Welcome to the inaugural BC Vocalist Society Workshop! We are very excited for what this workshop will offer VI (and mainland!) vocalists. We've got an eclectic and dynamic program for many genres, jazz, blues, R&B, pop, country.....if you sing into a mic (or want to!), this workshop is for you.....details below:
A note from President Maria Manna:
Our Mission is to offer an environment in which students of diverse musical backgrounds and ages have the opportunity to explore their unique vocal talents by providing them vocal techniques that they are able to rely on when they are performing for any audience.
We want them to bring the best of themselves and their creativity to this workshop.
We will be able to focus on their strengths and better their weaknesses while instilling confidence in each student, by being supportive, yet, teaching them that there is always something which can be improved. If one believes in themselves, it will produce amazing results. And finally, we want them to have fun!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- The Secrets of Tone and Breath
- Capturing the Heart and Story of the Song
- Working with Musicians on Stage
- Basics - Understanding Groove/counting in
- Vocal Improv Component
- Stage Presence
- Mic technique & how to select a microphone
- Listening session analysing various vocal qualities and style of
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Intro to Vocal Acoustics
- Technology - iReal pro
- Lead Sheet Notation - intro to notation software
- Marketing and PR – YOU the product
- Mentor Presentations
- 2 performance opportunities per student with rhythm section
- You will get the opportunity to do a workshop performance on
either the 12th or 13th
- Grand Show - strut your knowledge in front of an audience on
2 Mentor Presentations:
· Karel Roessingh – Pianist/Composer/Producer
· Rene Worst – Bassist/Producer/Composer
4 Vocal Teachers:
· Jennifer Scott
· Kim Greenwood
· Maureen Washington
· Maria Manna
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR REGISTRANTS:
Fees can be paid by phone at 250-514-9927, by interac e-transfer to [email protected] or through online credit processing via Square
If paying by etransfer or phone please complete this registration form. If paying online via credit card your complete the form there.
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Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)
Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos. He has recorded and produced more than sixteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz... more info
Rene Worst, an internationally known and well respected bass player, has established himself as one of the most influential and leading jazz voices in North America for several decades. He attended the UBC School of Music and Douglas College jazz program and was voted Bassist of the Year by the BC CARAS Tribute to West Coast Music for the 4 years ... more info
Jennifer Scott (Jazz, Big Band, Blues, World Music)
Jennifer Scott is a Vancouver-born vocalist and jazz pianist specializing in jazz, blues and world music. Jennifer is considered one of the most important jazz artists working in Canada and the United States today. From sold-out concerts in San Francisco, LA, and Seattle to exclusive local club performances, Jennifer's performance experiences have ... more info
Kim Greenwood (Jazz, pop, musical theatre, classical)
Kim's warm tone lends itself beautifully to ballads that embody the American Songbook repertoire and then she’ll rip through an uptempo jazz tune. She's a multi-faceted performer and equally loves performing jazz, pop, classical and musical theatre. She's an actor at heart and this comes shining through in all of her repertoire, engaging audienc... more info
With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden; Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career ... more info
Maria Manna entertains audiences in Canada, the United States and Europe. She exudes professional confidence and a magnetic charm that is woven into her performances, from swing to ballad and jazz. Audiences are enthralled by her vocal presence and instinctive lyrical sense.
She is an entertainment legend in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Ma... more info