We're so grateful to the growing community of vocal experts, performers, teachers and voice enthusiasts who have contributed to our Indiegogo campaign. You're truly making it possible to finish our film.
We have begun to put the spotlight on these vital "Voice Messengers," to highlight our gratitude. Introducing our first Voice Messenger: Jocelyn Dueck!
Who is your personal vocal mentor or inspiration?
Margo Garrett, collaborative pianist, and the many opera singers I work with daily
What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone who wants to do what you do and is just getting started?
Collaborative piano requires a broad culture base, but cultivate one niche (operatic languages, conducting, Alexander Technique) during your many years of training. It will pay off later.
Tell us why you contributed to the Voice Messages Indiegogo Campaign.
I am a pianist who is deeply moved by the human voice. It is why I chose collaborative piano.
Tell us more about you and/or your organization.
I was fortunate to have mentors in the field of language diction who helped me understand optimal vocal resonance: Pierre Vallet and Thomas Grubb shaped my thinking and my method. I started the Center for Language in Song in order to train young singers in the art of singing well in English, French, Italian and German. I coach and teach these languages at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, and Bard College. I also premiere many works by living composers at the piano. More Info: www.jocelyndueck.com.
Would you like to be a featured Voice Messenger? After you contribute to our Indiegogo, simply send us a photo and the answers to these questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!