@ Teachers College, Columbia University
Singers’ Workshops @ TC is designed to assist young singers (ages 11-17) develop their vocal, musical, and communicative capabilities. Developed by Singing Voice Specialist, Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, these programs grew out of our partnership with Every Voice Choirs, a not-for-profit music program at Columbia University.
These workshops provide a unique opportunity for young singers. Aside from the fun of singing with peers, our participants perform in professional venues, participate in community service opportunities, and receive training from a nationally-recognized voice instructor with a team of professional vocal educators.
Singers' Workshops encourage healthy development of singing voices in various repertoire with positive and engaging performance opportunities. Dr. Goffi-Fynn directs three workshops: Audition Prep in the fall, Music Theatre in the spring, and Young Men’s throughout the year. Auditions are not required, although, a commitment to attendance and practice are expected.
Led by Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, the Audition Prep Workshop is designed to assist singers in preparing auditions for specialized performing arts high schools. Students work on preparing and performing their audition solo and preparing the musicianship portion of the audition. Our alumni are now attending Laguardia, PPAS, and other prestigious schools in NYC.
Voice Specialist, Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, directs the Young Men's Vocal Workshop, which is designed to help male singers build confidence and vocal technique as they navigate their voice change and prepare for a lifetime of singing. Students will sing in a comfortable range with peers, figuring out how to keep using an instrument that changes a little or a lot every day. The program is open to all young men, including transgender, non-binary, and non-gender conforming individuals.
Led by Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, musical theatre repertoire is the focus for this workshop. Repertoire will be chosen based on the strengths of each individual singer to provide a range of styles (from "legit" to "pop" and "CCM"). Selections are semi-staged for a workshop performance.
"In addition to all aspects of voice, [Singers' teachers] excel in personalizing the instruction even in a group setting. Thank you!"
"This has been a really enjoyable experience. I feel definitely like I'm growing. This is the only place I can go to learn about my voice."
"The guidance the teachers provide is unmatched."-SWTC Parent
"[My son] loves it.-- he loves it!"