Registered Physical Therapist David Shulman visits Music Industry Forum class to discuss injuries that musicians encounter and ways to prevent and manage them.
Stephen Brown, Company Manager of New Yorks Metropolitan Opera gives a master class in opera and singing to a group of students at Loyola University, New Orleans. After giving some insights into the challenges of teaching and judging students of voice, he assesses the work of four students and gives feedback on their performances. Among the topics he addresses are: stagecraft and acting, breath control, focus and projection, and the importance of context to a successful performance.
A Master Class in Opera with The Met’s Stephen Brown – Breath Control, Dynamics, and Air Column Support
Stephen Brown of the Metropolitan Opera begins his assessment of four voice students at Loyola University, New Orleans with a clinic in breath control, dynamics, and air column support.
Stephen Brown of the Metropolitan Opera continues his assessment of four voice students at Loyola University, New Orleans with a discussion of dynamics, posture and breath placement prompted by a performance of Der Lindenbaum from Schuberts Winterreise cycle.
Stephen Brown of the Metropolitan Opera continues his assessment of four voice students at Loyola University, New Orleans with a deconstruction of the arts of breathing and phrasing as dramatic devices.
Kirk Whalum is a Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist and has worked with a long list of musical greats. In this clip, Kirk speaks about the circular breathing techniques implemented by many woodwind players.
Sarah Jane McMahon, an opera singer, discusses the importance of breathing for vocalists. She believes good breathing involves a deep, full, low breath. She also talks about various breathing techniques and the ones she finds most important.
Philip Frohnmayer talks about what he teaches to a student while they are studying with him.