The Tuscany Project 2019
In 2019, we are offering our "classic" workshop - in Italy AND for the first time: Australia!
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. Whether you are a singer with significant performance experience or not, we offer an encouraging, safe environment for everyone: professionals, semi-professionals, and everyone in between. Never sung solo in public before? Don't worry. The only prerequisites are an open mind, a desire to sing, and the courage to take risks.
The Tuscany Project mixes group and individual work, focusing on each person’s growing edge in the area of vocal exploration, movement, performance presence, and song presentation. Our approach integrates the intellectual, emotional, and the physical aspects of voice and song.
The process of the workshop will enable every participant to sing a song from a deeper place, share 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. And although the program involves intense work, it also includes time to experience the Italian dolce vita (even Down Under!): slowing down; enjoying dinners that last for hours; and taking in the beauty and solitude of the location. Constant emphases are the passion and joy of singing and power of body, voice, soul and community.
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 courage 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 26 years, we have had the joy of meeting and working with people of all ages, nationalities and skill levels. Make yourself and your voice a priority and join us!