FAQ

 

Inquiring minds want to know


 

What is a typical day like?

Most days include three sessions of singing with David Hill, learning and polishing the week’s repertoire. Paula Rockwell, our resident voice clinician, leads vocal instruction and warm-up sessions in the morning and masterclasses in the afternoon. One evening later in the week she treats us to a voice recital. This is followed by an extraordinary dessert reception. There is also ample time for participants to relax, socialize and carry out their assigned chores. See sample schedule below.

 

Chores, you say?

Ogontz is run as a cooperative venture. All participants are asked to spend about 30 minutes a day on a chore that helps keep Ogontz running smoothly. These are generally non-demanding and contribute to the atmosphere of camaraderie that makes Ogontz special. You will be asked to indicate your preferences on a survey in late spring. Chore assignments are made on a first-come basis, and we make every effort to honor your requests.

 

How do I make housing requests?

In the late spring everyone who has registered and paid will receive a survey in which to indicate needs and preferences.

 

Do I have to purchase music?

Details about the music for 2024 will appear here when available.

 

Will we perform for the Public?
Unlike many summer choral workshops, which focus on a culminating public performance, the Ogontz Choral Workshop is an opportunity to become immersed in significant repertoire without the pressure of preparing to perform.
 
How do Masterclasses work?

A masterclass is a public voice lesson. It is open to singers of all levels. Volunteers sign up for an afternoon time slot (15-20 min) and come to the session prepared to sing in front of other campers. Voice clinician Paula Rockwell gives very constructive feedback on ways to improve. Members of the group are invited to respond as well. It is a very positive and supportive environment. Singers are encouraged to bring music of their choosing with a copy for an accompanist if needed; accompanists will be available.
Check back here in the late spring to reserve a time slot to sing in a 2024 Master Class.

 

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Other questions?

Contact Claire (claire@ogontzarts.com / 215-962-2998) or use the Contact Us page.

Make a tax-deductible contribution to support the Choral Workshop.

Or mail a check payable to Ogontz Arts Foundation to
Ogontz Arts Foundation
c/o Susan Bosworth, President
109 John Scott Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852