Online Exsultet Workshop

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Online Exsultet Workshop enrollment has ended for 2020. Click “scheduling” to set up a free consultation if you are interested in future workshops or independent coaching.

Five-Week Workshop for Clergy 

This course, offered online, is a five-week preparation for chanting the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil. The skills learned here can be applied to other sections of chant and song that may be desired in the liturgy. Through application of the Blaylock Vocal Method, the vocal instrument is strengthened in a way that is broadly applicable to caring for the client’s vocal health and efficiency throughout their professional life. This course introduces The Blaylock Vocal Method and helps develop confidence in clergy using their singing voices in liturgy. The information and methods learned in this course can be applied toward other goals such as leading group singing, maintaining vocal health, and accurately learning other liturgical chants. The first offering of this course will be March 2-April 4, 2020, with continued support during Holy Week as client schedules allow.

About Dr. Maynard:

Marlayna Maynard, DMA is an independent voice teacher and freelance performing artist based in Nashville, TN. She has a lifelong love of church music, and serves as a section leader in the Cathedral Choir of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Nashville, where she also enjoys the privilege of training the Junior Choristers. Dr. Maynard was recently the interim Director of Vocal Studies at Radford University in Radford, VA. She holds degrees from the University of Memphis (DMA), Bowling Green State University (MM), and Marshall University (BA). She delights in working alongside singers from beginning to advanced levels to increase their technical abilities and expressivity. 

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