A basic singing course for people who can carry a tune but do not have much (or any) solo performance experience. Issues explored will include vocal production, lyric interpretation, and harmony. The emphasis will be on having fun with music and making swift progress in the development of singing skill.
Price: Non-Members $180/Members $144
Charles Williams studied Voice and Opera at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and Music and Theater Arts at Los Angeles City College. He studied privately with Professor Ernst Garay (Berlin), Fredrick Wilkerson (NY), and Patricia Sage (NY). Charles has won international acclaim since his opera debut at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. He has acted and sung in theaters and opera houses and on radio and television in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich and Vienna. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Barns at Wolf Trap, and the Kennedy Center. Charles served as vocal consultant for Sweet Honey in the Rock, and was vocal panelist for the NEA. He has taught workshops in Austria and Germany, and travels the U. S. to conduct master classes, vocal workshops, and summer programs.