AUDITIONING IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
Annual College Audition Workshop
This workshop was free to CCNATS Members, their students, and their families
Do you have students preparing for college music or music theater programs who are trying to navigate virtual auditions? Do you have questions about what colleges are expecting in this new process? Do you have students unsure if they should pursue performing arts at the college level?
If you have these questions, or others like them, this workshop is for you, your students and their families! The CCNATS annual College Audition Workshop is an online panel discussion and presentation for high school students of all ages considering singing in their college years. Whether your student is preparing for a classical voice audition, musical theater BFA program or an arts supplement for the common app, this workshop is a must-attend event. Hear from college teachers and professionals on subjects like selecting the best repertoire, making audition videos, how to arrange the best possible accompaniment, and other important topics.
This year's panel featured one of Chicago's finest collaborative pianists and faculty from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, and DePaul University.
Teaching the transgender voice
CCNATS kicked off its 2020-21 Teacher Workshop season on September 27th from 2:00-3:30 pm on zoom! This workshop was FREE to all CCNATS members.
Author/co-author of One Weird Trick: A User’s Guide to Transgender Voice and The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices and co-founder of The Voice Lab, Inc. Liz Jackson Hearns guides voice teachers through an interactive online workshop to serve transgender and non-binary students.
Topics include cultural responsiveness, considerations for voice range and repertoire, medical transition for singers, and techniques for gender-perceived voice.
At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:
Liz Jackson Hearns (she/her/they/them) is a voice teacher, researcher, author, speaker, and co-founder of The Voice Lab, Inc., a voice and music studio that specializes in supporting LGBTQIA+ clients. Singers, speakers, and fellow voice teachers from all different backgrounds seek out Liz’s teaching for her ability to illuminate traditional voice pedagogy with evidence-based discoveries and methods in a creative and playful environment. In 2014, Liz began working with transgender/non-binary individuals, helping clients to develop voice and communication patterns that align with and affirm their identity. She also works with trans/non-binary singers, supporting a sustainable, healthy singing voice technique during medical transition (or not) and beyond.
Liz teaches fellow voice teachers who are eager to support their transgender and non-binary students through workshops, public speaking, training sessions, and online courses. Liz is the author of One Weird Trick: A User's Guide to Transgender Voice and co-author of The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices.