To belt or not to belt? 

Workshop presentation with Bill J. Adams (USA)

Bill J. Adams (DMA University of Miami) is the Coordinator of Performing Arts, associate professor of music and chair of the musical theatre and music programs at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Extensive performing credits range from soloist in Bach Kantate BMV 11 at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland to Loutzenheiser the mad trapper in a professional smash-hit production of Trey Parker’s Cannibal: the Musical. Adams is a Certified Master Teacher in Estill Voice International and has presented singing workshops at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the Florida Theatre Conference, and the Florida State Thespian Festival. 


Format of Presentation: Practical workshop/master class.

Not all roles demand belting, but you want to know how! Using techniques from the Estill Voice Training System, Adams will use workshop participants to explain and demonstrate healthy belting and how to perform the various musical styles required of the professional singer. The singing techniques discussed and practiced in this workshop are used by Tony Award winning artists and professional singers worldwide. Learn how to retract and belt with confidence.
This workshop provides a pedagogic overview for students, teachers, and performers of basic vocal technique and a demonstration of how vocal physiology affects characterization choices. In Estill, all voices are trainable and there is no aesthetic bias; therefore, singing (communication) is freely expressed and lyric interpretation is stronger.

Organized by IUGTE in collaboration with "ArtUniverse"