Nyla Watson Voice Master Class
Thursday, March 25
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
JAG and UVMC Productions are partnering to present a Voice Master Class with performing artist and educator Nyla Watson. In a public session that is open to the community to observe, Watson will be coaching four students enrolled in voice lessons with UVMC faculty. Each of the students will perform a musical theater selection for the audience and the guest teacher, who will share her feedback and teach the young singers techniques to improve their performance and develop their artistry.
Nyla Watson Biography
Giving all glory to God, Nyla Watson is a dedicated actor, concert artist, voice teacher and coach and competition singer in the New York City community and a recent grad of New York University (NYU) where she received her Masters in Music Theater Voice. After graduating she had the privilege of starting a voice and acting studio that has adapted to doing virtual voice and acting lessons and coachings. She is a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music (BW) as well! Notable performances include PBS’ ShowBoat: Live at Lincoln Center with Norm Lewis, Vanessa Williams and Fred Willard, Gigantic the Musical (off-Broadway), the touring companies of Wicked the musical and The Color Purple the musical. Nyla had the privilege of celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the musical Oklahoma! with the Rodgers and Hammerstein estate as a feature soloist in their concert at the 92Y. Nyla was also blessed to have played the roles of Mama Rose in Gypsy and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes during her time at NYU. She attributes her success to her faith, her parents, her education and her professional and personal influences. For all things Nyla Watson, you can keep up with her at www.queennyla.com or on IG at @brandnewnyla.
JAG Productions is an award-winning theatre company based in White River Junction, VT, formed with the mission to produce classic and contemporary African-American theatre; to serve as an incubator of new work that excites broad intellectual engagement; and thereby, to catalyze compassion, empathy, love, and community through shared understandings of the humankind through the lens of the African-American experience. Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC) is a non-profit community music school located in Lebanon, NH, with a mission to provide and promote the best in music education and ensemble opportunities for the Upper Valley and beyond. This collaboration takes advantage of the two organizations’ shared mission to engage the community through transformative experiences with the arts, and amplifies the voices of African-American performers and educators.