Take the Stage: Singers Performance Workshop with The Nylons' Micah Barnes

Saturday, Sep 8, 2012 at 1pm
Micah Barnes
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Manitoba Music


Online registration is now closed for this event but there are still a couple of spots available. Please contact for more information.


No performer wants to give audiences an average experience. They can get that from TV, movies, and the internet. Live performers want to deliver a punch in the gut, a joyful high, a romantic jump start of the heart. That’s something an audience can take away from a show and remember for the rest of their lives. It’s also how performers build a career... audience member by audience member.

But to achieve true freedom and power in performance, performers need liberation from the bad habits and fears that hold them back. Acclaimed singer and performance coach Micah Barnes developed this live performance workshop in Los Angeles and recently brought it home to Canada to help artists here develop a sense of confidence and power. During this workshop, Barnes will ask each participant to bring a couple of songs to perform for the group. You will receive feedback and coaching based on the level you are at, and take away specific things to work on that will help you achieve your goals.

Workshop will include:

  • Overcoming stage fright
  • Warm up techniques
  • Discovering what material suits us best
  • How to connect with your material
  • How to develop a relationship with the audience
  • What makes a performance truly extraordinary rather than merely good?

For singers at all levels and experience. All styles and genres welcome.

About Micah Barnes

Juno-nominated Micah Barnes toured the world as a member of the acclaimed vocal group The Nylons. He returns to his first love, the intimate cabaret, showcasing his powerful voice and entertaining stage presence. Drawing on Nylons’ favoritesand a selection of classic standards, Barnes' solo show is a unique blend of stories, spoken word and song.

Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188


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