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Singing with Self-Awareness: Vocal Health and Effective Warm-ups That Work For You
Sat, February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Note: This workshop is FREE for those affiliated with GBCC member choirs in good standing and but is also open to the general public for $10. We ask all participants to please register in advance for the workshop using this link: vocalwarmup.eventbrite.com
After an eight-year hiatus, Angelynne Hinson and Amy Lieberman are thrilled to return to GBCC to present a new workshop. They hope to offer a fresh look at how each of us can better assess our strengths and weaknesses as singers. The workshop will cover areas that are applicable to all voice types and vocal styles. Topics will include:
Vocal Physiology 101
Vocal Technique: habit or choice?
Vocal Health and Stamina: wellness tips that work
Knowing your own voice: its timbre, weight and size
Warming up the voice: individual vs. ensemble
Your body is your instrument
Breath support: how do YOU do it?
Singing in tune: how do you DO it?
Using speech to get to song
Angelynne Hinson and Amy Lieberman have spent decades pursuing their passions: vocal and choral education, respectively. In addition, they are artistic colleagues in several endeavors, including singing with Cantata Singers and founding Vocollage, an ensemble of performing artists who design and present original stage works uniting words, music and drama for live performance and radio broadcast.
Angelynne, a soprano from Portsmouth, NH, has taught students aged seven to seventy, amateur to professional, both classical and music theatre, focusing on building a healthy, efficient technique through understanding voice physiology. She has created and developed curricula for at-risk youth, regional gifted and talented programs, and is currently working with medical professionals formulating therapeutic and rehabilitative vocal methods for people with Parkinson’s Disease. As Interim Director of Education for Cantata Singers, she facilitated in-school composition workshops for inner-city public school students. In addition, Angelynne leads a very active life as a vocal artist, performing choral and song recitals, church music, and cabaret and revues throughout New England. From big band to Bach, she has also recorded and toured with the award-winning a cappella quartet, White Noise and classical female duo Sirens’ Song. As a sacred music soloist, she has worked at The Mother Church at Christian Science Center and at Central Reform Temple at Emmanuel Church. She has served as cantor for Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, and various Protestant denominations.
Amy has been a conductor of choruses and musical theatre productions for nearly thirty years. She has been Director of Choral Activities at Wilkes University and New England Conservatory, and served as Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and Interim Choral Director at Northeastern University. Her guest conducting engagements have included appearances with the Portsmouth Symphony (NH), Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Boston Cecilia, Zamir Chorale of Boston, Boston Summer Sings, Lexington Symphony (MA), Cappella Clausura (Boston), and New Music New Haven. Amy is a member of the faculty of Hebrew College’s School of Jewish Music, where she conducts Kol Arev chamber choir and teaches musicianship and conducting. Kol Arev has performed on the Boston Byzantine Music Festival, Boston Jewish Music Festival, and in joint performance ventures with the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Seraphim Singers. Ms. Lieberman is also Artistic Director of ArtsAhimsa, a performance series dedicated to the promotion of non-violence through the arts. As a singer, Amy has performed on the lecture-recital series “Music and Memories”, bringing the American Songbook to retirement communities in New England, and as lead vocalist with the klezmer band in residence at the Jewish Community Center of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Freylochs and Bagels.