Finding Your (Un)Comfort Zone
21 November 2020
Join us on Saturday, 21 November when we welcome the fabulous Erin Howden to lead our autumn education workshop.
So many experiences during the past seven months have helped us to leave our comfort zone behind and we are the richer for it. Across the globe, 2020 has certainly been a year of many challenges and our time with Erin will be spent exploring three topics which will be of huge importance and relevance to us in the months and years ahead.
Building a creative playbook for vocal success will run through a multi-sensory approach focus on how we can all successfully develop as singers despite the challenges we face. Unleashing your emotional performance potential will further reveal and enhance the emotional performer in us all. Finally, Erin will present a class on growing as an artist through adversity which will explore how we can all develop positive attitudes during these challenging and unprecedented times whilst continuing to experience personal growth and fulfilment.
You’ll not want to miss this workshop of renewal, hope and creativity which will appeal to all singers , directors, music teams and choreographers.
Erin Howden of Toronto, Canada was blessed to grow up in a barbershop family and is the daughter of June Dale, North Metro’s previous Director of 45 years. Erin has been acknowledged for her creativity, innovation, passion and inspiration as a director, choreographer, educator and coach, empowering people to recognise their abilities and their opportunity to be an authentic life-changing force. As Master Director 700 and Choreographer of the North Metro Chorus, five-time International Chorus Champions, she has been a proud member of Sweet Adelines and North Metro Chorus for 40 years. She is a past International top ten quartet finalist. Erin is a Certified International Faculty member, is a part of Region 16’s Regional Faculty and is an accomplished choreographer, motivational speaker, educator and performance coach in Sweet Adelines International and the Barbershop Harmony Society throughout North America and abroad. She has worked with choruses and quartets in both Sweet Adelines and the Barbershop Harmony Society at all levels including several international championship choruses (North Metro, Harborlites, Rich-Tones, Rönninge Show Chorus, Scottsdale, San Diego, Vocal Majority, Masters of Harmony, Westminster, Ambassadors of Harmony). With over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources Management and Training, she owns her own consulting business, specialising in Leadership Development, Motivational Speaking, Performance Management, Coaching, Team Building, Conflict Resolution and Change Management. Erin was a student of modern jazz dance growing up and has an Honours Degree in Business and Certificates/Education in Training, Human Resources, Change Management, and Psychology from Ryerson and Queens Universities.