Past BSR Workshops
We all probably thought Covid-19 would be gone in 2 weeks. Wishful thinking! BSR has coordinated a workshop with Founder of The Empowered Musician, Dana Varga in navigating a career throughout a pandemic. Please join us in hearing Dana's professional advice, tips & tools on how to proceed with your career.
Join us January 14th 2022 at 7:00 PM for a collaboration with The Musical Athlete, a concept created to help Vocalists and Instrumentalists achieve their full musical and athletic potential. This workshop is designed to discuss the Vocal Fitness of a Singer which includes; Breathe better to perform better , Fitness for Musicians and Mentorship. Tune in for our collaboration with Chris & Stephanie. Join us here
Tuesday, December 14th at 7:30pm EDT BSR is hosting a presentation by Cynthia López Pérez & Zuly Inirio from Latina Women in Opera. This panel will dive into the complexities of Latinx Representation in Opera as well as history.
Join us for the panel here.
Thursday, June 3 at 7pm EDT BSR hosted a presentation by Tatum Robertson. Navigating Wellness : Black Singers in Colonialist Spaces explores mental health and wellness for Black singers in classical music.
Fast Forward with Melanie Bacaling this May! We're talking equity, ethics and conduct in the rehearsal room, and her experiences working onstage and behind the scenes.
Zoom links will be available to those who preregister.
Can't wait to see you there!
Lori Laitman joined BSR on April 26 at 6:00 pm for a conversation as part of the BSR Composers' Lab, pairing singers and composers to create new works.
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!
Registration Form Link: https://forms.gle/ELxdpQkDXLZHJHb56
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!
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)
Our final Happy Hour Chat of the summer will feature some of Boston's newest arts leaders.
Sydney Mukasa, Artistic Coordinator at BLO, incoming graduate student in choral conducting at Yale
Celeste L. Pellegrino, Boston-based Soprano, voice teacher, and co-founder of Due Donne Productions.
Marcus Schenck, Bass-Baritone; Executive + Artistic Director/Co-Founder of Promenade Opera Project; Voice Teacher
Join BSR for our next happy hour chat. Our June chat will feature leaders from choral ensembles, with an emphasis on professional choral singers and soloists.
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.
Join BSR for our next happy hour chat. This time we are joined by three local artists with a wide range of experience in classical music and opera:
Adrienne Boris: Director, dramatic coach, Exec. Producer at Lowell House Opera
Kathryn McKellar: Soprano; Founder and Co-Director of Opera on Tap Boston
Daniel P. Ryan: Conductor, Composer, Singer; Co-Artistic Director of MassOpera
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.
Pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of tea and join BSR for a chat about opera in Boston during these uncertain times. We are joined by
Aliana de la Guardia, Co-Artistic Director and Ensemble at Guerilla Opera, New Music Soprano & Voice Teacher
William Neely, Executive Director of MassOpera
Alexandra Dietrich, Artistic Director of NEMPAC Opera Project, Stage Director, and Mezzo-Soprano
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.
As part of the 2018 Classical Singer Convention in Boston, BSR presented HUSTLE 101: How to turn your drive and your talent into a busy musical career
James Dargan and Hailey Fuqua shared how they maintain their full performance schedules. This panel discussion, moderated by BSR Executive Director Margaret Felice, included time for Q&A.
In collaboration with Greater Boston Choral Consortium. GBCC's Alex Speir and BSR's Margaret Felice walked attendees through the basics of web design principles, popular platforms, and best practices.
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.
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.
Singers reviewed audition technique with Angela Jajko, Phil Lauriat and Brendon Shapiro at Brookline's Church of our Saviour.
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.
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.