Balance Arts International presents: Audition Intensive - Sierra Madre
January 25-29, 2018
Location: Sierra Madre, CA
Get 2018 off to a fresh start with this five-day audition workshop.
One-on-one training in voice and body work with master teachers Thomas Michael Allen (LA/USC, Berlin),Suzanna Guzman (LA) Ann Rodiger (NYC), Lisa Sylvester (LA/USC) and Boon Koh (LA, Singapore).
Voice lessons, personalized coaching, Alexander Technique, mock auditions,performance training, Gyrotonic training, career and financial advice, headshots, culminating in a live performance/audition on January 29.
Students will receive:
◦ 2 Voice Lessons (45 minutes and 30 minutes)
◦ 2 Musical Coachings (30 minutes)
◦ 2 Alexander Technique Lessons (45 minutes and 30 minutes)
◦ 2 Acting Coaching (30 minutes)
◦ 1 Gyrotonic for singers (45 minutes)
◦ 1 Mock Audition
◦ 1 Performance on Monday, 29 January
◦ Speed headshots
◦ Survival jobs for singers in So Cal Workshop
Course is limited to 16 students.
To Apply for enrollment:
Please send your audition tapes (Please include bio, photo and 3 vocal samples) with a $25-application fee (payable via Shopify) to:
THOMAS MICHAEL ALLEN - Voice
OPERA: Berlin (Staatsoper, Komische Oper), Zurich, Geneva, Paris (Champs-Elysees), Baden-Baden, Amsterdam, Brussels, Stuttgart, Cincinnati, Handel Festival Halle, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Spoleto Festival, Cincinnati, Glimmerglass Festival
CONCERT: New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony (Washington D.C), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Les Arts Florissants, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Academy for Ancient Music, Opera Lafayette, Les musiciens du Louvre
RECORDING: EMI, Sony/Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Chandos, Capriccio
TEACHING: 20+years private studio Berlin, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Singing Course Beveren (Antwerp), guest faculty Amsterdam Conservatory, faculty USC-Thornton School of Music (beginning August 2017)
SUZANNA GUZMAN – Mezzo Soprano/Masterclass
As an Advocate for Arts Education she serves on the USC Thornton Board of Councilors, on UCLA’s Design for Sharing Board, on the Los Angeles Opera Education Committee and served as the Director of Community Engagement for the L.A. County High School for the Arts.
OPERA: Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera de Geneve, Dresden Opera, Opera Montpelier, Edinburgh Festival, Opera de Nice, Spoleto Festival
EDUCATION: California State University, Los Angeles, Occidental College (Honorary Doctorate)
ANN RODIGER – Alexander Technique
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center, New York City
DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course
TEACHING: 30+ years private studio Alexander Technique with focus on voice in New York City, Berlin and Antwerp. Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Singing Course Beveren (Belgium), guest faculty: University of Hawaii, University of Illinois
SPECIALIST: Laban Movement Analysis
EDUCATION: University of Oregon, University of Ohio, Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique
PRODUCER: Conferences and Workshops: Freedom to Move, Act, and Sing, and the Act of Writing
LISA SYLVESTER - COACH
COLLABORATIVE PIANIST - Boston Court Music Series: Music @the Court, UnSUNg, Song Collaborators Consortia, CollabFest @ USC,
CONDUCTOR: Long Beach Opera, Chamber Music Palisades, RealNewsArts Foundation, First Look Sonoma
TEACHING: University of Southern California,OperaViva! in Verona, OperaWorks, Cornish SummerArts, National Opera Association, LA Opera Community Programs
EDUCATION: University of Southern California, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Oberlin Conservatory
BOON KOH - Gyrotonic®
Boon is a Licentiate of Speech & Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. An actor-director who is comfortable on- and offstage, he has directed Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites for Balance Arts Opera Berlin, and assistant-directed Carmen for Singapore Lyric Theatre.
As a Gyrotonic® trainer, he focuses on helping singers to use their body as an extension of their performance.
As an actor, he has been seen in critical feature films like Apprentice, In The Room and 12 Storeys, and in numerous plays including Tango, Tropical Traumas, Private Parts and Magic Fund