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Summer Virtual Voice Classes with Jennifer Johnson Cano

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Jennifer Johnson Cano

Join St. Louis native and Webster University graduate Jennifer Johnson Cano for virtual voice classes this summer!  A naturally gifted singer noted for her commanding stage presence and profound artistry, Jennifer Johnson Cano has garnered critical acclaim for committed performances of both new and standard repertoire.

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Registration Deadline for all classes is June 12, 2020


High School Group Singing Zoom Class
June 15 - July 1

  • For high school students in grades 9-12
  • 2 60-minute sessions per week for 3 weeks
  • Monday and Wednesdays at 10:00 am June 15 – July 1

Description:

In this vocal class for high school teens, renowned artist and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will provide a relaxed, positive atmosphere for vocalists to learn more about what is specifically involved in singing healthily and well. Have no fear, as no one will be required to sing alone! This class is meant to promote the enjoyment of singing for one’s self. During this course, Jennifer will teach proper use of singing vocabulary, provide an understanding of anatomy for singing, and incorporate videos to demonstrate and reinforce the instruction. Basic technique work will focus on posture, breathing, coordination, and singing in English. Several exercises will be taught, all meant to promote efficient and enjoyable practicing and a path for improved singing. Every session will include time for questions! This class is most suitable to high school singers who may not have experienced voice training before, or those who would like to add an enhanced experience to individual lessons by learning in a group setting, to brush up their skills and technique with the presence and instruction of a world-class singer and teacher.  Register.


The Wonderful World of Song Zoom Class
June 16 - July 21

  • for college or adult age students
  • 1 60-minute session per week for 6 weeks
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21

Description:

Nothing compares to the musical combination of singer and pianist. Composers for centuries have been inspired by great poetry and prose. Words and music combined heightens each. How and why is it that we attach deeper meaning to text when it is set to music?

In “The Wonderful World of Song” class, renowned artist and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will explore the beautiful facets of music and words. Each session will include group listening time, a discussion of historical context, a comparison of texts set by different composers, and recommendations for further self-learning. The first class will explore why song has such a magical effect on us as humans, beginning with a discussion of lullabies and our primal connection to music and melody. Throughout this 6-week course, focus will move from folk song (Kodaly, Niles, Canteloube, Berio, de Falla, Copland), to Shakespeare’s influence on British composers, to the great German pairings of poets and composers (Mörike/Wolf, Goethe/Schubert & Schumann, Brahms/Georg Daumer), to French Mélodie (Apollinaire, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Poulenc, Faure, Debussy, Ravel), and to the American Masters (Samuel Barber, and the Great American Songbook).  There will also be a class where Jennifer will be joined by a special guest composer for a Q and A discussion regarding the inspiration, creation and bringing to life of new song. Register.


Adult Group Singing Zoom Class
June 20 - August 1

  • for college or adult age students
  • 1 60-minute session per week for 6 weeks
  • Saturdays at 10:00 am June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug 1

Description:

In this vocal class for adult singers, renowned artist and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will provide a relaxed, positive atmosphere for vocalists to learn more about what is specifically involved in singing healthily and well. Have no fear, as no one will be required to sing alone! This class is meant to promote the enjoyment of singing for one’s self. During this course, Jennifer will teach proper use of singing vocabulary, provide an understanding of anatomy for singing, and incorporate videos to demonstrate and reinforce the instruction. Basic technique work will focus on posture, breathing, coordination, and singing in English. Several exercises will be taught, all meant to promote efficient and enjoyable practicing and a path for improved singing. Every session will include time for questions! This class is most suitable to choral singers who have not experienced voice training before, or those who would like to brush up their skills and technique with the presence and instruction of a world-class singer and teacher. Register.