THE ART OF SINGING: TECHNIQUE AND FEELING
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.
September 20 — Ease and Difficulty: Opposites in Singing:
October 4 — Excitement and Repose in Singing
October 18 — Singing and Listening
November 15 — Knowing Why We Like a Song, or, Feeling and Structure
December 13 —
December 20 —
Fall Semester of classes beginsSeptember 20.
To audit classes, call Registrar at 212.777.4490
Alternate Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)
Audit: $12 (Contact Registrar: 212.777.4490)
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.”