Portland Master Class with Dr. Julia Nielsen

Historic Entrance of Ascension Episcopal Parish
Ascension Episcopal Parish

Instructor: Dr. Julia Nielsen

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm (Registration begins at 6:15pm)

Where: Ascension Episcopal Parish, 1823 SW Spring Street, Portland, OR

Fee: $50 for early registration (prepaid by April 1), $60 for regular registration (at the door or after April 1), $40 for full-time students with I.D.

Registration: Registration is limited. Please email Dr. Julia Nielsen at julia@singerspace.com to reserve a spot and receive payment instructions. If you would like to be considered to sing, please send your resume to julia@singerspace.com.

Participants: Although this master class was designed with classical singers and voice teachers in mind, it is open to singers of all genres.

Description: The purpose of this master class is to offer singers and teachers the opportunity to observe technical teaching in a public setting.

Some of the specific subject matter covered will include:

  • A brief overview of the elements of a functional voice assessment
  • Strategies for applying technique to repertoire
  • The specifics of lower body support
  • Achieving balanced registration in both male and female voices
  • Finding optimal resonance (acoustical protection) for the voice
  • What to listen and watch for in the very first voice lesson with a new student
  • Properly diagnosing vocal fach

During the evening, five singers of varying voice categories, ages, and levels of experience will be vocalized by Julia, and then will present a piece of repertoire to work on with Julia.