U22 Productions in collaboration with Perogies and Jam presented an amazing all day workshop and concert at the Vegreville Railway Station on Saturday, June 25. Performers as young as 9 through to mature adults had great fun and developed many new skills. This workshop was made possible through funding by Alberta Arts Days, which will be holding their annual celebration of our culture, heritage, artistic diversity and provincial pride during the week of September 30 to October 2.
Rhea March, founder and leader of U22 Productions along with young musicians, Ky Babyn, Kalsey Kulyk, Trevor Mann, and Murray Wood were terrific. They shared their love of music, skills, and their passion for encouraging rising talent, especially in rural communities.
Rhea March is a seasoned performer and her warm, humorous and encouraging style kept the entire group of 24 participants captivated for the whole day. The session started off with developing confidence, communication skills, tips and techniques to engage and hold an audience. Performance skills including how to use a microphone, and vocal exercises were demonstrated and reinforced during the afternoon session where attendees were provided individual feedback and coaching on their performance.
The event concluded with an evening performance in the packed restaurant to an enthusiastic, engaged and appreciative audience. Vegreville and area has amazing talent and it is great to have such capable and committed coaches available to help them!