoundly frustrating, we may actually be to blame for some of our misfortune. If this resonates with you, it’s time to unlock the power of networking! In this session we will unpack the concept of networking and discuss strategies for engaging our communities in a manner that is authentic, healthy, and relevant. We will also ponder broader principles such as humility, patience, listening with our head and heart, leading by example, relationship building, and nurturing our own unique gifts! This session will be uplifting and empowering and you will go forth with a clearer sense of how to begin forging your own pathway forward!

CARING FOR THE TEACHER'S VOICE: STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING YOUR INSTRUMENT AS A PROFESSIONAL VOICE USER AND MUSIC EDUCATOR 

4-4:50PM, Green Room

Presented by Morgan Jolley

Music Educators are professional voice users, meaning we use our voices to make our living. We are also the predominant profession which seeks out medical assistance and therapies for vocal problems. You will teach over noise-making instruments, whether they be wind, string, percussion, or vocal instruments. This workshop is designed to give you practical strategies to care for your voice as an educator.

GUEST ARTIST, DENYCE GRAVES 

8:15-9:30PM, Ford Hall

DENYCE GRAVES MASTERCLASS 

10AM-NOON, Hockett Family Recital Hall

ART & THE REST OF YOU 

12-12:50PM, Zoom

Presented by Ron Dow

This session will focus on emotional safety within the realm of artistic expression.

ARTISTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 

1-1:50PM, JJWCM 3304

Presented by Rachel Schutz

We will meet to discuss how this group can implement strategies and event son campus to promote social justice through the arts.

SINGER-SONGWRITER OPEN-MIC JAM/WORKSHOP 

3-3:50PM, Hockett Family Recital Hall

Presented by Jake Gunnar Walsh

Have you always wanted to write original music but felt unsure how to begin? Or, have you ever had an idea for a song and have been left wondering how to write it down? Whether you've got a little tune floating around in your head or a fully composed song, join Professor Jake Gunnar Walsh for an opportunity to share your original music in a judgement-free space with your peers. Additionally, you can expect a masterclass style coaching on how to hone your songwriting craft and take part in the coaching of others. All styles and genres of music are welcome (including songs you've created electronically). Even if you'd just like to come and observe without sharing, the more the merrier! 

ELEMENTS OF IMPROVISATION 

4-4:50PM, JJWCM 3302

Presented by Patrice Pastore

Improvisation is fun! Improvisation can be scary. The workshop will explore the elements that go into improvising sounds and stories.

OPERA AS FILM: ADAPTING THE ART FORM FOR THE STREAMING AGE 

5-5:50PM, Beeler

Presented by Ben Robinson

Opera production is finding a way to adapt to a world dominated by Zoom, streaming entertainment, and on-demand content. In this context, how can we find compelling ways to present the art form while honoring traditions, integrity, and historical precedents? How can this medium be used to develop singer-actors and how does the training model need to change? Join Opera Ithaca Artistic Director Ben Robinson and bass-baritone Michael Scarcelle for an exploration of these questions from the perspective of the producer, director, and performer. 

CREATING CONNECTION 

10-11:50AM, Hockett Family Recital hall

Presented by guest artist, Stacey Trenteseaux

A masterclass focused on helping artists embody their personal “why” through singing; connecting body, mind, spirit, and voice. Singers are encouraged to perform repertoire that represents who they are as artists and be willing to explore deeper connection with the music, themselves, and their audience.

THE MAGIC OF NETWORKING! 

12-12:50PM, JJWCM 1207

Presented by Aaron Burgess

Have you dreamt of that big break in your career? Do you know an artist who seems to have all the luck? We practice like crazy, we sacrifice a lot, and still the world seems to be actively working against us as we strive to advance our careers. While “radio silence” is profoundly frustrating, we may actually be to blame for some of our misfortune. If this resonates with you, it’s time to unlock the power of networking! In this session we will unpack the concept of networking and discuss strategies for engaging our communities in a manner that is authentic, healthy, and relevant. We will also ponder broader principles such as humility, patience, listening with our head and heart, leading by example, relationship building, and nurturing our own unique gifts! This session will be uplifting and empowering and you will go forth with a clearer sense of how to begin forging your own pathway forward!

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AN ARTISETEPRENEUR

1-1:50PM, JJWCM 3304

Presented by guest artist, Stacey Trenteseaux

Ever wonder how to bridge the gap between a creative idea and realization of your project? Bring your ideas and be prepared to share your artistic passion while learning about ways to market yourself as a singer, develop your own projects, and create meaningful musical experiences for your community.

TRANSITIONING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL 

3-3:50PM, Zoom

Presented by Maria Rabbia ('18)

An information session and Q&A on transitioning from an undergrad to a graduate degree and graduate to doctoral. Will share first-hand experience and advice regarding research, connections, applications, auditions, and more.

BRIAN ZEGER MASTERCLASS

4-5:30PM, Hockett Family Recital Hall

Presented by guest artist Brian Zeger, Artistic Director of Vocal Arts at Juilliard