Open Mic Series

Open Mics

Open mics provide an opportunity for singers to practice their performing skills and to try out new material with a professional accompanist.  Depending upon attendance, each participant can plan to perform two or more songs.  There will also be a “featured” vocalist each month who will sing a short set. Vocalists of all ages and all styles.  Hosted by Celia Slattery with a different professional accompanist each month.  Please bring sheet music in your key or feel free to bring your guitar and accompany yourself!

Where: Cafe at the Somerville Armory

When: First Thursdays, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $12/gen, $10/BACA and studio members, $7 listeners

Feb. 5: Accompanist Joe Reid; with feature Thomas Casey

Mar. 5: Accompanist Joe Reid; feature Jeffrey Gordon

Apr. 2: Accompanist Bill Duffy; feature Gail Leondar-Wright

May 7: Accompanist Bill Duffy; feature Phil Kassel

June 4: Accompanist Bill Duffy; feature Sheryl Altman

Sing Better with SWV*

A Vocal Workshop with Celia Slattery

* Somatic Voicework™ (The Lovetri Method) is a state-of-the-art technique specifically designed for contemporary styles.

A strong, healthy instrument is the foundation for singing freely and expressively in any style.  This workshop will provide students with an understanding of voice function and give them with tools they can use immediately to improve their performances. In this interactive workshop students will discover:

      • The major muscle groups that coordinate in singing, and how to train them to work at peak efficiency;
      • How to sing in chest, head, and “mix” registers, and how to “belt” safely;
      • How to improve their breath support;
      • How to fit their sound with their musical style;
      • How to bring more authentic expression into their voice.

The workshop will be conducted using individual and group exercises and individual coaching.

When: Sunday, April 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Celia Slattery Voice and Performance Studio, Davis Square, Somerville

Cost: $65



Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating the voice in jazz, pop and blues!

When: March 31, 2015, 8:00 pm

Where: Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, 617-876-9330

Tickets: $7 Available Online or at the door

Featuring: Sheryl Altman, Leni Webber, Hanna Rose Alex, Heather Thomas

Accompanied by: the Joe Reid Trio

Hosted by: Celia Slattery


Studio showcases are held approximately twice per year and all current students are invited to perform.  For video of selected performances from our most recent showcase at Johnny D’s Music Club on January 24, click here.