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Performance Workshop Christine DouglasLearn how to sing in front of an audience with poise and confidence. Turn your hard-won vocal skills into a powerful performance.

Kathleen Connell Singing Studio, in collaboration with Christine Douglas, is pleased to present the ‘Share your talent’ workshop to Australian performers.



Singing Performance workshopSunday, June 19, 2016 | 12.30 – 5pm
Presenter: Christine Douglas
Sunday, June 19, 2016
St. Andrews Church Hall, Balmain
Cost: $100 per full participant, $40 per observer
Book now

As singers, it’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing all of our energy into perfecting vocal technique. We’re so busy fine-tuning our craft that we forget our voice is only part of the picture.

There’s also performance.

Without performance skills, it’s difficult to properly share your talent or communicate something with an audience through song. Or make an impact when it counts at an exam or audition.

This Performance Workshop with experienced singer, director and mentor Christine Douglas will teach a series of techniques that enable you to own the stage and express yourself in public.

You’ll learn how to:
•    Find the best energy to perform and use breathing exercises to control nerves.
•    Connect with your music and lyrics in order to communicate a message to your audience
•    Create stage presence through body language, posture and gesture
•    Unpack negative beliefs about performance and replace them with a positive mindset
•    Mentally rehearse your visualisations of a successful and enjoyable performance
•    Enter and exit a stage with poise and presence.

Who is the course for?
•    HSC or university students preparing for exams
•    Competitors preparing for an eisteddfod
•    Concert and choir performers
•    Anyone auditioning for theatre, gigs and tertiary courses

Course format:
This Performance Workshop is an opportunity for technically-skilled singers to work individually with presenter Christine Douglas on performing a specific song. While conducted in a group setting, 10 singers will work one-on-one with Christine on set music they’re preparing for an exam, audition or competition. There are also openings for observers to attend the course. Observer participants will join in on group work conducted at the beginning of the workshop and then sit back to learn from the practical advice given to full participants.

Course schedule:
12.30 – 1.30    Introduction and Group Work
1.30 – 3.00    One-on-one practical work with individual participants
3.00 – 3.30    Afternoon tea break. Tea and coffee supplied.
3.30 – 4.50    One-on-one practical work with individual participants
4.50 – 5.00    Questions and close of workshop

Your presenter:
Christine Douglas has enjoyed a distinguished singing career with prestigious performing arts companies including Opera Australia, Sydney and Melbourne theatre companies and international festivals.

As the founding artistic director of Pacific Opera, Christine has directed more than 15 productions, as well as numerous concerts and galas, and helped launch the careers of many internationally-based singers. She has also regularly directed for several Australian Opera companies and is currently a faculty member of the NZ National Singing School.

Performance Workshop SingingWhat participants say:
“Christine is wonderful! While I’m a naturally reserved person, she gave me the confidence to include the audience and go on the song’s journey with them. She also helped me understand the sheer energy needed to perform in an expressive way. I felt really excited to perform after the workshop.” Maja Naumoska

Book now:
The ‘Share your talent’ Performance Workshop is limited to 10 full participants, so please act now to secure your place. There are additional places for observers.

Price: $100 per full participant; $40 for observers.

To book as a full participant or observer, email Kathleen Connell. Registered participants will receive an invoice via email, with bookings confirmed following payment via EFT.

St. Andrews Church Hall, Balmain
217-223 Darling Street Balmain (Corner of Darling and Curtis)

Parking: Council meters in local streets
Buses 401 from CBD and 445 from Canterbury

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