Sunday, March 21, 2010
On March 29th I'm having a Master Class from 7pm-10pm at Chelsea Studios at 151 West 26th Street. This class is always exciting & informative. The participants demonstrate the ability to use the same technical approach in singing classically and in Jazz or other genres. We have two accomplished pianists; one from NYC Opera, and a new young Jazz pianist from Japan.
My desire is to make maintenance and longevity an integral part of these young people's thinking concerning their vocal gifts. I think it was Tony Bennett who attributes his long vocal career to the Art of Bel Canto, and it is Magda Olivero who debuted at the Met at age 65, still sings at 99, and can be seen on YouTube singing Panis Angelicus at 81 or 87.
In the words of Leontyne Price, "It Can Be Done."