Acclaimed lecturer & performer Leslie John Flanagan will investigate what history can tell us about the training of the modern classical singer. Leslie will offer insight in to the psychological aspects of singing and new information about the role of the brain and ear in learning to sing. This will be followed by a masterclass in which Leslie will demonstrate many of these techniques. Finally, the day will conclude with a Q&A so that Leslie can answer any and all of your questions. This event is available both in person and via Webinar which will be available for viewing for 4 weeks from from the event.
9:30am - Registration 10:00 - 12:00pm History of Classical Vocal Pedagogy An overview of the history of voice teaching from the flourishing of opera and professional singing during the Renaissance and the beginnings of opera through to modern methods that present a more scientific and anatomically based view of teaching voice. This broad overview will concentrate on the central works and treatises on voice and voice pedagogy as well as introduce some more obscure texts and one or two that are yet to be available in English. 12:00-12:45pm - Lunch 12:45-2:45pm -What’s New in Classical Voice? This section will focus on the development of contemporary classical voice and commercial classical voice. We will delve into what history can tell us about the training of the modern contemporary classical singer. The afternoon session would also offer insight into the psychological aspects of singing and new information about the role of the brain and ear in learning to sing.
2:45-3:00pm - Afternoon Tea
3:00-4:15pm - Masterclass
4:15-4:30pm - Q&A
Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) - 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Online - this event will be available to view online until 28th August 2022
Online & in-person ticket prices:
Non-member Early Bird $110
Member Early Bird $90
(Early bird ends 15th June 2022)
Tickets purchased after 15th June 2022
Purchase tickets HERE
If you have a singer or are a singer who would like to apply for this masterclass, please send us a short video performing 1 Classical song of no longer than 90 secs each and upload the video to a private YouTube link and send this link to the NSW secretary. Please make sure the singer announces their name, age and what song they are going to perform at the beginning of the video. Please ensure that videos are submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15 July in order to be considered.
ANATS will provide an accompanist for the successful masterclass singers and organise a short rehearsal before the masterclass on Sunday afternoon.