The Tuscany Project 2018
In 2018, we are offering our "classic" workshop. The focus will be making a song your own and sharing it with an audience in your own unique way. The project is suitable for singers of all levels - from professionals / semi-professionals if with significant performance experience to those have never sung soli before in public, to anything in between. The process of the workshop will enable every participant to sing a song from a deeper place, sharing it with an audience and move it beyond "the art of making beautiful sounds on pitch." We will work on voice, song interpretation, movement and stage presence, and we will come together as a group each day to experience the joy of singing in harmony with others. We invite you to join us! SIGN ME UP!
At the core of our work are a number of principles:
- The power of breath.
- The connection between voice, body and soul.
- Freeing the body and voice.
- The belief that everyone is capable of singing.
- The encouragement to take risks.
- Balancing being in the spotlight with being lit from within.
The dream that became The Tuscany Project.
Over twenty years ago, four friends combined their skills as musicians, singers, actors and teachers to create an annual artistic retreat. Their dream was to create an environment where individuals could experience the power of the human voice as a celebration of the human spirit. This dream came out of their common belief that music, and particularly singing supported by a community of like-minded Individuals inspires and transforms lives. They imagined a place where once a year individuals from every walk of life, of any age and musical experience level, could step out of their daily life and into a paradise where artistic freedom and musical exploration are encouraged and nurtured.
Participants come together in a supportive environment where the group and the individual's process are respected. The work we do is not about competition; it is about celebrating each participant's own unique voice in a vibrant, international community of singers and teachers. For 25 years, we have had the joy of meeting and working with people of all ages, nationalities and skill levels. The only prerequisites are an open mind, a desire to sing, and the courage to take risks. Make yourself and your voice a priority and join us!
LA DOLCE VITA
The Tuscany Project: ITALY (named for the area where the project began) now takes place in the green hills of Umbria. The villa in which we will be living and working, the Locanda del Gallo, is a restored 12th century villa located on a secluded hillside near the towns of Perugia and Gubbio, not far from Assisi, and about halfway between Rome and Florence.
The rooms at the Locanda sleep 2 to 3 people with family suits that sleep 4 (2 to a room). The property includes an amazing swimming pool with a panoramic vista of the entire valley. Meals emphasizing local culinary traditions are eaten on a terrace and usually savored alfresco at the leisurely Italian pace. Organic vegetables and aromatic herbs from the kitchen garden, olive oil from the on site olive grove, home made yogurt, cakes and breads-the food is local, fresh and In the finest traditions of Mediterranean cuisine. And never fear, dietary restrictions are accommodated happily without any sacrifice of taste or quality.
Locanda del Gallo can be easily reached by car or train from the international airports in Rome or Florence.