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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 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. Here is the 2018 Workshop Schedule.


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.


Do I have to purchase music?

Two specific scores will be required. Singers may bring their own copies or purchase them from the Workshop. More …


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 lesson 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. While some scores will be available, singers are encouraged to bring music of their choosing; an accompanist will be available.


Other questions?

Contact Claire (see below) or use the Contact Us page.

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