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Information about 2017-2018 Carolina Voices' Workshops Coming Soon.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Join us on World Voice Day as we present a workshop for singers interested in learning more about the art of singing, specifically pop/rock. Learn how to unlock your voice to overcome technical barriers and focus on telling a story and communicating the human experience through song. We’ll not only look at the mechanics of vocal expression and how your voice works, but offer information on “Singing with Style” including the basics of riffing, and how to use these tools to make stylistically appropriate choices. In addition, the Voice and Swallowing Center of Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates will present “Creating the Healthy Voice,” a look at establishing proper vocal hygiene in order to achieve optimal vocal performance along with a live visual scoping of a singer. There will also be master class opportunities with Mr. Edwards and a chance to “Perform for the Experts” for those who are interested!
MATTHEW EDWARDS: Equally at home in classical and Contemporary Commercial Music styles (Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Country, R&B), Matthew Edwards has performed over thirty roles in musical theatre and opera with many companies including Tri-Cities Opera, New Jersey Opera, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Pops, and Theatre Lab – Dayton. Edwards’ current and former students have performed on American Idol, on and off-Broadway, on the West End, on national and international tours, in regional theatre, on cruise ships, at theme parks, and in bands touring the nation. He has presented workshops and master classes on belting, singing, rock 'n' roll, vocal health, auditioning for college, and audio technology throughout the U.S. to audiences including singers, teachers, otolaryngologists, and speech language pathologists. His approach to vocal technique is rooted in voice science and vocal function.
JULIE DEAN: Teaching voices for 15 years, Julie Martin Dean desires to help people find the voice of their heart. She specializes in educating how the voice works, training and working out singers, and using the voice in different styles of music. She offers private and group voice instruction for all ages, from beginners to professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and is certified in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method, and VoiceWorks Method. Julie sings pop, jazz, musical theater, opera and bluegrass, and sings regularly with the Tosco Music Party sing-along choir. With a voice studio in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood, she works with over 40 students in the greater Charlotte area and on-line with singers beyond. www.juliedeanvoicestudio.com
GRETCHEN MCGINTY: Gretchen McGinty is a NC certified Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and works as a voice and swallowing specialist with CEENTA. Before receiving her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, she earned her B.F.A. in Theatre from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.