Known for her sincere expressivity and warm voice, mezzo-soprano vocalist Irene Feher is always looking for opportunities to take the song recital out of the concert hall and into the community. She performs hybrid programs of improvised music, as well as classical, musical theater and popular music for celebrations, fundraisers and seniors’ residences. Recent concerts have included musical improvisation with audience participation, and interpretation of works by Franz Schubert, Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Gabriel Fauré, Richard Rogers, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, Joni Mitchell and Jim Cuddy.
Irene is also a dynamic facilitator who thrives on sharing the transformative experience of free improvisation with musicians of all levels of experience. A “Music for People” facilitator, her philosophy is firmly rooted in David Darling’s Bill of Musical Rights.
Irene teaches Classical / Contemporary voice at Concordia University, and at her private studio in Côte-des-Neiges, and facilitates vocal and instrumental improvisation for the Music for People organization. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 2003, Irene continues to fuel her passion for teaching by keeping up to date on the latest research in vocal pedagogy. With 30 years of teaching experience, 35 years of performing experience, and a passion for natural healthy vocal production, Irene teaches singers of all ages and levels. Her holistic approach combines formal classical vocal technique with contemporary vocal techniques, somatic awareness and improvisation. Irene’s eclectic musical background enables her to teach various singing styles including classical, musical theater, and popular styles.
To learn more about Irene go to www.livingyourmusic.com