Singing Workshop with Moira Smiley

Textured divide




Ainslie Arts Centre


10 am - 3 pm
14 July 2024

Moira Smiley is an outstanding singer, performer, composer and educator from Vermont USA. This is a rare opportunity to take part in a choral workshop with one of the best.


  • Discover and develop flexibility within your own voice and range – both technically and artistically.  
  • Learn some of Moira’s beautiful songs and arrangements that are steeped in Anglo/Celtic, Americana/Appalachian, and Eastern European folk sounds.  
  • Develop simple body percussion and movement as a natural part of your singing performance. 
  • Explore phrasing, ornaments, dissonance and timbre – your voice is the instrument. 

Moira has taught extensively around the world. Her subject is the singing voice and its ability to encompass an astounding range of expressive, linguistic, and stylistic colours. Moira Smiley has influenced a generation of young Acapella and choral singers to study and perform folk harmony repertories, body percussion and polyphonic song.  Her workshops encompass a truly unique blend of Conservatory training, ethnomusicological grounding, and fierce creativity. She is delighted to be in Australia, sharing her music with us. Singers and beginners are all welcome. 

This workshop is presented by Rachel Hore.