This is a practical course for singers at any level. Whilst basic singing technique will be discussed and repertoire explored, the major part of the course will be workshops for student singers - working on both technique and interpretation.
This practical class will concentrate on the fundamentals of vocal technique, practice techniques and interpretation. In terms of technique, we will work on developing good breath control and natural placement of the voice through the use of vocal exercises
The practice techniques covered will include choosing repertoire; selecting breathing points and practising phrasing; identifying and resolving technical problems; interpretative issues; programme construction and the development of musical memory. The emphasis of this part of the course will be to give students the knowledge and experience to make the best use of their practice time.