Solo singing

Course Dates: 03/08/20 - 13/08/20
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Location: Online

A lively online workshop for singers who wish to explore new classical and light-classical repertoire. Learn to employ your vocal technique in a flexible and artistic way. (Please email a copy of your own choice music, including BPM and instructions, to the music department for the accompanist ideally two weeks in advance, but no later than one week before the first class).

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This online workshop is ideal for singers who have been studying for about 3 years and have a reasonable grasp of vocal technique. It is especially ideal for singers who have completed our ‘Consolidate your singing technique’ course, or who have similar experience. This workshop will introduce you to studying and performing in a workshop format and help you to apply your vocal technique to new and existing repertoire. (Please email a copy of your own choice music, including BPM and instructions, to the music department for the accompanist ideally two weeks in advance, but no later than one week before the first class).

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Transitioning between technical work and interpretive work
- Working with a professional accompanist
- Singing in front of the group in a workshop format
- Exploring repertoire that is suitable for your current standard.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- feel confident performing with accompaniment
- display an understanding of how a solid vocal technique allows for freedom of expression
- have an enhanced idea of what repertoire best suits your voice.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Singers should have 3 years’ group experience (or two years’ private study) or equivalent and have the ability to learn to repertoire between each session. Singers will need to prepare their own music and send a copy for the accompanist two weeks in advance of the first class along with BMP and performance instructions.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions and take notes in
English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor presentation and explanation
Practical sessions, workshop style
Listening to each other perform
Class discussion and debate
Listening and reading outside class is encouraged and once enrolled further online resources will be available via Google Classroom.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a notebook and pencil and prepare at least one classical song to sing. Please email a copy of your own choice music, including BPM and instructions, to the music department for the accompanist ideally two weeks in advance, but no later than one week before the first class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City lit offers a range of singing classes for all levels throughout the academic year. Please read our blog Choosing a singing class, or contact the Music Department.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Trevor Alexander Tutor Website

Trevor Alexander studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked as a professional singer for over 30 years. Alongside his performing he has run vocal workshops and taught singing, and joined the teaching staff at City Lit in 2005. He began working with City Lit Opera on stage craft, performance skills and directing their scenes, and is thrilled that some of those students are now carving out a career in the profession. In 2006 Trevor joined the vocal teaching staff and began to teach the foundation level classes and has always found it extremely rewarding helping students to develop vocally, and enable them to explore the wealth of wonderful repertoire. Outside City Lit Trevor has worked professionally with many opera companies and travels all over the country singing in oratorio and concerts. He has just started a year's contract with the Royal Opera House Chorus and is preparing to sing The Marquis de la Forse for Midsummer Opera’s production of Dialogue of the Carmelites in November 2019.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Check your level

Course Code: MF918

Mon+Thu, day, 03 Aug - 13 Aug '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £95.00
Concession: £73.00

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.