2008 Summer Workshop
Finding Truth in Singing
August 11-16, 2008 (Monday to Saturday, 10am - 8pm)
Communicating The Heart Of The Music
Front Range Community College in Ft. Collins, Colorado
William Barto Jones — New York City Opera
Juliana Bishop Hoch — Loveland Opera Theatre
- Master Classes
- Acting for Singers
- Alexander Technique Floor Work
- Coaching / Score Study
For more information, contact Dr. Juliana Bishop Hoch
Full-time participants, $450.00
Full-time auditors, $250.00
Evening auditors, $150.00
Overview of the Workshop
Finding Truth in Singing will be be a week long, joint collaboration between clinicians, Dr.
Juliana Bishop Hoch and Mr. William Barto Jones. The workshop is sponsored by Loveland Opera Theatre,
which is a non-profit educational organization that provides opportunities for local singers and emerging
young singers to perform and learn more about their singing and acting abilities. Participants in this
workshop will learn many aspects of utilizing the Alexander Technique for singing,
work on connecting to emotion and how to portray emotion while singing, and have the opportunity to work on
their selected music with a world-class coach/conductor from the New York City Opera.
Full-time participants will attend all sessions and will sing in all parts of the workshop and will
be limited to 20 (twenty) participants. A full-time audit group will be allowed to attend all sessions and
will be limited to 10 (ten) participants. An evening-only audit group will also be able to attend and will be limited to
10 (ten) individuals. Auditors will not sing in the workshop.
All full time participants will be chosen by audition based on a submitted CD, DVD, cassette tape, or digital audio file.
Auditors may register without audition, as long as space is available.
Teacher Certification Credit
One unit of teacher certification credit may be offered at the discretion and approval of Front Range
Community College. FRCC will arrange the details of this and execute it in whatever way may be deemed
Biography of Mr. William Barto Jones
William Barto Jones has been a vocal coach and pianist (assistant conductor) at New York City
Opera since 1990 working on a full range of repertory, from classic Mozart, Puccini and Verdi
scores to twentieth-century masterpieces and American contemporary works. He regularly coaches
the New York City Opera "VOX" orchestral readings of scenes from new contemporary operas presented after the
close of the spring season each year.
Mr. Jones has also worked with Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, The Bard Festival, and was a
fellow of the Merola Program of San Francisco Opera. He has also coached and performed much
of the art song repertory and was a fellow of the Tanglewood Festival and the Schubert Institute
Mr. Jones has had a long-standing interest in the Alexander technique, first sparked when he accompanied
the studio of and studied voice with voice teacher Harold Parker of Philadelphia who studied
Alexander with Kitty Wielopolska, one of the first generation Alexander teachers. He also studied
Alexander with Pedro de Alcantara. Mr. Jones is currently training to be a certified teacher of the
technique with John Nicholls, internationally recognized teacher of the technique. He has also
studied Alexander with Christine Batten, Anne Waxman, Nanette Walsh and Tom Vasiliades. Mr. Jones is
baritone soloist with St. Matthew and St. Timothy's church on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
He is a native of Houston,Texas.
Mr. Jones received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from University of St. Thomas in Houston and
the Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he was awarded the Distinguished
Biography of Dr. Juliana Bishop Hoch
Soprano Juliana Bishop Hoch is highly regarded as an interpreter of lieder, chamber music,
oratorio and opera. Her repertoire encompasses a vast array of styles from the Baroque to the
20th century. Dr. Bishop Hoch is the founder and Artistic and Executive Director of Loveland
Opera Theatre. In addition, she maintains a private voice studio in Loveland.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Dr. Bishop Hoch has performed with numerous opera companies and
symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and China including the Beijing National
Symphony, Washington Civic Opera, the Blossom Opera Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Mississippi
Opera Festival of the South, the Westchester Opera, the UNC Opera Theatre, the Eastman Opera Theatre,
the John Brownlee Opera Theatre, the National Symphony, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the
Philharmonia Virtuosi Orchestra, and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dr. Bishop Hoch holds her doctorate degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy with an Opera Directing secondary
emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado. Her dissertation entitled The Solo Songs with Keyboard
Accompaniment of Robert Edward Kreutz received the Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation in 2004.
She received her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City,
and her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
In 2005, Dr. Bishop Hoch and members of Loveland Opera Theatre launched an opera-in-the-schools
program that teaches elementary school children about the fun side of opera. She created and
presented “What Is Opera?” as an outreach project in the Thompson School District of Northern
Colorado. This program is currently being offered to other schools in Northern Colorado and
Denver and was performed at the Colorado Music Educators Association Convention in Colorado
Springs in January, 2006.