Aug 16, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


$15 per week for ensemble only, $30 per week for solo and ensemble (includes a 30-minute voice lesson) can pay up front or every week. Total $150 for ensemble, $300 for solo ensemble.

Voice Experience Workshop

Ages 16+

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Through The Voice Experience workshop the student will learn about different aspects of pursuing a career as a vocalist. This 10 week course will consist of rehearsals and presentations, resulting with a performance at the end of the 10 weeks. The scenes performed will be from a variety of shows including both musical theater and opera genres. (These will be selected based on the goals of the student and the guidance the instructor)

The presentations that are also part the class will include: How to write a resume, How to practice, What colleges or training programs should I apply?, Acting and character development, and much more.

Students will also have the opportunity to get headshots from a guest photographer (this may result in a small extra fee and is not mandatory as part of the class)

There are two different course levels within this course: (payment options below)

  • Solo and Ensemble: this will consist of the 60-minute class as well as another private 30-minute voice lesson each week (the lesson will be at the instructor’s studio or the students home, this will be set up between student and instructor). By registering for Solo and Ensemble you are guaranteed a solo in the ending performance as well as be part of ensemble selections.
  • Ensemble Only: this will consist of only the 60-minute class at CCAC. You will be performing only as part of the ensemble.

Students should bring a water bottle, notebook, and pen/pencil.

Session: 10 weeks (June 14 – August 16, 2017)
Class Size: Minimum of 5 students required to run the class, with a maximum of 25 students.

About the Instructor Kristen Whalen
Kristen is a local private voice and piano in the Cincinnati area. She has been teaching for four years including in that time teaching voice at Miami University as part of her assistantship. Ms. Whalen has a bachelor’s degree of Northern Kentucky University in vocal performance as well as a Masters of Music in vocal performance from Miami University. She as experience with teaching many vocal genres including, classical/opera, pop, musical theatre, and rock. As a performer Ms. Whalen as performed all over the world including Salzburg Austria, Los Angeles, Columbus Ohio, and right here in Cincinnati. She is also one of the owners and founders of a new local opera company located in Cincinnati, called Seven Hill Opera Company. Seven Hills Opera Company’s mission is to help young musicians advance their career through role experience as well as providing a free musical experience for the community.

How to Register: Please contact the instructor at 513-202-6136 or to register.


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