Online Masterclass Series

Italian Diction: Thursday, October 29. Register below.

Online Masterclass Series

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$15 to Attend (free with Subscriber Coupon) or $30 to Sing

 

Italian Diction and Repertoire

Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Presenter: Stefano de Peppo

Bass-baritone Stefano de Peppo was born in Italy and made his professional debut in Mexico City in 1990. He has sung at major Opera Houses in Italy, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Germany, Israel, England, Finland, France. In USA at Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Minnesota Opera, Atlanta Opera, Carnegie Hall among others.  He resides in New York City.

He is a specialist of the buffo roles of the Italian repertory of 19th century, and known for the richness of his voice, his crips diction and talented singing-actor.

He is often invited for Masterclasses or 1-on-1 classes on Italian diction and Italian repertory for young and advanced singers at Music Colleges and for Young Artist Programs at Opera Houses.


Vocal Health and Belting

Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Knowing the basics of efficient and resonant sound production is crucial to developing a healthy voice.  Jacalyn will focus specifically on feeling pain when belting,  your belt voice, and stamina. Belting and singing must have vocal color and ideas and intent, and finding the “beats” tactics, or units of action in each phrase and word will help you renew physical, vocal and mental energy.

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Presenter: Jacalyn Kreitzer

Over a 35 year career, Jacalyn Kreitzer’s opera roles included Azucena, Waltraute, Bolkonskaya, the Mother (Consul), Bouillon, Brangaene, Fricka and Erda performed with the San Francisco, Berlin, Chicago Lyric, Metropolitan, Seattle, Teatro del Liceu, Paris Chatelet Operas and the works of Mahler, Verdi, Elgar, Bach, Berlioz and Schoenberg with the Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Mexico Philharmonia and Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. Conductors included Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Jeffrey Tate, Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, James Conlin, and Pierre Boulez.

Jackie has recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, and Teldec. A Lecturer in Voice and Founder of the Student Opera Theatre at Cal Poly State University, she was a former Baltimore Opera, Sullivan, and Liederkranz award winner.

jkreitze@icloud.com

www.jkreitzer.com


Performance of the Spiritual Repertoire

Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Professor Kimberley Davis of University of Southern Mississippi leads a class on the value of and performance of Spirituals.

 

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Social Media and Marketing 

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join 360° of Opera founder, Eugenia Forteza, for a class on how to become friends with social media & marketing. How can you use these free tools to your advantage as a performer and/or entrepreneur in the arts, and have fun doing so? Don’t forget to bring your burning questions for a Q&A in the second half of the class!

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Presenter : Eugenia Forteza

Eugenia Forteza is a French-Argentinean mezzo-soprano, actor, model and entrepreneur based in NYC. She has trained at Boyer College of Music (Temple University), Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University), The International Vocal Arts Institute, Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy and with Betty Buckley at T. Schreiber Studio.

Recent career highlights include the Award-Winning Radio Drama Series Etched Glass Decanter with The Evening Crane Theatre, the release of the short film Beautiful Neighbor, Opposite with La Cuarta Productions and the filmed production of Fedora with Teatro Grattacielo.

Eugenia is the Founder and Lead Editor of the popular social media platform, 360° of Opera and has done Digital Marketing work with Lenny’s Studio, IVAI and Bel Canto in Tuscany. She now freelances as a performer and Digital Marketing Consultant and has been a guest speaker at Premiere Vocal Arts Institute, Atelier d’Excellence, Teatro Grattacielo, Shoperatic’s Live with The Divas, Antes de Salir TV, OperaLife Magazine, AA Opera Podcast, Let’s Talk Off the Podium, Escenarios Podcast, My So Called Opera Life Podcast and Opera Reality Podcast.

Eugenia is represented by CPM Talent Management for acting and Spotlight Artists Management for classical music. She is available for consulting work on the Resonance App. For more information, please visit www.eugeniaforteza.com and follow Eugenia on social media at @fortezaeugenia & @360ofopera.


The Soul of the Singer: Music by Black Artists

Thursday, December 10, 7:00 p.m Eastern

Singer, songwriter, and producer Adrian Dunn leads an interactive masterclass celebrating the contributions of black artists in the popular music space as well as black composers in musical theatre and classical music. This class will explore how black artistry and black art aesthetics are valued and realized in vocal performance.

There are no genre requirements—only that the composer or artist and songwriter are African-American.

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Adrian Dunn is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer. Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree in Voice from The Music Conservatory at Roosevelt University with additional musical studies in opera at The Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland.

Mr. Dunn has sung with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Blossom Festival Chorus, and as a soloist with the North Shore Choral Society. He has sung in the CCM Spoleto Opera Festival in Spoleto, Italy and is a frequent soloist in Handel’s Messiah. He sang the lead role in the 2017 Chicago premiere of the Paul Laurence Dunbar opera The Poet and in 2016 served as the opera chorus master for the midwest premiere of the opera Harriet Tubman – When I Crossed That Line to Freedom with the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago.

As an active professional singer, producer, and songwriter, Mr. Dunn has had the privilege of working with gospel greats such as Tremaine Hawkins, Myron Butler, Melonie Daniels, Troy Bright, Lamar Campbell, Damien Sneed, Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago, Smokie Norful, Jonathan Nelson, and many more. He was awarded Album Producer of the Year for AME Live featuring the AME International Mass Choir from the Rhythm of Gospel Awards. He has served on music staff for the AME General Conference in Philadelphia (2016) and in Nashville (2012). He opened the 2014 Thomas Dorsey National Convention of Choirs and Choruses for the AME Mass Choir. He is the album producer for the 2015 release AME 200: Celebrating 200 years of the AME church.  

Mr. Dunn is a MacArthur grant recipient for his original work Hopera: A Hip Hop Opera.  He was nominated for Best Music Director from the Black Theater Alliance Awards for his work Hopera: a Hip Hop Opera. He has opened for international Hip Hop Recording Artist The Roots at Indiana University. He served as principle vocal coach for Kanye West’s artist development program Donda’s House. He was a featured artist and vocal coach for the live DVD recording of the Higher Ground Gospel Choir in Helsinki, Finland. He has toured throughout the US, South Africa, Italy, Germany, the UK, and Scandinavia.

Mr. Dunn has been a guest artist and presented lectures at The University of Wisconsin Madison, The School of the Art Institute, McCormick Theological Seminary, Clark Atlanta University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago, Bowling Green State University, University of California Irvine, California State University, West Virginia University, The University of Calgary, Governors State University and The University of Chicago. He is the former Artistic Director of the Legacy Black Music Project. He completed writing his first book in 2014 entitled Your Voice Unleashed: A Singers Guide to Healthier, Smarter, Sustainable Singing.

Currently, Mr. Dunn released his most recent album and second book entitled Redemption: A collection of spirituals & gospel songs in seeking justice for Black lives. He recently wrote the opening music for WWE’s Wrestle Mania 35 and completed a national album & book tour of the Redemption. He is a voice faculty member at the Theater Conservatory at Roosevelt University & The New Music School in downtown Chicago, IL. Mr. Dunn’s private voice students can be seen in Broadway National tours of  LION KING, GHOST, KINKY BOOTS, RENT, BET’s show Sunday Best, Drury Lane Theater, The Paramount Theater, Black Ensemble Theater, and as background vocalists for major record label artists on tour throughout the US and abroad.


Deborah Voigt Masterclass

Thursday, January 14, 7:00 p.m Eastern

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Deborah VoigtDeborah Voigt is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s most versatile singers and one of music’s most endearing personalities. Through her performances and television appearances, she is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence. Having made her name as a leading dramatic soprano, she is internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and more, and is also an active recitalist and performer of Broadway standards and popular songs. Besides boasting an extensive discography, she appears regularly as both performer and host in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, which is transmitted live to movie theaters around the world.


Musical Theatre Auditions with Broadway Star Nic Rouleau

Thursday, January 28, 7:00 p.m Eastern

Nic Rouleau, star of Broadway’s Book of Mormon, will take singers through the entire Musical Theatre Audition process, from finding the right material to making a solid impression in the audition room. He will discuss the importance of the “actor’s process” as it relates to songwork and also guide you through the ins and outs of auditioning via Zoom during Quarantine.

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Nic Rouleau is best known for his record-breaking run in the “The Book of Mormon” where he played Elder Price for over 2500 performances on Broadway, in Chicago, and in London on the West End. After performing Elder Price for 6.5 years, Nic most recently went on to open the First National Tour of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Tony-winner Betty Buckley. On television, Nic was featured on the 2012 Tony Awards live broadcast alongside Neil Patrick Harris. He can also be seen as Daddy’s Boy in “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 on Netflix.


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