‘Awakening Your True Voice’ Online at New York Open Center
This fall Jean McClelland will teach her signature six-session course, Awakening Your True Voice: Health and Vitality through Better Breathing, as a virtual series through the New York Open Center. The first session is set for November 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at OpenCenter.org. She will also offer a free virtual intro to the course on October 26 at 6 p.m.
McClelland is on faculty of the Open Center as well as the Columbia University School of the Arts. In Awakening Your True Voice: Health and Vitality through Better Breathing, she teaches ways to gain freedom and strength in your body, breathing, and voice.
“Singing, and all vocal production, relies on an alignment of the inner muscles of the body and a clear and focused mind. Both work in harmony to connect us to our breathing, which is the essence of vocal production,” she says. “So often we work on the wrong end of the spectrum. We try to fix our posture, fix our voices, or even psychoanalyze what we feel is holding us back from fully expressing ourselves. But there is nothing we need to fix—we just need to uncover what already exists in us.”