JUMP-START your 2020

with an intensive series of Masterclasses from some of Australia's finest.

With world-renowned operatic directors and coaches, as well as classical music experts and Artistic managers, focus on your development with XL Arts inc. from:

30th January 2020 - 16th February 2020

Each participant will have the opportunity to:

· Actively participate in at least 3 Masterclasses

· Observe all other masters, Masterclasses and Sessions.

· Receive professional and artist management feedback on their CV, BIO and audition VIDEO

· Perform in a Showcase concert on 16th February

· Expand their professional network

· Receive copies of all masterclass materials

Course fee is $375.00

Applications Close: 6:00pm AEDT, 8th December 2019.

​For any further questions, contact us directly on: admin@xlarts.org

the Mentors and Masterclasses
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Work with renowned director Andrew Sinclair to maximise your interpretation, nuance, drama and communication in your aria. With more than 30 years’ experience across Europe. The USA and Australia including ROH Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Opera Australia and an incredible depth of repertoire, this is for those looking to take artistry to the next level.

For more information about Andrew Sinclair see https://andrewsinclair.info/

Director

Andrew Sinclair

Unlocking the Drama

Focus on your vocal development with internationally renowned contralto Liane Keegan, award-winning rising star Lee Abrahmsen or brilliant conductor and coach Simon Kenway. With any of these masters, the sky’s the limit.

For more infomtion about Simon Kenway see https://www.artsmanagement.com.au

For more information about Liane Keegan see https://www.lianekeegan.com.au

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For more information about Lee Abramsen see http://leeabrahmsen.com/

Vocal Masterclasses

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Conductor, Pianist

Simon Kenway

Contralto, Vocal Teacher

Liane Keegan

Soprano

Lee Abrahmsen

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Award-winning Britten expert, conductor and pianist Paul Kildea will lead a masterclass in the interpretation of renowned composer Benjamin Britten. Gain new insight into the vocal music from this composer so regularly featured in concert programs and opera house repertoire from the world’s leading expert.

 

For information about Paul Kildea see https://artsmanagement.com.au

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Conductor, Author, Artistic Director

Paul Kildea

The Music of Benjamin Britten

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From audition rooms, coaching, performance duo’s and ensembles and so much more, a good pianist is worth their weight in gold. Find out how to get the most out of working with your accompanist, associate artist, partner, repetiteur or coach with award-winning pianist, associate artist, coach, conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos.

For more information about Stefan Cassomenos see

http://stefan-cassomenos.squarespace.com/

Composer, Pianist, Artistic Director

Stefan Cassomenos

Working with Accompanists

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Hear directly from the agent on your audition package with this opportunity to audition and get direct feedback from Artist Manager Kathryn Morrison (Kathryn Morrison Management). Gain industry knowledge and feedback on the presentation skills and audition materials you have worked on in earlier sessions and some goals for your future. 

For more information about Kathryn Morrison see https://www.kathrynmorrisonmanagement.com/

Artist Manager

Kathryn Morrison

Auditioning for Agents

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Recitative is considered to be as important, if not more so, than the arias and ensembles in many operas. Focus on this often-neglected aspect of your singing, but one that informs your character, language, singing and career.

Working with Conductors

Discover how to maximise your relationship with any Maestro and how you can help each other to develop a beautiful performance. Covering common pitfalls, communication, your preparation, and everything to look for, this is the class for those wanting to work with any orchestra, or stage.

 

For more information about Alan Cook see

https://www.morethanopera.com/about/our-people/alan-cook/

Conductor, Artistic Director

Alan Cook

Italian Recitative

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First impressions count, so hear directly from international conductor and frequent audition panellist Patrick Burns on how to maximise your impression and get the gig. Get live feedback on every aspect of the audition process so you can present the best YOU that you can be.

For more information about Patrick Burns see https://www.patrickburnsconductor.com/

Conductor, Teacher

Patrick Burns

Preparing for Auditions

The Sessions

Discover how to maximise the impact of your CV and Bio and get professional feedback from Artist Manager Kathryn Morrison (Kathryn Morrison Management) on working with agents.

Music Buiness with Kathryn Morrison

Hear from some of Australia’s most renowned artists in this candid panel discussion on the industry, work, and artistry. This is your chance to hear directly from the stage. Chaired by Patrick Burns.

Singers Forum

The Performance

On 16th February, show off your hard work in this gala concert. Share what you have been working on during the Masterclass series. The concert will be held at thriving concert venue Tempo Rubato.

Showcase Concert

The Schedule

30 January 2020, 7:00 - 9:30pm: Patrick Burns - Preparing for Auditions

02 February 2020, 2:00 - 4:30pm: Alan Cook - Working with Conductors

02 February 2020, 5:30 - 8:00pm: Alan Cook - Italian Recitative

03 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Paul Kildea - The Music of Benjamin Britten

05 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Simon Kenway - Vocal Masterclass

07 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Simon Kenway - Vocal Masterclass

09 February 2020, 2:00pm - 4:30pm: Andrew Sinclair - Unlocking the drama in your aria

09 February 2020, 5:30 - 8:00pm: Liane Keegan - Vocal Masterclass

10 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Kathryn Morrison - Music Business

12 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Stefan Cassomenos - Working with Accompanists

14 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Kathryn Morrison - Auditioning for Agents

15 February 2020, 3:30pm - 6:00pm: Lee Abrahmsen - Vocal Masterclass

15 February 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Singers Forum

16 February 2020, 4:00 : Showcase Concert at Tempo Rubato