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30th Aug 2020 | ONLINE | Ace your VCE

Updated: Aug 9, 2020

WEBINAR SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Calling all students and teachers of VCE Music Performance Contemporary and Classical. Worried about how Remote Learning is going to affect your end of year performance? Need inspiration to help polish your songs? Want to understand the criteria completely and get those extra marks? Well then, this webinar has the answers you’re looking for!  These are indeed difficult times - but here’s a chance to ensure you or your students are on top of their VCE program. Here is the opportunity to take your songs to the next level, fulfil your potential - and get the most marks you can! ANATS has put together a two-hour webinar – one hour for Contemporary and one hour for Classical, hosted by two eminent VCE teachers: Katrina Wellins and Curtis Bayliss. They will UNPACK the criteria for you and show video examples of what’s good and not-so-good for presenting in the exam room.  They will show you how to identify appropriate stylistic elements and put them into practice ensuring you are on track for a great examination performance...and be sure to have your questions answered in the specially allocated Question Time! BONUS OFFERING… Facebook Feedback Frenzy! Students are invited to upload a 30 - 40 second snippet of a song to our Private Facebook Event Group in the 24 hours prior to the ACE your VCE Webinar and get helpful feedback on their performance and suggestions on how to improve it.  This is included in the ticket price!  Ticket holders will be given access the week prior to the event. Any video presentations may be shared on the webinar.

DATE:  SUNDAY 30th AUGUST TIME:  10:30AM - Contemporary Voice (with Katrina Wellins) 11:30AM - Classical Voice (with Curtis Bayliss) COSTS: ANATS MEMBERS: $20.00 ANATS NON-MEMBERS: $40.00 STUDENT NON-MEMBERS: $30.00 HOW TO BOOK: PRESENTERS: KATRINA WELLINS - CONTEMPORARY VOICE Katrina Wellins is a passionate voice educator with 20 years experience. She has worked across Tertiary, Secondary and Private Studio settings, with students from beginner to professional. Katrina teaches across a wide range of styles including Pop/Contemporary, Jazz and Music Theatre styles. Her tertiary experience includes teaching for Box Hill Institute, Monash University, and most recently teaching as part of the online degree team for Central Queensland University. She has extensive experience with VCE Contemporary Voice training and her intimate knowledge of the examination criteria allows her to craft programs that allow her students to gain access to the highest possible marks. Katrina regularly works as an eisteddfod adjudicator and presenter for professional development forums including presenting for ANATS and the Statewide Instrumental Music Teachers Conference. Katrina has a keen interest in healthy, sustainable voice technique and its application in contemporary performance settings. CURTIS BAYLISS - CLASSICAL VOICE Curtis Bayliss is obsessed with the paintings of Richard Bunny (1862-1947) and teaching his family funky dance moves to Earth, Wind & Fire. Specialising in male voices, he is voice teacher at Camberwell Grammar School and at Melbourne High School. He also maintains a busy private voice studio with students ranging from beginner 9-year-olds to Broadway and West End experienced performers. Curtis sang with a cappella group Polyphony (later, The Phones) and also the jazz quartet, Bopera. He enjoyed being the keyboard player with comedy rock act, The Athol Guys. Curtis began teaching in state primary schools and performing with Opera Australia and the Victorian State Opera and Travelling Light Musicals, Whitehorse and other musical theatre companies and with the Australian Ballet (most definitely as a singer!) He has served as a music director of the Australian Children’s Choir and on a number of occasions has been very proud to present as a young voice specialist for the Australian Singing Teachers Association forums on Musical Theatre Pedagogy.


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