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Master Class with Lynn Helding

  • El Camino College 16141-16261 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA, 90506 United States (map)

Masterclass with Lynn Helding

Associate Professor of Voice & Voice Pedagogy at USC

Featuring Winners of the NATS-LA 2017 Collegiate Competition. All are students of NATS-LA Members

Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00 pm


El Camino College - Center for the Arts Haag Recital Hall
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506

Parking is available in Lot J or K and Lot L for overflow with a parking fee of $3.00.  No Parking in Handicap or Carpool spaces.

Haag Recital is in the Music Building and can be entered on the North side of the building.
Admission: Free

For More Information call:
Carol Tingle (310) 828-3100

Lynn Helding Biography

Lynn Helding serves as Associate Professor of Practice in Vocal Pedagogy and studio voice at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. Ms. Helding is a thought-leader within the dynamic field of contemporary voice science, or vocology, and was elected to head the founding of the first non-profit vocology association, PAVA. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Singing and author of the journal’s “Mindful Voice” column, which illuminates current research in the cognitive, neuro- and social sciences as they relate to music teaching, learning and performance, as well as her forthcoming book, “The Mindful Musician,” to be published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018. She is in demand as a master teacher and popular lecturer on cognitive topics at universities, conferences and workshops across the United States and Canada.

Her honors and awards include the 2005 National Van Lawrence Fellowship, jointly awarded by the NATS Foundation and the Voice Foundation to those who have “demonstrated excellence in their profession as singing teachers, and have shown knowledge of voice science.”

Lynn Helding’s stage credits include leading mezzo-soprano roles with Harrisburg Opera, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Opera Theatre, and Ohio Light Opera and the title role in the first American production of Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo. A deep commitment to art song led her to create Made in America, a narrative song recital of works by eighteen American composers which toured Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia and Iceland, and the theatrical performance piece This is My Letter to the World, a song recital fashioned from Emily Dickson’s letters and Dickinson songs by composers Aaron Copland, Jake Heggie, William Bolcolm and Lori Laitman, which premiered at the Brook Center for Music in New York City. Highlights in chamber music include the title role in Schoenberg’s Perrot Lunaire, broadcast on Nashville Public Television, and Good Night, written for Lynn Helding and the Baltic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra by Icelandic composer Thorkell Sigurbjornnson, which premiered at Miller Theatre’s “New Works” series in New York.

Lynn Helding studied voice at the University of Montana (during which time she was the Northwest regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National auditions and one of the youngest semifinalists to compete in the on the stage of the Met) in Vienna, Austria with Kammersänger Otto Edelmann, and at Indiana University, where she was the first singer ever accepted to pursue the prestigious Artist Diploma in Voice. She earned her master’s degree in vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and completed the Summer Vocology Institute of the National Center for Voice and Speech in Salt Lake City, where she has returned as guest faculty. Previous to USC, she taught voice for four years at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, and more recently served twenty-two years as Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Performance Studies at Dickinson College.

Later Event: October 28
Fall Symposium: Ann Baltz