Powell River Academy of Music

Summer Vocal Academy

3 Day Intensive Workshop for Singers & Songwriters

July 12-14

Fee: $270

The Powell River Summer Vocal Academy is an exciting opportunity to advance your skills in vocal technique, performance and songwriting.

The 3-day intensive program is designed for singers and songwriters ages 15 to adults and will explore topics such as stylistic interpretation, stage presence, microphone technique, improvisation, songwriting essentials and more. Each day singers will participate in a Performance Masterclass and explore a wide variety of musical styles such as Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Latin and more. The week will culminate with an evening Gala Concert given by the participants held at the Powell River Academy of Music. Daily evening jam sessions and community building will make this an unforgettable summer experience.

For further information, daily schedule and registration please contact the Academy.
Tel.: +1 604 485 9633; e-mail: info@powellriveracademy.org

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Daily Workshop Schedule

July 12
Day 1 Musical Style - Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Blues

July 13
Day 2 Musical Style - Musical Theatre/Broadway, Cabaret

July 14
Day 3 Musical Style - Latin (Brazilian, Cuban, Spanish, Italian)

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Gergana Velinova
Vocalist, Songwriter, Poet

Vocalist, songwriter, and music educator Gergana Velinova has inspired international audiences with her diverse artistic talents. With a repertoire extending from her own compositions to Duke Ellington, Jobim or Mozart, Gergana is equally comfortable in the world of Jazz, Gospel, Art Song or Musical Theatre.

Gergana is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. She has lived and performed in the US, Canada and Europe since 1993 including Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. She has shared the stage and recorded with Grammy and Juno nominees such as Willard Dyson, Neil Swanson, Brad Turner, Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson , Keith Ganz, Misha Piatigorsky, and Miles Black to name a few.

She has released six albums featuring her own compositions and original arrangements of jazz classics. Her albums The Thief and December Wishing received critical acclaim and reached in the TOP 10 of the US CMJ Top 40, Roots Music and the Earshot USA and Canadian Jazz Charts.

Gergana holds a Master of Arts Degree in Classical-Contemporary and Jazz Voice Performance from the Longy School of Music in Boston. In addition to her performance career she is well known for her work as a music entrepreneur, choir director and vocal coach both in Canada and the US. She has produced and facilitated numerous multi-art collaborative projects, Vocal Workshops, and Master classes. Gergana is the founder and host of the Lions Den Concert Series in Vancouver. For more information please visit: www.gerganavelinova.com.

Link to YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a96z-fB9yi4 .