SUM gallery presents: VOCAL QUEERIES WORKSHOP SERIES with sarah jo kirsch!
Sept 10 & Sept 17, 2023
*PLEASE NOTE that this workshop series is now SOLD OUT.
The Vocal Queeries workshop series is open to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, identities, and orientations who want to explore the expansive spectrum of vocal expression and the unique beauty of their own voices in a safe and inclusive space for exploration and growth.
Whether you’re a vocalist, actor, performance artist, public speaker, or just someone eager to get to know their voice, this series offers a wholistic and intersectional journey into grounded vocalization through collaborative discussion and practice.
IN 4 INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
1. VOCAL QUEERS
Dive into queer sonic philosophy and practice through the work of Pauline Oliveros, Gabriel Dharmoo, Meredith Monk, and more!
2. FUNDAMENTALS OF PHONATION
Explore the miraculous mechanics of vocal production and gain a deeper understanding of how the body functions as an instrument.
3. FULL SPECTRUM RESONANCE
Learn to harness breath momentum, open and balance resonators, and align articulators to ring with ease and flexibility.
4. PRACTICE & PROCESS
Develop a wholistically conscious practice to help build an authentic and reciprocal relationship with your voice and your self.
Each 75-minute session is followed by a 15-minute collaborative reflection and intention-setting.
Sun, Sept 10:
session 1: 1:00 – 2:30pm
session 2: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Sun, Sept 17:
session 3: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
session 4: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
We recommend you register to attend all four sessions as these workshops are designed as a four-part series, however, you may also register for a single session. All sessions must be registered for individually.
$200 if you plan to register for the FULL SERIES (use the Pay-What-You-Wish admission option to enter $50 per session)
$60 per session
Embracing the Pay-What-You-Wish admission option allows you to pay what you can afford. We encourage those who can contribute more than the suggested rate to do so. It enables aspiring singers more challenged by the cost of living to engage in this transformative experience. Your contribution can make a difference in someone else’s journey and help keep these workshops genuinely inclusive.
Sarah Jo Kirsch is a vocalist steeped in Western European song traditions. They have premiered dozens of new works by Canadian composers, they create their own sound-and text-based electroacoustic works, and they share knowledge about wholistic vocalization and the evolution of organized sound. sarahjokirsch.com