HGO Guild Vice President (VP), Studio, needs to be a good communicator.
VP, Studio, acts as the liaison between HGO Guild Board of Trustees, HGO Studio management, and HGO Board of Directors. VP, Studio, facilitates communications between the groups regarding activities of one of the groups that affect another group. Bottom line: Keep everyone “in the loop”.
VP, Studio, keeps HGO Guild members informed about current and former HGO Studio artists, including where they are performing and awards they have won. A big responsibility, considering that HGO Studio has been training young artists for forty years!
This board member also evaluates grant requests from HGO Studio alumni. If a request is judged appropriate for the HGO Studio Alumni Scholarship Fund, the board member presents the request to HGO Guild Board of Trustees for approval.
VP, Studio, serves as a liaison between HGO Guild Board of Trustees, HGO Studio management, and HGO Board of Directors to determine HGO Guild financial contributions to HGO Studio and the HGO Young Artists’ Vocal Academy.
As May approaches, VP, Studio, also takes on the role of liaison and volunteer coordinator for the HGO Young Artists’ Vocal Academy.
The HGO Young Artists’ Vocal Academy was established in 2011 to work specifically with singers at the undergraduate level. The aim is to take the most talented young singers and help them on the path to artistry by introducing them to the breadth of information required for this career and the nature of excellent training. Singers will leave the week with a clearer understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and how to find the help they need. They will also have made contacts at HGO which will last their whole career.
The week-long course is held on-site at HGO, with singers lodging nearby at The Lancaster Hotel. As well as a variety of group classes in subjects such as characterization, how to prepare a score, diction and movement, participants will receive individual training in the form of daily voice lessons with HGO Director of Vocal Instruction, Stephen King, daily coachings with members of HGO music staff, and dramatic coachings.
Two YAVA courses are scheduled back-to-back for May 13-20 and May 20-27, 2018. HGO Guild volunteers provide airport transportation for the singers and introduce them to Texas hospitality by hosting informal events during their stay.
Would you like to meet young artists just beginning their lives as singers? Your time commitment may include a trip or two to the airport and a few hours to bring a dish to an informal dinner.
Questions? Contact HGO Guild Vice President, Studio,
Janet Sims at [email protected] or 713-781-6015