NNV Musicianship Institute

NNV is pleased to offer musicianship and singing workshops to members of the public.
All workshops will be held in F212/The Music Room at Nipissing University: Enter the main lobby and make a left and another left past the pillar and down the hallway.

Musicianship Workshops with Adam Adler

Sight Singing for Beginners, Part I: Decoding rhythm  REGISTER HERE
Thursday March 1, 5:00-6:30 pm. $20
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of interpreting rhythmic symbols into sound. Beginning with iconic/graphic notation, and then moving to standard music notation, participants will come away with tools to increase their rhythmic independence.

Sight Singing for Beginners, Part II: Navigating pitch  REGISTER HERE
Thursday March 15, 5:00-6:30 pm. $20
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of understanding pitch and singing pitched sound from written symbols. Beginning with Solfege (do re mi…), and then moving to singing from iconic/graphic notation and then to standard music notation, participants will come away with tools to increase their independence in navigating pitch.

Unlocking the Choral Conductor’s Secrets, Part I:         REGISTER HERE
How we learn and prepare music for teaching and performing
Thursday March 29, 5:00-6:30 pm. $20
Have you ever wondered how a conductor learns the music before they begin to teach and conduct it with their ensemble? In this workshop, participants will learn to use graphic and pedagogical analysis to gain a better understanding of the music they are singing or playing in ensemble.

Singing Workshops with Elizabeth Peters
We are fortunate to have Elizabeth Peters – a retired professional singer and professor of voice (University of Western Ontario) – as a member of our choir.

Vocal Health and Technique for “Mature” Singers         REGISTER HERE
Wednesday March 14, 5:00-6:15 pm. $20
As we progress through life our voices change, as can the impact of our health and physical state on our vocal health. In this workshop for older adults (55 and above), participants will learn about healthy vocal production and how to care for your voice.

Elizabeth is also available for private voice lessons at her Studio Amable surrounded by calming forest and rushing water in Kiosk (about an hour away on the north edge of Algonquin Park). Lessons can also be arranged “in town”. If you are interested in individual voice lessons or for additional information on lessons, contact Elizabeth at elizabethvpeters@gmail.com.

For more information please contact Adam Adler at adama@nipissingu.ca.

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