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SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Workshop Series
Sat, 27 May 2017, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival - Workshop Series
11 a.m. - Registration and networking
12 noon - New York Voices masterclass
Celebrating 30 years of touring and recording, critically-acclaimed New Y ork Voices has refined their musical story to a high art..They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. They are one of the top vocal groups in the world.
1:30 p.m. - Blue Jupiter Masterclass
From New York City, Blue Jupiter's all-vocal performance is nothing short of explosive! The world-touring a cappella quartet has been described as “The real deal,” by rock legend, Gene Simmons; "Simply terrific" by Scott Conant of Food Network, “Incredible!”by Jane Pauly from NBC; “Nothing short of magic,” by the Sands Casino Entertainment Department, and “Simply the best music act we’ve ever had at our schools,” by the Connecticut Public Schools Board. Blue Jupiter’s energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox has garnered standing ovations in over 40 states and around the world.
3:00 p.m. - musica intima vocal ensemble:: Collaborative Leadership in A Cappella Choral Singing
An inside look at how leadership and collaboration function together within an a cappella ensemble setting, lead by internationally recognized vocal ensemble, musica intima. This workshop will look at group vocal technique as well as rehearsal and performance practice.
Internationally renowned for their warm and engaging stage presence, impeccable musicianship, and unique perspective on ensemble singing, musica intima has earned a reputation as Canada’s most exciting vocal ensemble. Founded in 1992, musica intima has become an integral part of Canada’s cultural fabric. A distinctly Canadian ensemble, musica intima regularly commissions, champions and premieres works by Canada’s leading composers including Michael Osterle, Ana Sokolovic, José Evangelista, Peter Hannan, Jocelyn Morlock, Keith Hamel, Jordan Nobles, Jennifer Butler, and Jeffrey Ryan.
The ensemble has graced the stages of some of Canada’s best known festivals, championing contemporary Canadian vocal repertoire in concert halls such as Orford Festival, Elora Festival, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Lanaudière, Palais Montcalm, and the Domaine Forget International Festival.
4:15 p.m. – Better Solo Singer = Better A Cappella Singer with Elaine Overholt of Big Voice Studios
Elaine Overholt has established herself as one of North America’s most respected and treasured singers, voice coaches and vocal producers. She has performed on stage with such musical titans as Ray Charles, Martin Short and Paul Shaffer. As a coach, her clients range from Hollywood A-listers John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in ‘Hairspray‘ the movie; Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Queen Latifah for the Oscar-winning ‘Chicago‘; TV star Ellen Degeneres on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show', to stars on Broadway, to hundreds of recording artists, including current pop phenom Sean Mendes. Her 'Big Voice' TV series aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Elaine and her team coach young and not-so-young, emerging talent seven days a week at her Big Voice Studios in Toronto.