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Ongoing Programs

Opera Workshop
The Singer’s Gym offers a four session workshop for professional opera singers. We run this workshop in the fall and in the winter/spring. It is open to ten singers who are chosen by audition. Each session focuses on a different aspect of singing with the goal of bringing more vitality, spontaneity and connection to the opera singer’s work. “Grads” of this program are invited to join follow-up “specialty workshops”. For information on our upcoming opera workshop, click here.

 

Public Performance
The Singer’s Gym develops performing opportunities for singers. Our first venture was a workshop production of two new one act operas: The Lady Fortune by Shira Kammen and The Man in the Mirrorby Ben Bernstein (Artistic Director of The Singer’s Gym). The project was generously supported by our generous donors and grants from the East Bay Community Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Following the success of the workshop production, The Man in the Mirror was put on the calendar for the American Handel Festival in Seattle in March 2011, with four performances. For information about the Festival see: http://www.americanhandelfestival.org/front-page-content/#more-55. To see a video of the workshop production see: http://vimeo.com/11636981.

 

Specialty Courses
The Singer’s Gym offers Specialty Courses for those “Grads” who have been through the basic four session workshop. We regularly offer an audition intensive.

 

Nerves Workshop
Are you are plagued by nerves and anxiety in auditions and performances? physical tension? lack of confidence? difficulty in staying focused? This 6 week workshop will give you tools to significantly reduce your nerves by showing you how to stay embodied and empowered. Click here for more information.

 

Popular Styles
For singers who specialize in popular styles: jazz, rock, blues and country. Click here for more information on these programs.

 

Community Workshops
An open workshop for people who want to sing. If you want a fun, lively and supportive environment to sing this workshop is for you. For more details, click here.

 

Mobile Workshops
The Singer’s Gym regularly offers classes and workshops for other presenters such as:
• Local and regional chapters of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
• Resident Young Artist program at opera companies
• Conservatory and university vocal programs
• Studios of individual voice teachers
For more information on having The Singer’s Gym run a workshop for your group please, click here.

 

If you have any questions about our programs please contact us at singersgym@comcast.net