World Voice Day–YogaVoice® Masterclass and Yoga Class with Mark Moliterno

April 16, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
“The Patio” in front of the Student Activities Center (SAC) / Fillmore Rehearsal Hall / SAC Activities Room

Come celebrate World Voice Day with a YogaVoice® Masterclass and Yoga Class with Mark Moliterno, co-sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and the Frost School of Music Department of Vocal Performance. Events will run from noon to 7 p.m. The class will incorporate yoga postures and breathing techniques to remove blockages that inhibit free, authentic singing, and is beneficial to public speakers, actors, singers, or anyone experiencing anxiety around speaking or performing in public. These classes are open to singers and yoga practitioners of all levels. You only need to show up with a willingness to have fun and learn!

Click here for a schedule of the day’s events!
12-3PM Open-air vocal performances by UM students and vocal health tips from the UM Otolaryngology Voice Team
Location: “The Patio” in front of the Student Activities Center (SAC)

3:30-4:50 YogaVoice® Masterclass for singers with Mark Moliterno
Location: Fillmore Hall (Frost School of Music)

5:30-7:00 Free yoga class (postures,
breathing, toning)
Bring a yoga mat or a towel.
Location: Student Activities Center,
Activities Room

About Mark Moliterno:

Bass-Baritone Mark Moliterno is an artist/educator who enjoys an extensive performing career in Opera, Oratorio, and Concert singing. He has appeared throughout the United Stated, Canada, Great Britain and the Far East in leading operatic roles and is a frequent soloist on the concert stage in a repertoire that covers a wide range of eras and composers. He has appeared in Carnegie Hall as bass-baritone soloist with the Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra in Händel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Brahms’Requiem, and Mozart’s Requiem and C-Minor Mass. He has twice appeared on the New York Philharmonic Chamber Music Series in Merkin Concert Hall, singing Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach and Charles Martin Loeffler’s Songs with Chamber Accompaniment. Known for his compelling and artistic recital singing, Mr Moliterno sang the world premiere of Drum Taps, a song cycle by American composer Richard Pearson Thomas at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He is heard regularly as a recitalist and concert soloist in the New York/Philadelphia area.
Mark Moliterno received the BM and MM degrees in Voice Performance and Opera from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied with the renowned vocal pedagogue, Richard Miller. In addition to his career as a performer and educator, Mark Moliterno is a certified Yoga instructor (RYT-500) and a Comprehensive Yoga Therapist (CYT). Mr Moliterno has coupled his academic background in vocal pedagogy and performance studies with his expertise in Yoga philosophy and practice to create YogaVoice®, a unique program of Classical Yoga practices for the singing actor/performer (www.theyogavoice.com). He has published articles on topics related to authentic creativity and singing in The Journal of Singing and YogaLiving Magazine, is a co-author of The Musician’s Breath, and is the primary instructor on The Musician’s Breath DVD, an instructional Yoga DVD designed to awaken and develop “authentic breathing” in singers and choral conductors.
Mark Moliterno is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and also maintains an active private voice studio. He is known as a specialist in helping singers to understand and overcome physical and energetic blockages to their authentic voices.


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