Beginning singers learn the fundamentals of classical voice production by practicing a selection from the classical vocal repertoire.

This class gives an overview of the basics of vocal technique, breath support, interpretation and diction.

To view the full course curriulum, click the program notes tab.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction; repertoire assignments.
  • Fundamentals of the singing technique (voice production and breath support). Group and individual practice of breathing and vocal exercises.
  • Overview of the Classical Vocal Literature. Composers, styles and languages.
  • Discussion and musical analysis of each student’s chosen repertoire. Work on musical interpretation.
  • Introduction to lyric diction and overview of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Discussion on performance skills and practice. Students have a chance to practice their skills by performing in class and work on their repertoire in a masterclass setting.

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  • Classical Singing for Beginners

    First Session: Sat, Jan 30, 2016, 11 am - 12 pm

    Instructor: Anya Fidelia  show bio

    Versatile soprano Anya Fidelia made her professional debut at the Caramoor International Festival in New York, where she returned in subsequent seasons, and is now enjoying a thriving performing and teaching career.

    A winner of numerous grants and award, most recently Anya was heard on the PBS Television Special Tour "Romantic Journey," including a special NYC performance at the legendary Beacon Theater on Broadway. 

    Ms. Fidelia’s recent domestic and international operatic seasons include the roles of Butterfly, Tosca, Santuzza as well as most Verismo and Verdi heroines amongst other dramatic spinto soprano repertory roles. The highlights include Metropolitan Opera Guild, Carnegie Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, New Israeli Opera, Centro de Bellas Artes in Puerto-Rico, International House of Music in Moscow, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and more. Ms. Fidelia’s reco...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Saturday

    Sessions: 15

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S250, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $475.00

    Available by Priority Registration through Dec 2. If eligible, login. Open registration begins noon, Dec 3.
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