What are Belt & Twang?: An Introductory Workshop


A Professional Voice Workshop for the Calgary Theatre Community

The Estill Voice Training recipes for Belt and Twang are essential for vocal health and singing with ease in the higher range.  They are used throughout the  musical theatre canon and in contemporary commercial music. Knowing how to sing in these Qualities will expand the types of sounds you can produce as well as increasing your range and vocal stamina during the run of a play.  This fun 4 hour workshop will introduce the building blocks of these qualities with clear explanations for how they can work for you.

Sunday June 9, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Join Estill Master Trainer Sanders Whiting for a hands on introduction to the Voice Qualities of Belt and Twang.

Sanders has trained with some of the world's most experienced Estill Trainers including Anne-Marie Speed from London's Westend, NYC's Tom Burke, the president of Estill International Kim Steinhauer and has attended presentations by the Tony Award winning broadway vocal coach, Joan Lader.     He has done long run musicals (Lord of the Rings original cast and Forever Plaid), has performed in theatres across Canada and toured internationally.  He has been awarded a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award and been nominated on multiple occasions.  He currently teaches singing, voice and  speech in the professional theatre programs at Capilano University.

Join us for a fun and informative sampling of Estill Voice Training.  

Participants will be asked to bring in 16 to 32 bars of a singing challenge they would like to work with.   

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Workshop Fee: 75 dollars

Location: TBA