Masterclass and Clinic with James Reddan, DMA
Saturday, November 4th, 9AM to 3PM (Lunch Provided)
1955 S 5th St. Lebanon, OR 97355
The Lebanon Community Chorus is hosting their first ever clinic! At this Masterclass and Clinic, Dr. James Reddan will be working with choirs to increase musical excellence. Five vocal teachers have booked schedules for lessons with individuals who registered for a masterclass through this event. Observers at our conference still have the opportunity to attend the Open Masterclasses and learn from observing these bountiful lessons.
Or, observers can attend the choir clinics led by Dr. James Reddan, DMA, and learn more about conducting nuances and creating a good sound while leading or while in a chorus. Observers can attend our workshops as well, led by Dr. J. Edmund Hughes and Dr. Nick Larsen.
At 2pm, the conference will be open to the public for a mass choir rehearsal under the direction of Dr. James Reddan! We will also be announcing the Raffle Prize Winners at this time. (The raffle is available for any who register for this event - Chorus members, Vocal Students, or Observers).
- Observer Registration Form
For anyone who wants to attend the conference but not have a voice lesson.
Chorus Registration Form— at capacity!
For any conductor that would like to have their choir be critiqued by Dr. James Reddan.
Vocal Student Registration Form— at capacity!
For anyone that wants to have a one-on-one vocal lesson.
We are so grateful to help support so many with their desire for personal growth of their voice. Thank you for supporting us by registering!
See you on November 4th!
Some of our vocal coaches
Dr. Claire Hudkins
Dr. Claire Hudkins, soprano, is an enthusiastic teacher of voice and piano and performs regularly as a soloist in the Pacific Northwest. For the past twelve years she has been pursuing her passion for training singers of all ages and abilities in a variety of genres.
Message from Dr. Hudkins to the Lebanon Community Chorus
Claire has entertained audiences in the Pacific Northwest and the greater Cincinnati area with performances including operatic, musical theater and contemporary recitals, concerts and productions. Claire also performs as a staff instructor at Resound NW in Portland, OR, where she teaches voice and piano. Claire is entering her fifth year of teaching in the music department at Western Oregon University as an NTT Assistant Professor of Voice, teaching all
styles and genres. Claire also directs the Western Oregon Voices, the vocal jazz ensemble at WOU. Claire holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Master’s Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Originally from Salem, Oregon, Claire is thrilled to be back teaching and singing in her home state!
A versatile performer, Erin is equally at home on the opera stage, with a symphony orchestra, and in the barnyard. Her YouTube channel features Erin performing with the various residents of her homestead, Fermata Farm.
Erin combines sly humor and soaring melody to create performance art that is truly unique. Her work has been featured by Classic FM, WFMT in Chicago, and she and her horse, Etta, were contestants on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent.
Message from Erin McCarthy to the Lebanon Community Chorus
Erin has appeared onstage throughout the Pacific Northwest, across New England, and in Europe. Some of her favorite roles performed include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Boheme, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote. She has appeared with Eugene Opera, MassTheatrica, Opera Boston, Longwood Opera, Connecticut Opera, Festivalensemble with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Salem Philharmonic, the Paul Madore Chorale, Trinity Consort, Bel Canto Northwest, the Astoria Music Festival, and Summersing in Boston.
A dynamic and award-winning instructor, Erin is the founder of Erin G. McCarthy Vocal Studio and teaches voice at Western Oregon University. Her students have gone on to win national and international awards and regularly gain entrance to the top conservatories and BFA programs in the world.
How to Solo Confidently by OSU Instructor Nick Larsen
Originally from Springfield, Oregon, tenor Nicholas Larson received a bachelor of music in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music in 1997, where he studied with tenor John Maloy. He also holds a master of music in vocal arts from the University of Southern California and a doctorate of musical arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Upon graduation from USC, he made a comfortable living as a singer in the Los Angeles area, singing with professional choirs such as The Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Crystal Cathedral, and Los Angeles Opera Chorus. With the LA Opera, he also sung the roles of Arthur Jones in "Billy Budd" with baritone Rodney Gilfrey and a student in Puccini's "La Rondine" with soprano Carol Vaness.
As a young artist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City from 2000-03, Larson was fortunate to work with conductors Ward Holmquist, Lucinda Carver, and Karen Keltner, and performed the comprimario roles of Priest in "Die Zauberflöte," Luther and Buford in "Carlisle," Floyd's "Cold Sassy Tree," 2nd Jew in "Salome," and Borsa in "Rigoletto." He covered the role of Belmonte in "Die Entführung aus dem Serail", and filled in for the role of Will Tweedy in "Cold Sassy Tree" after the lead tenor became ill in mid-performance.
His opera apprenticeship included three years of tuition-free education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he completed his doctorate in 2007. Larson worked with well known opera directors Matthew Lata and Daniel Helfgot, singing the lead tenor roles in full productions of "La Traviata," Massenet's "Manon," "Cosi fan tutte," "La Rondine," Hindemith's "Hin und Zurück," and Scaramuccio in "Ariadne auf Naxos."
After finishing his doctoral coursework in 2003, Larson briefly lived in Chicago, and was a soloist and chorister with Grant Park Symphony Chorus under conductor Carlos Kalmar. He also performed the role of Prince Charming in Massenet's Cendrillon with Milwaukee Opera Threatre. Also during that time, he spent two seasons as a young artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, performing various opera scenes and the role of Nathaniel in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" on the mainstage. In 2006, Larson completed a young artist program with Pensacola Opera, where he sang mainstage roles Remendado in "Carmen" and Normanno in "Lucia di Lammermoor."
Since relocating back to his native Oregon in 2006, Larson has continued to perform locally, singing various roles with concert opera companies in the Northwest including Romeo in Bellini's "I Capuletti ei Montecchi" with Willamette Concert Opera, the title role in "La Clemenza di Tito" with Puget Sound Concert Opera, Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" with Eugene Opera Artist Mentor Program, and Mercury and Ruiz in Eugene Opera's mainstage productions of "Orpheus in the Underworld" and "Il Trovatore." In the summer of 2008, Larson sang Ruggero in "La Rondine" for the Kansas City Puccini Festival under the baton of Andy Anderson, artistic director of Mobile Opera.