Monthly Studio Class

COVID-19 Update: For the duration of the San Francisco Bay Area’s shelter-in-place directive, our studio classes will meet virtually on Zoom. Singers are invited to offer a performance of a song or aria, by singing a cappella, or along with a backing track they obtain (YouTube has many for free). Singers will need to play their backing tracks at home through one of their own audio devices. If you would like to attend and listen only, that option is always available. Small donations ($5-15) are gratefully accepted via PayPal, but are not required. Please join us! Our Zoom link and password were emailed in the April 2020 studio newsletter, but please contact Julia if you need the information again:

Instructor: Dr. Julia Nielsen

When: The second Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm, October through May (excepting January): October 8, November 12, and December 10, 2019; no class in January, February 11, March 17 (third Tuesday), April 14, and May 12, 2020

Where: Kanbar Performing Arts Center, Level II Room, 44 Page Street (between Gough and Franklin), San Francisco, CA 94109

Fee: By donation only (suggested donation is between $25-$50 to cover the cost of the professional accompanist, room rental, and Julia’s time)

Participants: This class is for current students of Dr. Julia Nielsen. However, current students may invite friends and colleagues who are interested in learning more about our studio. If you would like to invite a singer from outside the studio, please let Julia know in advance ( Time permitting, or by prior arrangement, these colleagues may have the opportunity to perform as well.

Program Description: During this class, students will have the opportunity to present repertoire in progress to a supportive audience of colleagues:

  • Professional accompanist will be provided
  • By donation only (pay what you are able, suggested donation between $25-$50)
  • Receive feedback on dramatic and musical interpretation, stage deportment, auditioning skills. (We will not primarily be working vocally/technically.)
  • Singers who request it can be videotaped with their own phone or other device, for personal study
  • Repertoire should be memorized for maximum benefit