Masterclass

On Zoom

Saturday May 2, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Saturday May 2, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Sunday May 3, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Sunday May 3, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday May 6, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Wednesday May 6, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Saturday May 9, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Saturday May 9, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Sunday May 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Sunday May 10, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Monday May 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Monday May 11, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Thursday May 14, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Thursday May 14, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Saturday May 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Sunday May 17, 2020 - 11:30 AM
Monday May 18, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Tuesday May 19, 2020 - 2:30 PM
Wednesday May 20, 2020 - 4:00 PM
Thursday May 21, 2020 - 5:30 PM
Friday May 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Saturday May 23, 2020 - 8:30 PM
Sunday May 24, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Monday May 25, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Tuesday May 26, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Wednesday May 27, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Wednesday May 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Thursday May 28, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Saturday May 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Saturday May 30, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Sunday May 31, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Sunday May 31, 2020 - 7:00 PM

About

This summer, Lisette will be hosting a donation based Zoom Masterclass series. Her masterclass series is designed to help singers develop and refine their skill sets in order to improve their performance, enhance their visibility and increase their chances of success. These Zoom masterclasses will take place Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays every week, 2 sessions a day.

Our dashboard has all of the most updated information and dates. Check here:
http://bit.ly/lodashboard

Here are the topics we are covering

May 2nd


FINDING THE MOTIVATION TO SING

  • To schedule or not to schedule?
  • All this free time, now what?
  • Emotional swings, and what they are putting us through
  • The news, the deaths, the cancellations, the stress
  • Distractions

EXPECTATIONS

  • Auditions coming up
  • Juries and recitals
  • New roles?
  • Expectations vs reality of the business
  • Preparing for making first impressions again

May 3rd


TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Prioritizing your day
  • Making time for reflection
  • Making time for output
  • Using social media wisely
  • Efficient practice (we’ll get into this one more in depth as the summer goes on!)

HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR PRACTICE WHEN YOU ARE ALONE

  • Researching and creating your own expertise
  • Becoming your own teacher
  • Observing and listening carefully to others/recordings/broadcasts/performances
  • Finding new rep and making a plan for it
  • Language study, text, and non-music work

May 6th


WARMING UP

  • To stretch or not to stretch
  • Helpful vocal exercises
  • Breath and the body
  • Letting go of judgement
  • Building discipline

COOLING DOWN

  • The importance of rest
  • Heart rate and hydration
  • After a performance
  • Vocal-fry-on-an-inhale exercise
  • Reflecting on how you did

May 9th


VOCAL TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE PART 1 OF 3

THE BREATH

  • Where should you feel it?
  • Alignment and posture
  • Breath efficiency and control
  • Singing in a corset or other costumes
  • High notes
  • Dynamic control
  • Nerves and shallowness of breath
  • “Support”
  • The straw exercise? Lip trills?
  • Alexander, yoga, pilates, cardio, and how they can help

LEGATO AND COLORATURA

  • What makes great legato, exactly?
  • Seamlessness in the registers
  • Skills showcase musicality
  • Aspirating, singing with the jaw
  • Building accuracy
  • Trills, staccati
  • Building dynamic contrast
  • Vocal weight

May 10th


VOCAL REGISTERS

  • How many registers are there, really?
  • The passaggio
  • Are men and women really different?
  • Vowels, pure and simple, mix, and cover
  • Can I build an extension?
  • What about chest voice?
  • Where should my warm up begin and end?
  • Dealing with vocal change/age/hormones
  • What do I do if there is contradictory advice about this???

THAT FUNNY WORD NO ONE CAN AGREE ON: PLACEMENT

  • Does the mask exist?
  • How wide should the mouth open?
  • The jaw and the tongue
  • The soft palate
  • Lips
  • “Avanti” vs “in dietro"
  • Nasal mix
  • The larynx and what it should be doing
  • What do I do if there is contradictory advice about this???

May 11th


VOCAL HEALTH

  • Good habits and bad habits
  • Hydration and rest
  • Exercise and diet
  • Dealing with difficult climates
  • Allergies, acid reflux
  • Illness
  • Medicines yes or no?
  • Steroids yes or no?

VOCAL ISSUES

  • Fatigue
  • Breaks in the voice
  • Loss of the voice
  • Pushing
  • Wobble, slow vibrato
  • Cracking
  • Nodes or damage

May 14th

AUDITIONS AND COMPETITIONS

  • What kind of rep should you present?
  • How should you dress and present yourself?
  • What are the judges looking for?
  • Manager hunting
  • Showcasing your best attributes
  • Facing rejection and criticism
  • Constructive vs destructive advice

NERVES AND ANXIETY

  • What do to before, during, and after an audition
  • Self sabotage
  • Comparing yourself to others
  • Dealing with nervousness, shortness of breath, or shaking
  • Confidence and ease in your presentation
  • Mantras
  • Giving yourself a break but learning how to improve

May 16th


  • Lara Kalapis - Vivaldi - Vedro, con mio diletto
  • Frederic Schikora Tamarit - Howells - King David
  • David O Carroll - Handel - Gentle airs melodious strains
  • Cheryl Bains - Handel - Piangerò
  • Alize Rozsnyai - Handel - Tornami
  • Isabella Wallace - Moore -Silver Aria
  • Athena Smerdi - Britten - Be Kind and Courteous
  • Olivia Gronenthal - Barber - Must the Winter Come
  • Hannah Reich - Barber - The Monk and his Cat (ALT)
  • Ilenia Tosatto - Cavalli - Vanne o scoglio animato (ALT)

May 17th


  • Victoria Lawal - Mozart - Dove sono
  • Giulia Alletto - Mozart - Non so piu
  • Dylan Hughes - Mozart - In diesen heilgen Hallen
  • Alexandra Sanford - Mozart - Ach ich fühl's
  • llya Dovnar - Mozart - Un'aura amorosa
  • Laura Thaller - Mozart - Batti batti
  • Victoria Armillotta - Mozart - Deh vieni
  • Stella Heald - Mozart - S’altro che lacrime
  • Judit Subirana Muntada - Mozart - Parto parto (ALT)
  • Aaron Godfrey-Mayes - Mozart - Dies Bildnis (ALT)