This is an exciting year for the Kathryn Armour Studio. In June the Theater Communications Group flew me back from Italy to St. Louis to do advanced Voice and AT training with the 6 gifted actors who won national Fox Fellowships for excellence in theater! This winter I am under contract with the Roundabout Theater Company to work with the Fiasco Theater Company’s revival of the Sondheim classic Merrily We Roll Along. We start rehearsals in December, previews in January, and the show opens at the Laura Pels Theater on February 19, 2019. The Roundabout Theater interview about my work with the Fiasco Company can be read right here: A Conversation with Kathryn Armour, Alexander and Voice Teacher.
Both 2018 summer programs were sold out and immensely enjoyable. I have begun accepting reservations for the 2019 programs. Both the Lake Como Academy and VoiceCamp in NH will be open for 4 singers each week. The small class size ensures personal attention and progress towards each singer’s goals. The summer programs provide a safe and aesthetic environment to train your voice thoroughly. Or perhaps you want to re-train, because you want to take on a challenging role, or because you have somehow gotten a bit off-track in your vocal technique. Maybe you already realize that the integration of the Alexander work into your vocal craft will make your singing easier. The program is open to singers, voice teachers who want to work with new ideas, wind players training as Alexander teachers, and AT teachers who want to understand voice.
The traditional Italian understanding of one voice (“It’s all a mix, Darling!”) will help you sort things out. Using the Alexander technique, the singer can learn both structural support and coordination of breath and voice, as well as ease in the body/mind. This way of working has immediate artistic benefits. You can integrate technique and artistic, dramatic expression. At the same time, you will have a better sense of how to be both efficient and truthful. You can communicate without featuring your vocal technique. You will find your authentic expression, your own voice.
My summer programs are an ideal way to work with me, without having to leave your current teacher. Is 2019 the summer to invest in yourself? in your voice? Email me to start the conversation!