This course is designed for students needing additional work on basic sight singing and ear training skills. Students will obtain an aural understanding of diatonic harmony and rhythmic notation. Students will work on sight singing skills and melodic & harmonic dictation.
Teacher: Timothy Hommowun
Bio: A graduate of St. Charles East High School, Timothy Hommowun has completed his sophomore year studying oboe performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. At Eastman, he performs four concerts each semester with the Eastman Wind Orchestra and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, in which he has had experience playing principal oboe, second oboe, and English horn. He also plays in a wind quintet and has played with the Eastman Repertory Singers, Eastman/Rochester Chorus (with the ESSO), and Ossia (Eastman’s student-run new music ensemble). Timothy also has considerable experience playing in pit orchestras. In the Chicago area, Timothy has played in pit orchestras for Saint Charles East High School, Vero Voce Theater, Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival), and Rising Star Theaterworks, as well as the Illinois High School Theater Festival’s All-State production of Pippin and other occasional shows elsewhere. In addition to the oboe, Timothy plays English horn, oboe d’amore, baroque oboe, and bass/baritone oboe, as well as saxophone, clarinet, and cello. He also has an interest in arranging music, premiering an arrangement of Faure’s “Elegie” (originally for cello and piano) for bass oboe, flute, clarinet, and horn last year when his quintet lacked a bassoon player.
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Group Voice 1 - Grades 2-5
Instructor: Robin Rotela
Location: Vero Voce, Classroom A
Jan 16-Mar 20, 2018 (10 week session)
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM
Tuition: $146/10 weeks
Students will learn the basic essentials of singing, in both group and individual songs, emphasizing the following goals:
- Develop breath control
- Find and maintain good pitch
- Increase your vocal range
- Work on vocal projection
- Learn basic music theory
- Have fun learning new songs!!
- Perform learned music during the final class.
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Now Casting CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL (ages 13-20)
AUDITIONS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
(St Charles) Vero Voce Theater and School of Performing Arts is holding auditions for CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL on Sunday, May 20 by appointment only beginning at 5pm. CRY-BABY will be directed by Dennis Brown, with Musical Direction by Dawn Harkins, Vero Voce Owner, and will be Choreography by Alyssa Calvano. Auditions are for performers age 13 and up.
- Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
- Rehearsal Days will be weekly on Mon, Wed, Th & Fri 7-10pm.
- Tech Week begins Sunday July 22nd.
- Performances are July 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2018.
Please prepare one 16-bar musical selection in the style of the show and a 45-60 second monologue. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing allowed. Register online for an audition appointment at http://verovoce.com/audition-form and we will email you regarding your an audition time.
Auditions will be held at Vero Voce Theater and School of Performing Arts, 951 State Ave., Ste F, St Charles, IL 60174
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Robin has a masters in music education from Vandercook College of Music, along with several years experience in voice teaching and performing! She is classically trained but primarily sing in music theatre/cabaret styles. She is able and willing to teach multiple musical styles. Robin offers a safe, comfortable environment where students will work to improve their vocal skills but also have fun and enjoy their passion for singing!!
"Robin Rotela is an excellent voice teacher who knows how to balance the technical with the artistic. She not only has been successful at teaching my daughter the musical skills needed to be a better singer, she also has an excellent ear for the artistic nuances that make the most of my daughter's technical improvements. But perhaps best of all,she does an excellent job of working with my daughter to find music that notonly works as a teaching tool but also keeps my daughter excited to sing."
"After many years of singing professionally, in only a handful of lessons with Robin, my voice has opened up and I have reached a new level of confidence in my instrument. Working with Robin has allowed me to explore new vocal possibilities and has renewed my passion for singing."
"My 14 year old son had the good fortune to take private voice lessons from Robin Rotela for over two years. Robin prepared him for numerous auditions and plays where the vocal work has been quite complex. We saw tremendous growth vocally as a direct result of the work Robin did with him. She is dedicated to helping her students learn, improve and excel vocally in a relaxed and fun atmosphere."
2018 Summer Camp
June 18 - June 29, 2018
Monday through Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
(please bring a sack lunch)
- Friday June 29 - 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:30pm
Cost: $150 - Includes a Tee Shirt
Director - Dennis Brown
Vocal Coach- Robin Rotela
Assistant Director - Sam Manthei