WHERE IS THE SINGING SCHOOL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
The New Zealand Singing School: Te Wānanga Toi Waiata will be held on the beautiful campus of the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier, Hawkes Bay, from 4th to 14th January 2019.
The School is 11 days of challenge, fun and inspiration.
The day begins at 8:30am with vocal warm ups. You will then have a personal timetable to follow for the rest of each day of the School. The timetable will include ensemble singing, massed chorus singing, vocal masterclasses and language classes. This varies according to the course you have chosen (Classical, Musical Theatre or Crossover). There are scheduled breaks within the timetable each day.
Every evening will involve you either performing in or watching “in-house” concerts, or attending lectures, or performing at public concerts held at various venues around Hawkes Bay. The day typically finishes at around 9pm. There is no time to go off-site for dinners between your daily timetable and your evening commitments, so dinners are provided and eaten together with other students and faculty at the Eastern Institute of Technology’s cafeteria.
If you are staying at the Eastern Institute of Technology’s student villas, this is conveniently located just across the road from the campus where all the Singing School tutoring takes place. If staying elsewhere you will need your own transport to and from campus.
Buses provide transport for all students to and from the public performance venues in Napier and Hastings.
The Singing School is a lot of hard work. You will learn a lot about yourself both vocally and psychologically. You need to be sensible, look after your health and get as much sleep as possible.
Most students find the hard work is well worth it for the rewards they get – the experience of working with world-class tutors and the improvement they see in their singing and performance. Consequently, we have many repeat students, and some have come back more than twice!