ANATS QLD presents...
Building Blocks - The Basics of Good Singing
At ANATS Qld, we often talk about the Singing Teacher’s toolbox – the ideas and exercises and concepts that we utilise every day in the studio to help our students build their voices.
If you’re an early career singing teacher carrying your shiny new toolbox into a studio for the first time, but needing to load it up with some basic, useful tools for teaching, or if you’re a more experienced teacher wanting to replace some rusty tools with some newer models, or even if you’re simply interested in becoming a singing teacher, but want to know more, then this workshop is for you.
Last year, we covered the core elements of vocal technique. This year, we will be looking at physical, emotional, and stylistic considerations in the studio for students of all ages and levels – from children, through voice change and tertiary preparation, and on to adulthood and the mature voice. For each stage of development, there will also be an opportunity to observe through masterclasses and discuss appropriate teaching outcomes.
The sessions will be facilitated by a number of local experienced and passionate singing teachers who are prepped and primed to answer your questions in a friendly and relaxed setting. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other singing teachers and performers at various stages of their careers.
Presented by members of the ANATS, Queensland Subcommittee:
Marissa Lee Naismith: is an award-winning vocalist who has had an extensive performance career predominately in pop & rock styles. Presently, she is the voice and stagecraft teacher within the Bachelor of Popular Music Program at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University as well as the singing teacher working with primary and secondary students at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. Marisa is currently undertaking her final year in a PhD program investigating the emerging field of CCM Vocal Pedagogy and has had the privilege of presenting the early findings of her research at voice conferences, nationally and internationally.
Ireni Utley: has enjoyed many years performing in operas and music theatre, and teaching singers in schools and privately over the past 10years. She has presented workshops, masterclasses and adjudicated eisteddfodau as well as presenting for ANATS with Anthony Young on Boys changing voices in 2013, and more recently in last year’s Building Blocks event. Ireni is currently conducting research on the use of vocalises in the classical studio.
Joel Curtis: Originally from Queensland, Joel has spent most of his time in Sydney forging a career in a variety of fields: musical theatre and cabaret, choral singing, instrumental music and music composition. He is a consummate pianist and repetiteur, having played for numerous auditions and rehearsals and now works as a singing teacher for the Griffith University Conservatorium’s Musical Theatre program. Joel is currently completing a M. Mus St. (Vocal Pedagogy) with a particular focus on the mental health of adolescent and tertiary performers. He holds a B Mus. (Mus. Ed.) from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a Dip. Perf. Arts from ED5 International and is a proud graduate of NIDA Musical Theatre.
Mattias Lower: Mattias Lower has worked as a Classical singer for over twenty years in Australia, Europe and the UK. As a music educator, he has worked in schools in Brisbane and London as a classroom teacher, voice teacher, conductor and accompanist. He has also coordinated numerous European choral tours to France, Belgium, Holland and Italy. More recently, Mattias has been working at QCGU in the Classical Voice department as a voice teacher, coach, and accompanist.
Kate Schirmer: is an experienced singing teacher and musician working within a number of tertiary institutions, including QCGU - Musical Theatre, The University of Canberra - Acting and Performance, and JMC Academy - Contemporary Music Performance. Kate also works with adult choristers as the conductor of Vox Populus and Voiceworks at The Queensland Show Choir. Kate is proud to serve ANATS as President of the Queensland Chapter.
Emma Wilson: is an experienced vocalist, singing teacher and educator. She works as a voice teacher and music lecturer in the Contemporary Music Performance course at JMC Academy, and maintains a busy private singing studio in South Brisbane where she teaches a wide variety of vocalists from beginner to professional level. Emma is currently the Secretary of the ANATS Queensland Chapter and the National Membership Secretary for ANATS Ltd.
Dale Cox: is an experienced performer and specialist teacher of Contemporary and Commercial Music (CCM) with over thirty years of performance experience in music theater, rock, pop, jazz, R&B, country and worship music styles. She is currently enrolled in a PhD with The University of Southern Queensland. Dale has conducted masterclasses, presented at conferences and taught vocal pedagogy, both in Australia and the USA at the tertiary level. She is an experienced eisteddfod adjudicator and voice examiner, workshop facilitator, and a regular vocal coach and consultant for musical theatre productions. She has taught singing at USQ, Young Conservatorium: QCGU, secondary schools and at her private studio in north west Brisbane. Member ANATS (Qld committee member), AVA, MTEA, NYSTA, NATS, The Voice Foundation.
Experienced and passionate singing teachers across a variety of teaching and performance styles who are prepped and primed to answer your questions in a friendly, relaxed setting.
Sunday 18 March 2017 8:30am - 5:30pm
*Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catering provided in ticket priceTicket Prices:
- ANATS Member: $85.00
- Non Member: $125.00
- Students/ Early Career Teacher (less than 3 years): $50.00
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St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane
82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane, QLD 4101