Vocal Workshop with Jay Lane

Join us Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 9:00 AM until noon for a vocal workshop with Jay Lane. 

If you would like vocal coaching in a group setting, this workshop is for you.  You don’t need to be a choir member to attend – just a desire to improve your vocal skills.

This workshop is open to the entire Duxbury Community.

This event is FREE, although registration is required. Click here to register.

A goodwill offering will be received.

Workshop Agenda

9:00    Introduction and welcome

9:15    Interactive Session #1: the Basics of Vocal Technique

  • Good posture
  • Efficient breathing
  • How to eliminate tensions

10:00    A Healthy Voice

  • The basics of vocal health
  • Choral fitness tips

10:15    Break

10:30    Interactive session #2: Learning to sing with freedom in a group

11:30    Improving as a Singer: how to practice on your own

11:45    Grand Finale: singing a familiar piece together

About Jay Lane

Jay Lane is a choral conductor, clinician, and voice teacher specializing in older singers; he is a Certified McClosky Voice Technician and is on the teacher training faculty for the McClosky Institute of Voice, where he holds the certification of “Master Teacher." As a voice teacher, he enjoys working with students of all ages, but is particularly interested in improving aging voices and in helping those with vocal disorders. He is currently on the voice faculty of the Concord Conservatory of Music, where he teaches voice and leads a choir for people with Parkinson's Disease.

A professional choral conductor and organist, Jay has released four recordings of 16th century polyphony with the Renaissance choir Vox Lucens, which he conducted 1999-2018. He has directed numerous musical organizations, including the Wakefield Choral Society, the Yale Bach Society, the Branford Chamber Orchestra, and the Gilbert and Sullivan Societies of Yale and MIT.

An accomplished church musician, Jay has served as organist and choir director at First Baptist Church New Haven CT, the Episcopal Church at Yale, Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton MA, and First Religious Society UU, Newburyport, MA. Presently he is music director at St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, MA. Jay has taught music history and theory at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts and has co-authored an article in the New Grove Dictionary of Music. His teachers include Lin Schuller (voice) Roberta Bitgood and Thomas Murray (organ), and Charles Bruck and David Hagy.