Vocal Masterclass

Facilitator: Tim Stiff

Date: Saturday, May 6

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: McLaughlin Room, John Deutsch University Centre, Queen's Campus 

Registration: Has now closed.

Workshop Description

Bring what it is you sing!  Whatever your repertoire or interest, Tim can coach you and make suggestions for improvement not only for that particular piece, but for anything you sing and how you sing it.  This is a vocal master class, so a few people will learn by singing and being coached, and others will learn simply be attending and observing. Singers can learn as much by watching the process and listening to the advice as they can by volunteering to sing.

Requirements/What to bring:

Singers should prepare two pieces, but expect to sing one.  If they have sheet music of the accompaniment, please bring it.  If they have the back tracks on their phone, we will provide a sound system to plug into.  Wear something that makes you feel like a million dollars and shows the world that you care about your music!


Tim Stiff

Music%20of%20the%20NIght.jpgTim Stiff spent twenty years in Toronto singing in concerts, broadcasts, television commercials, studio recordings, and stage productions.  He spent eight years (3381 performances) with the Toronto production of "The Phantom of the Opera", and five seasons with the Canadian Opera Company.  In 1997, Tim was invited to be in the Broadway revival of, “Candide.” He won scholarships to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Opera Division, University of Toronto.  Originally a jazz bassist and brass major at Queen’s University, Tim was “discovered” by his conducting and arranging professor.  Recently, Tim was music director for Blue Canoe’s, “Pippin.”