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"Where the Wild Things Roar!"
A 6-Week Vocal Performance Class

Dates: January 27 – March 3, 2003

Cost: $200

Format: Monday evenings, 6:30–8:30, for six weeks.

For: Beginning to Intermediate Singers

Instructors: Rev. Jeremy McLeod and Mark Heinemann

Being able to express ourselves through singing is one of our greatest gifts. It is an important ingredient needed to have a full and satisfying musical experience. Singing is essential for developing ear training as well as deepening our appreciation of the delicate flavor of a melody.

 
 

Who Should Take This Class?

  • People who have always wanted to sing but lack confidence in their voice
  • Those with some vocal background, who want more performance experience
  • Experienced singers who want to refine their vocal technique

In each class, we will work with warmups, exercises and techniques to expand our vocal range and ability. Everyone will receive individual as well as group instruction. People are encouraged to bring in their favorite songs and artists to work on. As the class progresses, our emphasis will shift and we will spend more time working with performing.

In this class, we will cover:

   
 
  • Developing a foundation with your body which totally supports your voice
  • Vocal technique and how to produce a sound
  • Work with breath and relaxation
  • Singing Popular, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Rock and Roll, Folk, and International music styles
  • Singing together while working as a group on songs, rounds, chants and harmony
  • Work with rhythm: deepening the connection between the music and your body
  • Ways to help ground and center yourself before performing
 
   
 

Rev. Jeremy McLeod

Rev. Jeremy McLeod has been directing choirs, teaching voice, and directing small theatrical pieces for over 30 years. He holds a BA degree in Music with emphasis in Choral/Vocal Performance from Valparaiso University, and the Master of Sacred Music from the Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music, New York City. His master’s thesis focused on New York jazz musicians involved in liturgical music.

Formerly Adjunct Professor of Church Music at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, Jeremy has coached soloists, directed several musical dramas, and directed annual performance art pieces combining choral music with poetry and the visual arts. More recently, Jeremy was Founding Producer of “Transformation Theatre”, a community-based theatre group performing works regarding deep-order personal transformation, including “Shattered Secrets” which premiered in Denver in 1996.