Workshops and Masterclasses

Workshops and Masterclasses

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DEMYSTIFYING WEBSITES: OCTOBER 28, 2017, 10:00 am

In partnership with Greater Boston Choral Consortium

Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington St, Brighton, MA

Thinking of creating or redoing your own or your ensemble's website but don't know where to begin? When is outside design help necessary? GBCC's Alex Speir and BSR's Margaret Felice will walk us through the basics of web design principles, popular platforms, and best practices. FREE

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Interested in hosting a BSR workshop or masterclass? Contact info@bostonsingersresource.org


Recent:

September 2017: Audition workshop with Adrienne Boris, stage director of opera and theater, audition/performance coach, and arts administrator, Angela Jajko, mezzo-soprano, audition coach, BSR Blog Editor, and arts administrator, Brendon Shapiro, pianist, vocal coach and conductor.

.February 2017: Cross-fit: Two crossover workshops in collaboration with Moonbox Productions.

  

October 13, 2016: Branding workshop in Collaboration with Greater Boston Choral Consortium.

September 10, 2016: 3:00 pm Audition Workshop with Angela Jajko and Phil Lauriat

Virginia Bailey singing Dido's Lament

Virginia Bailey singing Dido's Lament, Brandon Shapiro, piano. 

May 28, 2016: 12:30 pm at the Classical Singer Convention at Boston's Waterfront Westin.

Marketing and Auditioning in Multiple Genres: A panel hosted by Boston Singers’ Resource. Many singers' careers include opera, oratorio, art song, orchestral concerts, and musical theatre. Ever wonder what it takes to “crossover” and market yourself as a versatile artist? Boston Singers’ Resource has assembled a panel of some of Greater Boston’s busiest working artists to share their insights on that very question. Moderated by BSR Administrative Director Margaret Felice, the panel will feature Jean Danton, singer/actress and voice teacher; José Delgado, Artistic Director & Conductor of Força, Freelance Music Director and Vocal Coach; Aliana de la Guardia, soprano, actor, voice teacher and producer of Guerilla Opera, and Dirk Hillyer, conductor of Hillyer Festival Orchestra, Disney-In-Concert, and 20-year member of Boston Lyric Opera. 

February 7th, 2016:  BSR Workshop: Auditions! Hosted by Dana Varga, Phil Lauriat, Elaine Crane, and Angela Jajko

The afternoon included interactive session combining panel discussion and demonstration, master class coaching, and Q&A. Particpants learned what works and what doesn't work for different levels and genres, what matters to specific auditioners and companies, and what are best practices for achieving success on one of the many paths to a singing career. 

Testimonials:

The workshop gave practical insight into professional auditioning that was never addressed in music school. Angela and Adrienne created a warm, energetic learning environment and delivered specific solutions on how to audition as your BEST self from repertoire, etiquette, singer hacks and more. - Tamra Grace Jones, soprano

The audition workshop hosted by Boston Singers' Resource was just what I needed!  As someone who does opera on the side, this workshop was perfect to help me understand what the different sects of the industry (musical theater vs. opera vs. chorale etc) were looking for in an auditionee.  I also suffer from stage freight and tend to clam up at auditions.  The panelists were not only extremely knowledgeable, but extremely down-to-earth and approachable so I was comfortable enough to ask them for tips and tricks regarding audition nerves.  I was nervous to attend this workshop since I am not as experienced as other fellow singers, but there was no reason to be nervous!  I'm so glad I was able to be a part of this workshop and I look forward to more BSR educational opportunities.  Thanks to BSR and the panelists for a fantastic workshop!  - Kristen Wilkinson, mezzo-soprano

 

The Audition Workshop was such a unique and invaluable experience to participate in. Being a young singer, I am frequently working the audition circuit where you often don't hear any feedback.  Auditions are a craft of their own, and to be able to practice that craft in front of such an accomplished panel was very helpful.  Their focus was individualized, professional, and just spot on.  They were able to talk about everything from your audition materials (headshot, resume, etc.) to the repertoire pieces you were offering.  The environment was encouraging and warm.  The experience to also sing in front of other singers added an element of performance practice that is crucial to your development as a young performer. I hope to see these workshops continue and grow, the Boston community certainly needs this type of mentorship!

The Audition Workshop was such a unique and invaluable experience to participate in. Being a young singer, I am frequently working the audition circuit where you often don't hear any feedback.  Auditions are a craft of their own, and to be able to practice that craft in front of such an accomplished panel was very helpful.  Their focus was individualized, professional, and just spot on.  They were able to talk about everything from your audition materials (headshot, resume, etc.) to the repertoire pieces you were offering.  The environment was encouraging and warm.  The experience to also sing in front of other singers added an element of performance practice that is crucial to your development as a young performer. I hope to see these workshops continue and grow, the Boston community certainly needs this type of mentorship! - Kristin Fahning, soprano

I want to thank the BSR for putting together the Audition Workshop a few weeks ago. The panelists were so insightful, and I loved the variety of their experience and expertise. As someone who is not as recent of a graduate as some of the other participants, it was so refreshing to be back in a studio/masterclass setting again. I got as much, if not more, out of observing the other participants as I did singing for the panel! It is eye-opening and encouraging to get immediate responses from these directors/adjudicators, and important that they have experienced these situations from both sides of the table. I really hope that this becomes a workshop series, not just a one-time occurrence. If possible, I would love to attend more of these to get feedback on a few different types of audition situations. - Leslie Leedberg, Soprano

 

February 2016 panel

 

Thomas DawkinsAuditor listeningPhil Lauriat