Musical and modern song: A vocal training for actors and singers of different styles

El department of modern and musical singing Eòlia has an eclectic orientation that includes the modern music, musical theater And others styles and musics of different cultures. This eclecticism aims to promote one wide vision of the possibilities of the vocal instrument, exploring the musical execution, the phrasing, the sonority and the dynamics of the voice. It is an orientation that also reflects the variety of styles that the music theater singer must face today. He training plan It aims to provide the user with a good one basis to develop your particular sound, express yourself fluently and with authenticity, and at the same time Understand your voice, take care of it and make the most of it.

"If you copy, it means you work without feeling really. In the world, there are not two equal people, and this must be the case with music, it is not music. " Billy Holiday

In addition to musical studies, the singer's training involves physical preparation, not only of the vocal instrument but also of the body in general. The singer is his own instrument. The development of self-awareness in relation to your body is vital and therefore the basis of your training. In the vocal technique classes we work this one Relationship between body and voice for voice spoken and sung. The vocal instrument depends on the element of the air, and the administration of the air depends on the body. The source of sound is also the center of emotional expression. The vocal instrument is especially sensitive to changes in states of emotion, nervous states and energy states. These changes are 'natural', but they can manifest themselves through muscular tensions that affect the respiratory system or directly the vocal instrument. The training prepares the actor or singer to manage these changes and strengthen his instrument.

"When we carry out an activity with care and attention we experience consciousness in the sense of focused consciousness that resonates with the environment and can think and feel. " Elsa Gindler

In 'modern' singing we find ourselves challenged to produce from the utmost subtlety of vocal expression to the expression of maximum volume in the cathartic and exciting sound of the 'belts' of rock, soul, musical theater… In the case of a singer of musical theater, you must be prepared for express yourself with authenticity and freedom in a variety of styles. It is a job that requires one great sensitivity and listening ability, and also a great one energy and resistance. An artist can meet the same week doing a casting of 'legit' musical (musical with lyrical tendencies for example: West Side Story, Les Miserables) another of musical rock (We will rock you, Rent), a musical type ' Broadway '(Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls) or a musical like Lion King with a sound of African music. You may also have rehearsals, one or two concerts (hopefully!) And you may be working ‘during the day’ in a dining room, a restaurant, a shop, a bar… The vocal requirement then, is not only in the artistic management of the voice, but also in physical and vocal fatigue due to other daily activities of life.

"It does not mean a thing if it's not got that swing." Duke Ellington

In Eolia, training is carried out through collective classes of musical language, vocal technique, song lab, song interpretation (musical theater line or modern line of music), history of modern music through song and particular classes of technique and song. These studies specifically for the formation of voice and singing are reinforced by means of interpretation, body, dance classes and the choice of piano classes.

The professors and professors of the singing department are active professionals with various tours in the world of the show, including musical theater, jazz, rock, funk, soul, Brazilian music, cabaret… They have significant experience as stage performers. They are teachers with teaching experience, with higher studies or equivalent of music, modern song, lyrical song and complementary studies in theater, voice, body, and dance, as well as research and practice body techniques such as Alexander Technique, Sensory Awareness, Feldenkreis, Holistic Gymnastics, Grinberg Method, Pilates, Tai Ji Quan, Polarity Therapy. All have deepened in their voice studies through the technique of Estill (Voice Craft).

The formation of voice and singing in Eolia has all this shared experience to offer a comprehensive and complete training that brings together the technical, corporal and musical knowledge. It is a good base for any artist or professional to know your voice and start training it, take care of it and get the most out of it.