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Vocal Rising Stars – Day Two

Vocal Rising Stars Week,
Day Two

Artistic Director of Schwab Vocal Rising Stars and New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier gives insight into the week of rehearsals at Caramoor.

Day Two…

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Vocal Rising Stars, Snapshots from Rehearsal

1. Our genius guest teacher, Amy Burton
2. The many moods of Theo Hoffman
3. Leann Osterkamp, with the world at her feet
4. The many moods of Theo Hoffman, part duex
5. Les Grands from ages: with two men I adore

Photos by Steven Blier

Vocal Rising Stars, Sixth Season: Day 3

Vocal Rising Stars The third day is the sweet spot. The pressure of the performance isn’t really upon us yet, the group numbers are on their feet (or, in one case, on its butt, since the cast is seated for it), the guest teacher hasn’t arrived, and it’s just the family, workin’ away on songs. Salient features of the day:

(1) We had a morning visit from about twenty students from a nearby high school, all of them members of their school chorus. They were amazingly attentive, asked a lot of good questions, and gently kicked all of us into performance mode. Sure, they were watching us rehearse, and we let them see us change keys, talk about vibrato, place vowels, fix problems. But inevitably you don’t rehearse the same way when you have an audience—you have to deliver Read more