You Are Your Instrument: Level 2 – Acting the Art Song

WKS 448
You Are Your Instrument: Level 2 – Acting the Art Song
For Level 1, click here)

This program has been cancelled for Summer 2021.

July 12-16, 2021 / Monday-Friday — Synchronous group sessions, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Online course

Lindsay Warren Baker, instructor
Guest: Alison d’Amato, Assistant Professor of Vocal Coaching, Eastman School of Music

When performing an aria (or musical theater selection), singers are provided “road maps” for creating characters and expressing their desires through the libretto of the opera. What about working with the poetic texts of art songs where “characters” are not as clearly defined? “You Are Your Instrument: Level 2” explores how to more effectively perform art song through the analysis of text, music, and the application of acting techniques.

*Note: Prior to the start of the workshop, students will select an art song to focus on over the week. The choice should be based on what is already in their repertoire and they are comfortable singing.

Enrollment is limited to 10 singers and 5 auditors. Singing participants will receive personal feedback, one-on-one sessions with the instructor, and class feedback of independent work. Auditing participants attend group sessions.

Workshop Overview

  • Note: Due to the online nature of the workshop, projects will include both synchronous activities and asynchronous self-recorded assignments that the instructor and class will watch and discuss.
  • Morning — Asynchronous activities and assigned readings.
  • Afternoon — Synchronous group class, activities, and discussion of daily art song assignments.
  • Evening — Asynchronous independent work on daily art song assignment.
  • Each student enrolled in the full session will also receive a 1:1 one-hour coaching session with the instructor.

Prerequisite: Completion of You Are Your Instrument: Embodiment and Acting for Singers OR approval by the instructor based on prior acting training.

Professional Development Hours: 15
Participant: $450 / noncredit     WKS 448-1
Auditor: $200 / noncredit     WKS 448-2