Workshops

  • MacEwan Conservatory Big Band: Sep 12
  • Belting Workshop: Nov 20 and May 5
  • Introduction to Estill Work: Nov 4 and May 7 & 8
  • Vocal Workshop with Carol-Lynne Quinn: Nov 9, 10, and 12
  • Belting Workshop:  May 5
  • Introduction to Estill Work: May 7 & 8
  • The Authentic Voice: Study of Mind-Body Connection in Music: TBA
  • Beginner Trumpet: TBA

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Belting Workshop

This vocal belting workshop will cover the basic anatomy, physiology and sensations of belting. The first half of the workshop will introduce you to specific exercises which will help you develop your belt voice. In the second half, all participants will be given a chance to sing and be provided with pointers and feedback geared specifically to you. Students are required to bring their own sheet music for the latter portion of the workshop. Most songs can be found on musicnotes.com.

Instructor: Ron Long

Fall: Monday, November 20, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Spring: Saturday, May 5, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Performers: $50, Auditors: $20
Alberta College Campus
To register call 780-633-3725
 

Intro to Estill Voice Work

In this Introduction to Estill Voice Work, participants will learn what recent voice science and anatomy has to teach vocalists about their voice and singing.  Learn quick and practical tools to improve your voice.  Understand the anatomical reasoning behind commonly used images and metaphors used by voice teachers, choir directors, and acting coaches.  This course will cover the 13 figures of voice control and how they mix to create 6 basic qualities of the voice: speech, sob, falsetto, twang, opera and belt. Students will have the opportunity to explore the different sounds the voice can make.

Instructor: Ron Long
Fall: Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spring: Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8 2018
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Tuition: $100
Alberta College Campus
To register call 780-633-3725
 

Vocal Workshop with Carol-Lynne Quinn

This vocal workshop focuses on audience interaction, vocal technique, patter (speaking to the audience), using the stage wisely, emotional intention, and calming techniques. Students will perform a pop or rock song of their choosing in front of the class, receive feedback and coaching in a supportive group setting, and apply this feedback in their second performance of the piece. Students will be required to accompany themselves on guitar, piano, or using a karaoke/instrumental track from a mobile device.

Age 16+ workshop: Thursday Nov 9, 2017. 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Age 16+ workshop: Friday Nov 10, 2017. 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Age 11 – 15 workshop: Sunday Nov 12, 2017. 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Room 410
Alberta College Campus
10050 MacDonald Drive

$60.00 per class

Call 780-633-3725 to register

 

MacEwan Conservatory Big Band

For an exceptional educational and performance opportunity, join the MacEwan Conservatory Big Band formerly knows as the Tuesday Night Big Band! Participants will have the opportunity to play various styles of jazz music in a big band setting, and perform in several concerts throughout the year. Instructor: Jeff Bryant

Tuition: $345

Auditions: Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017
Tuesdays, Sep 12, 2017– May 28, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 pm
(No class Dec 5 – Jan 2)

Course fees due Sept 19, 2017

Alberta College Campus

A limited number of positions are available. Interested participants must call 780-633-3725 for further information prior to registering.

You may also be interested in the Summer Jazz Workshop or the Summer Jazz Band Director Workshop

  

The Authentic Voice: A Study of Mind-Body Connection in Music

The Authentic Voice class is an exploration of; authenticity, how we communicate with each other, singing, energy, and how life and the sound of our voice reflects who we are.

If you are singer and want to improve your singing then you will gain more presence to your voice and this will in turn build your outward presence in your voice. Ages 15+.

Topics covered:
• understand 7 physical body levels of support for singing.
• understand how the nervous system and the brain work with the voice.
• understand the negative inner voices that can stop you from singing.
• experience singing through 'play' and improvisation.
• experience the body as the instrument for the voice.

Instructor: Anna Beaumont
Date: TBA
Location:  Alberta College Campus 10050 MacDonald Drive - PCL Hall (5th Floor)

Cost: $50
To register call: 780-633-3725

 

Beginner Trumpet

This 10-week class gives students an opportunity to learn the trumpet in a group setting. All are welcome to join, from beginner to intermediate students looking to perform with others.

Instructor: Russel Whitehead
Cost: $180 for 10 classes

Dates TBA

Alberta College Campus

Call 780-633-3725 to register