The Master Class will be from 10am to 5pm at Woolley Hall at Wheaton. Tickets are only $55 per person and are available for advance purchase at Brown Paper Tickets. Buy tickets here.
Lunch is not included but can be purchased on campus or nearby.
The workshop is for singing teachers, choir directors, and singers of all styles, ages and abilities. LoVetri will work with individual singers, answer questions, and share her insights on how to train a voice to function at the highest possible level.
RINATS teachers are encouraged to bring students and colleagues to the master class. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Discretionary Funds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.
LoVetri will present a short, two-hour “preview lecture” at Berklee College Of Music on Friday, April 7 from 7 to 9pm. There is no charge to attend the preview lecture. Email RINATS President Eden Casteel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jeannette LoVetri, known to her friends as Jeanie, is creator of Somatic VoiceWork, her method for teaching Contemporary Commercial Music, or the styles formerly referred to as “non-classical”. She created the term Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) in 2000 and it has since been widely used to describe styles born or developed here in the United States including music theater, jazz, rock, pop, country, Gospel, R&B, blues, bluegrass, rap, alternative and derivatives of each of them.
She has been teaching singing since 1971, arriving in New York City in 1975. Her first students on Broadway in 1980 were leads in the revival of “42nd Street” and she has taught many Broadway performers, at all levels, since that time. She also works with noted performers of rock, jazz, country, gospel, blues, and alternative styles including Grammy winners and Tony nominees. LoVetri is also a recipient of the Van Lawrence Fellowship given by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Voice Foundation for related work in voice pedagogy and science.
For over twenty years, LoVetri was Singing Specialist for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, working with Founder and Artistic Director Dianne Berkun on developing their unique training program, Cross-Choral Training®. The chorus has a Grammy for their performance of “On The Transmigration of Souls” by John Adams. Currently she is on the board of directors for the Jazz Drama Program.
Somatic Voicework, The LoVetri Method, is taught at five United States universities and is part of the training of a growing number of college-level voice teachers. This July, the LoVetri Institute for Somatic VoiceWork will be held at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. Prior to her residency at Baldwin Wallace, LoVetri created the the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University in Virginia and taught over 1,000 teachers, singers, and voice professionals.
More information on Ms. LoVetri here.