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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

International Resource Centre for Performing Artists Presents Toronto Events March 27-28




INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS
PRESENTS TORONTO EVENTS FOR MUSICIANS & MORE IN MARCH

ENCOUNTER WITH METROPOLITAN OPERA’S
JOAN DORNEMANN: MARCH 27-28

Joan Dornemann working with a young singer.

WHO’S WHO IN THE INDUSTRY: MARCH 29

For release March 17, 2015 – The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (www.ircpa.net) – a service organization for Canada’s musicians – presents two events at the end of March 2015, aimed at helping singers, instrumentalists and others in the field to develop their full potential and improve their chances of success.

ENCOUNTER WITH JOAN DORNEMANN – MARCH 27-28

Joan Dornemann, prominent Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor, co-founder of the International Vocal Arts Institute, and highly respected opera coach, will work with singers mainly interested in careers in opera, oratorio or recital in a two-day Encounter, Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 at the McLaughlin Studio, courtesy of the Canadian Opera Company, 227 Front Street East, in Toronto.

The “Encounter” will take place over four sessions, each day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. More information, and membership and sign-up request forms are available fromhttp://ircpa.net or by calling 416-362-1422 or e-mailing info@ircpa.net.

With her extensive knowledge of employers’ needs, Ms. Dornemann is able to share with each singer their strengths and weaknesses, in a supportive and collegial environment, and offer various options for a career focus. This information enables the artist to make informed or enlightened decisions as a professional.

These two days are the perfect opportunity for the singer who is unsure whether he or she is ready for important auditions, to gain vital confidence and direction. They also allow emerging coaches or collaborative pianists to develop their skills.  The general public is encouraged to observe the preparation required for the advancement of artists they will soon see on major stages.

The cost for singers to participate in the Encounter is $200 for the two days.  For observers, one session is $25, or all four for $80.  For IRCPA members, the cost to observe is $20 for one session, or $60 for the four. Membership forms can be filled out on the website,http://ircpa.net. No membership fee is required.  

Vocal teachers are invited to attend as guests, but must RSVP to info@ircpa.net.  

WHO’S WHO IN THE INDUSTRY PANEL – MARCH 29 

Artists and support personnel involved in opera, classical, jazz and other music fields are invited to learn from and interact with leaders in the business, at the IRCPA’s Who’s Who in the Industry panel, Sunday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. at the Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street (south of Bloor).  The cost is $20 for IRCPA members, $25 for non-members.  

In collaboration with The WholeNote Magazine, and moderated by broadcast personality Alexa Petrenko, this high-voltage session will examine the challenges and advantages of the present day, through the perspectives of music presenters, managers, performers, journalists, publicists and more – to date including Chris Lorway, director of programming for the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall; Jose Ortega, Lula Lounge; conductor/presenter Boris Brott; journalist/composer Michael Vincent (Musical Toronto); David Perlman, editor-in-chief, The WholeNote Magazine; publicists Jane Harbury and Linda Litwack; and artist managers Annick Carriere of Station Bleue, Montreal, and Robert Missen of Bobolink Agency. Toronto.  

This panel could be crucial for both emerging and established artists, administrators, and the general public to understand who’s who in the industry and how or why they make decisions, which are vital to artists’ careers and future audiences.

More details and IRCPA membership forms are available from http://ircpa.net, or by calling416-362-1422 or e-mailing info@ircpa.net.  

There’s more to come April 10-12.  The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists will also present Hot Topic Workshops April 10-12 at the Paintbox Bistro, Canadian Music Centre and JAZZ.FM91.  The topics have been requested through focus groups and round-table discussions, and reflect a vital need in the musical community. 

These March and April programs are made possible, in part, by the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, WholeNote Media Inc., the Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Opera Company, Jazz.FM91, Mirvish Productions, Paintbox Bistro, and private donations.   

The IRCPA also provides year-round services to artists on request, including round-table discussions, research, feedback auditions, mentoring sessions and consultations.  
Founded and led by award-winning artist manager Ann Summers Dossena, the IRCPA aims to “turn potential into accomplishment”.  Charitable donations to these programs can be made through www.Canadahelps.org.  Travel miles can be donated to bring up international panelists, through the Aeroplan Beyond Miles program.

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