Carolyn Connors is a Melbourne-based vocalist, composer, pianist, and accordionist who was awarded the 2015 Age Melbourne Music Award for Avant Garde and Experimental music. She creates new works in the fields of contemporary music and theatre, expanding the possibilities of the acoustic voice. Carolyn’s solo vocal works have been presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Festival, Dark MOFO, Liquid Architecture, ABC radio’s Sound Proof, The Ian Potter Museum, and Gertrude Contemporary. Carolyn has also toured extensively, as both a soloist and in performances including Still Awake Still; Hammers Lake, her band with Judith Hamann; Siren Song (Dark MOFO, Perth Festival); Chamber Made Opera’s Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu, Asia TOPA, and the Castlemaine State Festival).

In her Online Masterclass series for Sounds Unheard – ‘Music, Voice, Body, Sound’ – Carolyn shares advice on finding new techniques and sounds, caring for your voice, creating your own work and balancing the roles of musician, performer and artist.

In part four, Carolyn’s talking secret singer business – tips on looking after your voice, finding inspiration, how to practice when you can’t sing, and dealing with constructive criticism. Non-vocalists, there’s plenty of great advice for you here too!

Thanks to Carolyn for her wonderful advice in this masterclass series! To learn more about Carolyn, please visit her website.



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