October 5, 2002
1909 – 2004
Leanne Weatherly, Deh vieni, non tardar, Mozart
Julie Simpson, Come raggio di sol, Caldara
Tapon Bhat, Je crois entendre, Bizet
Louise Mackey, Vilia, Lehar
Paula Chacon, When I am laid in earth, Purcell
Brian Thorsett, Un aura amorosa, Mozart
Mr. Oren Brown presented this dynamic master class for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NATS in 2002, just two years before his death on March 6, 2004.
This master class is certainly one of the last in his very long and innovative career as a voice teacher and educator. He taught at such prestigious institutions as Washington University Medical School, The Juilliard School, and the Mannes School of Music and gave workshops and lectures throughout the world.
His approach used advances in voice science to create a beautiful blend- ing of the registers and great flexibility, with all the nuance expected of the best of the Italian Bel Canto School of singing. His passion for teaching led him to write one of the most successful books on teaching voice, “Discover Your Voice: How to Develop Healthy Voice Habits.”
Countless singers are greatly indebted to Mr. Brown both for his therapeutic approach in healing vocal injuries and his immense skill and knowledge in developing exquisite singing voices.
Mr. Brown was a member and leader in the National Association of Singing since 1948 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Region of NATS for contributions to the teaching profession. In 1999, the New York Singing Teachers Association awarded a citation in appreciation for “The Pioneering Research and Contributions to Voice Therapy and the Teaching of Singing”.
DVD: $18.00 + $4 shipping and handling ($7 Europe)
For more information, contact Lee Strawn.