From Our Teacher
I want to congratulate all of you singers for a wonderful performance recently, “An Opera/Music Theater Cabaret”. It was stunning with lovely costumes/ set, creative staging and beautiful singing! The audience loved it! Thanks, to all!
Our summer session consists of lessons when you are here and I am available. I should be here most of the summer, so feel welcome to come when you can. I encourage at least 4-6 lessons during the summer.We are working with muscles, so it is important to keep these muscles exercised and strengthened thru summer lessons.
Note: Fall lessons will begin Wednesday, September 19th.
Student Resources: Supplemental Warm-Ups for the Practice Room
As promised in a previous issue of our Voices Unlimited Newsletters, we present to you a list of vocal exercises as recommended by Classical Singer magazine. Part of the fun of singing is experimenting with our voice (in the healthiest ways, of course) to unlock our truest and most beautiful sounds. Karolyn has given us many fine exercises for our individual voices, and these videos are here to supplement our warm up repertoire.
Overall warmup & tone production:
Work on the sound your singing voice:
Improve your breathing for singing:
Clarify your vowels:
I hope you find these links helpful. Happy practicing!
Student Spotlight: Margie Camp
Margie is the Administrative Director and directs the TrebleMakers and Choristers for Young Voices of Colorado. She is on the music education faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she teaches the music methods classes and supervises student teachers. Mrs. Camp taught public school music for 30 years and retired from the Cherry Creek School District in 2004 after spending 15 years as choir director at Campus Middle School. Mrs. Camp also served the Cherry Creek School District as the music coordinator. Margie is SWACDA Past President and has been Program Chair for the SWACDA 2008, and 2016 Conferences as well as for the 2018 and 2020 Conferences. She has served both Colorado ACDA and Colorado Music Educators Association in many leadership capacities. Margie has served as clinician, adjudicator and director for workshops, contests and honor choirs throughout the United States. Prior to coming to Colorado, Margie taught in San Antonio. While in Texas, she served the Texas Choral Director’s Association as Secretary/Treasurer and was on the board of Texas Music Educator’s Association. Mrs. Camp received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Trinity University, her Master of Music from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her Specialist in Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. Margie was recently inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Hall of Fame.