Featured Masterclass – John Norris, Body/Mind/Voice Coach

As a voice professor for over 35 years, I know teachers are always searching for new sources of inspiration, and I think this just might do the trick!

This masterclass, by the body/mind/voice coach, John Norris, features him working with four excellent singers who advanced through the prestigious Neue Stimmen International Competition.

With an extensive and illustrious career, Mr. Norris’ experiences range from Wolf Trap Opera to the Manhattan School of Music and Julliard, as well as to the Met Young Artist program, Curtis Institute, and numerous opera companies around the globe.

As a result, Mr. Norris brings perspectives ripe with real-world stage experience and highly-unique strategies that help singers fully engage their characters; find an ever-increasing body-mind-voice release; tap into the strength and energy their bodies possess; and discover how true, unencumbered, and authentic responses are always preferred over the more ponderous, self-critical traps into which so many singers can fall.

I believe you will HIGHLY enjoy the unique thoughts and techniques Mr. Norris uses, techniques I am sure will find their way into future lessons with your students and/or your personal practice sessions!

For Vocal Masterclassics subscribers, this is a classic example demonstrating the value of your subscription.  As you notice, there is absolutely NO mention of the program of this class in the descriptive information for the video, so you have no idea of the titles they will be singing, the composers of those pieces, the encompassing works from which the titles are taken, nor when each singer begins – information we are pleased to provide through your subscription!

(Discover the full benefits of a Vocal Masterclassics subscription HERE.)

HOWEVER, for your complimentary benefit, below is what you can expect in this video!  Happy viewing!  It is well worth your time!

To your continued exploration and growth,

Keith Brautigam – President, Vocal Masterclassics


Master Class Artist:  John Norris, Body and Movement Coach

Venue:    Neue Stimmen

Date:  2016

Singer #1:  Tenor

Title of Song/Aria:  Un aura amorosa

From: Cosi fan tutte

By: W. A. Mozart

Genre:  Italian Opera


Singer #2:  Mezzo-Soprano

Beginning at 22 minutes, 7 seconds

Title of Song/Aria:  Ah, scostati…Smanie Implacabili

From:  Cosi fan tutte

By:  W. A. Mozart

Genre:  Italian Opera


Singer #3:  Bass-Baritone

Beginning at 42 minutes, 13 seconds

Title of Song/Aria:  Quand la flame de l’amour

From:  La Jolie Fille de Perth

By:  Georges Bizet

Genre: French Opera


Singer #4:  Soprano

Beginning at 59 minutes, 20 seconds

Title of Song/Aria:  Quando m’en vo

From:  La Boheme

By:  Giacomo Puccini

Genre:  Italian Opera