Music Ministry Event
SMALL GROUP CHORAL WORKSHOP FOR SINGERS
(The McClosky Institute of Voice)
Sponsored by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and St. Mary Magdalene Church
Using the McClosky technique, you will learn to free your breath and sing without tension; improving your sound, stamina, and ease of vocal production.
When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 9:00 AM – NOON
Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Parish Social Hall, 8 Gillin Drive, Simpsonville, SC
Cost: Early Registration $10/person
At the Door $20/person
Contact: Kathy Ratycz, Director of Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-963-2293
9:15 The McClosky Technique
10:00 Choral Fitness Tips and Vocal Hygiene (taking care of your voice)
10:45 Phonation: Learning to sing with freedom
11:30 Growing as a singer
The McClosky Institute of Voice is a not for profit organization that promotes healthy vocal technique for all.
Clinician – Lisa Browne Barksdale, B.M. (Vocal Performance), Furman University; M.M. (Vocal Performance), Northwestern University; M.C.D. University of South Carolina; CCC-SLP at Greenville ENT with Greenville Health Systems; CMVT-MT (Certified McClosky Voice Technician – Master Teacher); soprano
A native of Macon, Georgia, Lisa has been teaching voice and performing more than 30 years. Nine of her teaching years were spent as the Junior High and High School Choral Director at Pace Academy in Atlanta. Lisa was heavily involved in Atlanta’s music community, singing with Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus for 10 years. She also directed youth and children’s choirs in Atlanta-area churches. Since moving to Greenville, South Carolina, Lisa has presented solo recitals and has been featured frequently as a soloist with the Greenville Chorale and Herring Chamber Ensemble. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Music at Furman University where she has taught private lessons to music majors as well as voice class to non-majors for nineteen years. Lisa finds great joy in passing on her love of singing.
Lisa holds membership in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Choristers Guild, American Speech and Hearing Association, Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) and Pi Kappa Lambda (music honorary society). She became a Certified McClosky Voice Technician in 2006, and served as Vice President for the McClosky Institute of Voice from 2007-2011. Since certifying, she has taught workshops in Boston, MA; Greenville, SC; Hilton Head, SC; Rock Hill, SC; Lawrenceville, GA; Columbus, GA; Atlanta, GA; Las Vegas, NV; Asheville, NC; Redlands, CA; Cleveland, TN; and at the South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing. Lisa has given demonstrations of the McClosky technique at conventions in Nashville, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, and in Greenville, recently presented “The Care and Feeding of the Voice” at the Metro2Music conference for church musicians. In July 2018, Lisa became a Master Teacher with the McClosky Institute of Voice.
Lisa’s desire to learn more about healthy voice use prompted her to earn a degree from the University of South Carolina in Communication Disorders in 2014. In January, 2015, Lisa joined Greenville ENT for her Speech Language Pathology to complete her Clinical Fellowship, and has since earned the Certificate of Clinical Competency with ASHA, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. A part of the team of Speech and Language Pathologists in the Greenville Voice Center, she specializes in helping patients with voice (particularly singing voice) and swallowing problems, and head and neck cancer. Frequently, Lisa reaches out to schools and community organizations to offer tips for maintaining good vocal health.
PLEASE PRINT REGISTRATION FORM. COMPLETE AND RETURN WITH $10 TO
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, ATTN: Kathy Ratycz, Director of Music,
8 Gillin Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29680.