Coaching & Audition Workshop
with Gordon Gerrard
July 4 – 12, 2012 ~ Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Concert Opera Society (VanCOCO) is proud to offer its first workshop for opera singers (established and emerging) in the community looking to for an opportunity to polish their audition repertoire!
We will accept 10 singers for this 8 day workshop, on a first come – first serve basis. Each singer will benefit from:
~ 5 private hour long coachings with Gordon Gerrard ~
~ Honing your audition rep with one of Canada’s leading coaches ~
~ Solidifying your “Top 5” Audition Arias ~
~ Audition Technique – What are they looking for? ~
~ Participation in a “Mock Audition” ~
~ Saving your $$ – We bring the professional to you! ~
Fee: $720.00 CDN + HST
(Due immediately upon enrolment – PayPal payments accepted)
For more information or to register email us!
Coach and Conductor, Gordon Gerrard has established himself among Canada’s most exciting young musicians. Gordon is currently on staff for Opera McGill and also works with the singers of Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier. For four seasons, Gordon was the Resident Conductor for Calgary Opera, and he continues to serve on the music staffs of Opera Nuova and the Opera as Theatre Program at the Banff Centre. Gordon conducted the Canadian premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women for Calgary Opera, which was broadcast on CBC. Recently, Gordon led productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Hamilton. In 2009, Gordon was awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artists by the City of Calgary. In recent years, he has worked as Assistant Conductor for Opera Lyra Ottawa, Repetiteur for Vancouver Opera, Associate Music Director for the Manhattan School of Music Undergraduate Opera Studio, and Lecturer at Iowa State University. As a pianist, Gordon recently presented a recital with mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber at the University of Alberta, as well as a program with internationally renowned soprano Jane Eaglen for the Edmonton Recital Society. In 2012, Gordon conducts La Bohème and Ariodante for Calgary Opera, Don Giovanni for Opera McGill and Alcina for Opera Nuova.