Voice Works – A Workshop for Singers

June 25 – June 30, 2018
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Join us for Centrum’s latest gathering of singers! Led for the first time by new Artistic Director Pharis Romero, this gathering figures to be a monumental extension of Pharis’ personality, energy, and artistry. The gathering is held at Fort Worden State Park, a venue unparalleled in beauty and facility. Expect four days and five nights of intense fun, singing instruction, repertoire building, and merry music making with some top drawer vocalists.

Singing is a natural human effort to communicate. Singing opens doors to other cultures and languages, and it makes you feel good. The combination of world-class artists and passionate singers at Voice Works creates a rare community, safe for participants of all levels to participate.

Day and night you’ll soak up styles, songs, and new techniques in a range of vocal traditions. Through close observation and personal experimentation you’ll learn about breathing, phrasing, dynamics, how to make your voice blend, and what makes your voice unique.

The workshop is open to everyone. Differing levels of ability are expected, and the faculty will respond to participant need accordingly. If you’re on the beginning end of the spectrum, you’ll find an ample slate of classes to address your needs; likewise, advanced singers will find plenty to challenge them. If you can’t help singing, or if you’ve always wanted to sing with people but for whatever reason you don’t, you should plan to be at this workshop.

Have questions? Need help deciding? Give Program Manager Peter McCracken a call at 360-385-3102 x127 or email at pmccracken@centrum.org.

 

“Before I came to Voice Works, I loved singing, but I never felt comfortable with what it sounded like, or my ability to blend with other people. But that class with Pharis – the warm-ups, the breathing – and then you’re in to your day, you’re warmed up, you’re opened up in a way that makes it possible for your voice to come out, it’s like you’re prepared for anything ….”

 

 

 

 

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