LIVE LEARN JAZZ Educational sessions
The members of Broadsway share their collective 100+ years of performance (yowsa!!) in this informative, interesting, and interactive workshop. Together they’ll discuss various topics, including vocal tone, stylistic idiomatic practices in Jazz and Cabaret, microphone technique, song selection and connection, collaboration and communication with accompaniment, and ensemble singing. AND they’ll do it all with much fun and laughter!
Both collectively and individually, Broadsway is in demand in an educational capacity and all three members have extensive music educational experience. Julie Michels has been a faculty member of JazzWorks Jazz Camp (in the Ottawa area) for the past 19 years. She has lead workshops for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Fife House, Sunnybrook Hospital, the TD Bank Group, and others, and continues to coach privately. Heather Bambrick has served as a faculty member at both the University of Toronto Jazz Studies department and Humber College, and is a seasonal instructor at the Etobicoke School of the Arts. She has been an adjudicator for the Ontario Vocal Festival, Kiwanis Festival, Musicfest Canada, the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, the Brandon Jazz Festival, the Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival, and others. Heather has conducted clinics and workshops for the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Jazz Festival, Mohawk College, the Beaches International Jazz Festival, National Music Camp, as well as for a number of choral festivals and events in Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Diane Leah has been avocal / audition / pop / musical theatre coach in the Toronto area for over 20 years. In addition, she has taught 4th and 5th term students at the Randolph Academy of Dramatic Arts. Over the past fifteen years, she has served as Music Director for several shows at the Randolph Academy, as well as at Young People’s Theatre, one of which (“A Year with Frog and Toad”) earned her a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination. For more than 15 years, Diane has been the Director of Music at the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto.