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.
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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, Feb 8, 2014, 11 am - 12 pm
Russian-born soprano Nika Leoni is a classical singer, producer and educator with performance credits both in Europe and the United States. She appeared on opera stages in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria; and performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, Munich Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Wałbrzych Filharmonia Sudecka (Poland), One World Symphony (New York); as well as recorded with Prague Stern Orchestra in the Czech Republic.
Ms. Leoni has been characterized by her colleagues as "an extraordinary performer demonstrating exquisite voice and truly expressive musicality," and her artistry has been praised by critics and music professionals for “an exquisite skill in expressing the gamut of human emotions.” Her performances, marked with a “charming and inviting stage presence” as well as “a beautiful sense of poetry and elegance,” have b...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here
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Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Room: S251, 2nd Fl, S Bldg
Price: from $470.00
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Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 11 am - 12 pm
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
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