On Sunday, June 23, from 10am-1pm, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright returns to the West Kortright Centre to teach another session of 2018’s sold-out class “Singing with your Heart, Soul, and Body”—a three-hour workshop that focuses on vocal health and self-care. Using a combination of both traditional and non-traditional vocal warm-ups and work-outs, participants learn to relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. This class is for singers and non-singers alike. All ages and levels of ability are welcome.
The cost is $40/$35 (WKC member); pre-registration is required.
The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport or state Route 10 east of Delhi. For more information, visit www.westkc.org or call (607) 278-5454.
Defying standard categorization, Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles—pop, folk, jazz, and blues—held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.
With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing, and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards. In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops. She is a regular teacher in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, SummerSongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW), Moab Folk Camp, Cape Cod Songwriting Retreat and emPower Music & Arts Totally Cool Song School.