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Global Events

NameDescription
Above the BreathI breathed, now what? A look at singing from the neck up. Bring your music to this class as volunteers will be called on to sing.
Adult EnsembleAll adults are welcome to participate in this ensemble. More time with Laurence is always a good thing!
Advanced Singers Registration Registration for Advanced Singers and Accompanists, and Jazz Singers.
Ahhhhhhhh"R*E*S*P*E*C*T Time" - Release, Educate, Stretch, Posture, Energy, Tranquility Respect your body - Cycles of Breathing, Finding your inner Stillpoint and de-cluttering your mind, Gentle stretching.
All About OperaLearn about opera in different eras, understand performance practice, and hear and see great singers! Each class will focus on a different era.
All About Your EarsBuilding acoustics: how the audience hears, why singers can't listen while they sing. Noise trauma: how that band behind you can damage your ears.
Art SongWhat is Art Song? What is unique about French - German - English Art Song? What is similar? How does this influence us as singers and pianists? Bring your Art Songs to this class if you would like to volunteer to sing.
Body AwarenessYour body is your instrument! Posture, breath, production of sound, tension release. Each of these classes will be slightly different than the last.
Body, Breath and BrainOur body is our instrument, our breath the fuel, and our brain the driver. How do these three important aspects work together to make us sing? Bring your music if you would like to volunteer to sing in this class.
BreakBreak
Choir PlacementNot an audition. Simply a chance for Laurence to hear everyone and assign you to soprano, alto, tenor bass for choir and ensembles.
Choir SectionalsEveryone at SSSV participates in Choir Sectionals. We meet to stretch, warm-up, and learn parts for choir. This is also the time when announcements are made about things you will need to know for the day. Be sure you arrive and are ready to go on time.
Conducting IWhat exactly is all the waving about? Conducting I, II and III are cumulative classes. Plan to attend all three.
Conducting IIWhat exactly is all the waving about? Conducting I, II and III are cumulative classes. Plan to attend all three.
Conducting IIIWhat exactly is all the waving about? Conducting I, II and III are cumulative classes. Plan to attend all three.
NameDescription
Creating Musical LineWhat is a musical line and how do we create and sustain it? What happens if we don't? What are tools available?
DramaDrama exercises and games, improv, creativity and fun!
Ear Training and Sight ReadingClap backs, melody play back / sing back, intervals, sight reading (piano & singing), chord recognition....... What a party!
Energy BusterNeed to run, jump and let off some steam? This is the place for you!
Evaluations / FarewellThis program has been built on the ideas and feedback of its participants. We value your time, praise, ideas and suggestions. Evaluation forms will be handed out and time given to complete and submit them.
HistoryWho wouldn't want to listen to Eric tell stories about music and musicians throughout the ages? Each History class will focus on a different era.
How the Voice WorksEveryone at SSSV will attend this class. You will learn the nuts and bolts of how your instrument works with the ever brilliant Dr. Rick Gore-Hickman. You will see what vocal cords look like and learn how they function. Questions are welcome and encour
I Speak Six LanguagesBring your music for language / diction coaching. English, Italian, German, Latin, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Cling-On....ok, maybe not Cling-On.
I Speak Six Languages Bring your music for language / diction coaching. English, Italian, German, Latin, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Klingon...ok, maybe not Klingon.
IPA Fun With HMacInternational Phonetic Alphabet, a must know for every singer! Learn this incredible language of signs and symbols with the every creative and entertaining Heather!
Introduction of StaffOverview of classes
Jazz RegistrationRegistration for Jazz Singer program
LunchLunch Break
Musical Theatre Dress Rehearsal
Musical Theatre GalaAll recitals in the SSSV Recital Series are about an hour long, and open to the public. This recital will showcase the students from the Musical Theatre Program as well as the Teen Musical Theatre Ensemble, the Young Singers Musical Theatre Ensemble, the
Nervous!What happens when you get nervous? How do you prepare for an adrenaline rush? What do you do in the middle of a freak out ;)
NameDescription
Open MC - Boy's Changing VoiceAn open master class specifically for boys and young men. Lisa and Dr. Rick will tag team from a singer's and a doctor's point of view. Bring your music as volunteers will be needed to sing.
Open Master ClassYou are welcome to attend this master class without signing up ahead of time. Bring your song, or your accompanist / singer duo, or your piano piece or your small ensemble, to perform and enjoy a mini-lesson.
Open Master Class - TechniqueDr. Rick and Lisa will tag team in this master class that will focus on singing technique. Bring your music as volunteers will be needed to sing.
Open RehearsalSingers and pianists, bring your music and your worry spots for a chance to go through things in a very informal setting.
Opera EnsembleOpera, operetta, masques, for students in the Advanced Singers program.
Pedagogy
Pedagogy - A Short ReviewLast year's pedagogy course included Why Teach? Caring for the Student and Caring for the Teacher. How We Learn. We will do a quick overview of these topics and some of their key points.
Pedagogy - Bear PitAn open session to address questions and perhaps topics of interest that we were unable to get to during the week.
Pedagogy - The Changing VoiceTeaching the changing voice - from child to teen, teen to adult, adult to senior.
Piano ProficiencyFor the pianists interested in accompanying, this is a chance to work technique, fingering, phrasing etc. You are welcome to bring your solo repertoire or your accompanying pieces.
Recital - Advanced / JazzAll recitals in the SSSV Recital Series are about an hour long, and open to the public. This recital will feature students from the Advanced Singers, Advanced Accompanist, and Jazz programs.
RecitativeLearn about the history of the recitative, its evolution, its purpose, and its performance practices. Bring your recitatives if you would like to volunteer to sing in this class.
RegistrationRegistration for General, Children's and Adult programs
SSSV ChoirEveryone at SSSV sings in choir! It is an incredible experience ;) We are very pleased to be highlighting Canadian composers this year. BIG NEWS ~ we will be learning an SSSV commissioned song cycle by Robert Hall!
SSSV Choir Line UpWe will meet in Wesley to line up and have a last minute sing and moment to focus before the final recital.
SSSV Final ConcertAll recitals in the SSSV Recital Series are about an hour long, and open to the public. This recital will feature the Opera Ensemble, Teen Ensemble, Adult Ensemble, and SSSV Choir.
NameDescription
SSSV Musical Theatre EnsembleEveryone at SSSV is welcome to participate in this event! You will learn and stage a musical theatre piece that will be performed in Friday night's gala!
Sick SingersHow sick am I? Should I sing? When can I sing again? Is this a cold or is this laryngitis? How does the stomach flu affect my voice?
Sing! ...just 'cuzAll recitals in the SSSV Recital Series are about an hour long, and open to the public. Lisa Hornung, Casey Peden, Carson Froehlich and Robert Hall. An evening of songs with no particular theme, singing them just 'cuz we like them :)
Singing LiederAn in depth look at this fascinating and very unique art form.
Small EnsemblesIf you are interested in singing in small groups, this will be of interest to you. You will choose music, learn it, work on it, bring it back to the next class for coaching. Then you are welcome to sing it any open master class for additional input.
So What's The Big Deal . . . So, whats the big deal about reflux anyways? So, whats the big deal about allergies anyways? So, whats the big deal about having an anaesthetic anyways? The evils of smoking, vaping, and toking.
Staff RecitalAll recitals in the SSSV Recital Series are about an hour long, and open to the public.
Studio SetupInterested in teaching voice? What happens when the students aren't in the studio . . .
Supper - Free Pizza!
Teaching ResourcesIdeas about textbooks, music books, recordings, organizations etc. to help the new teacher and refresh the experienced one.
Teen EnsembleAll teens are welcome to participate in this ensemble. 12 year olds have a choice of Young Singers or Teen Ensemble. whichever they prefer. You will be learning a choral piece and a musical theatre piece in this class.
The Good, the Bad and the UglyGood singing / talking technique and how it affects your voice. A look at healthy vocal cords and a look at unhealthy vocal cords and how they got that way. What do polyps and nodes look like? How did I get them? How do I get rid of them?
TheoryBring your theory books, questions and ability of any level. From beginner to the most advanced, Paul has you covered.
Voice TransitionsWhat happens to our voice as we age? What actually happens when a boy's voice changes? Do girls go through the same process? What happens to your voice as you enter adulthood and later your senior years?

Master Classes

NameDescription
A - MC (8-12)
A3 Body Awareness
A3 Master Class
A3 Rehearsal
A3 Singing WordsWhat to do when your song has words. :)
Advanced Singers Master Class
B-MC (8-12)
B2 Body Awareness
B2 Master Class
B2 Rehearsal
B2 Singing WordsWhat to do when your song has words. :)
C - MC (8-10 MT)
Collaborative Arts
D - MC (8-14) SPATS
E - MC (11-12)
G - MC (11-12)
H5 Musical Theatre
J - MC (13-14)
K - MC (13-15 MT)
M - MC (15-19)
M1 Body Awareness
M1 Master Class
M1 Rehearsal
M1 Singing WordsWhat to do when your song has words. :)
Master Class 7
N - MC (15-19)
P4 Jazz
P4 Jazz Rehearsal
Q - MC (Adult)
R - MC (Adult)
S - MC (Adult)
T - MC (Adult)
Young Actors
Young Singers