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Voices of Colour Music is excited to be continuing the Solo Performance Workshop for adult singers!

Here is what the program offers....

  • Improve performance skills in a safe and encouraging environment with a built in supportive audience of other singers

  • Develop performance-ready repertoire of their choosing

  • Share your progress with classmates over the course of the workshop

  • Share your accomplishments with family and friends in an informal recital at the end of the Workshop

  • be better prepared for auditions, competitions, exams 

Location: The North Toronto Institute of Music, 550 Eglinton Ave E

A online format is being considered for the 2020-2021 season


  • The maximum number of singers for the Workshop is 8 the minimum is 6.

  • Each singer should come to the first class with two prepared music selections that they will develop over the course of the Workshop.

  • A pianist will be at each class to accompany singers

  • Each class will begin with a brief warm-up, vocal technique, or discussion on performing

  • In each class, each singer will sing and receive coaching (Master Class style) from Denise Williams on one of their songs. Singers will benefit both from the coaching they receive directly as well as what they hear given to others.

  • The final class will be a culmination in the form of a recital open to friends and family

Collaborative Pianist and Coach Kate Carver

Kate Carver is a busy vocal coach, répétiteur and accompanist based in Toronto. She has been regularly employed by the Canadian Opera Company, the Opera Division at the University of Toronto, and Opera York. In addition Ms Carver has also been on the music staff in Marlena Malas’ voice program at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York, at England’s Britten Pears School, Broomhill Opera in Kent, British Youth Opera, the Banff Centre, University of Montreal, the Toronto Summer Music Academy, Stratford Summer Music, Maritime Concert Opera. She is highly in demand as a private vocal coach to professional and student singers in Toronto. Ms Carver was an apprentice with the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio and was sponsored by the Friends of Covent Garden Bursary to attend the prestigious National Opera Studio in London, England. She received a vocal coaching diploma from the Guildhall School of Music. While in England, Ms Carver studied Art Song with master coaches Martin Isepp and Graham Johnson. Ms Carver holds a bachelor and master’s of music from McGill University, where she studied with Luba Zuk, Dale Bartlett, Michael McMahon and Dixie Ross Neill.

  • Registration will close when maximum is reached

10 SESSIONS $375

Other Masterclasses Supported by Voices of Colour Music

Central Toronto Branch

Dr. Michael Warren
Canada and US

No Strings Theatre

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