As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, Carnegie Hall offers a series of classes and workshops to enlighten and inspire learners of all ages. In November, Carnegie Hall will offer a pair of free music classes presented by American Federation of Musicians Local 674. Sound Reinforcement: Set Up, Adjustment, Settings, Pitfalls will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 and Singing: Vocal Coaching and Technique on Saturday, Nov. 18. Both classes begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
Hosted by the AFM Local 674 Music in Education Series, the Sound Reinforcement workshop will teach the basics of running sound and will feature guest teaching artists Thomas Taylor and Gary Williams.
Sound reinforcement involves the use of microphones, mixers, amplifiers, speakers, and other equipment to capture, process and reproduce sound signals. Sound reinforcement can be used for various purposes such as music concerts, public address systems, theatre productions, conferences and more. Sound Reinforcement requires careful planning and execution to achieve the desired quality and volume for the listening public.
The Singing: Vocal Coaching and Technique workshop will be hosted by guest teaching artist Jordon Stadvec. This free workshop can help singers of any level, genre, and style to achieve their musical goals and experience the enjoyment of singing.
Singing is a skill that can be improved with proper vocal coaching and learned techniques. Vocal coaching is the process of teaching singers how to use their voice effectively, expressively and in a healthy way to prevent injury while technique is the set of principles and practices that guide singers on how to produce sound, breathe, articulate, project, control pitch, tone, blending, dynamics, vibrato and more.
A light lunch will be provided during both workshops. Registration is required as class size is limited. Students must be 14 years of age or older.
To register or for a complete list of classes and workshops visit carnegiehallwv.org/classes-and-workshops or pick up a Classes & Workshops brochure at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg.