Love to sing or play the piano? Want to improve your technique and have a blast at the same time? Are you creative and want to share your work with like-minded peers? This camp is for you!
For ages 7-17 (Students will be separated by age level in group settings). All teachers are background checked and approved.
The cost for this two-week camp is $250. This includes music material and tracks for the final performance. Please have an available printer for music or lyric printing. Students must provide their own music and lyrics for volunteer karaoke performances. Due date is July 8th, 2020. Materials for camp will not be sent until full payment is made.
Students will need time to learn the material sent, so please send a payment well in advance so they can be prepared for their coaching.
Students must have access to a computer/phone device for coaching (Facetime, Skype, Zoom), and they must use Zoom for group meetings. Voice students must also use an additional device to play their instrumental tracks.
Please note: For piano students, please have at least a year of piano before sign up. They need to have access to a decent piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys.
Portia Hawkins holds degrees from Fisk University (BA) and Yale University (MM). She was recently named Teacher of the Year by the North Fulton Music Teachers Association of Atlanta. She has taught at several Atlanta colleges and universities. Mrs. Hawkins teaches privately in her studio in Roswell. Her CD, “African American Sampler," is heard on WABE-FM radio in Atlanta and several public radio stations throughout the country. Several years ago, she edited a piano collection of works by William Grant Still at the request of his daughter, Judith Still. Mrs. Hawkins is an adjudicator and is an active member of the Georgia Music Teachers Association, The National Federation of Music Clubs, and Mu Phi Epsilon.
Christina Dragoo has over 20 years of experience as a voice teacher with students performing at Disney Hall, the Winspear, and Angel Stadium. They have appeared in numerous operas, musical theatre productions and TV shows including, Blackish, Once Upon a Time, and This is Us. Her student Lorena Tassinari's most recent album, Lulebu, features duets with Placido Domingo Jr. Ms. Dragoo also has an extensive performance resume, singing at a wide variety of venues, including the Florence International Music Festival, Los Angeles Fashion Week, the Renaissance Fair, the Viper Room, and many opera companies including Diversita Opera. She currently runs a private studio and teaches at Ovation Academy in McKinney TX.
Tammie Woods is a graduate from Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University where she was a student of Denyce Graves and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has won numerous awards in voice including the 1999 Presidential Scholar in the Arts award where she received a medallion from President Clinton and performed at the Kennedy Center for the NFAA. She is a National Opera Association Legacy award recipient, a two time Act-So competition winner, a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist competition, and an awardee in the NANM competition. She has worked with opera houses including the Met, Cincinnati Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Dallas Opera, and San Francisco Opera.
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