Reading + Vocal Workshop with Richard Armstrong

“He is as fascinated with the vocalization that might accompany a tennis shot as he is with a perfectly positioned high C. He cultivates impure sound – the peeps, motor-like rumbles, multiphonics and whistle tones […] with the same diligence that others give to singing on pitch.” – Elissa Poole, The Globe and Mail

Renowned New York based vocal instructor, director and performer Richard Armstrong visits the Western Front this September to present a two-evening introductory vocal workshop and an intimate reading from his forthcoming book on the human voice.

 


 

Conversation with Richard Armstrong
Sept 4, 2013 @ 8pm
Door $5 / Free for Western Front members

Reflecting on his forty-five years of experience studying and teaching voice, Richard Armstrong will draw upon personal references and anecdotes to discuss his unique approach to vocal training and his interest in the interrelationship between the voice and the psyche. He will read from his forthcoming book Voice Chronicles: An Anti-Text Book on the Human Voice.

 


 

Introductory Vocal Workshop 
Sept 5 & 6, 2013 @ 7-10pm
Earlybird registration (until Aug 9): $160
Regular registration: $175

Space is limited. Advance registration required.
To register contact: newmusicadmin@front.bc.ca

Richard Armstrong facilitates this two-evening introductory workshop, with a focus on exploring and expanding vocal range and character, and an emphasis on good use of breath, body alignment, and physical grounding, as well as on the connection between the voice and the personality of each participant.

*Individuals who have completed the Introductory workshop with Richard Armstrong may be eligible to register for the Continuing level workshop. Contact newmusicadmin@front.bc.ca for more details.

 


 

Biography

With over 40 years of experience teaching voice, Richard Armstrong’s distinction as a teacher, director and performer has inspired a generation of performers and their work. His teaching artistry is sought after internationally by students and professionals alike, and he has given workshops and demonstrations of his work throughout North and South America and Europe. Annual events include his International Voice Workshops at the Banff Centre in Canada, and a workshop for the graduate theatre programme at Towson University in Baltimore, USA. Armstrong is currently an associate arts professor at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing at the Tisch School of the Arts and teaches for its International Summer School in Amsterdam. For more information on Richard Armstrong, visit his website here.