Calendar

Feb
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2019
Tag! You’re It! with Greater Nassau Chorus!
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Harmony in the morning?! Yes please! Early birds will delight and late risers will get the blood going as the incredible, award-winning Greater Nassau Chorus teach everyone a few tags! And, for non-barbershoppers, what are tags? They are the best part of the songs, the rich part, the part that sends it over the top. And YOU’LL be the one singing, so pick your part and come out to this hands-on class!

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Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Intro to Overtone Singing
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn to sing two notes at the same time.

Do you really need more information than that? Ok. Maybe you do!

Overtone Singing is a technique that enables one vocalist to produce and, with a bit of practice, control two notes simultaneously.

Overtone singing can be used in various contexts, from emulating synthesized sounds to full self-polyphony. When multiple voices come together to sing in this style, a relaxing, glowing atmosphere is created. This workshop will explain the theory behind overtone singing and teach the basic techniques of producing them.

Harmonic Introductions is a small vocal ensemble dedicated to expanding the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of overtone singing. Founded by Robb Saffell and Julian-Israel Canizares in Spring, 2012, Harmonic Introductions seeks to teach, perform, and build a culture and community focused on the art of overtone singing.
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Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rockstar 101 Performance Stage Presence w/ Diana Preisler of Blue Jupiter and star of TV’s “Pitch Slapped”
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Star of Lifetime’s TV show, “PitchSlapped,” Diana Preisler is known as “The ACA-COACH.”

Diana says this: “They see you louder than they hear you.”

The Broadway performer, film actress (Oscar Nominated “Chico and Rita”), singer and manager of Blue Jupiter will show you how to make that message work for you. Groups will hop on stage and have their performance crafted to perfection.

This seminar is one of our most popular! Have your group come ready to perform!

Vocal Technique “Myth Buster” Edition: Anatomy vs Pedagogy
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

One is a master teacher. One, a master of anatomy. One has a litany of professional level students. One has successfully healed thousands of patients through physical therapy. Together they attack vocal technique from the ground up!

What vocal technique is just wishful thinking? What vocal technique will only work for a few years before the voice can’t handle it? What vocal technique has scientific evidence to back it up? It’s time to find out what science says.

Ron Meixsell will discuss and demonstrate vocal registers; how to isolate and re-balance them; helpful hints for staying healthy and managing illness; posture, breathing and much more.

Michael Miller brings medical science and peer-reviewed studies to the table. Get actual data on vocal pathology and technique.

Vocal teachers use analogies to elicit physical changes. It works for some and frustrates others. Learn what’s really happening.

Michael will use the latest scientific research to explore healthy vocal technique, separating the real from the bunk. He’ll present the data, walk you through the physiology and then demonstrate the effect on the voice.

Then it’s your turn to try it out! Sing healthy. Sing high. Sing strong!

Michael Miller is a licensed physical therapist and professional singer/actor/trumpet player with many decades of training and performance. He has performed with professional a cappella group, Blind Man’s Bluff, and extensively in regional musical theatre.

Ron Meixsell’s resume is extensive, but highlights include conducting the Army choruses in Frankfurt Germany, and teaching music at high schools, Five Towns College, Upsala College, and Dowling College. Ron has sung with The New York Grand Opera, Opera on The sound, Opera Options, Manhattan Opera, and The Maine Opera Company.  He has performed at Alice Tully Hall and The Bruno Walter Auditorium, both in Lincoln Center, NY. For twelve years Ron was the designated singer for The Long Island Association where he sang the National Anthem for major dignitaries including former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush,  Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Hilary Clinton, and many other notable American figures in politics and the news industry. Ron was the vocal coach for The Big Apple Chorus from 2003-2009 during which the chorus became regularly invited to The Barbershop Harmony Society International Competitions. Ron also has coached many barbershop quartets to success in their various competitions. Ron has a NY State Permanent teacher certificate in music, is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, and The Music Teachers National Association.

Beatbox Panel
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

World renown beatboxers display their impressive beatboxing chops and then show you how the magic is made!

 

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Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Business of Show with Kris Vicencio, Esq.
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Sometimes we’re better at the “show” than the “business” but that’s OK! Kris Vicencio is here to set us straight!

Lesson 1. self-marketing and promotion for the budding a cappella group. If no one knows about your incredible talents, they can’t throw bundles of money at you.

Lesson 2. a brief “behind-the-scenes” look at what it takes administratively to take your group to its full potential.

Kris lives just outside of Washington, DC, but he is a native Long Island-er, a Mets fan for life, and his favorite bagel place is “Better on a Bagel” on Miller Place. He studied musical theater and was a founding member of the men’s a cappella group at SUNY Oswego.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Maryland, and has coordinated events for over a decade including collegiate and professional a cappella concerts, music festivals, weddings, military ceremonies, and non-profit fundraisers. He is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for SingStrong, a position he has held for several years. Oh, and he’s a licensed attorney. So, he’s been busy.

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