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Singers Workshops at TC: Find Your Voice - Find Yourself!

March 2, 2023 - June 1, 2023

Spring Term
TBB-ers’ Vocal Workshop -
Date: February 2 - April 27, 2023
Time: 5:00-6:00pm EST on Thursdays
Solo and Ensemble Singing for Adults -
Dates: January 17 - May 8, 2023
Times: 6:00-7:00pm EST on Tuesdays
Music Theatre -
Dates: March 2 - June 1, 2023
Times: 6:00-7:00pm EST on Thursdays

Format: In person with options to Zoom. Please check workshop tab for more details.

Singers’ Workshops at TC is designed to assist ALL singers develop their vocal, musical, and communicative capabilities across the life-span. Developed by Singing Voice Specialist, Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, these programs grew out of our partnership with Every Voice Choirs, a not-for-profit music program at Columbia University.

These workshops provide a unique opportunity for singers at all ages to work together collaboratively. Aside from the fun of singing with peers, our participants perform in professional venues, participate in community service opportunities, and receive training from a nationally-recognized voice instructor with a team of professional vocal educators.

Singers' Workshops encourage healthy development of singing voices in various repertoire with positive and engaging performance opportunities. Dr. Goffi-Fynn directs two workshops: The Process of Performance in the fall and Music Theatre in the spring. Gospel and Jazz Sing! returns this year, led by Dr. Darryl Jordan and TBB’ers in the spring term returns as well. Solo and Ensemble Singing for Adults continues all year co-taught by Dr. Colette Young.

Auditions are not required, although a commitment to attendance and practice are expected.

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TBB-ers’ Vocal Workshop

Led by Dr. Goffi-Fynn this program is open to all anyone comfortable singing in the tenor/baritone/bass range. We welcome all singers including transgender, non-binary, and non-gender conforming individuals. It is designed to build confidence and technique as they navigate their voice changes, ages 11-18.

We continue this spring to prepare for a Carnegie Hall appearance in a newly commissioned work, Neither Separated, Nor Undone by Derrick Skye. Led by Dr. Mark Shapiro on April 29 with the Cecelia Chorus.

  • Ages 11–18
  • Meet Times: February 2 - April 27, 2023 from 5:00-6:00pm on Thursdays (off on March 16)
    • Additional rehearsals and dress rehearsals TBA
  • Joining Carnegie Hall: April 28, 2023
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Tuition: $400 per semester
  • Need-based scholarships available.

Solo and Ensemble Singing for Adults!

Due to popular demand, the Workshops lead its first adult ensemble! Led by Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn and Dr. Colette Young, this ensemble is open to all singers wanting to sing within a chamber community. In this musical journey, singers will be invited to share in the process of solo and ensembles, learning a healthy approach to a variety of genres. As in all ensembles with Singers’ Workshops, the singers will develop their vocal confidence and musicianship while exploring their authentic sound.

  • Meet Times: January 17 - May 8, 2023 from 6:00-7:00pm EST on Tuesdays (off on March 14)
  • FALL and SPRING enrollment
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Tuition: $400 per semester
  • Need-based scholarships available.

Music Theatre Vocal Workshop

Led by Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, musical theater repertoire is the focus for this workshop. Repertoire will be chosen based on the strengths of each individual singer to provide a range of styles (from "legit" to "pop" and "CCM" as well as “opera”). Selections are semi-staged for performance.

  • Ages 11–18
  • Meet Times: March 2 - June 1, 2023 from 6:00-7:00 pm EST on Thursdays
  • SPRING Enrollment only
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Tuition: $400 per semester
  • Need-based scholarships available.


Jeanne Goffi-Fynn is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Doctoral Cohort Program at Columbia University, Teachers College. Her interests include Performance across the Lifespan, Applied Studio Teaching and Learning, Voice Development, Collaborative Mentoring, and Pedagogy across Styles. She is also a Singing Voice Specialist, specifically in the retraining of singers with Muscular Tension Dysphonia (MTD). Jeanne has presented often at workshops, master classes and pedagogical presentations and is a member of the Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) and Opera America. She is President of NATS_NYC and Chair of National NATS Mentoring Initiates. She is the Director of Singers’ Workshops, aiding in the development of young singers. Jeanne’s singing career includes opera, legit music theatre, oratorio, choral, and recitals.

Colette Cecile Young

Dr. Colette Cecile Young, Soprano, native Hawai’ian, earned her bachelor’s degree in both Biology and Music from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, where she was often guest soprano soloist with the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is pursuing a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies combining music and science education. She is also currently on faculty at Columbia Secondary School (CSS), where she teaches science, leads the middle school choir, Executive Function Program, and the cheerleading team. Colette is also the Columbia University Cheerleading team.

Colette has been guest soloist with the Apollo Orchestra, Landon Symphonette, soloist at the White House, and won the VSA International Performing Artist Competition sponsored by the Kennedy Center, where she made her acclaimed debut. A spokesperson for Learning Ally (fka Recording for Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), Colette won numerous 1st prizes in the National Association Teacher’s of Singing and Asian International Competitions. A classical, operatic, and musical theater vocalist, flutist, pianist, Polynesian dancer, Colette has performed throughout Hawai’i, continental US, and Italy. As artist representative for the VSA and the Kennedy Center, she performed at and lectured before the Maryland State Legislature, and the US. Department of Education on Music and Arts Education.

Darryl Jordan;

Dr. Darryl Jordan, conductor/singer/songwriter, holds a B.S. and M.M. in Music Education from NYU and Boston University, respectively and recently completed his EDDCT Music Education and Performance Pedagogy from Teachers College. He is an Adjunct Professor of Voice and Conductor at Nyack College. He trains multi-faceted young singers in Harlem as the former Chair of Vocal Music at the Urban Assembly School for Performing Arts. Currently he teaches at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. Desiring to “develop singers for every stage,” he has spent the past twenty five years training singers and conducting choirs in Maryland, D.C., and New York for everything from classical to jazz. His students have performed everywhere from major concert halls, a host of churches, community centers, and public events! Most recently, he performed with the Broadway Inspirational Voices with Patti LuPone at David Geffen Hall. Thanking God for his own musical gift, he seeks to empower the community through the gift of song. A Four-time Apollo Amateur Night Winner and sought after singer, he will release his new album, TIME, later this year.

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