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Rock Your Voice (Spring 2014, Session A)
Rock Your Voice
Rock Your Voice (ages 10-18)
with Athena Burke
Spring Session A (Six Weeks): February 4 to March 18 (no class 2/18)
Registration: $60 general / $54 members
Beacon Feed Board/Music Room
This fun NEW CLASS is for youth 10-18 years old who love to sing and want to learn vocal technique and apply it to current Top-40 songs.
Pop music is one of the most powerful ways to get a message across in our culture. In this class you will sing your favorite songs while developing your vocal technique, repertoire and lyrical analysis skills. We will begin with an introduction to the voice as an instrument with technique exercises and instruction in body posture and relaxation to produce high quality resonating vocals. Then we will listen to and sing many different pop songs chosen by the class members, as well as analyzing lyrics and video depiction of the songs' message. We will also focus on performance support, being a good audience and learning to value all of our voices.
Athena Burke is a Cambridge, NY based singer-songwriter. Athena started playing piano at age three, began composing at age eight and went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. She has traveled the country performing at arts centers, opera houses, festivals and retreats, entrancing her audiences with her high energy, interactive concerts. Athena opened The Music Sanctuary, a joyful performing arts center in Cambridge in 2013 and received a New York State Council on the Arts grant to teach her "Rock Your Voice" program at Cambridge Central School last year. Athena is excited to bring the class to Hubbard Hall.
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