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Course F – 2016: The Joy of Singing with Robert Hyman

  • This course is suitable both for those who attended last year’s course and for new students.
  • The course will be looking at vocal technique and helping to find a healthy and consistent sound.
  • Develop you music theatre repetoir and audition technique.

Tutor: Robert Hyman

Robert Hyman - Gormanston Drama Summer School

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Don Quixote, said,
“He who sings scares away his woes.”
Well that’s what we are going to attempt to do on this course.

Last year the singing course looked at the very essence of how and what we communicate when we sing and how to utilize our voice and ourselves to give the performance that we want to give as we turned ourselves ‘Inside-Out’.

This year we extend from that idea to focus on the very nature of singing in all its forms and how to revel in that:

  • How to give the audience something to remember.
  • How to enjoy what we do rather than worry about it and let that joy speak through song.

The week will be suitable both for those who attended last year’s course and for new students.

We will be looking at vocal technique and helping to find a healthy and consistent sound. We will be looking at performance techniques to release the sound and let the performer relax in their delivery. We be look at repertoire and expand our knowledge base of songs both in and out of the musical theatre repertoire. We will look at audition technique and explore ways to enjoy that often rather scary of processes. We will sing individually and together and draw upon the power of group work and group harmony to find confidence in the fears we overcome and the achievements that we create together. We will look at how we feel on a stage or in front of an audience and how to enjoy it and above all we will have some fun!

Singers may bring prepared songs but this is not a prerequisite. The only things that are required are an open mind, an enquiring heart, a brave spirit and a desire to have a positive and rewarding week discovering or even rediscovering the ‘joy of singing’.

American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes said,
“Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.”
So come and let it out!

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