Integrating the Alexander Technique and performance skills with each aspect of singing from breathing through warming up and learning new music to inviting an audience on your musical journey creates onstage synergy – when the wholeness of process creates more than the sum of the parts.
The day’s work will include an introduction to Integrative Alexander Technique for those who are new to it, developing a short phrase of music using onstage synergy approach, as well as individual turns to address your personal singing questions.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10 4 spots available.
Who is this workshop for?
Singers (and teachers) of all genres and abilities are invited to register, including:
- Aspiring & emerging professional singers who want to learn some additional tools to explore new artistic ground
- Enthusiastic amateurs who want to expand what’s possible with their singing (even if you’re a beginner!)
- Choral directors looking for holistic mind-body-voice techniques to use with choristers
- Choral singers who want to gain more confidence and experience more joy in their singing
- Voice teachers who want new, proven tools to help their students sing with more freedom
We believe singers learn best in an atmosphere where they feel safe and supported. The learning environment in TVF workshops is non-competitive, nurturing, fun, playful and interactive!
Who is leading the workshop?
The workshop will be led by Cathy Madden.
CATHY MADDEN is Principal Lecturer for the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program, and Director of the Alexander Technique Training and Performance Studio in Seattle. Her books: Teaching the Alexander Technique: Active Pathways to Integrative Practice was published by Jessica Kingsley in 2018 and Integrative Alexander Technique Practices for Performing Artist : Onstage Synergy was published by Intellect Ltd. in 2014.
She regularly teaches in Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States. A founding member and former Chair of Alexander Technique International, she currently serves as a Sponsoring Teacher and as Chair of the Vision/Mission committee.
She has been a featured presenter/keynote speaker at International Congresses, Alexander Technique International Annual General Meetings , the Freedom to Act Conference and was the Keynote Speaker for the Inaugural Alexander Technique and Performing Arts Conference in Melbourne. She remains active as a theater director.
Madden studied the Alexander Technique with Marjorie Barstow for nearly 20 years and served as her assistant in workshops in the U.S.A. and Europe. (www.cathymadden.net)
When and where is the workshop?
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hutchinson Hall Room 303
University of Washington
4276 E Stevens Way NE
What is the workshop fee?
The workshop fee is $145.
To ensure a quality and intimate learning experience, there are only
10 4 spots available.