The Voice Explained – Contemporary Legit

Contemporary Legit

woman singing as a pianist looks on
Taught by
Portrait of Anne-Marie Speed
Anne-Marie Speed
West End and International Vocal Coach – Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, TV; Estill Mentor and Course Instructor (with Service Distinction & Advanced Testing Privileges), Estill Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Date Sunday, January 16, 2022
Time 6:00:–9:00: UTC (18:00–21:00 GMT/UTC)
Venue Online
Price £75
Early Bird £60 (enter code EARLYBIRD at checkout, valid till 12/16/2021)
Student £45 (enter code STUDENT at checkout)
Suitable for
singersprofessionalsstudentspeople familiar with Estill Voice Trainingteacherspeople new to the Estill model

There is considerable confusion over the term ‘Contemporary Legit’ among many singing teachers. What repertoire does it cover and what are the stylistic differences from classical lyrical singing, are two of the most common. Most MT courses begin with lyrical singing but it can be difficult to identify what sound to work towards and how to integrate it into more contemporary writing. As many students are uncomfortable with legit singing, how can the teacher ease them into it without the student feeling restricted, both vocally and artistically?

The day will include:

  • Defining the era; composers and musicals
  • Defining the sound; technically and stylistically
  • Examples of Contemporary Legit and where to use it
  • Classical versus Contemporary Legit  - Differences in technique, style and performance
  • Live demonstrations
  • Q&As

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF ESTILL VOICE TRAINING NOT REQUIRED


Suitable For : For those new to the Estill Voice Training and those with experience; anyone working with the voice - SLTs, singing teachers, professional singers, students and amateurs; voice, speech & drama teachers; actors. Suitable for all styles of voice, singing & speaking

N.B. Please note that tutors, guests and course elements may vary from that advertised without notice

Taught by
Portrait of Anne-Marie Speed
Anne-Marie Speed
West End and International Vocal Coach – Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, TV; Estill Mentor and Course Instructor (with Service Distinction & Advanced Testing Privileges), Estill Lifetime Achievement Award 2019