The Sharon | Events - The Villages Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

Cost to Participate: $45
Cost to observe: $20


    Participants must have a song prepared with sheet music in the appropriate key.
    Accompanist: Gary Powell
    Max number of participants: 15
    Max number of observers: 50

Vocal Master Class with Judith Farris

October 9th, 2018

Class Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Doors open at 1:30pm

Judith Farris is the teacher of many of New York's finest singers. Some of the renowned singers she has instructed include Tyne Daly, Donna McKechnie, David James Carroll, Betty Comden, Matthew Broderick, Peter Allen, Anthony Quinn, Marcia Lewis, Marilu Henner, Cheryl Ladd, and Kaye Ballard.

Judith is often called upon to assist singers as a vocal therapist and to help keep their voices young and healthy. Judith continues to work as a coveted teacher in New York.

The students in the Farris studio learn to master all types of singing. Not limited by singing just classical repertoire, Opera, or "traditional" musical theater, her singers master all types of singing that are commanded in the business today with ease and vocal health. In her studio, there are no limits to what a singer can do if their foundation is correct, and the positive flare of which she presents this technique is inspiring to both beginner and professional alike.

As a singer, Judith's primary genre was as an Opera singer. In addition to having had a successful career in Europe, she has enjoyed appearances with the Santa Fe Opera, the Opera Theater of St Louis, Tulsa Opera, the Washington D.C. Opera, the Chicago Opera Theater, Forth Worth Opera, Connecticut Opera, the Toronto Opera, Hartford Opera and performances at the Kennedy Center.

Judith Farris has appeared with many of the finest orchestras and conductors including the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony, the American Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Honolulu Symphony, the Tulsa Orchestra and the National Symphony in Washington D.C.. She has appeared and recorded with the New York Philharmonic (Beethoven "Choral Fantasy"), and sung as a featured soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Judith has been a frequent guest with New York Musical Sacra, has sung under the baton of master conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin and was directed by Gian Carlo Menotti in a productions of his opera "The Consul."

Her many awards include, the Marian Anderson Scholarship, the National Arts Club of NYC for contraltos, the Minna Kauffman Rudd award from the Metropolitan Opera, The Lucrezia Bori award, and the Metropolitan Opera Katherine Long Grant Award.

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