This June, NYJO are running two days of vocal workshops based around jazz improvisation and Indian Vocal technique. Open to any young people aged 12-18 – perfect if you want a break from revision too! We welcome all levels of experience. The workshops will take place at Woolwich Works.
On Thursday 1 June, Scarlet Halton will be leading a workshop on ‘an introduction to improvisation’. Scarlet is a 23 year old vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger from Buckinghamshire. Scarlet has performed as a vocalist and bassist at various jazz clubs across London, including The Vortex, Piano Smithfield, the Jazz Sanctuary, and Ronnie Scott’s. She has led many workshops in improvisation, working with participants of all ages across the UK and the US.
On Friday 2 June, Ranjana Ghatak will be leading an ‘Indian Vocal Workshop – Exercises and techniques to develop flexibility and strength in the voice’. Ranjana Ghatak studied the classical and devotional Hindustani vocal traditions under the guidance of Maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. She has explored traditional music in addition to juxtaposing the beauty of sacred vocal music with contemporary instrumentation over the last 14 years.
Interested in Taking Part?
Fees to take part in the two days of vocal workshops are:
- Free if you are in receipt of Pupil Premium/Free School Meals/from a low-income family
- £20 for Greenwich residents
- £35 for all other residents
Please don’t let the cost be a barrier to you coming – we will do our best to reduce the cost for anyone who needs it.