Up next in our ongoing series about the upcoming vocal workshops, Anonymous responds to our questions. No not *that* Anonymous, just one of our regular singers who would like to stay unnamed, and we respect that.
VCS: What’s the difference between the Masterclass and the general class for you?
A: For the Masterclass, we were instructed to prepare a song that we could work on for the class. I hadn’t realized that the Masterclass would be in front of the entire group and I was very nervous. After singing, Jen provided feedback and asked us about our own feelings about the experience and we sang parts of our song again with her instruction.
VCS: What did you get out of the Masterclass?
A: It gave me the experience of singing in front of a large audience.
VCS: Were you nervous?
VCS: What goes through your brain while Jen’s making you answer her questions?
A: I think Jen provided great feedback, as always, but I think I was so nervous that it was difficult to focus.
VCS: What was the audience like?
A: The audience was very friendly.
VCS: Would you do it again?
A: I think it was a worthwhile experience but I think if I hadn’t been so incredibly nervous than I could have gotten much more out of it. I think I would do it again, but it might be preferable to do in front of a smaller audience (e.g. the master class participants) rather than the entire group.
Stay tuned for more in this series, next up will be Jennifer Rodgers Beach – on nervousness. Because even directors get nervous.