Donegal Summer School of Music July
Explore the world of Opera in this fun and energetic introduction to Opera class. With the fabulously talented Rita Demaria, a spinto soprano who hails from Bologna Italy, students will learn about the various sights and sounds to be experienced at an opera while touching on vocal and breathing techniques, core repertoire and performance skills. “Singing is one of the most empowering skills one may ever develop. But, like every skill, it needs a good foundation. During this class, we will learn the basics of breathing, how to use autogenic training in order to fight stage fright...” Have fun learning about this exciting and beautiful art form, a rare opportunity for children in Donegal, not to be missed!
Venture up the Amazon River into the rain forest to create songs based on the wondrous creatures, sounds, music, rhythms and chants found there. Play some unusual instruments, drums and folkloric rhythms, working together to create a tropical, magical soundscape. The focus will be on ensemble playing, rhythms, sound textures and fun to produce a unique musical experience for players at all levels.