Sara Paar, 2014, soprano, is an enthusiastic performer of contemporary classical music, opera, vocal dance, and music theatre. Hailed as “astonishing,” Dr. Paar is a favorite with composers and has performed both traditional and new works with ensembles in the US, including Ensemble 365, One World Symphony, and The Choral Society of the Hamptons. Recent performances and recordings include works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Marga Richter, Roscoe Mitchell, and Clarice Assad.
Erica Northcott, 2014, Canadian soprano, is an active performer in choral, early music, oratorio, operetta, musical theatre, contemporary theatre and commercial music. She has worked in North and South America, Europe and Japan, and is a member of EnChor and the Phoenix Chamber Choir. Erica is Head of Voice for the Music Department at Douglas College, Westminster, and is certified in Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method.
Amanda Wansa Morgan, 2014, is Coordinator for Musical Theatre and an Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA. From 2012 - 15, she was on the Theatre Arts faculty at The University of Mississippi, where she directed Marisol and Time Stands Still, and music directed Hairspray. She was Director of Music Education at Charleston Stage from 2009 - 12 and worked on 28 productions as director, music director, sound designer, and voice/dialect coach.
Jennifer Spencer (Hons), 2014, is an Edmonton-based actor, voice/text coach, director, playwright and theatre educator. She is on the Theatre Arts faculty at MacEwan University and directs mainstage productions, e.g., Pericles, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Trojan Women, The Malcontent, Macbeth, The Mating Season, which she adapted from the novel by P.G. Wodehouse, and Thebans: Oepdipus Jokasta Antigone.
I Putu Budiawan (Hons), 2014, is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre (Acting) at Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia. Formerly Head of Voice and Speech at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, he is a Certified Integrative Studies Practitioner, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, an UNESCO Designated Master Teacher of Maskwork, the first African American Ceremonial Mask Dancer of Bali, and a member of the Asian Pacific Bureau. He teaches Mask Work, Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Michael Chekhov, Clown, Viewpoints, and Grotowski Technique.
James Harrison (Hons), 2014, is an Australian voice practitioner with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts degree from the University of Tasmania. Comfortable both on-stage and off, his theatrical credits range from stage management positions and writing, to directing and lead roles in both musical and classical theatre. He is passionate about studying the connections between breath work and physical demands of martial arts, in particular the Japanese style of fencing, Kendo, and the exigencies of performing.
Designed to prepare performance specialists to work across boundaries, in theatre, music and dance
Candidates on this certificate course will complete two six-day Intensives 12 months apart, focusing on an integrative curriculum, along with individually designed modules, over a 12-month period.
This week of classes is for participants who have completed the 1st Intensive and at least 12 months of integrative study.
Each person on the course will lead two approved sessions focusing on new and integrative work, followed by brief discussion with faculty and colleagues and a follow-up conference with course leaders.
Do you feel comfortable with modern text but shy away from heightened language?
Are you a musical theatre performer wanting to expand your career?
New York Classical Theatre and Associate Artist Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS are offering a two and a half-hour classical workshop for actors, singers and dancers.
4th Annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference
Chapman University, Orange, CA