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Gotta Sing vocal. DVD. Published by eMedia Music (EI.GS905-S).

Gotta Sing 3 DVD Set -- Beginner to professional level vocal instruction. Gotta Sing is the most comprehensive vocal training series available. The techniques and training in this series will take you from beginning techniques and skills to advanced professional exercises and capabilities. Whether you are just beginning or are already an experienced vocalist, you will enjoy learning from our professional training while improving your singing voice. Each DVD contains a unique program specifically designed for male or female voices.. DVD 1 (Beginner): Vocal Foundation and Key Principles DVD 1 will teach you the basics of singing. You will learn to stand like a singer, how to use your breathing in the most efficient way, how to sing on pitch and the basics of vowel formation. Lessons include: Singer Alignment, Breath Management, Matching Pitch, and Vocal Tract Tuning DVD 2 (Intermediate): Vocal Framework and Intermediate Skills DVD 2 takes you to the next level of your vocal development. You will learn to get through the break in your voice, sing longer phrases and how to articulate words for clarity. Lessons include: Onset and Release, Articulation, Legato, Passaggio and Vocal Registers DVD 3 (Advanced): Professional Level and Intensive Vocal Exercises DVD 3 teaches advanced skills of singing to be learned after you have mastered DVD 1 and DVD 2. You will learn how to develop your vibrato, sing in different dynamic levels and to move quickly from note to note. The series ends with tips on performance routines and how to overcome stage fright. Lessons include: Vibrato, Messa di Voce, Coloratura, Stage Fright and Performance About the instructors: David Schmidt David Schmidt completed his Ph.D. course work in Music Education at the University of Utah after receiving a Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. David is currently on the musical theater and classical voice faculty of Weber State University. He is the co-founder and past Board President of the Salt Lake High School for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake's first high school for talented performing artists. David is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Utah Light Opera Company. ULO produces light opera and musical theater works in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the co-author of Gotta Sing, a 3-DVD set of instructional voice lessons. David has a 24-year career as a professional voice teacher. He is also the author of an 8-CD set of vocal instruction for the beginning singer produced by InAChord Productions. He has authored singing related articles for national magazines and web sites. David is a lecturer for music conventions and symposiums. He is the past president of his local chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and is currently the Program Director for the 2010 NATS national convention. David grew up in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York in a very musical family. He started his singing career as a singing waiter in Casper, Wyoming in 1978 (we all have to start somewhere). Throughout the 1980's David was involved in the Nashville music scene. He was a singer/dancer at Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry and a studio singer and performer at numerous convention venues. David has played many roles in musical theater including Sister Hubert in Nunsense A-Men, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Rooster in Annie, Emcee, et al in Lucky Stiff, as well as parts in South Pacific, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Fiddler on the Roof. David's opera roles include Papageno in The Magic Flute, Marco in Gianni Schicci, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte as well as parts in The Bartered Bride, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Don Giovanni. Shalee Schmidt Shalee Schmidt graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Utah with an emphasis in language diction. Shalee was a departmental scholarship recipient and a finalist for the prestigious national Presser Scholarship for Music Majors. Shalee's radiant soprano voice is equally at home performing on musical theater, opera, operetta, and recital stages. Her specialty is the character role where she excels as a musical story-teller. Her opera and operetta roles include The Duchess in The Gondoliers, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Erata in Orpheus in the Underworld, Ludmilla in The Bartered Bride, an Innkeeper in Merry Wives of Windsor, and Birdie in scenes from Regina. Shalee's musical theater roles include Dolly in Hello, Dolly, Sister Hubert in Nunsense, Dominique in Lucky Stiff, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods. She has even been a lead singer for a Brazilian band. Shalee loves singing and acting in stage and film productions, and recording vocals and voice-overs for all types of projects for companies such as Brite Music, Franklin Covey, Voce Productions, NuWorlds Productions, InAChord Productions, and Southwest Airlines. Shalee now spends her time sharing her love of the arts as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salt Lake High School for the Performing Arts, a public charter high school in the Salt Lake City School District. She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director for the Utah Light Opera Company, Gottasing Vocal Studios, and Voce Productions. Shalee and David perform together and travel the country teaching voice lessons and giving master classes on performance techniques.

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