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World-renowned baritone and conductor Cailin Marcel Manson will be partnering with Oldcastle Theatre Company to teach two incredible Vocal Masterclasses in Bennington! Learn from an experienced performer and teacher as you work together to bring out your best performance! A Classical Music Masterclass will be held at the Second Congregational Church on Friday October 18th at 7pm and a Musical Theatre Masterclass will be held at Oldcastle Theatre on Saturday October 19th at 3pm.
Each masterclass will run 2 hours and is limited to 6 singers. The cost for each Masterclass is $50. Email OldcastleTheatre@gmail.com for more information about how to register for one or both of these extraordinary classes.
About the instructor: Cailin Marcel Manson, baritone and conductor, a Philadelphia native, has toured as a soloist and master teacher at major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with many organizations, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Taipei Philharmonic, Bayerische Staatsoper – Münchner Opernfestspiele, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Konservatorium Oslo, and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.
He has also been a guest cantor and soloist at some of the world’s most famous churches and cathedrals, including Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, and La Madeleine in Paris, San Marco in Venice, Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, San Salvatore in Montalcino, Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome, Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, and Wieskirche in Steingaden.
Cailin has held positions as Music Director of the Vorarlberger Musikfest, Music Director and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Symphony of Atlantic City, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, Chair of Vocal Studies at the Hazleton Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and as Director of Music at The Putney School. He was a member of the voice faculty of both the Napoli School of Music and Dance and Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary.
Cailin is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, presenter, panelist, and adjudicator for conventions, conferences, competitions, and music festivals. Cailin studied voice performance at Temple University, and opera performance and orchestral conducting at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
Cailin Marcel Manson is currently Director of Choral Activities and Music Performance at Clark University, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus and Music Director of the Bennington County Choral Society and The Keene Chorale. He is also the Founder and Director of the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts.