Solo singing

Course Dates: 20/07/22 - 10/08/22
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
A workshop class for classical singers to explore the English song repertoire. For singers at intermediate level and above. Come and explore some of the less well-known masters of English art song writing. Some composers to consider are Frederick Delius, Thomas Dunhill, Rutland Boughton, Cyril Scott, Eric Coates and Herbert Howells.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £61.00

Course Code: MF918

Wed, day, 20 Jul - 10 Aug '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This singing workshop class will help you learn how to apply your vocal technique and musical interpretation to art song repertory. You will need to be able to learn the notes of a song independently before the first session of this short intensive course.

What will we cover?

- Vocal and physical exercises and guidance on technique
- developing independence in song learning
- pronunciation for singing
- performance technique: communicating with an audience
- Self and peer evaluation to gain a better understanding of the voice.

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

- Sing rhythmically and in tune in your selected songs, with consistent application of vocal technique
- show understanding of the text and musical style in your performance
- Demonstrate an understanding of critical evaluation in vocal and performance technique.

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

You need to have a secure vocal technique: able to sing solo confidently, in tune and in time, and able to learn a song indepdendently fomr sheet msuic and/or recordings.
You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

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

The tutor will teach through various methods such as:
- group warm-ups
- tutor explanation and demonstration
- individual singing, with tutor and peer feedback
- critical listening to peers and recorded examples
To aid your progress, you need to allow time to practise between sessions.

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

Sheet music of your chosen song(s) for the accompanist and tutor. A notebook and pencil for marking your music is also useful.

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

For information and advice on City Lit singing classes, read our blog Choosing a singing class at City Lit.

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.