Talk to us about bringing a half-day or full-day choral workshop to your area. Educate your amateur singers about vocal technique, and learn how you can elicit a more beautiful, youthful and blended sound from your group!
Workshops for Choral Singers
ENJOY choral singing more than ever! In the Choral Fitness Workshop from the McClosky Institute of Voice, you will learn to free your breath and to sing without tension. You can improve your sound and your stamina at any age!
“The emphasis on natural breathing and freedom from tension is effective in singers of all ages, and particularly in mature singers who may have years of bad singing habits.”
– Dr. Michelle Graveline.
Past President, Massachusetts ACDA
Professor of Music, Assumption College, Worcester MA
This workshop is offered in half-day and full-day formats, and can be tailored to the needs of your choir.
HALF DAY PROGRAM
Standard half-day schedule 9:00 – 12:00
(with one Certified McClosky Voice Technician)
9:15 Welcome and Introduction
9:30 The McClosky Technique
10:15 Choral Fitness Tips and Vocal Hygiene (taking care of your voice)
10:45 Phonation: Learning to sing with freedom
11:30 Follow-up: Growing as a singer
11:45 Evaluations and Conclusion
(Consultation with director and clinician follows)
"Inspired me to warm up and to relax as I sing."
"Gave me tools that I can use."
"Made me feel more confident."
"Gave me hope that my voice can improve."
"Encouraged me to practice."
"It energized me! I want to make music again – Bravo!"
"Gave me the confidence that I will be able to sing again if I put the practice time in."
FUNDING FOR SMALL GROUPS
Do you have a small choir? Are you on a tight budget? We may be able to work with you. Pricing depends partly on which presenters are available and how far they have to travel.
Invite other local groups to join you for a day
Ask each singer to contribute $10 or $20. After all, that's much less than the price of a one-hour voice lesson!
Contact us through the form on this page, and we will be in touch.
NEXT CHORAL WORKSHOP
Information will appear here when our next choral workshop is scheduled.
FULL DAY PROGRAM
Standard full day schedule: 9:00 – 4:00
(with 2 Certified McClosky Voice Technicians)
9:15 Welcome and Introduction
9:30 Performing a piece: warm-up and recording with your conductor
9:45 The McClosky Technique
11:00 Anatomy, Physiology and the Aging Voice
(Your vocal mechanism, how it works, and how it changes as you age)
1:00 Technique Review
1:15 Phonation I: learning to sing with freedom
1:45 Choral Fitness Tips and Vocal Hygiene (taking care of your voice)
2:00 Phonation II: singing with freedom in an ensemble
2:45 Technique Review
3:00 Rehearsal and recording with clinician
3:30 Follow-up: Growing as a Singer
3:40 Playback of both recordings
3:50 Evaluations and Conclusion
(Consultation with director and clinicians follows)
WHAT DOES IT COST?
IInstructors set their own fees, so we will put you in contact with a local instructor and you can work that out between you. In addition, there is a payment of $100 directly to the Institute for a half-day workshop, and $150 for a full-day workshop.