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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Music Workshops

The Faculty of Music believes that it is important to study, practise, and perform regularly, without the break that occurs at the end of the academic year in April. Therefore, we offer spring programs in which Music students can continue their practical study. We also offer workshops in the spring and summer for advanced high school and university string, wind, voice, and piano students. These programs are popular with students from Laurier and other Canadian and American universities. Students may attend the free concerts associated with these workshops.

Best Voice Forward: A Voice Audition Workshop at Laurier

Do you feel you audition successfully? Are you confident that the arias you present represent you to the best of your abilities? Do you have the best possible audition package you can present to companies and Young Artist Programs? If the answer to any or all of these questions is NO, then Best Voice Forward is the workshop for you!

Best Voice Forward is a workshop for young emerging operatic and concert artists who wish to hone their auditioning techniques. Working in seminar, master class and one-on-one settings, instructors Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano, voice professor, workshop clinician and panelist, and Emily Hamper, voice coach and accompanist, will lead this workshop designed to help you pinpoint your strengths and discover the repertoire which will represent you best.

This two-day workshop involves coaching, repertoire selection, peer work, seminars on dress, resumes, headshots, focusing/anxiety-management techniques and culminates in a mock audition with peer and instructor feedback. For more information about Best Voice Forward, please click here.