Navigating Wellness : Black Singers in Colonialist Spaces
Join us Thursday, June 3 at 7pm EDT for a presentation by Tatum Robertson. Navigating Wellness : Black Singers in Colonialist Spaces explores mental health and wellness for Black singers in classical music.
Exploring techniques for modern and contemporary music, and adjacent issues
Join BSR and community members for a virtual workshop exploring extended vocal techniques for new music, performing within cultural contexts, and working with living composers. Rose Hegele and Felicia Chen will present a workshop and discussion on these topics with the opportunity to try out some new techniques on your own!
Are you a current BSR member? Are you interested in becoming a member? Boston Singers' Resource invites you to join us for a virtual party via Zoom for all BSR members and those interested in joining the BSR member community!
As we approach the end of the year, we at Boston Singers' Resource would like to show our appreciation to our dedicated members through a virtual gathering for BSR members. We are planning a FUN and FESTIVE gathering that includes live performances, raffle drawings, special recipes for delicious food and cocktails, and even a sing-along!
Circumstances have prompted changes in the creative community, and some might be here to stay. Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum will share what she has learned about virtual audition repertoire and submissions, giving (and taking) online voice lessons, and using personal recordings to analyze your work and grow as a performer.
Boston Singers' Resource is partnering with NATS Boston and Greater Boston Choral Consortium to co-host "Table for More": A 4-part Interactive Webinar Series, presented by G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence (Minneapolis).
Do you have an idea for a great digital project but need some tips for getting it off the ground? Are you not sure which programs are the best to learn more about? Join Daniel P. Ryan for a casual "happy hour" overview of best practices and approaches that will help you share your work with the world!
August 11, 7:00 pm: (be) Happy (with your digital music endeavors) Hour
With Maestro Daniel P. Ryan behind the bar serving technology tips and tricks. (B.Y.O.B)
The last few months of online lessons, non-stop Zooming, adjusting to masks, and quadrupling our hand-washing have put many of us (literally) in weird positions. Teacher Amanda Sindel-Keswick will lead a yoga practice to help singers reconnect with their bodies and find balance.
Participants will work with breath (pranayama), sound, and movement to connect with and strengthen their bodies. This will be a physically active practice, taught progressively. All bodies are welcome. Participants should have a pillow or folded up towel or blanket handy.
an Alexander Technique workshop with Katie Beckvold
BSR welcomes certified Alexander Technique teacher Katie Beckvold for a 90-minute online workshop Saturday, May 9 from 10:00-11:30
During this Zoom class, we are able to discuss and learn how we can interact with ourselves and others, in this new world we are living in, whether it be in an online audition, an online class for school, an email exchange or a phone/video conference call.
Alexander Technique has many benefits for singers (and others) including stress and tension reduction, simple and efficient communication, and regained control.
Nine singers refined their audition packages at a fall audition workshop, held at the Epiphany School Early Learning Center in Dorchester. Patrice Tiedemann, soprano and artistic director of Seaglass Theater Company, and Damien Francouer-Krzyzek, accompanist and coach, will give feedback on mock auditions. All attendees were able to sing. $25/BSR member, $40/non-member.
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.
in collaboration with Greater Boston Choral Consortium
GBCC and BSR led a conversation about branding for institutions and individual artists, featuring Jennifer Hughes, executive director of Cantata Singers, David Carrier, artistic director of Commonwealth Chorale, Sarah Spinella of BSR and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Eric Christopher Perry of Renaissance Men. The event was held at Holden Chapel, Harvard University.
a panel discussion at the Classical Singer Convention
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 assembled a panel of some of Greater Boston’s busiest working artists to share their insights on that very question.
with Elaine Crane, Angela Jajko, Phil Lauriat and Dana Varga
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.