Sustainable Singing Workshop
with Anna Mosoriak
On September 18, 2023, we hosted a workshop all about how to keep your voice sustainable, for a long career of singing ahead. This workshop was taught by professional vocalist and voice teacher, Anna Mosoriak, and was targeted at Young Professionals. During the workshop Anna gave a brief presentation on vocal health, different styles of singing and how to maintain them, and answered questions from the group. Additionally, some volunteers came up to sing and Anna gave them coaching on their pieces. This workshop was another partnership with Arts@ARCO, allowing us to make it FREE to attend. We had our largest turn out to date with workshop attendance and the event was a success.
Stylized Clothing Swap
On August 26, 2023, The Ghostlight partnered with The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester to put on our very first Stylized Clothing Swap!
We had all the things you love about a traditional clothing swap, but with an artistic twist! The Ghostlight solicited donations from local boutiques and the community to come up with multiple racks of free clothing for this event. During the Stylized Clothing Swap, professional Cincinnati-based stylists, Rebecca S Armstrong, Naimah Quinae and Eliana Batsakis, were available to help guests find their own unique style. Partnering with the Boys & Girls club, this swap had career readiness in mind with a focus on professional business attire and interview-ready clothing. In addition, there were free refreshments, music, and raffles available for the community to enjoy! Entry was given with a clothing donation, or pay what you could. Guests could leave with as many clothing items as they wanted, similarly to a clothing drive (but much more fashion forward)!
The event was a huge success and we will be hosting another Stylized Clothing Swap next year - stay tuned!
The Ghostlight has had a super busy start to our summer in 2023. Even as a new organization and this being our first summer, we were asked to bring arts programming to three different Greater Cincinnati summer camps for youth ages 5-13 in the month of June. Our teaching artists provided high quality workshops to students in acting, dance, painting, arts&crafts, sketching, fashion, and more!
Musical Theater Audition Workshop
with Alyssa Batsakis & Andrea Davies
On June 17, 2023 students joined us for an intensive 3 hour workshop experience, focused on the audition process for musical theater. Students were guided through the entire audition process from start to finish, as Alyssa and Andrea took them through how to find auditions, how to properly prepare for an audition, how to convey their music to the pianist at an audition, and more! Students were introduced to some advanced vocal and acting techniques to incorporate into their next audition or performance. In addition, students were given the opportunity to participate in a "mock audition" where they got to perform their audition piece live with professional pianist, Janet Langhorst. It was a fun and educational day for The Ghostlight!
Storytelling through Garment with Eliana Batsakis
On Mother's Day (May 14) we had students join us for our very first educational workshop, in partnership with Arts@ARCO. This 3 hour workshop was free of charge to students. The workshop included a presentation given by Eliana Batsakis about iconic fashion and historic costume moments. The students were then guided through creating their own design concept and left with original sketches. It was a fun day and a super successful first event for The Ghostlight!