Vocal Workshop with Elaine Overholt

Aug. 19, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. EDT

The Co-op has a variety of essential workshops formulated for the development of professional skills, digital and creative innovation and ongoing membership while fostering the essence of sustainability. With a reach of a hundred Ontario artists and counting, The Co-op offers 150 workshops that allow artists to expand their knowledge surrounding the music industry and supports the shift to a digital-focused environment. During the workshop "Vocal Workshop" led by Elaine Overholt, questions and discussion will be held to present a deeper look at the professional music industry.

"Elaine Overholt has established herself as one of North America's most respected and treasured singers, voice coaches and producers. Her diverse musical training and performance in classical piano, classical voice, gospel, theatre, and rock music has led her to a deep understanding of all styles of singing.

An extensive performing career has allowed her the opportunity to sing with titans of music Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Anne Murray, Martin Short and Paul Shaffer amongst them. Ms. Overholt has also performed as a soloist on world stages, major network television, albums, films, thousands of jingles and has recorded two albums with a number three single on Billboard.

Elaine's gift for teaching is well known in Hollywood and Broadway, having personally coached pop stars Shawn Mendes, The Arkells, Jully Black, Sharon Lois & Bram, as well as stars John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Zac Efron & Michelle Pfeiffer in 'Hairspray' the movie. She was also thrilled to coach Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Queen Latifah for the Oscar-winning 'Chicago'. Her teaching Ellen Degeneres to sing in a live segment on her hit talk show 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' created a huge youTube phenomenon. As a Broadway coach Elaine trained many singers in lead roles for the Broadway hits 'Once', 'The Producers' 'Rent' and 'The Sound Of Music'. Also, record labels such as Universal, Warner, Sony, Island, Interscope, send their recording artists to Ms. Overholt where they learn to protect their voices and develop stamina and style. Even The San Francisco Ballet benefited from Elaine's coaching as she prepared this world class troupe for their singing debut in their hit production of Jerome Robbins' 'West Side Story Suite'. She has also coached Shawn Mendes, whose album has just debuted at #1 in North America and is touring with Taylor Swift.