The Art of Singing: Technique and Feeling

Aesthetic Realism


Taught by Carrie Wilson

This class is based on Eli Siegel’s statement “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”  Beautiful singing is a making one of opposites—ease and intensity, high and low, continuity and discontinuity, freedom and accuracy—opposites that everyone, including the singer, is trying to put together in himself or herself.  With that basis there are vocal exercises dealing with the fundamentals of singing—such as breath support, resonance, legato, and agility—and individual work on songs. The aim is a oneness of the finest technique and the fullest sincerity. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced singers are welcome.

The Fall semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.

Alternate Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Beginning date of this class: Fri, Sep 16

Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)

Fee for auditing a class: $12


CARRIE WILSON is a Consultant, singer, and actress, as well as a Coordinator of the Terrain Gallery. She performs regularly with the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company and has also appeared off-Broadway, in concert, and academic conferences in America and abroad. A graduate of Barnard College and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, she is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  As a singer, she has performed in Europe and South America, including in conjunction with talks presented by her husband, composer Edward Green.

See Ms. Wilson’s faculty biography, and her review of Edward Green’s talk, “Aesthetic Realism Explains the Beauty of Jazz and of Duke Ellington.”

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