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EVENTS

The Exchange workshops provide essential tools and strategies for fulfilling and innovative professional careers in the arts and parallel careers. 

ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR
SINGING
STORYTELLERS

PRESENTS

A FREE workshop hosted by the UNT College of Music

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 4–5, 2024

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Hone your stagecraft and audition skills with opera director Claire Choquette and The Dallas Opera Director of Education Kristian Roberts.

Kristian Roberts

OFFERINGS

MAY 4 | CLAIRE CHOQUETTE  |  ORCHESTRA ROOM 232

  • 10–11am Stagecraft for Singers: creating effective performances through gestures, subtext, eye movement, focus, grounding, facial expressions, and actors' beats.

  • 11am–12:30pm Aria Masterclass: exploring stagecraft tools

  • 12:30–1:30pm Break for Lunch

  • 1:30–4:00pm Aria Masterclass


MAY 5 | KRISTIAN ROBERTS |  RECITAL HALL 

  • 2–2:50pm Audition Strategies in Today’s Opera Landscape followed by a Q&A

  • 3–4:30pm Mock Auditions with feedback from Ms. Roberts


MAY 5 | CLAIRE CHOQUETTE |  CHOIR ROOM 

  • 3–4:30pm Body Movement in Art Song

 

Space is limited, so sign up today—it's free!
 

Graduate Writer’s Workshop

October 21, 2023 | 4–6 PM UNT College of Music, Choir Room

Dr. Samantha Dapcic (UNT D.M.A. 2019) leads this empowering workshop for graduate students who are writing—or will be writing—dissertations. M.M. and G.A.C. students considering doctoral studies are encouraged to attend.

From the beginning stages to final steps, this comprehensive session will provide essential tools for large research papers, including strategies on:

  • Finding a topic

  • Research organization

  • Essential resources

  • Outlines

  • Formatting

  • Bibliographies

  • Avoiding plagiarism

  • Common mistakes to avoid.

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September 16, 2023 | 4–6 PM
UNT College of Music, Choir Room

Begin Your Future Now!

STARVING ARTIST, OR FINANCIALLY SAVVY? YOU DECIDE.
 

A free workshop with an extraordinary line-up of professionals to help you plan the future you want!​ With the NTXVAE Team and Guest Presenters:

  • Rainelle Krause, Acclaimed International Soprano

  • Bree Nichols, Soprano & Opera Arlington Founder

  • Dolores August, UNT CoM Career Development Specialist

  • Jessica Muñiz-Collado, UNT Music Business Professor

  • Ryan Krause, TCU Neeley School of Business Professor

  • UNT Student Money Management Center

CAREER JOURNEYS  |  4–5 PM
Join world-class career-innovating sopranos Rainelle Krause and Bree Nichols in conversations that will inspire your artistic journey.

Hear stories about their career paths and strategies for time-management, building confidence, resilience, preserving vocal longevity, and professionalism on and off stage.

 

FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY: FROM STUDENT TO DEGREE-HOLDER  |  5–6 PM
Join our team of professionals in a broad range of topics and strategies: money management, the power of budgeting, loan management, careers in music business, Roth IRAs, tax-deductible business expenses, and more.

October 29, 2022 | 10 AM - 1 PM
UNT College of Music, Choir Room

Audition Prep

The Exchange team joins with the UNT College of Music and guest presenters, Dr. Allen Hightower and Dr. Jessica Nápoles, to present an audition workshop designed for high school juniors and seniors considering a music major in vocal studies at UNT. The three-hour workshop includes sample auditions with feedback from the faculty, information about music degree programs in vocal studies at UNT, scholarship information, audition repertoire choices, and the opportunity to attend a UNT Opera rehearsal.

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August 26, 2022 | 10 AM - 1 PM CDT
UNT College of Music, Recital Hall

A Musician’s Guide to a Sustainable Career

The Exchange believes in turning ideas into action with the exchange of knowledge, information, essential tools, and strategies to help those in the vocal arts develop fulfilling and innovative professional careers in the arts and related fields. The Exchange team and guest presenters brought decades of expertise as performers, educators, arts administrators, and in parallel careers to this empowering workshop.

January 23, 2021 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Online Event

The Singing Entrepreneur

The team presented its second workshop, The Singing Entrepreneur, which focused on equipping singers ​for real careers in today's evolving arts economy. This single-day online workshop was led by NTX Vocal Arts Exchange core faculty and special guests, including Nick Petrella and Andy Heise from Arts Entrepreneurship Podcast: Making Art Work and operatic soprano Alexandra Loutsion, and Edward Rothmel, collaborative pianist.

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October 3, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM
Online Event

Virtual Audition Workshop

The team presented its inaugural workshop, equipping singers ​for recorded auditions in the unique 2020-21 audition season and beyond. This single-day, online workshop was led by NTX Vocal Arts core faculty and guest panelists, for singers from pre-collegiate to emerging professionals.

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