“This place is paradise ... and the teachers are masters. It could not have been better!”
David Feehan, master voice teacher and professional recording artist, New Zealand

The Tuscany Project: VOICE - BODY - SOUL

June 29th - July 7th, 2014

IT'S ABOUT YOUR VOICE

WE INVITE YOU to join us this summer for an nine-day exploration of the power of the human voice. Deepen the strength of your own voice through song, vocal exploration and movement. Soak in the life-affirming energy of a group of people who share a common passion: to make music and singing a part of their life (in whatever way, shape or form.)

For the 22nd year, we are gathering in the lush green hills of Umbria for this intimate and intensive learning experience. Participants come from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Sing, discover new friendships, and experience Italy and La Dolce Vita.

The Voice is the Muscle of the Soul

Alfred Wolfsohn

IT'S ABOUT SINGING

Blending group and optional solo work, the project focuses on each person's individual growing edge and personal connection with voice and song.

  • Explore the color, breadth and depth of the human voice; your voice.
  • Express your unique sound through the performance of a song
  • Craft an authentic connection and make a song "your own"
  • Encounter your fears and face them with new skills
  • Move & Breathe! Explore the deep connection between your body and voice through creative movement work
  • Discover the joy and power of singing in community

This unique project is led by a renowned international faculty from the vocal, theater and movement arts.

IT'S ABOUT PASSION

We invite you to dare. We invite you to honor your deepest dreams. Adult singers of all levels are welcome, from professional to beginner. Prerequisites are a passion for music and singing and the courage to take risks.

Singing this summer is not simply the art of making beautiful sounds on key, but an expression of our deepest life forces, and a vehicle for discovery of our personal power through the artistry of the human voice.

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
And take that first step into the darkness of the unknown
You must believe that one of two things will happen:

There will be something solid to stand upon,
Or, you will be taught to fly.

Patrick Overton, Faith

IT'S ABOUT ITALY

The Tuscany Project (named for the region were the workshops started) is held in a beautifully restored 12th century villa, Locanda del Gallo, in the green heartland of Umbria. As you explore the music within you, you will also have the chance to take walks in the rolling hills, swim in the breathtaking "infinity pool" perched over the beautiful neighboring valley, breathe in the ever-present scent of lavender and rosemary, and revive yourself with abundant, freshly prepared organic foods, served al fresco!

THIS SUMMER affirm your commitment to your own voice in this unique environment.

In light of the international financial situation we are doing everything possible to keep costs down. As the project is geared specifically towards those who feel deeply committed to their voice, we continue to offer the highest quality instruction, an a low teacher/student ratio for those seeking to work on individual songs

This year, we will offer two 'tracks' for you to choose from. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to work on Gospel Choral work, but there will also be a limited number of spots for those looking to do solo work as well. Tuition includes instruction, accommodations and three full meals per day. Travel costs are not included.

We hope you can join us! Please sign up for our MAILING LIST