The Furman Voice Day is open to all high school voice students and teachers and is led by voice faculty members from the Furman Music Department. You will be able to connect and interact with teachers, Furman students, and other vocalists from near and far. There is no cost for Voice Day and it will be held on the campus of Furman University for those who are able to attend in-person, as well as virtually for those who are not able to travel to campus.
To register for Voice Day, please complete the form at the bottom of this webpage.
9:00-10:00am: Opening Session- Led by Voice Area Coordinator Dr. Grant Knox, this session will introduce the Furman Voice faculty, share information about the Voice Program at Furman, and feature performances by current students. (Students, Teachers)
10:15-11:15: Nailing Your College Auditions- Dr. Craig Price will demystify the college audition process. The session will give participants an idea of what to expect on audition day, how to make high quality screening and audition recordings, and how to set yourself up for audition success. There will be an opportunity for 1-2 singers to present a mock audition as time allows. (Students,Teachers)
11:30-12:30: Singing in French and Italian- In this interactive class, Dr. Bronwen Forbay will present tips for acing your French and Italian pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet, excerpts from Caro mio ben by Tomasso Giordani and Lydia by Gabriel Fauré. There will be an opportunity for 1-2 singers to sing as time allows. (Students, Teachers)
1:30-2:30: Healthy Singing for the Concert Hall and Choir- Furman voice teacher and Speech and Language Pathologist Lisa Barksdale examines lifestyle habits for promoting vocal health in any setting. Learn new ways to maintain your marvelous mucosal wave! (Students, Teachers)
2:45-3:45: A Balancing Act: Musical Theatre and Classical Singing in the Voice Studio- With more and more singers interested in training in classical and musical theatre technique, healthy phonation is crucial. This session will focus on exercises and tools for singers and teachers that will help in balancing these two styles. Volunteers will be taken from the audience to demonstrate these techniques through their prepared repertoire. Led by Dr. Grant Knox. (Students, Teachers)
4:00-5:00: Prospective Student Meet and Greet- Students are invited to attend a meet and greet with our current students to learn more about life in the Furman Voice program. (Students)
4:00-5:00: Teacher Meet and Greet- Teachers are invited to join the Furman Voice Faculty for networking and a chance to ask questions of our faculty. (Teachers)