Voice Day

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Voice Day ’17 Website Info

Come and experience what Towson University’s Voice program has to offer you!  On Saturday, April 22nd, the TU Department of Music will host Voice Day ’17.  This day-long workshop will feature many exciting learning and performance opportunities for aspiring singers.  Towson University’s excellent and highly skilled voice faculty and professional pianists/coaches will work directly with young singers throughout the day.  Registration is limited to current high school juniors or seniors or community college voice majors who are currently taking private voice lessons.  Reserve your space now space is limited to 30 registrants.  

Event Highlights

  • Performance masterclasses with our voice faculty
  • Classes in song interpretation, basics of lyric diction, and understanding classical song repertoire
  • Classes in stage presence and performer’s confidence
  • Registrants will perform in a public recital
  • Performance by Towson faculty and students
  • Lunch with current music majors and faculty
  • Explore our campus and facilities
  • Voice teachers, directors & parents/guardians are encouraged to attend as observers. 

“Voice Day ‘17” provides an opportunity for you to discover your potential. See what the Towson University Department of Music can offer you before you choose to apply to one of our voice degrees. This is a free event. (Just bring money for lunch; approximately $13.00.) 

REGISTRATION FORM


Schedule of Events

Voice Day ’17
Schedule of Events

Friday, April 21st - quinTUs - Faculty Quintet in performance
6:00 p.m. - Center for the Arts Recital Hall

$5.00 for students with ID
for information and to order tickets click here.

Saturday, April 22nd (Schedule subject to change)
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments (CA 3069)
8:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks
8:35-9:10 a.m. Performance by Towson Faculty Members

Session I
9:15-10:30 a.m. Small group sessions (offered concurrently)*

  • Voice Masterclass
  • “What every singer needs to know”
  • “Becoming a whole performer”

10:30-10:40 a.m. Break

Session II
10:40-11:55 a.m. Small group sessions (offered concurrently)*

  • Voice Masterclass
  • “What every singer needs to know”
  • “Becoming a whole performer”

12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch with Towson students and faculty approximately $13.00

1:20-1:50 p.m. Performance by Towson University students

Session III
2:00-3:15 p.m. Small group sessions (offered concurrently)*

  • Voice Masterclass
  • “What every singer needs to know”
  • “Becoming a whole performer”

3:20-3:50 p.m. Refreshment and Q&A Break – Towson faculty and students

4:00-5:30 p.m. Public recital by participants and Voice Day ’17 wrap-up.

*Students will be split into three or four groups so that each participant receives the same content throughout the day. 

Voice Masterclass – students will perform one or more of their memorized songs and receive coaching and feedback on their performance from Towson University faculty members. Each student receives approximately 15 minutes of individualized instruction in a group setting. 

What every singer needs to know – students will learn methods of learning song repertoire including basics of diction, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), interpretation of poetry, understanding the piano accompaniment 

Becoming a whole performer – students will focus on developing stage presence and performer’s confidence.  Aspects of how to prepare for auditions, manage performer’s anxiety, and other topics of specific interest to participants will be discussed.  Singers may sing portions of their repertoire in service of the topics at hand.

Activities for those who attend to observe:

All sessions and activities listed above are open to those who attend Voice Day ’17 as observers. 

Faculty members will be available throughout the day to answer questions about Towson’s Voice Division and the Department of Music.

Student ambassadors will be on hand to offer their perspective of being a voice major at Towson University.   

Towson, Maryland is teaming with activities close to the campus.  Historic uptown Towson has a number of excellent eateries and restaurants and diverse shopping options at Towsontown Center.  Additionally, there are a number of other shops and restaurants south of the Towson campus at York Road and Belvedere.  Baltimore's Inner Harbor is easily accessible from campus for those who may wish to explore some of what Baltimore has to offer and still be back in plenty of time for the public recital!