A Vocal Arts Conference designed for YOU!

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  • A three-day gathering for the inspiration and on-going education of aspiring and professional vocalists, choral directors, vocal music educators, and singing enthusiasts.

  • Featuring the renowned Dr. George Shirley, the first African-American to sing lead roles at the Metropolitan Opera, a renowned pedagogue, and National Medal of Arts recipient.

  • Also featuring Ms. Karen Brunssen, the Chair of Music Performance of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, and the Past-President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

  • And, in a preview of our 2023 Vocal Arts Conference, our third guest artist is distinguished vocalist, arranger, and saxophonist, Mr. Darmon Meader. An artist who has achieved rapid international recognition as the founder and musical director of the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble, New York Voices, Mr. Meader is renowned for his excellence in jazz and the art of group singing.

  • Interactive and informative sessions, workshops, and masterclasses by professional teachers, musicians, and health professionals - designed specifically for all vocalists.

  • Rehearsals and conference performances of the opera THE THREE HERMITS by Stephen Paulus, and the choral work, LUX AETERNA by Morton Lauridsen - performed by all singers.

Click HERE for information and to begin your registration!

 

     

A Unique Conference Experience!

Preparing and Performing TWO Major Works with Your Fellow Conference Attendees provides a way to attend the conference FOR FREE!

ALL “SINGERS” WHO REGISTER EARLY PAY ZERO CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES! That’s right - you get to attend and benefit from all of the conference sessions FOR FREE! You only pay for your music, which you get to keep, and the rest is on us!

Imagine all you get to learn just by attending and participating!


  Singer Conferee
Early Bird (until May 1) $25 music fee $200
Regular (until June 5) $25 music fee $250
Last Minute (after June 6) $25 music fee $300



A wide range of conference topics with something for everyone:

  • Choral singing/directing techniques built on sound pedagogical understanding

  • Healthy singing from psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional perspectives

  • Breathing techniques that energize the voice

  • Singing with your mind: Engaging mind-body coordination and vocal vitality throughout the successive stages of life

  • Yoga and the singing voice

  • Anatomy and physiology: Knowledge that transforms performances

  • A kinesthetic approach for emotive vocal production

  • Masterclasses across various styles with master teachers

  • The blessing of singing and song

  • Healthy singing across multiple stages of life

  • Performance opportunity with professional orchestra


Online Registration is currently closed.

Please see us at our registration table inside the Rhinehart Music Building on the campus of Purdue Fort Wayne for more information.

2101 E Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
About Heartland Sings

Heartland Sings, Inc. is a nonprofit vocal music production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Founded in 1997 by Maestro Robert Nance, Heartland Sings creates a variety of vocal music productions and educational outreach programs.

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