This workshop will be a how-to for the stunning vocal music of Bulgaria. We will learn pieces, healthy and accurate Bulgarian tone production, intricate ornamentation, and odd meters. We will explore how to tune “dissonant” sonorities and produce free, resonant sound.
Kate Conklin is a soprano and a leading interpreter of the highly ornamented vocal music of Bulgaria. She was the vocalist for Cirque du Soleil’s “O” for two years. She returned to LA in 2006 to sing for films and new works and to direct the highly acclaimed Bulgarian Vocal Ensembles at California Institute of the Arts, where she was also voice faculty.