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

September 23, 2021 - December 16, 2021

Fall Term
September 23 - December 16, 2021
Process of Performance -
4:00 - 5:00pm EST on Thursdays
Gospel Sing! -
5:30 - 6:30pm EST on Thursdays
Solo and Ensemble Singing for Adults! -
6:00 - 7:00pm EST on Tuesdays

Format: Online / Hybrid - 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 the workshops fall and spring: The Process of Performance in the fall and Music Theatre in the spring. New to 2021-22 is Gospel Sing! Led by Dr. Darryl Jordan and Solo and Ensemble Singing for Adults with Dr. Goffi-Fynn.

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

Visit singersworkshops.org for videos and images from past workshops and events.


The Process of Performance

Led by Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, and assisted by Anna Freedman, the Process of Performance has been re-designed to assist all singers in preparation for a musical journey including vocal development and musicianship while developing confidence in an inclusive environment. Students will also work on preparation for auditions for solo and ensemble opportunities including the Specialized Schools in NYC and the College audition process. Students will sing a variety of repertoire, practice auditioning ("Mock Auditions"), and culminate the term in collaborative performance in December. The program is open to all interested in singing. Our success is shown in our alumni attending Laguardia, PPAS, and other prestigious colleges in NYC and beyond.

  • Ages 11–17
  • Meets Thursdays 4-5 pm in an online/hybrid format. Details will be forthcoming. Final concert at Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam)
  • FALL enrollment only
  • Tuition: $400 per semester
  • Need-based scholarships available.

Here's a past performance from our Process of Performance workshop.

Gospel Sing!

Led by Dr. Darryl Jordan, Gospel Sing! is open to all singers wanting to sing in the Gospel style. In this musical journey, singers will be invited to share in the process of Gospel solo and ensembles, learning a healthy approach to the genre. As in all ensembles with Singers’ Workshops, the singers will develop their vocal confidence and musicianship while exploring their authentic sound. While new to Singers’ Workshops, Dr. Jordan has been assisting the Workshops since its conception and is a leading figure in Gospel music.

  • Ages 11–17
  • Meets Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm in an online/hybrid format. Details will be forthcoming. Final concert at Teachers College, Columbia University (525 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam)
  • FALL enrollment only
  • Tuition: $400 per semester
  • Need-based scholarships available.

Solo and Ensemble Singing for Adults!

Due to popular demand, the Workshops lead it’s first adult ensemble! Led by Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn and Dr. Colette Young, this ensemble is open to all singers wanting to sing. 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.

  • Meets Tuesdays 6-7 pm online only this fall. Details will be forthcoming. Final virtual concert.
  • FALL enrollment only
  • Tuition: $400 per semester
  • Need-based scholarships available.

Faculty

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.

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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