Student Workshop with Meredith Monk (& Ensemble)

MEREDITH MONK, pioneering composer/singer/director/choreographer/filmmaker will be in residence at UCLA during Spring Quarter. Co-sponsored by UCLA Live and The Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance, Monk and her vocal ensemble will be developing a new multidisciplinary work, and conducting a week-long workshop with students.


WHEN: Auditions: 6:00-8:00pm – Monday, February 27
WHERE: Glorya Kaufman Hall,  room 1000
WHAT: Prepare a one minute a cappella song of your choice and be prepared to improvise material that will be provided. If selected for the workshop, students will receive a PTE to enroll in Spring Quarter WAC 174A.

  • WAC 174A – Section 1 (2 units) Course ID 401-744-200
    • Thursdays, April 5, 12 & 26, 5:30-7:30pm
    • Monday-Thursday, April 16-19, 5:30-7:30pm
    • Friday, April 20, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Open to grads and undergrads
  • Maximum enrollment: 24

HOW: To sign up for an audition, email Dan Froot at with Subject line: Meredith Monk Residency

Course Description

Beginning with breathing techniques and a detailed vocal and movement warm-up, participants will work with the voice and body as multifaceted instruments for exploring range, timbre, gesture, resonance, character, landscape and rhythm. The work aims to uncover the fundamentals of performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation. Selected pieces from Monk’s repertoire will also be taught.

Goals: To find a balance of structure and spontaneity, freedom and form; to begin to build the “feel” of an ensemble, both in rehearsal and performance; to provide a springboard from which participants can discover and develop a personal viewpoint and means of expression.

About Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk has been creating multidisciplinary work for over forty-five years, exploring the intersection of music and movement to create new modes of perception. She has been critically acclaimed as a major creative force in the performing arts, and she and her vocal ensemble continue to perform world-wide and win numerous awards.

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