Course Duration12 Weeks
BS Voice Performance & Business from Indiana University
Master of Music Education from University of Northern Colorado
Students will learn how the human body can produce specific vocal sounds, and learn to apply that knowledge through the use of their own body. Learning in this way will help students to produce a more free and natural sounding singing style. Students will also learn to develop healthy singing habits which will maximize their volume and optimize the quality of their singing while protecting their vocals. Students will further develop and integrate the key elements of diction, resonance, breath support, and style in their vocal literature in a way that is appropriate for their voice type and skill level.
About Ellie Seligmann: An accomplished classical vocalist, Ellie Seligmann has been teaching singing in her private studio in Colorado for more than 18 years. She has performed opera and concert works throughout the United States as well as across Europe. She has been an invited clinician to many vocal workshops and master classes for the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Music Teachers National Association. Ellie holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a Master's degree in Music Education and is a certified vocologist by the National Center for Voice and Speech, and a Core Singing certified teacher.
(1) Understanding of how singing is produced; (2) Understanding of the difference between healthy singing and unhealthy singing; (3) Breath support; (4) Diction; (5) Resonance; (6) Style; (7) Coaching & encouragement.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
Ellie Seligmann has taught singing for more than 18 years in her private studio in Colorado. An accomplished classical vocalist, Ms. Seligmann has performed opera and concert works in the United States and Europe, and she has been an invited clinician for workshops and master classes for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Music Teachers National Association, and others. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a Master's degree in Music Education, and is a certified vocologist by the National Center for Voice and Speech, and a CoreSinging certified teacher. Her students have won state and regional competitions in classical singing and have been accepted to some of the nation's most prestigious vocal music degree programs.
"From the first lesson, my experience with Ellie was absolutely transformative! Freeing up my singing self frees up many other parts of me as well. I am thrilled with the work!" - Joan Piasecki, adult voice student
"Not only has my daughter learned to sing but also to read and understand music. I recommend Ellie to anyone who loves to sing; she is gracious and caring for her pupils while providing an environment that fosters advancement for the very serious student." - R. Batenburg, proud parent
"My daughter, Alexzandria, has always loved to sing, but never had the confidence to allow her voice to be heard. Over the last year with Ellie, I have seen Alex's self confidence rise and her voice become stronger and more beautiful. She sings in front of others, loves to perform, and is pursuing a career choice in singing and theatre. Ellie is a wonderful teacher and role model, and we are very lucky to have found her." -Laurie Rust, proud parent
Students in this course should be at least 13 years of age and should be able to match pitch. To match pitch, a student should be able to hear a note sung or played on an instrument and they will be able to sing the same pitch within their vocal range. It is important that any students studying this intermediate course should have some level of past experience with classical style singing. Students will also need to sing during each lesson and should arrange to have access to Skype and have a location where they feel completely comfortable producing loud sounds.