In 2019, Wild Voices Music Theatre will establish 2 vocal training ensembles.
JUNIOR ENSEMBLE: Designed for ages 8 to 12, and utilising AMEB voice syllabus material, alongside The Estill Adventure: Figures for Beginners. (NB This is the first official Estill Voice Training resource designed for children and young beginners. Created by Estill Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Esther Spadaro and Estill Master Trainer Kimberly McInnis in collaboration with Estill Voice International.)
The group will explore choral works, as well as ensemble work from music theatre and children's opera choruses. Skills to be taught include voice technique in speech and singing, musicianship (including solfa), stagecraft, drama skills.
The group will operate on a per term basis with a 2 hour session per week. Min 5 max 15 participants. Entry by application. Parents are welcome to attend as observers, and to assist with care of the group. Term attendance fee, dates and times tbc.
ADULT ENSEMBLE: Designed for 18 and over, this group will meet weekly, exploring one piece of repertoire over 2 rehearsals, utilising differentiated control and a range of vocal and musical tools to explore diverse genres and vocal qualities. An ideal way for those who've done Estill Levels 1 & 2 to practice applying their training to ensemble repertoire. Also suitable for those studying voice with WVMT, or studying with other teachers who teach differentiated control.
Not for beginners, this group will work in a rigorous way to unlock the power and beauty of each of the works we explore. The group will be consulted re repertoire choices. Performance outcomes will emerge once the group has built a core and has some repertoire ready to share. Its prime focus, initially, is to develop the ensemble skills of the group to a high level of mastery.
This will be a dropin group so as to allow flexibility to the participants. There will be online practice resources, and group members will be asked to print up their own music at home prior to the session. Music will be distributed via email to registrants for the sessions. No hard copy music will be handed out in rehearsal. Participants are encouraged to use electronic readers (iPads/tablets) in rehearsal, and are to bring their own music stand each week so they can work with their hands free. 2 hour session. Minimum of 8 people, maximum of 20. Group membership/ music admin fee, weekly attendance fee, dates and times tbc.