Bulgarian Singing Workshop – Kate Conklin

Sunday, November 17th
Part 1 (beginners): 2-4pm
Part 2 (advanced): 4:15 – 5:30
at a lovely house in Silver Lake
Cancelled, sorry!

Part I (open to all)

We will learn tone production, odd meters, ornamentation and songs from the stunning Bulgarian polyphonic tradition. No previous experience necessary, though the ability to match pitch is highly recommended.

Part II (advanced techniques)

Open to anyone with experience singing Bulgarian music solo or in a group (including those who just took Part I of this class). We will learn more intricate ornamentation, explore regional styles and refine singing techniques. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring something to sing solo or with a group.

Registration for Part 1 (beginners) is $25 for general admission & $20 for Machine Project members.
Registration for Part 1 & Part 2 (advanced techniques) is $35 general admission & $30 for Machine Project members.

Since our storefront is currently a cave, this workshop will be held in a lovely home in Silver Lake that’s less than two miles away from Machine. Once you’ve registered for the class, we’ll send you an email with the exact location.


Kate Conklin is a soprano and a leading interpreter of the highly ornamented vocal music of Bulgaria. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria where she performed with the The Academic Folk Choir of the Plovdiv Academy of Music, developed her work in regional solo repertoire, choral literature, conducting and pedagogy. Kate was the vocalist for Cirque du Soleil’s “O” for two years, and now teaches voice + Alexander technique in LA and Las Vegas, specializing in the neurobiology of performance practice.