The Midwest School of Voice is proud to announce the grand opening on August 13-14, 2011. A groundbreaking school focusing on all aspects of vocal performance, their goal is to make individual coaching accessible and beneficial to all styles of music. The forming of The Midwest School of Voice represents a merge of existing voice studios of Blair Clark and Heather Ramsey, which represents 30+ combined years of teaching experience. The location of The Midwest School of Voice will be in spacious studio space at 336 W. Main Street in Carmel, Indiana.
CEO and vocalist Heather Ramsey will be showcasing 10 of her students at the Carmel Community Players in Clay Terrace on July 15 at 7:30 PM. This special performance will include "Stay Strong," an original student piece that honors a young lady with lymphoma. 100% of the proceeds from the event (after expenses) will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184084.
Other upcoming events: Heather Ramsey will celebrate a new album release and Isis Holiday Show with brunch on November 27 at the Rathskeller Kellersol. This new album (to be titled later), represents a unique partnership between Ramsey and Dr. Monika Herzig, a leading educator and performance/recording artist. This release is their first recording venture together.
For more information on The Midwest School of Voice, please visit http://midwestschoolofvoice.com/.
More about CEO Heather Ramsey:
Heather Ramsey, CEO of The Midwest School of Voice, is a professional recording artist and entertainer with more than a decade of experience, and she continues to perform frequently on local and national stages. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education from Purdue University and specializes tailoring instruction each student's unique performance and learning style. Using a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques, her instructions focuses on "total package" performance – strong stage presentation, engaging delivery and good vocal technique on a vocal edge reflecting popular styles such as jazz, R&B, pop, rock, country and musical theater.
Heather is a classically educated musician, having played piano for 23 years and flute for 15 years in addition to her endeavors as a vocalist for her entire life. She was part of the ISSMA competitions and All-State Choirs for six years, before getting her strongest music education at Purdue University as a part of the University Choir ensemble, serving as an arranger, section leader and director throughout her tenure with the group. This group emphasized performance technique and professionalism both on and off the stage.
When she moved to the Indianapolis area after graduation, Heather continued her work as a professional vocalist, performing in musical theater and with groups and instrumentalists ranging in styles from jazz and blues to R&B and pop. Her work with Coach Ron Browning in Nashville, Tennessee convinced Heather to merge her education and musical experience to offer the opportunity for students in the Indianapolis area to learn performance and modern vocal techniques, giving each student a custom-tailored education in the art and business of music.
More about President Blair Clark:
Blair Clark, President of Midwest School of Voice, has been performing for over 35 years and coaching for over 14 years
As a performer, Blair has performed in hundreds of private and public venues throughout Europe and the United States. Blair toured Europe with the musical theatre group Suitcase Theater and has performed with New Orleans Jazz legend Henry Butler. He now performs locally with his own band, Blair and Company.
As a Producer/song writer, Blair has co-produced three CD projects in Los Angeles and has written over a dozen songs for various recording artists. As a recording artist, Blair has just released his first solo CD 'Snapshot" and he will be releasing a second CD "Blair Clark Live at the Jazz Kitchen" in 2012.