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13 Feb 2022 | NSW & ONLINE | The Ins & Outs of Improvisation

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

The art of improvisation is present in many styles of music, each containing different parameters, style elements and methods. So how do we know what to do and how do we teach these styles effectively and authentically? Join our three experts as they teach you the ins and outs of improvisation across three different styes of music: Dr David Greco - classical ornamentation

Pat Powell - Pop/RnB melisma Trish Delaney Brown - jazz improvisation

Classical Ornamentation International Baritone and researcher of Historical Singing Practices, David Greco will present a lecture on ornamentation and improvisation practices from the Early Baroque through to the Romantic era. His talk will provide documented evidence of historical singing practices both written and audio and provide helpful hints for practitioners and teachers interested in singing what’s ‘not’ on the page.

Pop/RnB Melisma R'n'b/Reggae legend Pat Powell will give you a practical guide to the art of melisma, licks, runs in the RnB pop style. The workshop will include the development of these styles, including information about black vocal history through the ages. This will be an interactive workshop and Pat aims to send you home with simple exercises to support your teaching.

Jazz Improvisation So You Want to Be A Jazz Singer – An introduction to improvisation. One of the defining elements of jazz singing is the art and craft of improvisation, but where to start? From the jazz greats to more contemporary examples, this presentation will explore some of the ways improvisation is expressed vocally and provide attendees with some practical tools to begin, or build, their confidence with jazz improv.

This is going to be an informative and fun workshop for singing teachers of all styles, so book now at to reserve your tickets. Both in-person and online tickets are available. A recording of the event sent to all ticket holders, including those who are unable to attend on the day.

ANATS Members: $40 Student: $20

Non-Member: $75

Sunday 13th February 2.00 – 5.00 pm Sydney Park Pavilion – Euston Rd, Alexandria, NSW 2015 (this event will also be live-streamed via Zoom please select the appropriate ticket when booking)

(Closest train station – St Peters). Parking free in car park off Sydney Park Rd

Seating is strictly limited and socially distanced to ensure the safety of the attendees. Attendees are required to double vaccinated & masks need to be worn by audience members.


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