Vocal Style Speed-Dial
Restricted to 12 participants
How do you change your vocal sound? How do you move from one vocal style or genre to another and really make it different? In last year’s singing technique workshop Gemma had a closer look at Bulgarian-style belting. This year the focus will be on how to develop your voice to suit the song style and the emotions you want to express – whether you are singing in a world music choir or writing your own original songs… Bigger and bolder, softer and sweeter, brighter and brassier? Learn techniques and have fun creating your own individual settings and put your favourite voice qualities on speed-dial!
Eastern European a capella
Unlimited numbers – open for all
The Eastern European singing traditions are some of the richest and most sophisticated in the world. Gemma will take you on a musical journey through some of these folk music styles she is intimately acquainted with, and share some of her most beloved songs from the region. You got a glimpse in 2015, you’ll get a blast in 2016!
Gemma Turner is an independent singer, songwriter/arranger, singing teacher, vocal ensemble leader & voice researcher based in Sydney who has been working in world and contemporary popular music since the late 80s. Gemma began her career as a founding member and writer/arranger of Blindman’s Holiday, one of Australia’s most influential a cappella groups, with whom she recorded three CDs and toured Australia and overseas. She is currently lead vocalist with award-winning band The Transylvaniacs, singing Hungarian, Romanian and Romani songs. She specializes in coaching individuals, small ensembles and choirs on how to improve their voices and change style to suit the music they want to sing . She has a PhD from Sydney University for her research on on how body movement changes the sound of singing and her work been published internationally.