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Janis Ian master class

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Southminster United Church

15 Aylmer Avenue

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Ottawa, ON K1S 5G4

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CityFolk and Folkzone present...

A Master Class with Janis Ian

Saturday afternoon, September 15
1:00 to 3:00 pm

People with all levels of experience are welcome to attend this workshop.

Registration fee: $10

Register for the workshop with a credit card at the green "TICKETS" link on this page,
or contact Chris White (chris@folkzone.ca, 613-327-9621) to reserve a spot.

Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue
(near Bank Street and the Canal in Old Ottawa South)
Room 7 (enter via Galt Street)

Free parking on local streets.
This event will take place on unceded Native territory.
Southminster United Church is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Based in Nashville, Janis Ian has been a professional singer-songwriter since the age of twelve. She has released 22 major label albums that have sold over 9 million copies worldwide. The recipient of two Grammy Awards and nine Grammy nominations, she has also received honors from a host of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign Fund and MADD. Janis is committed to passing on the legacy of her five-decade career. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an exceptionally gifted and accomplished individual who is committed to helping others benefit from her experience!

Janis has given master classes in both conventional and unconventional settings, always with an eye to passing on the legacy a five-decade-career has allowed her to experience. Although originally geared toward actors, musicians, and writers, the classes have also been used by classes in nursing, music industry accounting and management, and general audience members. In the recent past, she has worked with Berklee College of Music, The Stella Adler School, The Swannanoa Gathering, Gamble Rogers Festival and Philadelphia Folk Festival. Having trained as an adult under a series of master teachers, notably the legendary Stella Adler (who told Janis when she retired, “I am handing you the torch – go out and teach!”), Janis strongly believes in the cross-fertilization of artists, and even businesses, in all forms.

This master class is a two-hour presentation that includes live performances, the history of music, and personal anecdotes based on Ian's three decades of experience as writer, performer, and business person. Topics covered include the fundamentals of performing, tricks of the trade, business do’s and don’ts, how to nurture your creativity, dealing with fear, the importance of failure, and answers to any and all questions that arise in the long "shoot from the hip" question and answer period.

Janis has given master classes to surgeons interested in improving their focus and communication skills, opera singers, stage actors, photographers, visual artists, authors, directors, and a major Internet company’s employees who needed to “get back on track”. She uses her own playing and live singing live to demonstrate various points. Known for her honesty and humour, Janis encourages participants to "bring your hopes, your dreams, your fears" and lay them on the table.

A Brief Biography

Janis Ian wrote her first song at twelve, was published at thirteen, and recorded her self-penned hit, “Society’s Child”, at the age of fourteen. The song went on to ignite a national controversy for its unflinching look at the doomed relationship between a black boy and a white girl, landing her in Time, Newsweek, Life Magazine, and on the Tonight Show. In the 1970’s, she had an enormous hit with “At Seventeen”, became the first musical performer on Saturday Night Live, earned multiple platinum records in the United States, Japan (where she is called “the mother of female songwriters”), Australia, Europe, the UK and South Africa. Janis has made 22 major label albums that have sold a combined 9 million records worldwide. Her songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Bette Midler, Chet Atkins, John Mellencamp, Nina Simone, Glen Campbell and Cher. In addition to her stellar career in music, Janis was mentored by noted acting teacher Stella Adler. In her continuing efforts to broaden her range as an artist, she also studied with Nina Foch, director Jose Quintero, Chao Shao Lin of the Peking Opera company and Dora Krannig of the Royal Ballet.

Janis has been recognized by the New York State Senate for her civil rights work, was honored by Queen Beatrix of Holland for her work helping people understand the Holocaust, and has received honors from a host of other organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign Fund and MADD. She has had numerous short stories published, and recently won an Audie Award and a Grammy for narration. Her first children's book, "The Tiny Mouse", was named a "best book of the year" by Kirkus Reviews. Says Janis, “I love doing master classes. It’s a chance to pass on what I’ve learned, talk about the realities of ‘stardom’ and creativity, and shed some light on my own lineage as an artist. I learn every time I teach.”

For more information about Janis Ian, see https://www.janisian.com/downloads/Janis_Ian_Bio.pdf and https://www.janisian.com/masterclasses.php.

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