* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience*
Learning to play an instrument is all about developing the proper technique, good repertoire and working to create a beautiful tone on that instrument. Learning to sing properly is no different, except that the instrument is not external…it’s part of you and you can’t see it. That makes it, in some ways, more challenging. Come hear master voice teacher and singer Dawn Bailey (soprano) perform and also share her knowledge with Augustana voice majors in a Vocal Masterclass on Friday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Augustana Faith & Life Chapel. There is no charge for admission.
As a sought out vocalist, Ms. Bailey is a versatile artist recognized for her engaging performances in a wide variety of vocal styles. She is equally comfortable as a soloist or as an ensemble member, moving fluidly from choral music to chamber music, opera, oratorio and art song. Dawn has appeared with some of Canada’s leading early music ensembles, including Tafelmusik, the Toronto Consort, Ensemble Caprice, The Toronto Masque Theatre, Aradia, Les Violons du Roy, the Theatre of Early Music, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and le Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal. In her home province of Alberta, she has been a frequent soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Early Music Alberta and Pro Coro Canada. This fall, Dawn was the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Da Camera Singers in Edmonton, and performed as both a soloist and an ensemble member in Handel’s Messiah with Calgary’s Early Music Voices. Highlights of the coming months include joining ProCoro Canada as a member of faculty for the Choral Arts program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, collaborating with FEMME and the Good Women Dance company for a premiere of a new work by Jane Berry in March and performing Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with Early Music Alberta in May. Ms. Bailey appears on recordings with the Toronto Consort, Ensemble Caprice, Seraphina, the Theatre of Early Music and Vivavoce.
Dawn is a voice teacher in Edmonton, holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Toronto and nearing completion of her Master’s degree in Early Music Performance from McGill University. She has undertaken advanced vocal studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands and directs the Cantilon KinderSingers. Non-music related points of interest include Dawn’s certification as a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, her interest in gardening and her joy in her three children.
For further information, please call the Augustana Fine Arts Office at 780-679-1532.
Friday, March 20
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus
There is no charge for admission. The public is welcome. R.A.R.E.